Today's News

  • Vine Grove to combine film and foliage

    Area residents can see the stars come out together when they gather for a free outdoor movie Aug. 12 at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.
    The movie being shown hasn’t been announced and may end up being a surprise.
    City officials say it’s the purpose behind the event that matters more.
    The event Mayor Blake Proffitt’s idea to foster a sense of community in Vine Grove and provide residents another way to have a good time and socialize.

  • Brandenburg strip mall fire ruled arson

    Officials investigating the fire that consumed a Brandenburg shopping center have determined it was started by arson.
    Larry Naser, chief of the Meade County Fire Department, said officials ruled out electrical and mechanical causes as well as spontaneous combustion.
    "Someone started a fire," he said.
    Although some evidence still is  being processed in the lab, Naser said he is certain it will support what investigators theorize.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: EABC 12s fall to Germantown (07/19)

    The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 12-year-old All-Stars left the door open one too many times Monday night, and Germantown finally busted it open in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    With the game tied at 4, Germantown’s Sam Hedges scored on a wild pitch to give his team a 5-4 win over EABC in the second championship game of the Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament at Sonny Chaput Field.

    Germantown won Game 1, 6-5 to force a second game.

  • Mission group returns to tornado-damaged Alabama

    After delivering supplies last month to a tornado-stricken Alabama community, a local mission group has returned with even more help.
    New Horizon Baptist Church is sponsoring the trip and has enlisted help from several members of other area churches to help build two homes in Southside, Ala. The group, which left Sunday afternoon, took two trucks, one van and trailer plus a tractor trailer loaded with supplies to build the houses and provide relief.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: EABC 11s top LaRue for state title

    The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 11-year-old All-Stars accomplished what had eluded them in previous years – a West Kentucky State championship.

    Elizabethtown’s Jey Gregory singled to center to drive in Parker Bowman in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the EABC to a 5-4 victory over LaRue County, which led 4-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

  • School supply drive under way

    Community organizations are asking donors to get on the bus to support children returning to school.

  • E'town nearing decision on new police chief

    The search for a new police chief in Elizabethtown continues.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a recommendation should be made to Elizabethtown City Council within the next week as the candidate pool was narrowed to two.

    The council met for roughly an hour Monday in a closed-door executive session, but adjourned without taking action on any items discussed. Likewise, Walker made no recommendation on a replacement for retiring Chief Ruben Gardner and he did not disclose any details of the discussion.

    “We hope to make a decision soon,” he said.

  • Work in the park
  • Elizabethtown Woman's Club donates to SpringHaven

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown made donations to 20 worthy organizations on July 8. Martha Mengel, left, president of the club, presents a donation to Jessica Filkins Waltz, child and youth advocate at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Center, as Melanie Hibbard, right, vice president of the club, looks on.

  • Annual Vine Grove High School reunion

    The annual Vine Grove High School Alumni Reunion was June 25. Classmates began gathering as early as 10 a.m. at J.T. Alton Middle School for the noon “picnic” style lunch. The reunion “picnic” began under shade trees several years ago, before J.T. Alton Middle School was built.