Today's News

  • Moving day exposes our inner selves

    A lifetime ago as our family was preparing for a move from Vine Grove to Nashville, our oldest daughter Jessica had one critical concern.

    She was only 3. Jessica wanted to know “Will the new house have any toys?”

    It was a frequent question. Each time her parents explained that all of her toys would be making the move too, she would seem satisfied with the answer only to pop up later with the same concern.

    I came to understand that in a life-changing experience such as moving, logic, reason and explanations aren’t always enough.

  • Photo: On the inside looking out
  • Terry Tucker named to task force

    An Elizabethtown man who has been one of Fort Knox’s leading promoters has retired from two influential positions.
    Ret. Col. Don Williams served as chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs’ executive committee and was a member of the Base Realignment and Closure task force.
    With Williams’ retirement, Gov. Steve Beshear appointed another local resident — Ret. Maj. Gen. Terry Tucker — to serve both organizations. Tucker was commanding general at Fort Knox when BRAC was announced.

  • Dollar General robbery suspects sought

    Vine Grove and various other police agencies remained on the hunt Wednesday for two suspects in Tuesday night’s robbery of a Dollar General on Highland Avenue in Vine Grove.
    According to police, two men wearing ski masks came into the store shortly after 8 p.m. and used a gun when demanding two clerks surrender cash.
    The suspects left the area with about $100 in a white, four-door vehicle, which pursuers lost sight of on Rineyville Road.

  • Greenspace Hike energetic and informative

    David Lutz, geologist from Lexington, led almost 50 people around the Buffalo Lake Greenspace Trail in Elizabethtown on Nov. 14. The moderate-level, fast-paced hike was enhanced with geologic information about the rock strata on the North Side of the trail. 
    Hikers were greeted at the conclusion with treats provided by Judy Lay and Martin Noel, Greenspace Board members. Tiffany McFalls, another Greenspace board member, provided additional information to participating ECTC geology student hikers.  

  • Nov. 19 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown has November meeting

    Tobe Beard-Poynter, owner of Mulberry Florist, spoke at the Nov. 4 meeting of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, at the Brown-Pusey House.  Her topic was holiday decorating. She said that during these frugal economic times, reworking and recycling design materials is stressed. Poynter answered many questions, and entertained more than 30 members and guests with her creativity and inside tips about floral decoration.

  • Nov. 19 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Holiday shopping safety

    It doesn’t take long to find a car loaded with gifts in parking lots of malls and retail stores this time of year.
    And it wouldn’t take long for an experienced burglar to pop a lock or break a window to get the goods and run.
    The best way to avoid becoming a victim of burglary, police say, is to not look like an easy target.
    Numerous times each year, shoppers become victims of holiday crime by failing to take a few simple precautions, police say.

  • Five streetscape bidders disqualified for failing to meet requirements

    The North Dixie Boulevard streetscape project will be rebid after the top five bidders failed to meet qualifications for the contract.
    Radcliff City Council in October awarded the bid to Louisville-based Kevco Construction at $868,766.20, but City Engineer Toby Spalding said the company failed to meet all the pre-qualifications the award was contingent upon.
    The top four bidders behind KevThe North Dixie Boulevard streetscape project will be rebid after the top five bidders failed to meet qualifications for the contract.