Today's News

  • Ho Ho Hodgenville

    Bobby Morrison didn’t realize in 1966 when the mayor asked him to play Santa Claus for the town that it would be a 44-year investment that would lead to buses full of toys and a holiday tradition.
    It began with Morrison and his Boy Scout troop selling trees downtown. Now it has grown to fixing up and distributing toys to children in need, food baskets, clothing drives and gifts for those in nursing homes at Christmas.

  • Toons go for the gold

    Maybe because the medium lends itself so well to the fanciful, several animated cartoons have been set at the U.S. Bullion Depository next to Fort Knox.
    The moral of these stories seems to be: Don’t rob the Depository, because you’ll get caught.
    This message is clear in “14 Carrot Rabbit,” a Looney Tunes cartoon from the ’50s. It’s only seven minutes long, so I’ll give away the ending.

  • Making a game of kindness

    A Heartland Elementary class is learning that the season of giving doesn’t only refer to presents.
    Cindy Mahon’s third grade class at Heartland Elementary School is completing a two-week long project that Mahon has called the Spread the Spirit game. Students have 10 cards which they pass to anyone for whom they perform a random act of kindness. The cards encourage the recipients to continue the chain of caring acts.

  • Chamber ornament continues salute to Vietnam veterans

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce once again is offering the public a chance to deck the halls with a special ornament.
    Since 1991, the chamber has offered Christmas ornaments featuring area landmarks. This year marks the 20th edition of the item, and the ornament design commemorates the “Thank You From the Heartand: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans” theme that was incorporated into the annual Heartland Festival.
    “It’s kind of a culmination piece of this past year,” said Rik Hawkins, chamber president and CEO.

  • Shimmering
  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin girls' round robin starts today (12/20)

    The only place to find high school hoops in the area prior to Christmas is in Radcliff at John Hardin.

    The Lady Bulldogs are hosting the four-team, six-game Pinkham Lincoln-Mercury Christmas Tournament the next three days.

    Each team plays three times in the round robin format.

    John Hardin (3-3) plays East Jessamine (1-4) in the opener at 6 tonight. The nightcap at 8 features Pikeville (2-3) against Henry County (2-2).

    On Tuesday night, Pikeville and East Jessamine face off at 6 and John Hardin plays Henry County at 8.

  • PREP SWIMMING RESULTS: Woodford County Invitational (12/20)




    Combined (23 Scoring Teams)

    6. Elizabethtown (ET)                                    339

  • Dec. 19, 2010 editorial: ECTC proactive in enrollment growth

    That Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is in a growth spurt is something we have known for quite some time.
    But now the steady growth is being recognized on a national scale and that is quite impressive.
    The small school on the hill is growing, so much that ECTC is one of the fastest growing two-year colleges in the country.

  • A stubborn child and his Christmas mule

    The holidays are a time to visit and enjoy the company of old friends.
    One close acquaintance comes to mind each Christmas season. He’s always ready for a good time and displays a constant, warm grin beneath smiling blue eyes and chubby cheeks.
    Our first meeting was uneventful, not much more than a passing glance. Who would have thought that weeks later, he would come to live in my house. I don’t remember all the circumstances because I was not quite 4. My parents shared the details as one of those oft-repeated family tales.

  • End of an era

    Those who have worked with Elizabethtown Mayor David Willmoth over the years say he has little need for fanfare.
    “David has never been one that looked for someone to sing his praises,” said Councilman Ron Thomas, a lifelong friend and colleague for more than 20 years.
    Often, Willmoth faced the exact opposite reaction from residents, specifically in recent years concerning controversial topics such as the Elizabethtown Sports Park and implementation of a restaurant tax.