Today's News

  • Texting law sends a message

    ISSUE: Texting while driving
    OUR VIEW: Messages can wait

    Ttyl, lol, even texting someone “ur my bff” could cost you money if ur caught doing it while driving in the state of Kentucky as of Jan. 1.

    You’re late for work, your co-worker sends you a text asking when you’ll be in. You pick up the phone and while driving down Dixie Avenue you reply “asap.” That will be a $25 fine, thank you very much, if caught.

  • No chupacabras ... but area residents are seeing unexpected animals

    Just down the road from Elizabethtown on a Boston-area farm, an animal some believed to be a mythical chupacabra was shot and killed last month.

    With long fingers and big ears, the bald creature caused a media stir.

    It isn’t a chupacabra, though. A Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist has determined it’s a raccoon — sans fur, according to the Kentucky Standard newspaper. Mange or a congenital problem could have caused the hair loss.

  • "Country Strong" is not strong enough

    “Country Strong”
    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content
    Release date: Jan. 7
    Runtime: 112 minutes
    Rating; two and a half out of five take slates

    By Becca Owsley

    “Country Strong” is one sad and lonesome country song.

    The story centers around two characters, Kelly Canter and Beau Hutton.

  • Magnolia Bank awarded

    BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s bank rating firm, recdently recognized Magnolia Bank in Magnolia, as one of the strongest banks in the nation. Having earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability, Magnolia Bank has once again proven its commitment to superiority. To earn Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, Magnolia Bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability to name just a few.

  • AGC donates toys

    The employees of AGC Automotive of Elizabethtown helped make this a Christmas to remember for the children across the state as they donated thousands of dollars worth of toys to Sunrise Children’s Services. The toys will go to children in foster homes and in residential programs operated by Sunrise across Kentucky.

  • Fisher Auto Parts holds ribbon cutting

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting/relocation for one of its new members, Fisher Auto Parts, on Dec. 29. They are located at 1201 North Dixie, Suite 100, Elizabethtown and can be reached at 765-6183. Pictured in the Ribbon Cutting are newly elected Mayor of Elizabethtown, Tim Walker, Chamber President, Rik Hawkins, Arthur Westover, Manager, Family, Friends, Employees and Chamber Ambassadors.

  • Aire Serv makes “Franchise 500” List

    Entrepreneur magazine listed Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., which has an independently owned and operated franchise in Elizabethtown, at No. 197 in its 2011 “Franchise 500” list.

    The magazine bases its rankings on financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

    The Aire Serv of Elizabethtown provides heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality service to home and businesses with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency service, satisfaction guarantees and no overtime fees.

  • First Citizens Bank Announces Promotions

    First Citizens Bank announces the following promotions:

  • Minor accumulation leads to smashing morning

    January’s first semblance of winter created slick, snow-covered roads Friday morning and forced some area school districts to keep students home.
    “We forecasted less than an inch and that’s what we got,” Fort Knox Weather Station lead forecaster Mark Adams said of the overnight snow.
    But winter’s worst still could be on the way. More snow is forecast for later this week and January in Hardin County historically has been the most severe month for snow, averaging 5.5 inches.

  • The more fruits and veggies, the better

    All national health organizations recommend eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day to promote good health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
    Fruits and veggies contribute to good health because they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and other essential nutrients. Most are low in fat and calories, high in fiber and contain no cholesterol.