Today's News

  • Landowners challenge overlay zone in court

    Local attorney Dwight Preston is making good on his promise to challenge through the courts an approved interstate and highway overlay zone near the Glendale mega site.

  • Farm safety event to focus on distracted driving

    This year’s Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium on Friday might sound like a public service announcement for all drivers, not only agriculture workers.

    Dale Dobson, safety administrator of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, said that makes sense because distracted driving, including texting while driving, is an important issue that affects everyone.

  • Adkisson: Chamber merger a ‘major step’ for county

    Dave Adkisson described the influx of growth at Fort Knox as the “bright spot” of economic development in the state while many cities and counties are struggling.

    Now with the merger of the area chambers into the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Adkisson, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, said Hardin County is equipped to become a centralized hub for economic advancement, taking advantage of a location that is even better situated geographically than Lexington.

  • E’town’s Nathan Bush flexed his creative muscles in design challenge

    A visit to a green roof atop a Louisville building and a contest held by a floor covering company allowed Elizabethtown resident Nathan Bush an opportunity to do what he loves — create and design.

    Bush, who graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in interior architecture, entered Mannington Commercial’s tx:style Design Challenge 2011 with a carpet design called “Squiggle.”

    “I always had an interest in art and design,” Bush said.

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown members learn about tropical plants

  • Elizabethtown Woman’s Club has March meeting

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown met March 4 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.
    Melanie Hibbard introduced the guest speaker, Attorney John Scott, who gave the program “Aunt Martha’s Dilemma” about estate planning.
    Becky Bishop was introduced as a guest and possible new member. New members joining in Feb-ruary were Gail Hinton, Shelly Gardner and Diane McCamish.
    Members were encouraged to buy tickets to the Hosparus Tea. Betty French announced that the club would be participating in another Belk Charity Sale on April 16.

  • Ashford University student goes deep into the academic trenches; emerges from Afghanistan with bachelor’s degree

  • Art teacher's compassion helps troubled youth

    “I like teenagers. I’m weird that way,” Sheryl Lett Chapman said.

    She not only works with a group of 11th- and 12th-grade girls at Memorial United Methodist Church, where her husband is pastor, but also at the Lincoln Village Youth Development Center. 

    The latter is her passion.

    Someone at her church who mentors at Lincoln Village asked if Chapman would be interested in mentoring. Chapman admitted mentoring wasn’t her thing but she had volunteered as an art teacher in various places.

  • Judge rules on motions for Burke murder trial

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton ruled on suppression motions Tuesday for the upcoming murder trial of Brent Burke set to begin March 14.

    Easton issued a 21-page opinion Tuesday regarding a defense motion to suppress statements Burke made to KSP at Fort Campbell on Sept. 11, 2007, granting one and denying another.

  • Miss Kentucky meets with students at New Highland

    Complete with crown and sash, Miss Kentucky visited New Highland Elementary School on Tuesday to help students work toward their own crowning achievements.

    Djuan Trent, 2010 reigning Miss Kentucky, visited New Highland Elementary School to speak to girls about what they can do to succeed in life.

    She was asked to speak to third, fourth and fifth graders by Jessica Russo, a third-grade teacher. Russo used to compete in pageants and knew Miss Kentucky winners often make speaking engagements.