Today's News

  • Bulk of park construction up for bid


    Elizabethtown is soliciting bids for a phase of the Elizabethtown Sports Park that Planning Director Ed Poppe said contains the greatest volume of work.

    Bid phase five includes 30 bid packages involving projects ranging from electrical work to sports fields, lighting and bleachers, according to a memo issued by Elizabethtown Planning and Development.

    Poppe said the majority of construction work is wrapped up in the fifth phase and estimated another phase will remain once phase five’s projects are approved.

  • All the world is Center Stage

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York is a tradition that goes back to 1924, and it has become a tradition of sorts for Center Stage Dance Studio in Elizabethtown.
    “This is our ninth year of invitation,” studio owner and instructor Yvonne Groves said.

  • Thanksgiving, fact and fowl


    Thanksgiving is a cultural ritual Americans partake in every year. We prepare meals, watch a parade, eat, watch football, eat again, go shopping and eat some more.
    But how much do we really know about this holiday? Do we stick to the stories we were told in grade school or have we ever thought there’s more to the story — a story more intense than can be told to 8-year-olds?
    Before I delve into the difficult stuff, let’s start with some fun facts.

  • Disney weaves a magical adventure


    Rating: Four out of five

  • 'Antiques Part 1'

    Local Christian musical duo Matt and Joanna Black released a new CD over the weekend.
    The official release date of “Antiques Part 1” was Nov. 21.
    Sample tracks are avaiable at www.mjblack.com or on YouTube. The album is a collection of hymn arrangements and original modern hymns. The premise is that God is continuing to make all things new.

  • A Dash of Class: Three cakes and a casserole

    First of all, let me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    I hope you will be able to be with friends and family and to remember, before you eat all your wonderful dishes, the true meaning of Thanksgiving and whom to thank for this bountiful feast.
    I hope you enjoyed my last two columns about cutting back calories on big holiday dinners and that you were able to use some of the recipes.

  • Upshaw Briggs' life is music

    Upshaw Briggs, 59, became interested in music at age 9 when he first heard Elvis’s “Hound Dog." For his birthday that year he was given piano lessons.
    “I was not impressed at the time because I was expecting a bicycle,” Briggs said.
    But he would soon learn that music was his passion. As a kid he enjoyed sports, but he broke his leg playing sandlot baseball, and music took over.
    It was always a part of his life. He played piano for church and sang in the choir as he grew up.

  • City Cab robbery similar to Vine Grove Dollar General crime

    A gang of gun-toting young men barged into the City Cab office in Radcliff Tuesday night in a brazen robbery that shares similarities to a Nov. 17 hold-up of a Dollar General Store in Vine Grove, police said.
    Moe Mezyed, owner of the South Wilson Road cab service, said it was around 8:30 p.m. when a young man with a shotgun entered the office through a back door. Behind him were three others armed with handguns.

  • Black Friday specials cater to earliest birds


    Hours before most people normally wake up, local shoppers on Friday may be calling it a day as they drive home with a car load of presents.

    Black Friday draws hordes of pre-dawn shoppers looking for bargains. While named for sending ledgers from the red losses to black profits, predictions of how retailers will fare are mixed.

    A Kentucky Retail Federation survey of retailers shows this will be a tough shopping season — only 12 percent of respondents think sales will top last year’s.

  • Nov. 25, 2010 editorial: Recognize small kindnesses

    The fourth Thursday of November each year brings Thanksgiving Day, a reminder to celebrate the glass half full in our lives. A lost middle child falling on the calendar between the celebrations of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving does not always get its just deserts.