Today's News

  • Building a memorial: One brick at a time

    “Rineyville Community Park is an example of what a small community can do with perseverance.”

    That’s what park board member Larry Fohl said about his community’s successful effort to create a neighborhood park where children play ball and the community gathers for festivals and other celebrations. It is a centerpiece and point of pride for Rineyvillians. It took years of effort and even more sweat equity, but they did it.

  • North Middle dances for Andrew
  • A Dash of Class: One of Hardin County's finest cooks

    I have been privileged to feature so many outstanding cooks in my column, and today is certainly no exception. Hardin County natives will remember The Park Drive In Restaurant was in what is now Domino’s Pizza and Good n’ Handy Grocery was across the street. The person I am honoring today was an integral part of The Park Drive In Restaurant, Mrs. Paul Ella Bogue, as it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bogue. It later became a Tastee Freeze and then Domino’s.

  • EPD responds to criminal mischief complaints

    Elizabethtown police responded to several locations Thursday in regard to criminal mischief. Various vehicles had the back windshield broken or side windows destroyed by shots fired from BB guns or pellet guns, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.

    By mid-afternoon Thursday, police had taken nine reports in the areas of Diecks Drive, North Mantle Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Willow Creek Drive.

  • Burke defense tries to sway jury toward other possible suspect

    Defense attorneys for Brent Burke spent Thursday attempting to poke holes in the prosecution’s murder case and to raise questions in jurors’ minds about another possible killer of Tracy Burke and Karen Comer.
    A neighborhood teenager who bragged about involvement on the day of the shooting deaths disavowed those statements while testifying in Hardin Circuit Court.
    DeShawn White, who was 14 at the time, attributed his 2007 statements to immaturity.

  • Classic rock group to make May 27 E'town appearance

    Being able to bring classic rock super group Foreigner to Elizabethtown after four years of trying left city councilman Kenny Lewis “ecstatic” Thursday.

    “This is a really big deal to get them,” he said. “They are riding a big wave right now and they are one of the hottest classic rock acts out there right now.”

  • Amateur Radio Hamfest returns to E'town

    Elizabethtown will be home Saturday to hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts from states as far away as Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    The annual Amateur Radio Hamfest is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Fire Training School at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club.

    “We have a lot of people who do the Hamfest circuit,’’ said Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club President Archie Mack. “This is their livelihood.’’

  • Donation made to Western Kentucky Veterans Center

    Military Heart Heartland Chapter 767 Senior Vice Commander Robert E. Hedrick and Finance Officer Benjamin L. Cooper presented a donation of $600 to Cathy Son, activity director, and residents James Knug and William Cavanah representing Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center organization in support of military veterans in Hanson.

  • Leather and Lace is style as much as band name

    Leather and Lace is not just the name of their band, it is their style, according to band members, including an Elizabethtown couple, Jimmy and Stacey Wells.

  • OPINION: For Adcocks, it's OK to cry when it comes to baseball

    If Jimmy Dugan, the character Tom Hanks portrayed in A League of Their Own, taught us one thing, there’s no crying in baseball. No crying.

    Well, that’s not necessarily the case.

    Case in point, Nathan Adcock and his family.

    When Adcock learned Sunday he had made the Kansas City Royals’ opening day roster, Adcock said it took everything he had not to tear up in manager Ned Yost’s office. Adcock, though, held it together until he could have a moment alone.