Today's News

  • Advocacy & Support Center receives support for festival

    On April 5, Brandenburg Telecom showed its support for the Advocacy & Support Center’s annual fundraiser, Via Colori, a street painting festival, by becoming a major sponsors for the event. From left, Tom Hewlett, Shelley Adkins , Advocacy & Support Center director, Sarah Mraz, Vicki Spink and Don McMahan. 

  • Skillman-Smith


    Kasey Skillman of Elizabethtown and Mark Smith announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Darlene Skillman of Elizabethtown. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is a registered nurse at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    The prospective groom is the son of Rick and Debbie Smith of Brandenburg. He is also a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is an insurance agent for Kentucky Farm Bureau of Louisville.

  • Local legislative trio discuss budget impasse



    Failing to fulfill the constitutional requirement of passing a balanced two-year budget, three local members of the General Assembly confronted public concern and polite criticism Saturday morning in Radcliff.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, who has seen three legislative sessions end without a budget during his 18 years of service, said placing fault is not difficult.

    “There’s a great deal of blame to go around,” the Elizabethtown Democrat said.

  • April 18 Rineyville community news


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Leona Cowden, Eli Cecil, Eddy Skaggs, Tom Fohl, Jake Stith, Rita Vessels, Ben Curtis, Will Cowden, Shea Youravich, Jimmy Ray, Steve Jones, Tony Jones, Martha Baughman, Dino Meyers, Aaron Vance, Lilly Padgett, Larry Marcum, Tom Riney, Brittany Wise, Esta Pigg, Tony Yates, Gale Hardy and Allison Scherer.

  • Parents welcome Keaton Ellis


    Clayton and Tara Ellis of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a son, Keaton Ellis, on Aug. 8, 2009, in Elizabethtown. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Kara Nesbit of Elizabethtown and David Samples of Vine Grove.

    Paternal grandparents are Terri Sharp and Rick Ellis, both of Elizabethtown.


  • Decorated war hero dies



    FORT KNOX — A decorated World War II veteran with Fort Knox ties has died.

    Ret. Col. James “Jimmie” Leach, 87, died Thursday near his home in Beaufort, S.C., after he lost consciousness while driving.

    Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen told The Beaufort Gazette a heart attack appeared to be the cause of death rather than injuries from the crash.

    Ret. Col. J.W. Thurman, an Elizabethtown resident, said it was a loss for the Army community as a whole.

  • Inmate wants Kosher cooking



    A Hardin County inmate claims through a lawsuit recently filed in federal court that jail staff violated his First Amendment rights with their insensitivity to his religious diet.

    Nathaniel David Hammond, 46, has been, according to court records, repeatedly charged this year and last with felony theft and cold check charges and is awaiting formal sentencing on three counts of felony theft and being a persistent felony offender, which he recently confessed to as part of a plea bargain.

  • Local man understands the dangers of life on an oil rig



    Adam Lobert understands the perils of life on an oil rig.

    The Elizabethtown resident, who runs Bull Moose Brothers Bicycle on Helm Street, has worked on oil rigs for 29 years and recently returned from a rig stint about 10 days ago off the Louisiana coast. He was on a rig about 50 miles out from New Orleans.

  • A certain shade of green



    West Hardin Middle School has been acknowledged for its emphasis on conservation, sharing the distinction of being a Green and Healthy School — one of only three in the state and the only middle school in Kentucky to notch the honor.

  • ECTC dedicates completion of postsecondary center



    Sen. Elizabeth Tori, R-Radcliff, knew that the Elizabethtown community college had more than a new building to celebrate. The college had an anniversary to recognize, too.

    “So today is ‘happy birthday,’ and today is ‘happy new building,’” she said.