Today's News

  • Jan. 31, 2010: Our readers write

    Keeping the torch lit

    On behalf of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, the Elizabethtown Police Department is collecting donations to support more than 10,000 children and adults with mental disabilities in the state. We would like to ask your business to help us achieve this goal by making a contribution. Money raised through the Torch Run helps fund year-round sports training and competition programs for Special Olympics athletes.

  • Photo: Accepting ashes
  • Jan. 1: Our readers write

    Questions waiting to be answered I wish I could get answers to three questions as listed below: 1. Whatever happened to the plan when fundraising began for the Historic State Theater rejuvenation that said the theater would provide very inexpensive movies for the elderly or any person on a fixed income and particularly for people who could walk to the theater due to lack of transport

  • Jan. 28, 2010 editorial: Demand action to crush meth

    An arrest here, a bust there, another lab discovered and before long the meth mess absorbs a vulnerable segment of our community.

    Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive product created in dangerous home laboratories. Like most illegal substances, the use and abuse of meth does irreparable damage to the body and mind while absorbing a user’s will to resist. It can be deadly but it always drains the body and stuns users with almost immediate addiction and  painful withdrawal symptoms.

    But the victimization goes beyond mere users.

  • New KACo president pledges to regain state's respect

    By Rick Smith


    I begin my tenure as president of the Kentucky Association of Counties mindful that there are significant challenges ahead for our organization. First and foremost is the challenge we face of winning back the trust of our fellow Kentuckians.

    That task is made easier because of the commitment of my fellow board members and the KACo staff to adopt and implement significant changes that will make the organization more accountable and transparent.

  • Jan. 8, 2010: Our readers write

    If earmarks  were cake

    Keeping ample cake in the larder while nibbling on it whenever it suits you is a fantasy of the naive, but certainly not a working proposition for enlightened leadership. Yet that appears to be the strategy adopted by several of the area’s elected officials in Washington.

  • Feb. 19, 2010: Obituaries

    Bruce Carter Burnett Bruce Carter Burnett, 44, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beth Burnett. He is survived by his parents, William and Betty Jo Burnett; four brothers, B. J. Burnett, Barry Burnett, Brad Burnett and his wife Lisa, and Brian Burnett; and a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Shane Wiggingt

  • Jan. 18, 2010, editorial: Rewarding local dedication

    Pam Harper, a dedicated and tireless community volunteer and coordinator of the Learning Lab at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has been chosen as the 2010 recipient of the Martin Luther Jr. Citizenship Award for the state of Kentucky.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, editorial: Roots growing, spreading

    The recent announcement that Akebono Brake Corp. is expanding its Elizabethtown operation is good news.

  • January 5, 2009: Our readers write

    Service does not go unnoticed

    During this holiday season, I found a moment to reflect on the many blessings in my life and decided that time was past due to acknowledge some very special people in our community.