Today's News

  • Free Christmas dinner is Saturday

    Those without holiday plans are welcome to pull up a chair at a free dinner in Elizabethtown.
    There is a free Christmas dinner from 1 to4 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown.
    The dinner is available to anyone who would like to attend.
    This is the third year Barbara and Bennie Grissom have hosted the dinner. They served between 120 and 160 diners last year, and Barbara Grissom hopes it will grow.
    “I’m hoping more, but you never know,” she said.

  • Restaurant standards benefit businesses and customers

    The issue: Health Department restaurant ordinances
    Our view: Requirement provides assurance for patrons

    Two ordinances recently adopted by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department serve a dual local benefit.

    For restaurant owners, the ordinances provide extra motivation to ensure their eateries are up to par with food preparation, health and cleanliness requirements. For restaurant patrons, the ordinances serve as an added measure of assurance that their dining experiences are safe and pleasurable ones.

  • Home for the holidays


    Having a parent deployed overseas is a burden by itself. It is even harder when that parent is gone during the holidays.

    Here are the stories of three local young people — including me — whose fathers have been deployed overseas in the last two years.

  • EIS breaks ground on pre-k project

    After a lengthy journey, the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district broke ground Monday afternoon on its newest school building.

    Board members, administrators and others gathered for a ceremony celebrating the new preschool and kindergarten center at the former site of First Christian Church.

    Discussions for the site of the facility have taken place for a few years and it originally was going to be built on the campus of Helmwood Heights Elementary School.

    This is the first new building the district has added since 1972.

  • Rhoades-Thomas

    TJ and Tonya Rhoades announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Jordan Rhoades, to Travis Scott Thomas.

    The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School. She is a student at the University of Louisville pursuing a degree in communications. She is the granddaughter of JE and Ruth Rhoades of Central City and the late William Cheak and Irene Harlow of Harrodsburg.

  • EPD investigating robbery

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown police are looking for help from the public to identify the person who robbed a Cash Advance loan office at 511 West Dixie Ave. on Friday night.
    According to police, it was shortly after 5:16 p.m. when a male about 5-foot-7 walked into the business with a gun and demand money from an employee inside.
    Victims tell police the man, who was covered by clothing and sunglasses, appeared to be a young man.

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  • Elizabethtown man injured in wreck

    ELIZABETHTOWN — An Elizabethtown man is recovering at a Louisville hospital from serious injuries he suffered in a wreck Sunday evening on Hodgenville Road.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Robert Townsend, 74, was leaving a Hodgenville Road residence when his Nissan Altima pulled in front of a westbound Honda Pilot, causing a collision.
    Townsend was taken by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital, then transferred to University Hospital in Louisville with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

  • Walker, E'town mayor

    Tim Walker is walking into a new role with new responsibilities in January, but the process feels familiar.
    Serving 14 years as a member of Elizabethtown City Council, Walker, 51, soundly retained his seat in the government’s inner circle as a perennial top vote-getter, and he said he has worked to absorb knowledge and build relationships during his time in office.

  • Ho Ho Hodgenville

    Bobby Morrison didn’t realize in 1966 when the mayor asked him to play Santa Claus for the town that it would be a 44-year investment that would lead to buses full of toys and a holiday tradition.
    It began with Morrison and his Boy Scout troop selling trees downtown. Now it has grown to fixing up and distributing toys to children in need, food baskets, clothing drives and gifts for those in nursing homes at Christmas.