Today's News

  • ECTC finds SNAP a success

    ECTC has made learning about possible emergencies a snap.
    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has had its Safety Notification Alert Process in place for about a year now, and ECTC officials have been pleased with results so far.
    SNAP is a program available at all Kentucky Community and Technical College System colleges. Students can sign up for e-mails, texts or phone alerts to learn about possible emergency situations.

  • Chamber unity launches new era

    The issue: Chambers come together
    Our view: Praise for unification effort

  • No need to leave county for delights of season

    Sometimes it helps to go out of town to appreciate what we have here.
    The latest reminder came to mind a couple weeks ago during a visit from my Alabama grandchildren. In an effort to capture the spirit of the season, we piled into the car for an adventure in Christmas light looking.
    Rather than a random trip through decorated neighborhoods, this journey would focus on Louisville’s Megacavern. Driving in a loop under the zoo, we would delight in symbols of the season glowing in creative light displays.

  • Chain steakhouse coming to Radcliff


    Cited as an example of spin-off job creation from the Fort Knox realignment, a chain steakhouse plans to open a Radcliff location next year.

    Colton’s Steak House & Grill is expected to break ground early next year on an acre-and-a-half lot in front of the new Hampton Inn & Suites near the rapidly developing corner of Ky. 313 and U.S. 31W.

    Weather permitting, construction will start by the end of January or early February and the restaurant may open in mid May, franchisee Doug Landers said.

  • Focus on finance: Bush-era tax cuts to remain in effect for two more years

    Question: I have heard a lot about this new “Bush-era tax cut” bill signing. How does this affect my family of four with two children?

  • Photo: Redoing downtown
  • Salak hired as YMCA advancement director

    The local YMCA project has a new leader in place.

    Christine Salak has been named advancement director for the Hardin County YMCA project. Salak replaces Mark Eddy, who previously worked with the project.

    Salak previously worked as an associate executive director and an interim executive director of a YMCA in Augusta, Ga., before her family was relocated to Fort Knox. She began looking for opportunities with the YMCA in this area and found the position.

    “It’s a tremendously exciting opportunity,” she said.

  • Alveda King to speak at State Theater


    A relative of slain Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be speaking in Elizabethtown, but about a different set of rights than the kind for which King fought.

    Alveda C. King, niece of the late King, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. She is speaking for the Right to Life Kentucky Heartland organization.

  • Clagett steps down from EIS board


    A long-time fixture on the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board will be gone after the New Year.
    Dr. Bill Clagett served in his last board meeting this week. After 19 years, Clagett decided to step down from his position and chose not to seek re-election. He will be replaced by Teresa Riney Harris in January.
    Clagett plans to retire from his dentistry practice in the near future, and decided to leave the board as well, to free himself for traveling he would like to do.

  • Former Radcliff priest picked for top military spot

    A former Radcliff priest has been picked to serve as the Army National Guard assistant to the Army’s Chief of Chaplains.
    The Rev. Patrick J. Dolan — pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Church from 1998 to 2004 — is the first Roman Catholic priest to serve in this capacity, according to the National Guard. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed his nomination from colonel to brigadier general.
    Dolan started Oct. 1.