Today's News

  • Police seek help in identifying robbery suspect

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff police are looking for a suspect believed to have committed four robberies, the most recent on May 28.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for the Radcliff Police Department, said the man is a suspect in robberies at Donut Express at 283 S. Wilson Road, Meck’s Gifts at 555 N. Wilson Road, and Sarah’s Boutique at 1617 N. Dixie Blvd.

    Donut Express and Meck’s Gifts are about a mile apart, Shumate said. Donut Express was robbed March 26 and Meck’s Gifts on March 31.

  • Armor plans its farewell to Kentucky

    I invite everyone to attend and be a part of a truly historic occasion at Fort Knox on June 10. At 9 a.m. on Brooks Parade Field, the U.S. Army Armor School will perform a colors casing ceremony in which its subordinate units, the 194th Armored Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade, will roll up their flags, effectively marking the end of Armor’s chapter at Fort Knox.

  • Celebrating good news about Relay for Life gifts

    The issue: Relay for Life
    Our view: Another success fuels the fight

    Organizers, relay team captains and participants involved received terrific news last week when learning the donation goal had been surpassed for the 2011 Relay for Life fundraiser event in Elizabethtown.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin opens State with North Laurel (06/07)

    The North Laurel Lady Jaguars’ drive for five almost ran out of gas.

    Down six runs through four innings and still trailing 8-7 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to crosstown rival South Laurel in last week’s 13th Region Softball Tournament, North Laurel rallied past the Lady Cardinals to earn its fifth consecutive appearance in this week’s state tournament at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.

  • GOLF: Area golfers try to stay calm for State Am (06/07)

    Garrett Hinton has one piece of advice for Mike Roberts, who’s competing in the Appalachian Wireless Kentucky State Amateur Championship for the first time starting today: act like it’s any other tournament.

    Hinton, who just wrapped up his freshman year at Eastern Kentucky University, admitted to being slightly nervous when he teed off in last year’s tournament at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond.

  • School districts use down time for building work

    Empty school buildings make perfect spaces for a different kind of work during summer.
    Summer break gives schools a chance to make headway on building construction projects, maintenance and repairs.
    Each district is overseeing several construction projects this summer.
    Elizabethtown Independent Schools has three projects under way, including renovation of Helmwood Heights Elementary School, construction of a preschool and kindergarten center, and replacement Elizabethtown High School’s roof.

  • Whole family volunteers at Warm Blessings

    Six-year-old Emma Fellows, center, is joined by her grandmother, left, Brenda Bush and her mother, Sarah Fellows as she volunteers wrapping silverware for the Warm Blessings meal program. Emma who is too young to do some task at the Kitchen, has been volunteering faithfully each week the past year to have the silverware in order for each meal.

    To inquire about volunteering call Linda at 737-2929. 

  • Ballard graduates from basic training

    BALLARD. Air Force Airman Kristofer K. Ballard recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

    He is a 2010 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. He is the son of Sheri Ballard and Russ Ballard; brother to Bryce Ballard; and grandson to Jerry and Rosie Scott of Elizabethtown. 

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown has special speaker

    Dr. Tom Barnes, University of Kentucky’s well-known author and nature authority, spoke to an enthusiastic group at the June 2 meeting of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, held at the Brown-Pusey House.  He gave a slide show presentation with advice on nature photography.   

    A major upcoming club event is the Annual Garden Tour & Tea , from 1 to 5 p.m., June 12.  Tickets are $10. Call 737-8082 for details. 

  • Armor School to case colors Friday

    After calling Kentucky home for 71 years, the transition of armor functions from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Ga., will pass another milestone this week when units with the U.S. Army Armor School case their colors at Brooks Field.