Today's News

  • Calverts celebrate 50th anniversary

    Arnold D. and Betty Denson Calvert of Radcliff will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor from 3 to 5 p.m., June 5, 2011, at Hampton Inn, 150 Johnson Road in Radcliff.
    They were married June 9, 1961, at Stithton Baptist Church.
    They have two sons, Larry D. Calvert of Radcliff and David A. Calvert of Louisville; and two grandchildren.
    The couple request no gifts.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • E'town meets the iPhone

    Apple iPhone users now can take a piece of Elizabethtown with them wherever they go.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau launched a free iPhone application Friday available exclusively on the iTunes App Store that encapsulates many of the aspects of the organization’s website, said Executive Director Sherry Murphy.

  • The List: Preparing seniors for disasters

    Recent tornadoes in Joplin, Mo. and Alabama and even Hardin County’s spring taste of severe weather might have turned minds to preparing for disaster. Developing a plan for seniors can be especially daunting. Home Instead Senior Care, which provides caregiver services in Hardin and several other Kentucky counties, recommends several tips for building a plan. In addition, the company offers “The Caring for Your Parents: Senior Emergency Kit,” an information management tool available at www.senioremergencykit.com.

  • Heartland's new date brings new challenges

    It’s hot here in August.

    It’s also when the Kentucky State Fair is held, and, traditionally, Hardin County’s Heartland Festival.

    People faced the dilemma of attending the festival or the fair, but often, we suspect, sought air-conditioned diversions.
    So the decision to move the Heartland Festival to the first weekend in June seemed ideal.

    The average high in June hovers around 82 degrees. But this is not a typical weather year. The heat seems to be following the festival.

  • American Red Cross offers classes in June

    The following Red Cross classes are offered in June. Registration may be made in person at the American Red Cross, 405 W. Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, or at the Fort Knox Red Cross at 1131 Fifth Avenue, Fort Knox; or call  765-4979, Elizabethtown, or (502) 624-2163, Fort Knox.
    Classes are at the Elizabethtown Red Cross office unless otherwise indicated.
    Learn-to-Swim registration, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 1; cost is $50 for seven lessons. Registration must be made in person.

  • Brandon receives Ray Story Memorial Scholarship

    Mrs. Ray Story, right, recently presented the third Ray Story Memorial Scholarship to North Hardin High School senior Brandon Yarbrough. Yarbrough plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and major in automotive technology.

  • Sons of the American Revolution present medals

    Above right, Central Hardin High School JROTC Cadet Charles Saling was presented the JROTC SAR Medal by Charlie Scott of the Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

  • Long Hunters discussed at Ancestral Trails meeting

    Phillip Williams, left, and Bruce McGuffin were guest speakers at the May meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society. The topic of discussion was the frontier long hunters, who hunted in Kentucky for one to two years at a time. They also discussed the market hunters, who hunted in Kentucky for money. Each animal hide would bring about $4 in the east or England, where they were made into items such as hats and gloves. Many tools were used by these hunters on their trips and they were explained.

  • Faces & Places: Congratulations, Class of 2011
  • Lions welcome new member, Jason Aaron

    At the March 23 meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, Jason Aaron was inducted by District Gov. Tony Bishop as the club’s newest member. He is sponsored by PDG Norman Jones. Lion Aaron is a native of Winchester and is employed at South Central Bank. Pictured from left, Lion president Brian Dennis, PDG Lion Norman Jones, Brian Aaron and District Gov. Tony Bishop.