Today's News

  • Plan for Taco Bell approved despite residents' concerns

    Amid protests from nearby residents, the Elizabethtown Planning Commission on Tuesday evening approved a development plan for a proposed Taco Bell that would sit at 426 W. Dixie Ave.

    The meeting room in City Hall was almost full of onlookers waiting to hear the commission’s decision.

    Steve Rice, chairman of the Planning Commission, reminded them the meeting was to allow the commission to determine if the plan met all qualifications, and it didn’t serve as a public hearing.

    However, Rice did allow some residents to speak.

  • Habitat for Humanity project helps with needed projects

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity is doing more than building houses for people in need.
    The organization has begun a new program, currently called Brush With Kindness, that is aimed at helping homeowners with necessary projects that they can’t afford to complete.
    Habitat for Humanity International expanded its mission about two years ago to help people beyond building houses so the organization could help more families, said Larry Mengel, executive director of Hardin County Habitat.

  • Ashlock offers plan to divert 31W traffic

    Elizabethtown Councilman Larry Ashlock this week released a list of recommended road improvements he believes will divert traffic from U.S. 31W and benefit businesses possibly affected by a state plan designed to restrict median access at certain points.
    The eight suggestions were written to the council in a simple letter as a method to generate interest and discussion in creating interconnections between shopping centers along the city’s main thoroughfare.

  • SONNY CHAPUT AWARD: Gattis receives EABC's Sonny Chaput Award (06/30)

    Looking back, Mickey and Susan Gattis don’t feel bad for keeping a secret from 12-year-old son, Luke. Especially since the Elizabethtown husband and wife realized it was pretty important that they not let the cat out of the bag.

  • Purchasing property on its own does not mean redevelopment

    The issue: Downtown redevelopment
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    What will an extra $240,000 buy you in Elizabethtown? How about three buildings in the downtown district that very well may be the start of something much bigger for our city.

    Elizabethtown City Council agreed June 20 to purchase three pieces of property.

  • Charges against Burke dismissed without prejudice

    Brent Burke has spent more than 1,000 days in the Hardin County Detention Center. The commonwealth’s attorney has attempted to prosecute him four times. Twice he heard his son accuse him of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

    Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Judge Kelly Mark Easton dismissed the charges against Burke without prejudice.

    Only members of the media were at the detention center to watch Burke leave, and even they didn’t notice as a pickup truck carrying Burke left the jail at 4:13 p.m.

  • Photo: Taking over the downtown streets
  • Potted Few members get lesson on orchids

    The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club recently met at the home of Maritza Johnson. Ria Malito presented a program on how to raise orchids and what to use for potting and repotting. She demonstrated how to repot them and said the best type of pots to use are plastic.
    Committee chairs for horticulture, birds/butterflies, programs, yearbook and environmental issues reported. Members signed up to host meetings, which will resume in September after the summer hiatus.

  • Radcliff Optimist Club names Respect for Law recipient

    The Radcliff Optimist Club Respect for Law recipient for 2011 from Radcliff Police Department was Officer Michael Holeman. From left, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, Officer Michael Holeman, Captain Kenneth Mattingly and Chief Jeffrey Cross.

  • Concert to honor holiday, Civil War

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host the 150th year commemoration of the Civil War and celebrate Independence Day on Monday.

    The park honors the day with period and patriotic music by Saxton’s Coronet Band from 11 a.m. until noon at Sinking Spring Farm, 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    The band, which was organized in 1989, is named for an ensemble that performed in Kentucky for more than 60 years, from before the Civil War into the early 20th Century.