Today's News

  • Raccoons trouble Radcliff neighbors

    Raccoons always have hung around East Mill Creek Road in Radcliff. However, it wasn’t until one chased a toddler that neighbors Vicki Hawkins and Joe Church decided it was time to remove the masked creatures from the vacated house next door.

    But the neighbors can’t find a legal way to legally get rid of the critters, Hawkins said.

  • Hodgenville woman working with grocery-delivery business

    Vicki Curry of Hodgenville, an independent affiliate with MPB Today, attended the company's first national convention held Aug. 4-6 in Atlanta.


    MPB Today is the marketing for Southeastern Delivery, a grocery-delivery company based in Pensacola, Fla. A growing trend, home delivery of groceries has an estimated industry revenue of $12 billion per year. MPB Today has more than 80,000 affiliates throughout the United States.


  • Hardin County Fair Flower Show is a success

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown is proud of the success of the recent Hardin County Fair Flower Show. People of all ages enjoy the flower show, and people of all ages participate by enter-ing. This is an example of the spirit of our citizens for the support of the Hardin County Fair.
    Fifty-eight categories were available and ap-proximately 150 entries were made. The largest category was the “One Stem Day Lily” with 11 entries. Ribbons and prize money made this rewarding for the participants.

  • Lupresto named 'Artist of the Month'

    At the Aug. 15  meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, Joyce Lupresto was selected by attendees as Artist of the Month. The theme for July was “Fantasy,” and her painting was entitled “New Mexico Fantasy.”  The painting is hanging at Cobbler’s Café in downtown Elizabethtown.  The next meeting of the CKAG is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road. Visitors are welcome. 

  • Youth leadership council names student finalists

    Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council has announced its finalists for Youth Leader of the Year.

    Finalists are Jessica Gabhart and Morgan Thompson, Elizabehtown High School; Aaron Shepperd, Hart County; Zach Leftwich, Green County; Rachel Puckett, John Hardin; Lucas Pepper, LaRue County; Whitney Crume, Barrett Greenwell and Cole McDowell, Bethlehem High School; and Jordan Ellis-Reeves, Central Hardin High School.

    This year’s photographic display of the finalists is on display through Sept. 26 at Towne Mall.

  • Lincoln Trail student wins national award

    Sydney Rich was short on words Wednesday after learning she received a national student award.

    It felt “really good” to win, she said, and her prize was “awesome.”

    She didn’t see any of it coming.

    “No clue,” she said. “No clue at all.”

  • Freakley's retirement postponed

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley is staying in uniform for a few more months.

    Freakley, who planned to retire from active duty this month, will continue in his role as commanding general of U.S. Army Accessions Command and Fort Knox as the Army plans to begin deactivating the command and dividing its missions to new headquarters.

    “I just couldn’t leave the Bluegrass,” Freakley said Wednesday in a phone interview.

  • Looking for homes to black cats (and dogs) all weekend

    When the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove hosts Adopt-A-Pet this weekend, about 165 dogs and cats will be up for adoption.

    Those in the market for a black cat or dog will get their adoptions at a discounted rate Saturday and Sunday. Cost for a cat adoption will be $30 and $35 for dogs — half the price of a typical pet adoption.

  • Take a trip back to 1865

    “The Conspirator” was not shown in Elizabethtown on original release in April but was released for rental last week. Because of its portrayal of a historical figure connected to Elizabethtown, Judge Joseph Holt, I thought it would be interesting to review.

    The film is the debut for the American Film Company. Its aim is to produce movies from true events in America’s past, making films in coordination with historians to accurately represent the time period and historical events they represent.

  • The Best: The 'good stuff' of life

    Whenever my sisters and I get together, we talk about the wonderful times we had growing up, and we always end up talking about the great food our mom would make. One of the most unusual things she made was something she called “Good Stuff,” and she always served it with green beans. She never used a recipe, she just chopped up tomatoes and onions with some other ingredients. For years I’ve been trying to figure out what those other ingredients were so I could make Good Stuff.