Today's News

  • Kelly Emerine manages her time in a busy life

    As a business owner, mom and philanthropist, Kelly Emerine stays pretty busy and busy is how she likes it.

    “I’m happy when I’m busy,” she said.

    The 32-year-old grew up in Elizabethtown and graduated from Elizabethtown High School. She went to the University of Kentucky and earned a degree in English education. When she was a child, she was constantly changing what she wanted to do when she grew up. The president, a teacher, a professor — it was all on the list.

  • Art of Performance: Commitment to a goal makes a champion

    Goal setting is a powerful performance tool. It helps people stay on target for the things they want to accomplish. Goal setting helps people set higher goals, which push them to work harder and prioritize their energy for the attainment of the goals.

    However, some goal setting can be just a paper exercise that someone has mandated. It might be at the new year or a boss might strongly suggest the types of goals employees should achieve during the upcoming year.

  • The List: Seasonal scam advice from the BBB

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of several seasonal scams. Whether you or your loved ones are vacationing or working a summer job, here’s a list of scenarios that warrant caution, according to the bureau.

  • Employment opportunities sought for Fort Knox holdouts

    Changes at Fort Knox meant a lot of positions being added there as the post embraced its human resources mission.
    The changes also mean a number of people who used to work at Fort Knox are out of a job.

    Only 234 of the 834 workers whose jobs moved to Fort Benning, Ga., with the Base Realignment and Closure initiative’s plan to relocate to the U.S. Army Armor School and follow the jobs to Georgia.

    An information fair Tuesday at Fort Knox sought to connect those staying in the area with potential employers.

  • Judge waits to schedule competency hearing for man accused of murder

    Further prosecution is pending a competency hearing in the case against Joshua Hines, an Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Hines placed the 911 call and confessed to shooting Toni Ballard, 36, in her Bardstown Road residence April 7. The 24-year-old also told police the gun recovered from his home was the weapon used in the fatal shooting.

    At Hines’ probable cause hearing in April, District Judge John Simcoe approved a motion to evaluate Hines for competency and criminal responsibility.

  • Mother-daughter team wins Look-A-Like title

    When children are told they look or act like their parents, many can be put off by the comment. They may grimace at the thought of even looking just a little bit like their mother or father.

    For 18 competitors in the Hardin County Fair Parent/Child Look-A-Like contest on Monday, they were hoping just the opposite.

    Nine pairs of parents and children helped kick off the Hardin County Fair’s many contests for the week, with Sheila Crowe and Allyssah Clagg winning the title.

  • ECTC hosting parent orientation

    The local community college is hosting an event to soothe the nerves of possibly the most anxious group of people involved in college enrollment — the parents of incoming freshmen.
    An orientation for parents of incoming college students is at 7 p.m. July 28 at  Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Room 212 in the new Regional Postsecondary Education Center.
    The orientation is specifically aimed at parents of new students and questions they have, which can differ from those of students, said Chuck Spataro, one of the event’s organizers.

  • 2011 ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Central Hardin takes 5-of-15 spots (07/13)

    Central Hardin had a record-setting season and the Lady Bruins were handsomely rewarded for their efforts on the annual All-Area Softball Team.

  • Vine Grove hopes to bring Mayberry to life

    Vine Grove residents will find themselves in the middle of a spring day in Mayberry next year.
    Officials are changing the traditional Spring Fling to Mayberry Days, based on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
    The event’s name might be tweaked, but plans for April 28 include placing checkerboards, tables and chairs along Main Street and asking residents to dress as Mayberry characters.

  • Red Cross opens cooling center in Pritchard

    With Hardin and LaRue counties under heat advisory Monday and Tuesday, the American Red Cross opened a cooling center in Pritchard Community Center.

    Red Cross volunteer Bobby Thompson said the organization will open a cooling center depending on orders from Hardin County's Emergency Management Department.

    "We let the people who are in charge tell us what to do," Thompson said. "If it's not really hot (Wednesday), we may not open."