Today's News

  • Davis donates to Locks of Love

    Kaitlyn Davis, 10, of Elizabethtown, recently donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. She has donated 35 ½ inches of hair total in three donations. She is the daughter of Scott and Angie Davis and attends G.C. Burkhead Elementary. Davis is pictured with Andy Greenwell of Andy’s Custom Cuts in Elizabethtown, who cut her hair.

  • Williams speaks to Elizabethtown Rotary

    Shaun Williams of the Work Restitution Initiative was the guest speaker at the May 3 Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting. He explained a new program to help young people get jobs and make needed financial restitution. Pictured are Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Cathy Williamson and Shaun Williams.

  • Berry’s budget proposal survives first reading

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s $29 million budget proposal survived a first reading Monday without change, but it hit a few bumps along the way.

    After several minutes of debate, Hardin Fiscal Court voted to retain — with some conditions — $22,000 for community support programs in its budget after some magistrates said the aid for local charities should be cut.

    Magistrate Dwight Morgan originally made a motion to wipe the funding from the budget, saying he felt taxpayer money should not be used to pick and choose charities.

  • Snakes in the grass: E'town teen finds rare fossils

    After his lawnmower blade struck a rock, Austin Kramer decided to check the yard for more hazards.

    He turned up: two halves of a toy Starship Enterprise, a snake and at least two interesting fossils.

    Coincidentally, the fossils — probably ammonites — look like coiled snakes.

  • Spring Fling Poker Run revving up

    The streets will be hot Saturday as cold steel takes the open highway for a good cause.

    The ninth annual Spring Fling Poker Run will launch May 14 from VFW Post 10281 on Briggs Lane in Vine Grove, looking to raise money for Interlink Counseling Services, a Louisville nonprofit organization that offers counseling and recovery services for homeless veterans.

  • ECTC graduates balance school, family

    After a total of 19 years working at Intertec Systems LLC, Bardstown resident Glen Ballard lost his job when the factory shut down.

    “You’re loyal to those factories, but you never know when they’re going to leave,” he said.

    Ballard decided he wanted to be more marketable.

    “Hopefully, I won’t be in the same position ever again and I will be able to provide for my family,” he said.

  • Historical marker to be dedicated Friday

    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker Friday afternoon along U.S. 31W to honor the company town of Kosmosdale.

  • LOCAL NOTEBOOK: Meade native Sipes wins Supercross race in Vegas (05/09)

    What happens in Vegas ends up in Ryan Sipes’ trophy case.

    Sipes, a Meade County native, ended his motorcycle racing season in dramatic fashion Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Sin City, winning the inaugural Monster Energy/Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout for AMA Supercross Lites riders.

    “(This is) cool,” Sipes told Tom Wera of ultimatemotorcyling.com. “After losing the East main (event) the way I did, it’s nice to come back and get this (win). I feel good and I feel that was the best way to end the season.”

  • Senior life: Seniors connect to the community

    When Older Americans Month was established in May 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. At that time, about a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were only a few programs to meet their needs. However, national interest in senior citizens and their needs began to circulate through the efforts and wisdom of President John F. Kennedy.

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