Today's News

  • YOUTH TENNIS: Quick Start wraps up (07/26)
  • West Park Road opening Aug. 2

    The West Park Road extension will open to traffic Aug. 2, just in time to facilitate the start of a new school year.

    Elizabethtown City Engineer Scott Reynolds made the announcement Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s work session.

    Though the road will be opening to facilitate school and industry traffic, Reynolds said there is still a “major” safety concern because contractors working on the Elizabethtown Sports Park will continue to transport materials and equipment on the road.

  • Photos: Window dressing
  • Dixie wreck sends one man to HMH

    A three-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown sent one man to Hardin Memorial Hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

    At 2:26 p.m., Elizabethtown Police Department received a call regarding a wreck near the 1100 block of Dixie near Peddlers Mall.

    A woman driving a white Acura was traveling northbound on Dixie  Avenue when she failed to stop, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer.

    Her car simultaneously struck the two motorcycles which were stopped at a red light, Willoughby said.

  • County government finishes fiscal year 'in the black'

    HARDIN COUNTY —  Hardin County government finished the 2010-11 budget cycle in June in sound financial standing.

    Revenues closed at $28.1 million, a 4 percent increase over last year, while expenses finished at $26.9 million, according to a news release issued by Judge-Executive Harry Berry

    The revenue growth will allow the county to place $864,000 in general reserve coffers, Berry said in the release.

  • A Dash of Class: Building a cookbook

    Quite some time ago, I entertained the idea of writing a cookbook. I put it off thinking it was just too large a project. But last year, I thought, “Why not?”

    I worked on and off last year and thought I would finish it up this past winter. Not. There really was a lot of work to do, then the image of my Dad, who has been gone since 1972, when at the age of 63, he was plucked away from us.

  • Downtown businesses will be focus of scavenger hunt during Cruisin' event

    When vintage cars cruise into downtown Elizabethtown, Heath Seymour, executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council hopes they will not only attract visitors but introduce customers to the businesses there.

    For its part, the council will have a booth at the event Saturday and hold a scavenger hunt, complete with prizes.

    “We’re trying to find ways to get people downtown on a regular basis,” Seymour said.

  • Man charged with murder also an illegal immigrant

    The Louisville man charged with murder and driving under the influence was arraigned in Hardin District Court Monday morning.

    Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, 22, was arrested Friday night following a single-car wreck on Interstate 65 near the 86-mile marker that resulted in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Sidolena Martinez. She was not in a child restraint at the time of the accident, police say.

  • Same wit, shiny new photo

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, photos of me generally say “Yikes” a thousand times.

    This is not news to some, as I’ve written about this in previous columns and told countless individuals when the subject came up. I generally qualify the statement by explaining it is not impossible to get a decent photograph of me. It’s just that a photo of me is more likely to elicit gasps or guffaws than anything else.

  • Rapping foundation for H. Master Ice began in second grade

    Reality is not just for T.V.

    It’s the foundation of the lyrics written by Elizabethtown rapper Master Harrison Isom, who performs under the name H. Master Ice.

    Isom recalls writing down his thoughts and emotions when he was in the second grade.

    “My teacher suggested I should write because I had to vent,” Isom said.

    As he got older, Isom continued to express himself on paper and eventually began rapping when he was 16.

    That’s when he began recording his music, too.