Today's News

  • Homeschool student makes splash with summer job

    Homeschool student Kerry Skiff snagged what many might consider the ideal summer job: working as a lifeguard at a pool.

    Skiff works at White Mills Christian Camp.

    “I like the idea of working in a Christian atmosphere,” Skiff said.

    But such a job is not just fun in the sun.

    “It’s really taught me a lot about responsibility,” Skiff said. “It was really sobering ... to find out how many different things can go wrong.”

  • Ceremony tonight promotes love, kindness

    Peggy Harbaugh of Elizabethtown said she is trying to get community members to honor soldiers and children tonight because God wants her to.

    “This was a spirit that the Lord put in me to do,” she said.

    From that conviction grew plans for the Ceremony for Fallen Soldiers and Innocent Children scheduled to begin at 8:30 tonight at Pritchard Community Center on Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

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  • Under Construction: Ashton Park

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Ashton Park subdivision
    Location: Off Hayden School Road in Elizabethtown
    When it opened? The 83-acre development initially approved in February 2010
    Number of lots: Total is for 256 lots; first 30 lots have been recorded
    Lot size: Average lot acreage is 0.229 acres

  • Traffic checkpoints planned around county

    The West Point Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints this month and in September.

    Also, the Hardin County Sheriff's Department will conduct traffic safety evaluations on U.S. 31W and other roadways in the county during the next few months, according to a department news release.


  • The List: Plan now to make shopping more relaxing and debt-free

    The holidays will soon be upon us. OK, so back-to-school shopping still is in full swing, but enjoying a debt-free Christmas calls for advance planning and saving.

    The Kentucky Society of CPAs offers the following tips for gift giving with crashing your financial goals.

  • Motherhood and More: Chipped tooth makes mom more observant

    At some point last week my daughter, Adele, chipped one of her front teeth.

    You can imagine how I feel about not knowing the exact moment it happened.

  • EIS approves tax hike

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools has approved a tax hike of more than two cents for the upcoming school year.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved a tax levy of 65 cents per $100 of assessed real estate and personal property at the board’s regular meeting Monday.

    The rate would bring in about $4.3 million in revenue for the district.

    The rate is an increase from the previous year’s levy of 62.5 cents per $100 last year.

  • Pilot remains in critical condition

    The pilot of the single-engine plane that crashed Monday afternoon in front of a Hodgenville elementary school remains in critical condition, according to a University Hospital official.

    Joshua Marksbury, 31, was taking off from a grass landing strip in Hodgenville when the plane clipped a tree and a telephone wire before spinning around and crashing nose first on U.S. 31E near Abraham Lincoln Elementary, said Norm Chaffins, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer.

    Marksbury’s wife, Jamie, 32, and son, Jacob, 4, were in the plane with him.

  • In search of Grandma's misplaced soul

    The words surprised me, especially since they came from Grandma.

    “She says she can’t find her soul and she’s ready for God to take her home,” my mother-in-law told me on the phone, her voice cracking as she spoke through her tears, trying her best to quote Grandma.

    By “home,” Grandma meant heaven. That made sense. Grandma had not been feeling well for days, and after all, she is one month shy of being 102 years old.