Today's News

  • Oct 15, 2009: Our readers write

    Tax may be with us forever I came to the City Council being against the restaurant tax. Those who voted for me knew that. A short time after joining the present council, I made a motion to repeal the restaurant tax imposed by Mayor Willmoth and the previous council. My motion did not receive a second, indicating no other council member was willing to even discuss repealing

  • Photo: Skimming the surface
  • Oct. 16 editorial: Godspeed, Warren Wheat

    Mark Twain is reported to have said, “I am not the editor of a newspaper and shall always try to do right and be good so that God will not make me one.”

    With Warren Wheat, the perspective is a little different. To those of us who have worked with him over the past several years, we know that God made him a newspaper editor because he is good and does right.

  • Oct. 23, 2009: Our readers write

    Be ever vigilant, but never suspicious The only law of physics I ever really understood explains that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The impact of 9/11 attacks were so great, it is little wonder that U.S. troops were deployed to Iraq and that our sense of personal and national security was shattered. Yet, even under the very worst circumstances of the attac

  • Oct. 14 editorial: Campaign still on track

    The United Way of Central Kentucky’s campaign is under way with agency directors and volunteers making presentations to potential givers at companies in our area. The difference from the last 12 years is that Susan Asher will not be at the helm.  

    Asher’s presence will be missed during the campaign and throughout the year. She was a visible leader and immersed herself in the position. She invested many hours and countless miles into doing all she could to raise money and awareness for the United Way and its agencies.

  • Home buyer tax credit extended and expanded


    On Nov. 6, President Obama signed the new Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 into law. This legislation extended and expanded the first-time home buyer credit.

    Important essentials to know about the credit:

  • Oct. 30 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Lydora Stewart, 3498 Star Mills Road, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Earl B. and Frances J. Johnston, 206 Milimish Lane, Vine Grove. Use: addition.

    Makr and Cindy Coleman, 58 Jako Circle, Elizabethtown. Use: swimming pool.

  • Cott reborn as Magnet Business Park



    ELIZABETHTOWN — The former Cott facility at North Dixie Avenue and U.S. 31W Bypass has seen a revitalization of sorts this year with its drab exterior pulled away and its walls splashed with a new sheen.

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  • Local man face to face with gunman seconds before shots



    In the U.S. Army, most days are far from typical.

    But for Staff Sgt. Kyle Puckett, last Thursday started out as “fairly routine” at Fort Hood, Texas. Puckett, 30, was just about to take a break from his duties as a mental health NCO to grab some lunch after a busy week of processing between 300 and 400 soldiers through his office.