Today's News

  • Club members welcome student guests

    Elizabethtown High School students Adelaide Luckett and Lance Hagan were student guests at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Jan. 4.

  • Proffit speaks to Rotary Club members

    Guest speaker at a recent Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Vine Grove Mayor and Rotarian Blake Proffit. Proffit, a past president of the Radcliff Rotary Club and son of one of the club’s charter members, the late Ronnie Proffit, presented the club with some of his plans and visions as Vine Grove’s “chief executive.” He stressed his interest in infrastructure issues, which will impact the future growth and prosperity of the community. He is pictured with Club President-elect Mike Enlow, left.

  • Group aims to give Christians a voice


    A local Christian group that plans to have a voice at a variety of venues — from political debates to small-town festivals — is in the works.

    The Hardin County Christian Coalition will be an opportunity for believers to band together, share their thoughts and influence the community.

    “We can’t continue to sit on the sidelines,” organizer Will Stolz said.

  • Congress reads Constitution

    ISSUE: Reading the Constitution
    OUR VIEW: Civics lesson is just a gesture

    Often it seems that gestures are substituted for true action.

    As the new Congressional session opened in Washington, D.C., the House floor was dominated by a formal reading of the U.S. Constitution.

    The new Republican leadership saw the demonstration as reaffirmation of a commitment to that its work would hold to the tenets set out in this most precious of American documents.

  • Texting law sends a message

    ISSUE: Texting while driving
    OUR VIEW: Messages can wait

    Ttyl, lol, even texting someone “ur my bff” could cost you money if ur caught doing it while driving in the state of Kentucky as of Jan. 1.

    You’re late for work, your co-worker sends you a text asking when you’ll be in. You pick up the phone and while driving down Dixie Avenue you reply “asap.” That will be a $25 fine, thank you very much, if caught.

  • No chupacabras ... but area residents are seeing unexpected animals

    Just down the road from Elizabethtown on a Boston-area farm, an animal some believed to be a mythical chupacabra was shot and killed last month.

    With long fingers and big ears, the bald creature caused a media stir.

    It isn’t a chupacabra, though. A Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist has determined it’s a raccoon — sans fur, according to the Kentucky Standard newspaper. Mange or a congenital problem could have caused the hair loss.

  • "Country Strong" is not strong enough

    “Country Strong”
    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content
    Release date: Jan. 7
    Runtime: 112 minutes
    Rating; two and a half out of five take slates

    By Becca Owsley

    “Country Strong” is one sad and lonesome country song.

    The story centers around two characters, Kelly Canter and Beau Hutton.

  • Magnolia Bank awarded

    BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s bank rating firm, recdently recognized Magnolia Bank in Magnolia, as one of the strongest banks in the nation. Having earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability, Magnolia Bank has once again proven its commitment to superiority. To earn Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, Magnolia Bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability to name just a few.

  • AGC donates toys

    The employees of AGC Automotive of Elizabethtown helped make this a Christmas to remember for the children across the state as they donated thousands of dollars worth of toys to Sunrise Children’s Services. The toys will go to children in foster homes and in residential programs operated by Sunrise across Kentucky.

  • Fisher Auto Parts holds ribbon cutting

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting/relocation for one of its new members, Fisher Auto Parts, on Dec. 29. They are located at 1201 North Dixie, Suite 100, Elizabethtown and can be reached at 765-6183. Pictured in the Ribbon Cutting are newly elected Mayor of Elizabethtown, Tim Walker, Chamber President, Rik Hawkins, Arthur Westover, Manager, Family, Friends, Employees and Chamber Ambassadors.