Today's News

  • Cheddar's buys land near Kohl's

    A franchisee company that plans to build a Cheddar’s Casual Café in Elizabethtown bought land for the restaurant near Kohl’s late last week.
    Lee Greer, president of Lexington-based Greer Companies, said he expects the restaurant to open by late May.

  • Bird count shows strong populations


    The half-dozen birders who recently fanned out in a 15-mile circle around Hodgenville spotted healthy populations of their feathered friends.

    The Dec. 17 tally was part of the nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which takes place on different dates through Jan. 5.

    Such counts can show wintertime dispersals of birds — and how populations and migrations patterns change, saidSandy Brue, who is compiling information for the local count.

    “It looks like we have about 70 species,” she said.

  • After 28 years, Lawson leaving lockup

    While it hasn’t always been under the most promising conditions, Louis Lawson has been part of thousands of lives during the 28 years he’s spent as Hardin County’s jailer.
    In that time he has stood beside human beings on some of their worst days — not only there for their initial arrests, but  for withdrawal from addictions, struggles to defend themselves in court and personal battles to rebuild their lives after release.
    There were the lowest of lows — such as when inmates give up on hope and take their own lives inside a cell.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Rita Carraway's 2x4 Soup

    The women’s group of my church, Radcliff Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), holds its annual church bazaar on the first Saturday in November. Usually, a couple of us will bring something for those of us who are working to eat for lunch. This year it was Rita Carraway of Vine Grove who remembered that we would be getting hungry and she brought a soup that has become my favorite.

  • White Christmas not a dream


    A low-pressure system dumped up to 4 inches of snow on Hardin County, giving the area something it doesn’t get all that often: a white Christmas.

    Flakes began flying here Friday evening with the heaviest band passing through around midnight, said National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Sharp. He expected additional accumulation of less than a half-inch Saturday night through today. Snow showers will taper off tonight.

  • O Tannenbaum(s)

    Nancy Smith’s family is too big for all the presents to fit under one tree.

    That isn’t a problem, though. A forest of 32 Christmas trees twinkled throughout her Elizabethtown home this holiday season.

    “I just like to decorate for Christmas,” said the North Hardin High School teacher. “At night, when all of the lights are out except for the trees, it’s really pretty.”

  • Happiness is being a grandparent

    Helen Underwood was right.
    So were Mary Alice Holt, Judy Martin and Janice Lunsford. They all knew what they were talking about when it comes to the love that blossoms within you when you become a grandparent.
    You have a love for your parents and your spouse, and you don’t think it can get any better. Then life moves on and you have your own children, and your love for someone else hits overdrive.

  • ECTC finds SNAP a success

    ECTC has made learning about possible emergencies a snap.
    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has had its Safety Notification Alert Process in place for about a year now, and ECTC officials have been pleased with results so far.
    SNAP is a program available at all Kentucky Community and Technical College System colleges. Students can sign up for e-mails, texts or phone alerts to learn about possible emergency situations.

  • Chamber unity launches new era

    The issue: Chambers come together
    Our view: Praise for unification effort

  • No need to leave county for delights of season

    Sometimes it helps to go out of town to appreciate what we have here.
    The latest reminder came to mind a couple weeks ago during a visit from my Alabama grandchildren. In an effort to capture the spirit of the season, we piled into the car for an adventure in Christmas light looking.
    Rather than a random trip through decorated neighborhoods, this journey would focus on Louisville’s Megacavern. Driving in a loop under the zoo, we would delight in symbols of the season glowing in creative light displays.