Today's News

  • Focus on finance: What senior care options are available locally?

    Question: Is there somewhere locally that my senior mother can go during the day while I work?

    Answer: A few weeks ago I wrote about care for senior adults and where it began – at home. The next step in care for senior adults could be an outside source available to many but not as widely known or talked about. The option I want to share about care for senior adults in the Elizabethtown area is adult day centers.

  • 2 views, Glendale Mega-site overlay zone: Planning commission running roughshod

    I attended the Sept. 21 public hearing for an “overlay zone proposal” for land near the Glendale interchange. I thought that the residents of this community would like to know that, once again, the Planning Commission is intending to run roughshod over concerns and desires of the very people who pay their way — that being us, the residents of this county.

  • Fear and loathing came in a bottle

    By John Hockman, guest columnist

  • Sept. 30, 2010 Editorial: Goal does not exceed reach


    Up until the last few years, the United Way of Central Kentucky has made $1 million its annual giving goal.

    Often the goal was achieved, and sometimes it wasn’t.

    We like that this year’s goal is set at $1.1 million. We like that this group and its leaders are being aggressive instead of passive in their fundraising approach.

  • Sept. 28, 2010: Our readers write

    More Moore, please

  • Oct. 1, 2010: Our readers write

    On classification

    According to a recent letter, there is no problem with Elizabethtown operating as a fourth- class city and as such impose a restaurant tax. It has been brought to my attention that according to KRS 243.070, a restaurant in a fourth-class city should pay an annual fee of $600 for a distilled spirits and wine license; however, the city of Elizabethtown charges $1,000 for said license, which is what a city of the 2nd class should pay.

  • Erik Buggeland found



    State police investigating last week’s double homicide of a retired Elizabethtown couple were stumped until early Wednesday morning, when chance shifted the case into a new gear.

    That’s when Erik Buggeland, the adult son of retired gynecologists Margaret, 76, and Terje Buggeland, 70, was found driving his mother’s Honda Accord along a dead-end road in a small Tennessee town.

  • Sept. 24, 2010: Our readers write

    Pulling the boom from the Thunderbolt

    I recently reviewed a July 8 article about the installation of Col. Theodore Martin as the 45th chief of Armor. While I appreciate his situation, I do not agree with all of his remarks. A good example is when he said, “The Armor Branch is not in danger of disappearing; quite the contrary.”

  • ETCB defends sports park



    The Elizabethtown Sports Park could create an economic impact of more than $48 million locally within a six-year period based on an estimated 10 percent annual growth rate starting in year four, according to a report released by the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, editorial: Much to gain from realignment

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has proposed a realignment in high school football that will impact 62 programs throughout the Bluegrass. Included are changes that affect LaRue County, Elizabethtown, and North and John Hardin High Schools .