Today's News

  • It's never too late to appreciate

    Valentine’s Day arrived late in our household this year.

    To be specific, it arrived two weeks later, on the last weekend in February.

    My girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I are not in the habit of moving around holidays arbitrarily. In fact, I think this was the first time in 25 years we celebrated Valentine’s Day on a different day. But these were special circumstances.

    So what caused this change of plans?

    Two words: kidney stone.

    Not mine. Hers.

  • ECTC takes a bite out of barriers to literature

    tudents filed into a classroom at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College last week bustling with conversation and insights.

    One talked about a program she saw on the progression of Dracula in literature and film. Another talked about her extensive “Twilight” wardrobe. But the conversation went deeper. They started talking about theme, plot and character development.

  • '50s the focus of Rough River events

    Dig out those poodle skirts and leather jackets, and get ready cruise into some fun as Rough River Dam State Resort Park and Pine Knob Theater offer visitors “Nifty 50s Weekend” on March 18-19.

    The event kicks off with dinner theater March 18 as Pine Knob Theater presents “Daddy Took the T-Bird Away.” The musical features '50s music.

    Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the musical beginning at 7:30 p.m..

    On March 19, The Countdowns will provide music for the Saturday Night Sock Hop. The dance begins at 8 p.m.

  • TEASCC celebrates a decade

    ISSUE: The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir
    OUR VIEW: Choir offers entertainment and example

    The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir commemorated a milestone anniversary during its weekend performances. The group, about 40 singers, dancers and musicians from towns across the region, presented to the community its 10th anniversary performance.

  • Zonta Rose Day and International Women’s Day

    The Zonta Club of Elizabethtown along with Zonta Club members spanning the globe will be celebrating International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day, today, March 8. Zontians set aside March 8 to reflect on the achievements of the past year and to prepare for the challenges ahead.

    Zonta Rose Day was introduced at the 1984 Zonta International convention in Sydney, Australia. The Zonta symbol is the yellow rose, a reminder of the vital work Zonta does to advance the status of women locally and worldwide.

  • Library technology increasing with patron savvy

    E-readers, audio books, online reading and other technology-based literature hasn’t caught on with everyone. But the number of readers using such methods is increasing, and Hardin County Public Library is responding.
    The branch in Elizabethtown hosted a free presentation Saturday to show patrons how to download e-Books, audio books and other forms of media onto e-readers and iPods.
    Lisa Huffer, bookmobile librarian and unofficial library system techie, said digital items offer alternative reading options to technology-savvy patrons.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Does Bethlehem have an answer for Elizabethtown? (03/07)

    GREENSBURG Artie Braden has led Bardstown Bethlehem to one surprising 5th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament win, but the ole ball coach isn’t sure he can do it again when his Eagles (11-13) take on the Elizabethtown Panthers (15-12) in tonight’s late semifinal at 8 at Green County High School.

  • Al Rider receives Distinguished Citizen honor tonight

    Al Rider prizes helping people achieve their dreams through education as president and CEO of North Central Education Foundation, but he never dreamed that he might receive an award for what he considers just doing his job.

    Rider, 63, a Hardin County native, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Citizen award from the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America.

    The award is presented annually to leaders who strive to improve Hardin County, are devoted to family and place duty to God, country and others before themselves.

  • East Hardin student named state Beta VP

    An East Hardin Middle School student has taken on a statewide leadership role.
    Rebekah Mobley, a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School, was elected as vice president for the statewide Beta Club at its state convention last weekend. Mobley is the first East student in several years to hold a state office in the club.
    Mobley has been in Beta since the fifth grade, and is vice president of East’s club. Mobley previously had seen a fellow student run for an office and decided it was something she should also try.

  • Looking into adult care centers

    It goes without saying — activity and independence are the keys to maintaining good quality of life. While this seems easy to understand, there are still many questions to be answered. Where can older people or individuals with disabilities remain active, independent, make new friends, and still maintain their dignity?  How does a working spouse or family member make sure a loved one is cared for through the day? Where can caregivers get a much-deserved break from the strain of caregiving for their family members?