Today's News

  • Officials accept bids for Elizabethtown Sports Park


    Elizabethtown tourism officials on Monday approved seven bid packages totaling about $7.8 million for construction of the town’s future sports park.

    This was the first group of projects that are a part of the largest phase of bidding, which will total about $18 million. While the bids are in, officials can’t decide on them all because they still are evaluating the companies.

    The city has capped bonding for Elizabethtown Sports Park at $29 million.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin knocks off Owensboro (12/21)

    Senior guard Malcolm Foster hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and junior guard Jeremy Harness hit three 3s and finished with 11 as the John Hardin Bulldogs remained unbeaten with a 68-52 win over Owensboro in the Hardees/Warren East Holiday Classic on Monday.

    Foster is averaging 21.5 points per game during John Hardin’s six-game win streak.

    Senior forward Jeff Richard scored 11 points, while senior forward Blake Bonner had 10 and junior forward Ervin Montgomery scored eight.


  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs rout East Jessamine (12/21)

    Freshman guard Tajah Haley scored 14 points and the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs held East Jessamine scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 70-30 win in the first game of the Pinkham Lincoln-Mercury Christmas Tournament at John Hardin.

    Haley also had seven steals, four assists and three rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs (4-3), who led 33-6 at the half.

    Freshman post Zacchea Small chipped in with 12 points, while sophomore post Michelle Montgomery added 10 points and nine rebounds.

  • Free Christmas dinner is Saturday

    Those without holiday plans are welcome to pull up a chair at a free dinner in Elizabethtown.
    There is a free Christmas dinner from 1 to4 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown.
    The dinner is available to anyone who would like to attend.
    This is the third year Barbara and Bennie Grissom have hosted the dinner. They served between 120 and 160 diners last year, and Barbara Grissom hopes it will grow.
    “I’m hoping more, but you never know,” she said.

  • Restaurant standards benefit businesses and customers

    The issue: Health Department restaurant ordinances
    Our view: Requirement provides assurance for patrons

    Two ordinances recently adopted by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department serve a dual local benefit.

    For restaurant owners, the ordinances provide extra motivation to ensure their eateries are up to par with food preparation, health and cleanliness requirements. For restaurant patrons, the ordinances serve as an added measure of assurance that their dining experiences are safe and pleasurable ones.

  • Home for the holidays


    Having a parent deployed overseas is a burden by itself. It is even harder when that parent is gone during the holidays.

    Here are the stories of three local young people — including me — whose fathers have been deployed overseas in the last two years.

  • EIS breaks ground on pre-k project

    After a lengthy journey, the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district broke ground Monday afternoon on its newest school building.

    Board members, administrators and others gathered for a ceremony celebrating the new preschool and kindergarten center at the former site of First Christian Church.

    Discussions for the site of the facility have taken place for a few years and it originally was going to be built on the campus of Helmwood Heights Elementary School.

    This is the first new building the district has added since 1972.

  • Rhoades-Thomas

    TJ and Tonya Rhoades announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Jordan Rhoades, to Travis Scott Thomas.

    The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School. She is a student at the University of Louisville pursuing a degree in communications. She is the granddaughter of JE and Ruth Rhoades of Central City and the late William Cheak and Irene Harlow of Harrodsburg.

  • EPD investigating robbery

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown police are looking for help from the public to identify the person who robbed a Cash Advance loan office at 511 West Dixie Ave. on Friday night.
    According to police, it was shortly after 5:16 p.m. when a male about 5-foot-7 walked into the business with a gun and demand money from an employee inside.
    Victims tell police the man, who was covered by clothing and sunglasses, appeared to be a young man.

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