Today's News

  • Better Business Bureau: Hot Topics for April

     Beware of a pretrial conference scam. A local consumer contacted BBB saying she received a phone call telling her she had to appear for a pretrial conference and if she didn’t show up, she would be arrested. Then, the scammer tried to get her personal information. 


  • St. Catherine's finances under review

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

    Schools found to have severe issues were placed on the HCM2 (heightened cash monitoring) list, which means the department of education will begin closely watching the handling of funds at those institutions.

  • COLUMN: Spring garden provides fresh, healthy choices

      Spring has finally sprung. Sunny skies and warmer weather make for the perfect opportunity to start spending more time outdoors. A great way to spend that time is creating a beautiful home garden. Home gardens are the perfect way to provide fresh, local vegetables for your family. They also provide an outdoor, weekend activity that the whole family can get involved in.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest Cale Tharp

     Rotarian John Skaggs, left, welcomed Cale Tharp from 94.3 the Wolf to Thursday’s Hodgenville club meeting. Cale was the guest speaker. 

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings donation

     Pictured with Warm Blessings volunteers is frequent supporter Sergeant Major William C. McDaniel who recently delivered several cases of canned items to the Elizabethtown soup kitchen. From left, Steven Richardson, McDaniel, Ruby Gabbert and Becky Grant.  

  • PHOTO: Feeding America donation

     Katie McDowell, on behalf of the Hodgenville Rotary Club, presented a $630 check to Amber Lyvers of Feeding America.

  • ECTC presents Toybox Theater

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, Tales from the Toy Box, at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2. Children under 3 are admitted free.

  • Deadline to register to vote is April 20

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    •  Be a U.S. citizen,

    •  Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,

    •  Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next general election,

  • Upton man sentenced to four years

    Matthew Ray Gordon, 34, Upton, was sentenced to four years in prison for complicity to receiving stolen property under $500. He was granted probation for a period of four years following set conditions, including obtaining and retaining employment and obtaining and retaining health insurance. On Oct. 11, 2013, Gordon received, retained or disposed of antiques and various household goods belonging to the estate of Martha Wells and Glen Howerton.

    The sentencing took place March 19 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • United Way announces personnel changes

     ELIZABETHTOWN – United Way of Central Kentucky has announced the addition of two new employees who will help advance the organization’s mission of connecting the community for the common good.

    An increase in grant funding to support UWCK’s growing AmeriCorps VISTA program led to the hiring of Stephanie Hester in the newly-created part-time position of economic opportunity programs coordinator.