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Today's News

  • Flint Hill Fall Festival eyes another solid event

    For a first-time event, last year’s Flint Hill Fall Festival had a solid debut.

    Now organizers are hopeful Saturday’s festival at the Flint Hill General Store in Sonora is even better.

    Organizer Patty Rucker said attendees braved poor early weather conditions last year to make the festival a success.

  • Retro Bill brings anti-drug, anti-bullying message to E'town schools

    Students in the Elizabethtown area recognized Red Ribbon Week with an entertaining message to stay away from drugs and hurtful behavior.

  • 'Escape Plan' flexes its muscle in theaters

    “Escape Plan” stars two of Hollywood’s biggest heavy hitters, “The Expendables” co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film isn’t the same quality as some in their heyday, but it’s the best performance of their elder years I’ve seen.

    Stallone’s character’s job is to find flaws in prison security. He’s an expert in breaking out of prisons and he’s met his biggest challenge, a prison designed on his research. And someone wants him kept there.

  • Time of traditions begins

    The fourth quarter is the best time of year. Not for the seasonal economic boost, as nice as that is, but because it’s the height of family traditions.

    It’s a three-month run, starting early in October, when the tote of Halloween decorations is hauled out of the basement.

  • National Guard soldiers return from deployment

    Now that Staff Sgt. Jeremy Jackson is back from a months-long deployment to the Middle East — his first — he plans to relax.

    “Take a shower without flip flops on,” he said.

    Jackson was one of a handful of soldiers who returned Wednesday to the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown after deploying the first of the year. They were part of the Kentucky National Guard 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery, said 2nd Lt. Joseph Davis.

  • Hope for Christmas expects to help 1,500 children

    There never is a down time of the year for need. But as the holiday season approaches, the urgency rises. This year, the annual Hope for Christmas program with Helping Hand of Hope expects to fill the wish lists of about 1,500 children.

    “There is just tremendous need all year, but the Hope for Christmas program is one of our flagship programs where we reach out to the entire community,” executive director David Dozer said.

  • 'Who' turned the lights out

    More than 9,000 households lost electricity Wednesday in the Elizabethtown area after an owl found its way into a transmission substation.

    Liz Pratt, spokeswoman for Louisville Gas & Electric-Kentucky Utilities, said power was disrupted around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday and lasted for nearly an hour.

    About 9,200 customers in the Elizabethtown and Hardin County area lost electricity, Pratt said. There were some households north of the city limits that were affected as well, she said.

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Tuesday's Times (10/24)

    CROSS COUNTRY

    PREP

    TUESDAY’S TIMES

    MID-KENTUCKY
    ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

    BARDSTOWN — Results from Tuesday night’s Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships at the Bluegrass Entertainment Center (formerly Hillbilly Heaven):

    Boys’ Varsity (5,000 Meters)

  • BOYS' 3RD REGION SOCCER: Daviess County rallies past Meade County (10/24)

    Meade County was 90 seconds from forcing a shootout against Daviess County in the Boys’ 3rd Region Soccer Tournament semifinals Wednesday night.

    But the Panthers scored the game-winner with about 1:30 left to go in the second sudden-death overtime for a 2-1 win over Meade County at Muhlenberg County.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: District title on the line for Bulldogs, Cougars (10/24)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs haven’t been at home too many weekends this season, but a win Friday could make sure they don’t have to leave comfy surroundings of Bulldog Stadium for the first three weeks of the playoffs.

    The Bulldogs host the Grayson County Cougars at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Class 5-A, District 3 clash. The winner claims the district championship, the top seed and, most importantly, an extended stay at home during the playoffs.