Today's News

  • Going old school on television Christmas specials

    Bumbles bounce.

    If you recognize, and even smile at, that phrase, welcome. You probably are one of us.

    Yeah, you know who we are: members of that group of individuals who look for those Rankin/ Bass Christmas specials each year. We seek not only the well-known Rankin-Bass Christmas specials — like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” — but we also might enjoy the occasional show that wasn’t as well-known, such as “The Year Without a Santa Claus.”

  • Photos: Gingerbread dreams
  • HCP to hold auditions for "Sordid Lives"

    Auditions for the upcoming Hardin County Playhouse production of “Sordid Lives” are at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The adults-only play needs to fill roles for five men and six women, all 30 to 50 years old, and one man in his mid-20s. The comedy contains strong language/situations and requires deep southern accents.

    Those auditioning will read from a script with other actors. Advance preparation is not required.

    Rehearsals begin in 2013.

  • Making a list and checking it for a surprise

    Surprising someone with just the right gift is a risky business, even if you think you know the person well.

    I chuckle every time I think of that cartoon of the husband standing outside his bedroom door in his pajamas, wearing some ridiculous looking bunny slippers, trying to coax his wife out, pleading repentantly, “Mildred, I’m sorry. I really do like my bunny slippers.”

    We’ve all received one of “those” gifts. What to do with them?

  • E'town to rock in the New Year

    Sleep is optional this New Year’s Eve in Elizabethtown.

    The city plans to ring in 2013 in high fashion, hosting a party on New Year’s Eve that will give way to a 5K (3.1-mile) run or walk to help residents start their resolutions off right just hours later on New Year’s Day.

    The city’s Red Carpet New Year’s Eve Party will envelop the Historic State Theater, bringing an end-of-year bash downtown.

  • Three-times the cheer

    TOPIC: Cheers by three
    OUR VIEW: We believe in sports and Brooklyn

    College athletics has returned this school year to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Students at the college now are able to pursue some of their sports like soccer and basketball at the school.

  • Radcliff City Council work session canceled

    Radcliff City Council canceled its 1:30 p.m. work session today.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said at least two council members had called in sick and would be unable to attend today's meeting, which jeopardized the council's ability to reach a quorum, a majority of the council required by law.

    The city's agenda only contained one item for discussion: Potential changes to the policies and procedures handbook regarding holidays. The meeting would have closed with updates from the mayor and city council.

  • E'town man arrested for abuse, growing marijuana

    An investigation into alleged child abuse led to police discovering a marijuana-growing operation in an Elizabethtown home.

    Michael J. Murray, 33, was arrested Sunday on charges of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or younger, cultivating marijuana fewer than five plants, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said police responded to Murray’s Tami Court address following a complaint by the child’s mother.

  • Family wins honors in extreme cowboy racing

    The Green family members might not be driving cattle on the range, eating beans out of a can or sleeping under the stars, but they are among the top extreme cowboy contenders in the nation.

    The sport was organized under the Extreme Cowboy Association in 2009 when hall-of-fame rodeo rider Craig Cameron thought there should be a horseback-based sport based on tasks that would be expected of cowboys, who rarely climb down from their mounts.

  • Area man to lead foundation at WKU

    Hardin County native Donald Smith has been named president of Western Kentucky University’s College Heights Foundation by the foundation’s board.

    The foundation manages private money given to WKU, intending to increase the fund and use it for scholarships, and special projects and programs.

    Smith works at the college as associate vice president for development and alumni relations and as executive director of the WKU Alumni Association.