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Today's News

  • Sinister Tombs deemed ‘too scary’ for Heartland Festival parade

    Since 2003, Sinister Tombs Haunted House in Eastview and its black 1973 Cadillac hearse has been featured in the Heartland Festival parade eight times. However, this year, owner Marvin Skaggs said the hearse and $300 worth of candy he purchased for the parade will go unused Saturday.

    According to an Aug. 10 letter Skaggs received from the parade committee chairman and Elizabethtown’s events coordinator, the haunted house’s application was denied because the “entry is too scary and does not promote the theme and festival of the parade.”

  • Parks mark Founders Day with special programs

    National parks including Abraham Lincoln sites in LaRue County will celebrate Founders Day with special programs Saturday.

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park hosts a free Junior Rangers Program at 10 a.m., noon, and 1 and 3 p.m.

    “We’re going to be talking about the founding of the park service, the type of resources the park service preserves and the many hats of the employees of the program,” said park superintendent Bill Justice.

  • Frye wins quilt award at the state fair

    Mary Ann Frye of Leitchfield recently took home the Mrs. Wyndall Smith Quilt Award from the 2012 Kentucky State Fair. The Mrs. Wyndall Smith Quilt Award is given each year to the best handmade quilt. This award honors a first-time quilter. Frye was awarded a rosette and silver tray.

  • Dyer presents program at Ancestral Trails Historical Society meeting

  • Students learn texting and driving isn’t easy

    The crash had a distinct sound, like scraping metal, screeching tires and breaking glass. It repeated, over and over, as student after student settled into the driver’s seat only to climb back out minutes later after they had run off the road, hit a car or ran into a pedestrian crossing the street.

    Fortunately, this wasn’t driver’s ed.

    North Hardin High School hosted a texting and driving simulator from AT&T on Wednesday to highlight to some of its seniors how dangerous sending a message can be while maneuvering a car.

  • Women to be honored at Equality Day celebration

    A Radcliff church is working to recognize the inspiring works of women in Hardin County

    All Nations Worship Ministries is hosting its fifth annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday. The event honors four local women and guest speaker Judge Kim Shumate. The event is free and open to the public.

    Tanya Seabrooks, who works with the event, said church officials wanted to do something to inspire and encourage women.

    “They were looking for ways to be an aide to the community,” she said.

  • You can't run a race alone

    ISSUE: Candidates for local elected office
    OUR VIEW: Lack of interest is disappointing

    The passing of the Aug. 14 filing deadline for candidates seeking election to local political office should leave voters with a sense of disappointment.

  • 'The Expendables 2': Old-school action by old-school action stars

    Things blow up, bad guys are taken down and cheesy lines are delivered over gunfire.

    That’s the plot of “The Expendables 2” in a nutshell, but what a jampacked shell it is.

    This film is very violent but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s probably the same amount of gunplay and fighting as in any of the stars’ pervious films, just with more blood splatter.

  • Joining the city for small and big screen exposure ... sort of

    Last week the SyFy channel aired an episode of “Haunted Collector,” which included a segment on the Hardin County History Museum.

    I actually was interviewed for that segment. Although my footage didn’t make the final cut, the real star of the show was Elizabethtown.

    In fact, this town has had its share of the spotlight lately.

    Just last night, Morrison Lodge, the Masonic lodge in Elizabethtown, was included on “Haunted Collector.”

    Yep. “Haunted Collector” again.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Wednesday's Results (08/23)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS

    HARDIN COUNTY CUP: DAY 2

    ELIZABETHTOWN Results from the second day of the Hardin County Cup at the par-36 front nine at Elizabethtown Country Club:

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