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Today's News

  • Lighting up Freeman Lake

    Those who want a tiny taste of Christmas before they move on to their Thanksgiving meals on Thursday need only visit Freeman Lake Park tonight.

    Christmas in the Park returns to Freeman Lake Park today and continues 6 to 11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. There is no admission charge.

  • Prosecution argues pattern in Gray case

    The prosecution in the sexual abuse case against former Central Hardin High School teacher Steven Gray argued Tuesday that Gray used his position as a teacher to take advantage of the two alleged victims identified in the case, “plucking” them out specifically for his own sexual gain.

    Defense attorney Rob Eggert quickly panned Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Paynter’s argument during a motion hearing in which the defense pushed for the two counts to be severed and tried separately.

  • Three dead, one injured after shooting

    A shooting Tuesday morning in rural LaRue County left three Hardin Countians dead and another injured in what police describe as a domestic dispute.

    Elizabethtown couple Barbara and David Walker, both 51, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, were found dead around 11:30 a.m. near Heying Lane near the LaRue-Hardin County line close to Sonora, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Police had responded to  calls in the past two weeks involving the Walkers, said Norman Chaffins, KSP Post 4’s public affairs officer.

  • EIS board approves new therapeutic program

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools added another support service for students at a board meeting this week.

    At its regular meeting Monday, the EIS board approved a therapeutic program in an alternative setting for elementary students. The program is funded through Communicare, which will provide staff and salary for an EIS teacher.

    Superintendent Gary French said the district has been working with Communicare to start the program for a few years.

  • Remembering Honest Abe and the local Memorial

    ISSUE: Lincoln Memorial centennial
    OUR VIEW: Recalling the past with thanks

    The 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial in LaRue County serves as a reminder of a precious part of our heritage.

    Too often in the hussle of life, the past gets pushed aside. No history is more precious to America than Abraham Lincoln and no story resonates with the entire world quite like his.

  • Motherhood & More: Thanksgiving is about all the right things

    I will try not to sound too cliché, but I’d like to talk about Thanksgiving.

    I will resist discussing what I’m thankful for, if at all possible, because I’m pretty sure anything I have to say has already been covered. And if not, well, who needs to hear about how thankful I am that the roof in our back room only leaks in one spot instead of the three of previous years? Or that the weather is cooler so I have more of a desire to knit toboggans for my family? Or for the word ‘toboggan’?

  • Girls just want to have fun ... with vampires

    Millions have flocked to the films in the “Twilight” saga. Many are teenage girls who are in love with the young male stars. But there is a segment of the 30 and older crowd as fanatic about the films as teens. But for them it’s more about getting together and having a good time.

    The “Twi-hards” attended a midnight screening of the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I” with more than 500 others in Hardin County and had a special party, a wedding shower, celebrating the two main characters, Bella and Edward.

  • Learn to treasure the night before Thanksgiving

    I’ll take the night before Thanksgiving over Christmas Eve any year.

    Christmas Eve is a tired ol’ day, worn out by the flurry of activity preceding it. By the time it arrives, usually too soon, it’s all out of breath as it plops its burden of stress and strain —  last minute shopping, checklists, nagging questions (Did I get her the right gift? Will it fit him? Should I have just given the kids money and been done with it?) — at your doorstep.

  • World-traveling sisters become Elizabethtown residents, co-owners of landmark eatery

    Still in their 20s, Sofia and Martina Abubakr have traveled the world and now find themselves in Elizabethtown where they plan to put down roots while running a local deli.

    “I’m insanely jealous of people who say, ‘I’ve known her since kindergarten,’” Sofia, 24, said.

    Growing up, she and her family moved about every two years. Travels throughout the years include the Philippines, Germany and Korea.

  • E’town Sports Park signs tournament agreements

    Apparently, Elizabethtown Sports Park is borrowing a line from classic baseball movie “Field of Dreams’’: “If you build it, they will come.”

    With the park still under development and with a targeted opening for July, the park is beginning to land tournament agreements. D&B Sporting Events, based in Owensboro, will host two youth baseball and two softball tournaments in 2012 with hopes of adding more the following season.