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Today's News

  • The Best: Favorite bread recipes

    I love good bread, and I really mean love. I don’t care whether it’s a sourdough bread, a quick bread, cornbread, whole grain bread – if it’s good, I love it.

    So today you’re going to get some of my favorite bread recipes. The best thing about all of these recipes is that they’re easy. I have never quite mastered the art of making real bread from scratch. I think it must be a lack of patience or something on my part. But I can handle these recipes.

  • Sounds Taken lives in its music

    A love of music and playing instruments brought Sounds Taken, of Leitchfield, together. After putting the pieces together they found they had created a full band.

    Everything came into place their freshman year of high school with Tyler Higdon (vocals and guitar), Juston Spradling (bass and vocals) and Evan Wooden (drums and vocals). Matt Higgs joined them about two years later to play keyboard but moved to guitar as they used the keyboard less in the band.

  • Hardin Countians offered discounted trip down under

    Kentucky Down Under is offering surrounding counties an opportunity for savings on admission Saturday and Sunday.

    If you live in Hardin, Green, Grayson or LaRue county, admission to the park is $5 instead of the regular $22 fee. A driver’s license, utility bill or other proof of residency will be required for the discount.

    Kentucky Down Under offers hands-on experiences with Australian animals and educational programs as well as a cave to tour. It is located off Interstate 65 at exit 58 in Horse Cave.

  • Dash of Class: Healthy, historical dates blend into treat recipes

    Today we continue on our culinary trip through the alphabet. I have not been able to think of a vegetable that begins with the letter “D,” and there are very few fruits that begin with the same letter.

  • Boo hits the big 1-0

    It was nearly 10 years ago. I can remember standing in the middle of a yard with several Chocolate Labrador puppies scurrying around, except for one. One puppy shivered at my feet on that day in October. That was the one.

    He was born on Sept. 2, a small fuzzy thing that looked like a little bear. He was a purebred dog so he had to have three names to register him. As I rode home with this brown fuzzy puppy curled up in my lap, the name just came to me, Baloo Bear (technically Boo Boo Bear Baloo for his registration papers).

  • John, E'town up in ACT scores

    ACT results for the local schools showed John Hardin High School and Elizabethtown High School improved in all four tested areas, while other schools were a mixed bag of increased and decreased scores.

    But most scores didn’t meet the benchmarks set by ACT Inc., which is consistent for the state’s results overall.

    The ACT is a multiple-choice test that measures college preparedness in four areas — English, math, reading and science. Students receive scores in the individual areas and a composite score for overall performance.

  • Radcliff out in front of potential concern

    It is better to be proactive than reactive.
    Radcliff City Council members realize that and are outlining regulations regarding adult entertainment activities. The council is taking steps in advance of future growth and potential alcohol sales to be considered by local voters on Oct. 4.
    Taking proactive measures to ward off potential problems the community could encounter is one important way a responsible government protects its community and its residents.

  • Radcliff reacts to pushback on recycling trailer

    Radcliff City Council reiterated its desire to establish a recycling trailer in the city and voiced concerns about perceived inequalities of service.

    Magistrate Doug Goodman, who represents the Radcliff area on Hardin Fiscal Court, told the council Tuesday that he personally would act as a liaison between the city and waste haulers to acquire a recycling trailer in Radcliff. Goodman said he believes he could land a trailer within weeks with the council’s help.

  • Guthrie unveils new website

    Staff report
    Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, unveiled a redesigned congressional website Wednesday to keep constituents up-to-date.
    The site is www.guthrie.house.gov.

  • Elizabethtown firefighters raise money for muscular dystrophy

    Elizabethtown firefighters are taking their boots to the Walmart intersection off Dixie Avenue on Saturday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    Battalion Chief Rick Horn said Elizabethtown Fire Department started working with the MDA in late 2009. The department also raises money for the Crusade for Children, whom they’ve partnered with for more than 30 years.

    "It’s kind of new for us to work with a second charitable organization," Horn said. "It’s just help."