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Today's Features

  • Jay DuPlessis, who will be a senior at Elizabethtown High School, wears many hats in his life. Soccer, Eagle Scouts, history and faith all come together to complete DuPlessis.

    He’s done it all without letting a stutter in his speech get in the way.

    The upcoming seasons will be his third as manager of the EHS girls soccer team and fourth year managing  basketball.

    “I love being around the players,” he said.

  • Depot Tavern hosts Vine Grovestock this weekend, which features live music Friday and Saturday.

    Dave Mason, owner of the Meade County tavern, said he hosted a similar event last year called Meadestock but opted to have the festival during the Fourth of July weekend this year as a birthday celebration for America.

    The Redstone Band hits the stage at 7 p.m. Friday and three bands — Judea Band, After Hours Rockers and Bobbie Stew Band — play between 3 p.m. and midnight Saturday.

  • Whether he’s donning a badge or an apron, 47-year-old Roger Ramsey’s work is about serving others.

    Ramsey is an officer with Elizabethtown Police Department and runs a catering business.

    He wanted to be a police officer since he was a boy growing up in Rineyville.

    At age 6 he saw a car crash near his house. Two state troopers worked the wreck.

    “They had great big pretty cars and nice uniforms and I thought, ‘Wow, that’s what I want to do,’” he said.

  • The smell of fresh rain lingered in the air as Judge Kelly Mark Easton stood beneath the cover of a tree June 10 on Fort Hill. He watched as a University of Kentucky researcher pushed a four-wheeled radar device across the thick grass of the cemetery at Fort Duffield.

    “It’s not very exciting to watch,” said Philip Mink, an archaeologist and anthropologist with UK. “It’s like mowing the grass.”

  • The smell of fresh rain lingered in the air as Judge Kelly Mark Easton stood beneath the cover of a tree June 10 on Fort Hill. He watched as a University of Kentucky researcher pushed a four-wheeled radar device across the thick grass of the cemetery at Fort Duffield.

    “It’s not very exciting to watch,” said Philip Mink, an archaeologist and anthropologist with UK. “It’s like mowing the grass.”

  • By DONNY GILL

    Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics and especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, brings fires and injuries caused by fireworks and outdoor grills.

    According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year nearly 10,000 Americans are injured by fireworks and almost 5,000 are injured by charcoal, wood-burning and propane grill fires.

  • Dr. Richard Kyle Wheeling and Catherine Alexandra Hieronymus were married June 8, 2013, at The Barn at Cedar Grove in Greensburg. A reception followed.

    The groom is the son of Richard and Scarlett “Scottye” Wheeling of Elizabethtown.

    The bride is the daughter of Gayle Hieronymus of Prestonburg and the late Charles Hieronymus.

  • Dr. and Mrs. Brian C. Hammer of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsie Renee, to Stephen Thomas Hamilton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomas Hamilton Sr. of Bardstown.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammer and Mr. and Mrs. William Clayton of Elizabethtown. She is a 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University and is a teacher at Cox’s Creek Elementary School.

  • Marion D. Henderson celebrated his 80th birthday June 19, 2013, with family and friends.

    He worked much of his life for Brandenburg Telephone Company under the late Joe Tobin and has wonderful memories of his time there. He now farms and is helpful to many people each day.

  • Mike and Katie Nelson of Elizabethtown and Gary and Tracy Underwood of LaGrange announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Ben Nelson of Elizabethtown and Shelby Overstreet of LaGrange.

    The bride-to-be also is the daughter of the late Robert Overstreet. She is a 2013 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.

    The prospective groom also is a 2013 graduate of WKU with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. He is a graduate assistant in clinical exercise kinesiology at Ball State University.