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  • Photo: Interfaith panel discusses 9/11
  • EIS to consider tax rate Monday

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board will be considering the district's yearly tax rate at 7 p.m. Monday at the board's regular meeting.

    The board is considering 69.9 cents per $100 of assessed value. This would bring in about $5.6 million, a 4 percent increase of revenue, which is the maximum available under state law without being subject to a possible referendum.

    A hearing regarding the tax will be conducted at 6:15 p.m. Both the hearing and the board meeting take place in the board room at Panther Academy.

  • Police: Man arrested after assaulting, disarming officer

    A Louisville man is facing multiple charges in Elizabethtown after he allegedly led a police officer on a foot chase Thursday morning on Ring Road near Freeman Lake Park.

    Matthew I. Pike, 31, is charged with third-degree assault of a police officer, second-degree fleeing or evading on foot, third-degree criminal mischief, disarming a peace officer and resisting arrest.

  • Helm remembered as anniversary of death approaches

    A local Civil War general is being honored this weekend as the 150th anniversary of his death approaches.

    Brig. Gen. Benjamin Hardin Helm is being remembered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Helm Family Cemetery on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown. The event is open to the public.

    The commemorative event is organized by the Hardin County History Museum to honor the life of the Confederate general from Hardin County and brother-in-law of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Via Colori to unleash color on downtown Elizabethtown Saturday

    The streets of downtown Elizabethtown offer themselves as a broad canvas for creative minds this weekend.

    The sixth annual Via Colori street painting festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. It is free to the public and corresponds with the monthly Second Saturday event downtown.

  • Lest we forget

    Fort Knox Fire Chief Marvin Gunderson Jr. relives the memories, horrific visions, angst and anxiety every September as he reflects on the thousands of lives lost when terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners 12 years ago and turned them into crude missiles.

    Of those were 343 firefighters who perished as they worked to rescue those trapped and injured in the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

  • Shooting victim testifies in jury trial of Big Spring robbery suspect

    During the early morning hours of Oct. 27, 2012, Jason Matz awoke to a strange knock on his door.

    “It was a louder knock than any normal Big Springer knocking on my door,” Matz said during testimony Wednesday in the jury trial of Steven Goodman, a Cecilia man accused in a string of robberies in the Big Spring community near the Hardin-Meade border.

    Matz said he was not expecting visitors around 7 a.m. on a Saturday, so he grabbed his .45-caliber pistol.

  • Musgrave shares lessons from his farm kid to spaceman journey

    Story Musgrave assisted in repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, but getting coffee delivered to him Tuesday night by a college president seemed to really impress.

    He was struck when Thelma White, president and CEO of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offered him a cup that she brewed during his presentation at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    “They got the president cooking me coffee. I have arrived!” he said.

  • Photo: NHHS recognizes 9/11
  • Photo: A sweet recognition