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  • Goalball a sport to cheer about, but not during play

    You know how you’re supposed to be quiet before a golfer hits the ball, but you can shout all you want as it rolls along the green toward the hole?

    Quiet is essential with goalball too, but more so. The audience has to zip-it until the action is over. That’s because three blindfolded players defending a long, low goal need to listen intently to the muted jingling of bells inside a rubber ball. If an opposing thrower rolls it past them, score one for the other team.

  • Senior Life: Life after caregiving

    I have had some time to adjust and now am settling into my own routine. There are some days I find myself wishing for the way it used to be. But on other days I am content with the way it has now become, and excited for what the future holds.

  • Renowned University of Kentucky poet to visit ECTC

    “My job as an artist is to retrieve and reconstitute that which the world has foolishly thrown away and give it new life.” — Nikky Finney

    Reading classic poetry inspired Nikki Finney as a child. Now a nationally known poet herself, the University of Kentucky professor said she appreciated how difficult topics were addressed with grace and lyrical precision without losing an artistic quest for beauty.

  • Bowlers spare no effort for kids

    Totals have not been tallied yet for the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, but Emily Saul Reder doesn’t need to see numbers to detect results.

    “We’re having a successful year,” Reder, branch development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters, said Sunday as the bowling showcase’s final weekend of activity wound down.

    Reder estimated about 2,000 bowlers took part over the three weekends, with 100 or more typically filing into individual sessions at Dix-E-Town Lanes bowling alley in northern Elizabethtown.

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  • North Hardin HOPE seeking volunteers

    A northern Hardin County charitable organization is looking for a few more pairs of hands.

    North Hardin HOPE, which is in the process of merging with Helping Hand of the Heartland, is in need of volunteers, primarily in a warehouse and clothing room, said April Lay, an AmeriCorps volunteer with the organization.

    Lay said those volunteering in the warehouse need to be physically able to load and unload heavy equipment, while the clothing room requires simpler tasks, such as sorting and inspecting clothes.

  • Conway Twitty's daughter visits town

    The daughter of a country music legend pulled up a chair Saturday in Elizabethtown.

    Kathy Twitty, daughter of Conway Twitty, interacted with local music students at the Golden Corral restaurant, shedding light on her father’s personal side and her deep love of music.

    Twitty was in Hardin County this weekend to perform at Kricket’s Music Ranch in West Point. While nearby, she took up music instructor Terry Strange’s offer to visit and meet with some of his students.

  • Sister: Grief, lack of medication left Radcliff woman disoriented

    The sister of a Radcliff woman found in her home after a nearly three-day search says not taking medication and grief over a recent family death and illness contributed to her sister’s situation.

    Beverly Mahone of Elizabethtown said her sister, Gwendolyn S. Payne, has had difficulty dealing with the death of a brother-in-law and her father’s medical diagnosis earlier this year.

  • Witnesses note Burke's obsession with his wife

    Prosecution witnesses testified Friday about Brent Burke’s obsession with his wife’s whereabouts and other erratic behavior noticed in the months leading up to Tracy Burke’s and Karen Comer’s violent deaths.

    During an emotional block of testimony in the double murder trial, Tracy Burke’s brother, Dave Wilburn, said he befriended Burke shortly after meeting him because they shared similar interests in hunting and sports.

  • Street painting festival to take over downtown E'town for second year

    Elizabethtown will transform into a canvas for artists again this fall.
    The Via Colori Italian Street Painting Festival once again will take over downtown on Sept. 10.

    The festival is a fundraiser for the Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown and provides a creative outlet artists can access to mold scenic pastel paintings directly on the pavement of North Main Street and the square in downtown.