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  • Faces and Places: Indian Summer scenes

    "I am rich today with autumn's gold,
    All that my covetous hands can hold;
    Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod,
    A goldfinch on a milkweed pod,
    Huge golden pumpkins in the field
    With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield,
    Golden apples heavy on the trees
    Rivaling those of Hesperides,
    Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread
    Over all like butter on warm bread;
    And the harvest moon will this night unfold
    The streams running full of molten gold.
    Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss

  • Education? There’s an app for that

    Parents and students who use Infinite Campus to check grades and assignments now can check them on the go using Apple products.

    Infinite Campus has designed a campus mobile portal app for Apple in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Education, which allows parents and students to connect to Infinite Campus on an iPad, iPhone or an iPod Touch.

  • Red Cross receives a 'United' makeover

    The interior of the American Red Cross office on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown smelled strongly of paint this week as volunteers maneuvered carefully around each other to turn the blue walls into palettes of green, tan, brown and other bright new colors.

    Outside, the building was pressure-washed and freshly painted. Shin-high jars held mums of various colors that hadn’t been there before.

  • Moon moment
  • Governor addresses Hardin County's Democratic loyalists

    Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has maintained a comfortable lead for months in the gubernatorial election polls, but he said the only poll that  matters is the one on Nov. 8.

    With less than a month to go until the election, Beshear on Thursday made clear his intentions toward Republican challenger David Williams, his closest competition.

    “I don’t just want to win,” Beshear told a group of supporters during a rally at John Hardin High School. “I want to beat the socks off this guy. I want to beat him bad.”

  • Testimony under way in teen murder trial

    Opening statements in the trial of a Louisville teen accused of killing his friend were presented Wednesday, and on Thursday, testimony got under way.

    Conner Galenski is one of three Louisville teens charged in the murder of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last year. According to state police, Galenski, Ryan Wilt and Jason Gowers drove Smyser to a location off Patriot Lane near Ky. 313  on Nov. 2, 2010, under the pretense of committing a burglary.

  • Walk to remember lost pregnancies, infants

    Hope Coffey of Leitchfield knows loss.

    She once gave birth to twin girls and returned home with only one child. The other was stillborn.

    She will join other parents who have lost children during the area’s first walk to remember pregnancy and infant loss.

    The walk begins at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at the track at Grayson County Middle School on John Hill Taylor Drive in Leitchfield.

  • Vine Grove keeps property tax rates firm

    The Vine Grove City Council addressed trick-or-treat hours, property taxes and solid waste disposal during a called meeting Wednesday night.

    Trick-or-treat hours were set from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 for children 12 years old and younger.

    Property taxes were set by a 4-1 vote to remain at the same level for the current fiscal year that they were during the previous year. Councilwoman Donna Betson was absent.

  • HCU plan pitched at chamber luncheon meeting

    Ken Howard learns more about what residents think about unified government and what it might look like every time he speaks to a civic organization.
    Howard, circuit judge and Hardin County United’s governance committee chairman, addressed a Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
    He talked to members about potential advantages of unification and reasons to support creation of a commission that would further explore the issue.

  • The Road to War: Soldiers refresh grappling acumen during combatives training

    Members of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command are not known as a combat unit, but the group recognizes the need for readiness when it enters a war zone early next year.
    Part of the process to prepare bodies and minds for the upcoming deployment was unleashed in September on a padded wrestling mat in a gymnasium on Fort Knox. The exercise was part of combatives training, a multi-dimensional course in hand-to-hand combat completed in stages.