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  • Fish and wildlife supports sandhill crane hunting

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has come out in favor of limited hunting of the eastern population of the sandhill crane, which can be spotted in many areas of the county during migration through parts of Kentucky.

    John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, wrote an article in support of limited hunting in response to opinion pieces opposing a proposal before the department that would allow limited harvest of the birds.

  • Photo: Good day for fishing
  • Local pet could send couple to Idol finale

    Two Elizabethtown residents will appear on television Wednesday morning to compete for a trip to attend the American Idol finale next month in Hollywood.

    Mazie, an English bulldog from a Sonora breeder, and her owner, Todd Alexander will be on WDRB-TV’s “Fox in the Morning” as part of the station’s Pet to Idolize contest competition.
    Alexander said the picture of Mazie in her plain, brown collar stood out among thousands of pictures of pets dressed in costumes, sportswear and other clothes.

  • April rainfall totals nearly a foot

    If April showers really do bring May flowers, then allergy sufferers could be on overdrive in a few weeks.

    As of noon Monday, nearly 11 inches of rain had hit Hardin County over the first 25 days of the month, and more rain was in the forecast for this week. Monday, residents were greeted by a torrential rain by late afternoon.

  • Update: Wet weekend followed by forecast of more storms

    Soaked soil was unable to absorb much of the heavy weekend rains complicating flooding problems across the region.

    Hardin County's Mesonet weather station recorded 3.25 inches of rain over the weekend. More rain and occasional thunderstorms are likely today, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to forecasters. An additional three-tenths had fallen by 7 a.m. today on top of the April total of 11.58 inches as of midnight Sunday.

  • I-65: The new L&N

    Model train enthusiast Jim Prentice recounted how a group of Bardstown dignitaries traveled to Louisville in the 1960s to protest L&N’s plan to end the passenger rail service that chugged into their town on a spur.

    When a railway official asked how they had arrived that day, they answered by car and bus.

    Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the last Louisville & Nashville passenger run.

  • Easter service delievers special message to Christians

    About 20 congregation members swept past the faint scent of Easter lilies in the small entry of the 160-year-old Christ Episcopal Church and Christ Lutheran Chapel building in Elizabethtown for the 8 a.m. Easter service.

    The Rev. Alice Nichols, rector of the church for nearly four years, likes the extra candles, lilies and attendees that accompany Easter services every year.

    She said it gives her the chance to tell more people about the death and resurrection of Jesus.

    “In a way, every Sunday is Easter,” she said.

  • Flood waters rising in West Point

    While many people organized Easter egg hunts and family dinners, some West Point residents were moving out of their homes to avoid flood waters.

    Angela Frost watched her husband, Joseph, and some friends take the central air conditioning unit apart to retrieve water-sensitive parts to prepare for the worst flooding the family has seen in seven years of living on Elm Street.

    “We wanted to go to church, but we’ve been packing all morning,” she said.

  • ECTC promotes tsunami awareness, support

    Ryoko Myers of Elizabethtown and Tomoko Lynch of Big Clifty haven’t seen much lately on the news about the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, where they still have family and friends.

    It seems to them that coverage after the disaster quickly turned to concern about an unstable nuclear reactor and then faded away altogether.

  • Weather warnings issued in region; river pours into West Point

    Waters are climbing and already are overflowing roads and homes along the banks of the Ohio River at West Point.

    Residents are moving their belongings to higher ground and other locations to prevent water damage.

    West Point Elementary School will be closed Monday.

    Officials say the water will continue climbing until Tuesday, even if no more rain falls. And that's not happening, according to forecasters.

    The current line of rain and storms is stalling out over the area. Another 1 to 2 inches could fall before dawn, forecasters predict.