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Today's News

  • School districts use down time for building work

    Empty school buildings make perfect spaces for a different kind of work during summer.
    Summer break gives schools a chance to make headway on building construction projects, maintenance and repairs.
    Each district is overseeing several construction projects this summer.
    Elizabethtown Independent Schools has three projects under way, including renovation of Helmwood Heights Elementary School, construction of a preschool and kindergarten center, and replacement Elizabethtown High School’s roof.

  • Whole family volunteers at Warm Blessings

    Six-year-old Emma Fellows, center, is joined by her grandmother, left, Brenda Bush and her mother, Sarah Fellows as she volunteers wrapping silverware for the Warm Blessings meal program. Emma who is too young to do some task at the Kitchen, has been volunteering faithfully each week the past year to have the silverware in order for each meal.

    To inquire about volunteering call Linda at 737-2929. 

  • Ballard graduates from basic training

    BALLARD. Air Force Airman Kristofer K. Ballard recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

    He is a 2010 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. He is the son of Sheri Ballard and Russ Ballard; brother to Bryce Ballard; and grandson to Jerry and Rosie Scott of Elizabethtown. 

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown has special speaker

    Dr. Tom Barnes, University of Kentucky’s well-known author and nature authority, spoke to an enthusiastic group at the June 2 meeting of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, held at the Brown-Pusey House.  He gave a slide show presentation with advice on nature photography.   

    A major upcoming club event is the Annual Garden Tour & Tea , from 1 to 5 p.m., June 12.  Tickets are $10. Call 737-8082 for details. 

  • Armor School to case colors Friday

    After calling Kentucky home for 71 years, the transition of armor functions from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Ga., will pass another milestone this week when units with the U.S. Army Armor School case their colors at Brooks Field.

  • Business education options discussed at CU-Hodgenville

    Campbellsville University is hosting an informational session Wednesday at its Hodgenville campus to discuss its J. Chester Porter and Maria L. Bouvette School of Business and Economics.

    It is the third in a series of four regional sessions in which CU officials provide information about the master of business administration degree, the master of arts in organizational leadership degree and the bachelor of science degree in organizational management.

  • Coin crew rings in a mystery

    Buckets of change is not all the Stephensburg Fire Department collected during this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.

    As volunteers sifted through mounds of contributions, a woman’s gold wedding band was found, said safety officer Jeff Thompson.

    “We were just going through the change and separating it and someone yelled out they had found a wedding ring,” Thompson said. “I thought they were kidding.”

    It was no joke.

  • Searching for balance of business and art

    As Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave navigates its course through the rough waters of viability, a new man at the helm has put into place a few things he hopes will keep the organization afloat.

    Christopher Carter Sanderson, whose effective start date at KRT as its new executive director was March 1, arrived with some specific goals in mind.

    “I tried to move with alacrity to address the immediate concern of serving the public through theater,” Sanderson said.

  • Tornadoes fall upon the just and the unjust

    Two old codgers decided to make a trip to California. On the way, they stopped at the Grand Canyon. Staring down at the Colorado River 6,000 feet below, gazing at the far side of the canyon 18 miles away, awestruck by the canyon’s multi-colored layers of rock, the two men stood speechless.

    Finally, one said, “Sumpum musta happened here.”

    Yep. It took several million years, but something indeed happened there. And it’s a beautiful display, many would say, of God’s handiwork in nature.

  • Dash of Class: B foods

    This week we return to our culinary field trip and the letter of choice is B.

    If you are accustomed to only eating a banana on your cereal, you are not utilizing that fruit to its fullest. There are so many wonderful recipes for bananas including banana bread, banana cake, bananas in gelatin — now that’s an old one — and banana pudding, But there are many other ways to use bananas and I have some for you. Included is a Banana Peanut Salad recipe from my sister-in-law. It's a good substitute for the Banana Croquettes.