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Today's News

  • Cultivating chivalry

    Chick-fil-A in Elizabethtown wanted to put any notion that chivalry is dead to rest this weekend.

    The restaurant hosted its third mother-son “Date Knight” event Saturday evening, which was designed to teach young sons how to display characteristics of a “modern knight” by exhibiting class and respect for women.

    Breya Grenier, marketing and sales director, said the evening gives sons an opportunity to experience what a date would be like and practice their chivalrous nature on their mothers.

  • E'town man indicted in statutory rape case

    An Elizabethtown man arrested a week ago and accused of having sexual relations with an underage girl has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Francisco J. Vasquez, 45, faces charges that include second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse.

    Forcible contact is not alleged. However, the girl is younger than 16, which is the age of consent by Kentucky law.

    According to the indictment, the incidents occurred June 16.

  • HCS finds success in FFA

    Alexis Skaggs, a recent graduate of John Hardin High School, was named the 2013 Kentucky State Star in Agri-Business, the highest award in the Kentucky FFA Association.

    The award was given for her Supervised Agriculture Experience Program at a recent Kentucky FFA convention.

  • For your Health: Practice summer fire safety

    By DONNY GILL

    Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics and especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, brings fires and injuries caused by fireworks and outdoor grills.

    According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year nearly 10,000 Americans are injured by fireworks and almost 5,000 are injured by charcoal, wood-burning and propane grill fires.

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  • Wheeling

    Dr. Richard Kyle Wheeling and Catherine Alexandra Hieronymus were married June 8, 2013, at The Barn at Cedar Grove in Greensburg. A reception followed.

    The groom is the son of Richard and Scarlett “Scottye” Wheeling of Elizabethtown.

    The bride is the daughter of Gayle Hieronymus of Prestonburg and the late Charles Hieronymus.

  • Hammer – Hamilton

    Dr. and Mrs. Brian C. Hammer of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsie Renee, to Stephen Thomas Hamilton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomas Hamilton Sr. of Bardstown.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammer and Mr. and Mrs. William Clayton of Elizabethtown. She is a 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University and is a teacher at Cox’s Creek Elementary School.

  • Henderson celebrates 80th birthday

    Marion D. Henderson celebrated his 80th birthday June 19, 2013, with family and friends.

    He worked much of his life for Brandenburg Telephone Company under the late Joe Tobin and has wonderful memories of his time there. He now farms and is helpful to many people each day.

  • Overstreet – Nelson

    Mike and Katie Nelson of Elizabethtown and Gary and Tracy Underwood of LaGrange announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Ben Nelson of Elizabethtown and Shelby Overstreet of LaGrange.

    The bride-to-be also is the daughter of the late Robert Overstreet. She is a 2013 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.

    The prospective groom also is a 2013 graduate of WKU with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. He is a graduate assistant in clinical exercise kinesiology at Ball State University.