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  • Rogers completes nuclear power training course

    ROGERS. Navy Petty Officer third Class Phillip A. Rogers, son of Laurice D. and John L. Rogers of Hodgenville, recently completed the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit course with Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, N.Y.

    Upon completion of the course, Rogers was designated a nuclear power operator.

    Rogers is a 2004 graduate of Waggener Traditional High School in Louisville and joined the Navy in August 2009.

  • DAV Chapter 003 hosts annual picnic

    DAV Chapter 003 in Elizabethtown hosted its annual end of summer picnic at Freeman Lake Park on Sept. 8. Despite a cloudy day with mixed rain showers there was a good turnout that included a number of elected officials and DAV officers.

    The Rev. Chris Larimer of Holy Apostles Church performed the opening prayer and blessed the food. 

    To learn more about DAV Chapter 003 and DAV Chapter 003 Auxiliary contact chapter commander Terry Holt at 304-5878 or auxiliary commander Bri Rice at 234-6244.

  • Are revealing Halloween costumes appropriate? Yes


    Female firefighters with jackets a little too tight, Little Bo Peep with her high stockings and skirt that’s a little too short and devil costumes with no sleeves, fish nets and red heels.

    Yes, I will agree, definitely not church appropriate.

    Have the Halloween costumes for girls gone too far? I don’t think so.

  • Lost in a GOP Game Day nightmare

    While awaiting the Republican presidential candidates’ debate, I fell asleep, sitting there on my couch. I awoke with a jolt, glanced at my watch and realized the debates already had started. Hurriedly turning the channel to CNN, I anticipated the debate, this one broadcast live from Las Vegas.

    Instead I found College Game Day. I flipped the channel back and tried again: still College Game Day. I checked my clicker and tried once more: College Game Day again. In fact, every channel on TV was College Game Day.

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  • Are revealing Halloween costumes appropriate? No

    By Autumn Sandlin

    There are two main focuses on Halloween night, the candy and the costumes. Little kids have absolutely no problem going to the store, finding their costumes and dressing up to go trick-or-treating.

  • Production begins on bus crash documentary

    Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 Carrollton bus crash that he survived.

    Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate.

    “I don’t know why it is, but I tell my kids all the time about it,’’ he said. “I think more about what happened now than ever.’’

  • Eagle Scout project removes debris from Freeman Lake Park

    Chris Loesevitz took advantage of the sewer work at Freeman Lake Park to clean up a section of the park long ignored by fishermen and others seeking recreation because of its chaotic appearance.

    Loesevitz and his family gathered 40 or more volunteers Friday evening and Saturday morning to clean up the drained cove on the edge of the lake off Barnwood Lane as part of his Eagle Scout project. Many of the volunteers were from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

  • Driven to deliver: Magnolia man touts 56-year accident-free record

    Five nights a week, Bomar Chaudoin drives a mail truck from Elizabethtown to Louisville with a Little Debbie snack in his shirt pocket for when he gets hungry later.

    In fact, the Magnolia man, who turned 82 on Oct. 3, has been driving various routes for Pepper Mail Service, a contract mail service, since 1956.

    Now in his 56th year, Chaudoin has not had a traffic accident on the job.

    That might be due, in part, to how much Chaudoin enjoys his job.

  • Greenspace goes ghoulish

    Greenspace hosted a gallery of ghouls and goblins this weekend as Halloween creeps closer.

    The organization hosted its Enchanted Forest Hike on Sunday. The hike started at the Haycraft Mill Trailhead across from the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown and finished at a pavilion off  Haycraft Street, where visitors were equipped with water bottles and pedometers and were bombarded with candy.