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Today's News

  • Income tax deduction time limit draws near

    For some area residents, the end of the calendar year means making sure income tax deductions are in line.

    Otherwise, they won’t benefit fully from charitable contributions and other qualifying deductions until 2013.

    Krystal Williams, manager of Accounting and Tax Professionals in Elizabethtown, said business gets hectic in December with people trying to get in last-minute deductions.

    Many regular clients make such arrangements near the end of the calendar year, especially deductions for money given to charity, she said.

  • 'Great snakes!' Spielberg has a new toy — motion capture

    “The Adventures of Tintin” is the first collaboration between Hollywood powerhouses Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. It’s also Spielberg’s first movie using the filmmaking toy of motion capture special effects and digital filming.

    Spielberg, who directed the film, has had the rights to “Tintin” since the 1980s after someone told him “Raiders of the Lost Ark” reminded them of the book series featuring Tintin written and illustrated by Hergé.

  • Listing the reasons for lists

    A new year means resolutions for many, but I’ve pretty much abandoned that idea.

    That doesn’t mean I don’t have room for improvement in many areas of my life. Everyone has room for improvement, right?

    But, as fond as I am of lists, the New Year’s resolution list is one I’ve just never gotten on board with.

    It really doesn’t make sense, though, because, as my significant other, Rebecca Ricks, is fond of pointing out, I tend to make lists for everything.

  • Food bank makes notable advances

    ISSUE: Feeding America's leadership change
    OUR VIEW: Program's success is praiseworthy

    Gary Miles says he feels it’s time to slow down a bit, relax and enjoy his other life interests. After more than 13 years as executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, Miles retires Jan. 1 and will pass along the reigns of leadership at the food bank.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown, LaRue County earn wins (12/29)

    Freshman post Zane Najdawi came off the bench to record a double-double and lead the Elizabethtown Panthers to an 81-44 win over Spencer County on Wednesday in the Nelson County Classic.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North advances to title game in Frankfort (12/29)

    North Hardin senior guard Brianna Woodson had 15 points, four rebounds and three steals to lead the Lady Trojans to a 46-41 win over Knox Central on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Lady Wolverine Christmas Tournament at Frankfort Western Hills.

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts added 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Lady Trojans (10-2), who have won three straight. Sophomore guard Domeneque Taft chipped in with eight points.

    NORTH HARDIN 46, KNOX CENTRAL 41

  • Club installs officers and presents awards

    The Radcliff Woman's Club held its Dec. 12 meeting amidst the decorated trees at Colvin Community Center. After a catered dinner, Kyu Reisch added to the holiday atmosphere by playing  “O Holy Night” on her harmonica.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau earns Safety Day 'Award of Excellence'

    In an effort to continue safety education among youth in the community, the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service partnered with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to host its third annual “Safety Day” program in October. This has been a great opportunity not only for Hardin County youth but has served to involve local volunteer leaders, businesses and organizations working as a team to promote “Safety Awareness.”

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: EKU's Denham runs wild in Richmond (12/29)

    All Eastern Kentucky junior running back Matt Denham wanted was an opportunity to show what he could do. Once the chance finally came, he ran with it.

    Literally.

    Denham’s opportunities were few and far between the first four games this past season, but once starting running back Jeremiah Williams went down with an injury, Denham instantly became the first-team running back. He made the most of the chance, bursting on the scene with a 216-yard performance in Eastern Kentucky’s 48-16 victory over Eastern Illinois.

  • Photo: Getting in the last rounds of the year