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Today's News

  • Dropout bills look to raise graduation numbers

    Legislators are making two more attempts to prevent students from leaving high schools at the age of 16.

    Bills concerning compulsory attendance age of those in public school are moving through the General Assembly, each has passed its respective chambers and moved into the other house. Local school administrators support measures that would put more diplomas in the hands of students, but believe issues such as funding or consistency could be problematic.

  • 'Dad the Hero' nominated at an independent film festival

    The Sampley family once again is a semi-finalist at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

    “Dad the Hero on Vacation” is the fifth of the family’s movies to be a semifinalist, Jamey Sampley said.

    The film is one of six screened at the festival over the weekend. It is in contention with movies including “Courageous” and “Seven Days in Utopia” starring Robert Duvall.

    The grand prize is $101,000.

  • Upton woman dies in wreck

    An Upton woman died Thursday morning when police say the 2001 Dodge Caravan she was driving crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle.

    Deanna M. Barton, 33, was westbound on Ky. 224 around 10:20 a.m. when her vehicle collided head-on with a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Paul A. Neff, 56, of Hardinsburg.

    Barton was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Barton was not wearing a seatbelt according to the news release.

  • Leona Waddell weaves a place in the Smithsonian

    Leona Waddell, 84, can claim something not many people can. Something she made is in the Smithsonian Institution.

    Waddell crafts split white oak baskets and one of her baskets was donated to the Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum as a part of a basket collection.

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  • Ex-cop comedian charged with providing laughs

    An ex-police officer hopes his audience will be arrested with laughter when he appears on stage at 8 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Comedian Mike Armstrong of Crestwood, a former police officer, will headline the night of comedy. Armstrong has been featured on Comedy Central, NBC and National Public Radio, among other outlets.

    Also included in tonight’s show are C.J. Harlow and Chris Crowder.

    Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling (270) 234-8258 or at the door beginning at 7 pm.

  • Islamic event to turn attention toward faith

    Area residents who practice Islam will see their faith honored Saturday through others’ creativity.

    The Islamic Center will host the 2012 Islamic Nasheed and Prose Gathering  at 6:30 p.m. at the center on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. It is free and open to the public.

    The event, which happens yearly at the center, features poetry and prose of a religious nature recited in Arabic, English and Urdu, Imam Mohamed Ismail said.

    Dinner will be served afterward.

  • BOYS' KCAA 2ND REGION TOURNAMENT: North Hardin Christian moves into final (02/24)

    Junior Carlos Jones had 27 points, 13 rebounds, six steals and five assists as the host North Hardin Christian Falcons rolled to an 81-43 victory Thursday night over the Louisville Holy Angels Academy Angels in the KCAA 2nd Region Tournament semifinals.

    The top-seeded Falcons (22-3), who have won 9-of-10, will play either second-seeded Hillview MICAH or third-seeded Louisville Highlands Latin in the title game at 7 tonight. The Falcons are ranked third out of 17 in the KCAA statewide poll.

  • PREP BOWLING: Central Hardin sweeps Green County (02/24)

    BOWLING

    BOYS’ PREP

    THURSDAY’S SCORES

    CENTRAL HARDIN 6, GREEN COUNTY 1

    CAMPBELLSVILLE — Results from Thursday’s dual at Philips Lanes (x-denotes earned team point; in baker, a team has five bowlers rotate, each bowling two frames; 1-6, 2-7, 3-8, 4-9, 5-10):

    Team Scores

  • PREP SWIMMING: Johnson shows he's a quick learner in the water (02/24)

    Senior Matt Johnson didn’t have a lick of experience when he joined the Elizabethtown High School swim team more than two years ago.