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Today's News

  • Eight letters divide their world and mine

    Recognizing that the space between her world and the one she is slowly but surely entering is drawing closer, Pat Summitt stepped down as coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols last week. Summitt, who has won more basketball games than anyone in NCAA history, was diagnosed with early onset dementia last year at age 58.

    Early onset dementia attacks people younger than 65. Many are in their 40s and 50s and some even in their 30s.

  • Reality TV star visits E'town

    Amy Roloff knows about challenges.

    She stands chest-high to most women she meets, which has been the basis of social and workplace discrimination in her life.

    She didn’t used to keep posters on her walls or look through magazines.

    “I never wanted to look at anything that I never could become,” she said.

    Working to become comfortable as a little person has given her an appreciation of the challenges others faced.

    “To my world, everyone is big,” she said.

  • New Highland sends ‘Monsters Around the World’

    A first-grade class at New Highland Elementary School has unleashed monsters on America in the name of education.

    Plush monster dolls accompanied travelers around the United States and students are tracking their trips on a map as part of a geography lesson.

  • Keeper of White Mills' history

    When people need information about the history of White Mills, they usually go to one source, Henry Morrison.

    Morrison has lived in White Mills most of his life. He spends his post-retirement days delving in court house records and pouring over old newspaper articles in the library at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Documenting the small, storied town almost is a full-time hobby.

  • This Digital Life: Apple systems no longer virus-free

    The myth of Mac computers’ invulnerability against viruses was crushed this month with the report by the computer security firm Kapersky Labs that 600,000 Macs were infected by a nasty piece of malware going by the name Flashback/Flashfake.

    That announcement was followed quickly by another revealing an exploit of Microsoft Word on Macs.

  • LaRue County principal appears on KET tonight

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, recently was interviewed for a special television program about valuing teachers in Kentucky schools. It is scheduled to air statewide at 9 tonight on KET.

    Mullins and Rita Muratalla, principal of Zoneton Middle School in Bullitt County, were the only active administrators among those interviewed.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bo knows how to rebound (04/23)

    It’s in the nature of most high-level athletes to play through pain and rush back from injury when possible. That’s the mentality of Meade County senior Bo Wilson.

  • Senior Life: Families working together

    Ever heard the expression, “one big happy family”? Who has been a member of the “one big happy family”? Even in the best of situations, this cliché can be hard to achieve in difficult situations, and harder to maintain over a long period of time.

  • Photo: Up with the old, down with the new
  • City joins nationwide hunger competition

    Elizabethtown residents have the chance to earn thousands of meals and $1 million to fight hunger locally.

    The city was selected by the effort Fighting Hunger Together as one of 200 communities across the nation with high unemployment rates that might increase the number of residents who are unsure about where their meals will come from.

    A December report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors listed unemployment as the leading cause of hunger in American cities.