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  • The price of prom

    By Kerry Skiff
    Prom is the last stop for seniors before graduation. It is a night when they can gather and enjoy music, food and time with friends.

    As Autumn Sandlin, a senior at Elizabethtown High School, said, “Prom is the staple of (the) high school experience. Everyone looks forward to it, sort of a last hurrah before graduation.”

    For many students, prom is a night to go all out and break the piggy bank or their parents' wallets.

  • HMH to upgrade fetal monitoring system

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized the upgrade of the fetal monitoring system for the Birth Place department, which would create a fetal electronic medical record.

    The new system, Philips OB TraceVue, would provide accurate and up-to-date surveillance on a mother and child during the birthing process while creating a comprehensive patient record for access by physicians. The system also can help assess quality of bedside care by accessing a library of clinical and administrative reports.

  • Grayson student receives KSP honor

    A Grayson County elementary school student was selected by Kentucky State Police this week as the winning student artist for the National ‘Missing Children’s Day’ poster contest, co-sponsored by the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The contest is an annual event that encourages fifth-grade students from across the country to design posters depicting the importance of bringing missing children home.

  • Hardin officials prepare for synthetic drug ban

    A new state law banning synthetic drugs signed last week by Gov. Steve Beshear has local officials making preparations to combat the drugs.

    House Bill 481 made it through the House of Representatives with unanimous approval before the Senate voted 35-2 in favor of the synthetic drug ban.

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said he was surprised to hear legislators voted “no” as the bill had a lot of support in the House and Senate.

    “That was a very positive bill we did,” Parrett said.

  • Veteran walks 2,800 miles for homelessness

    Dan Lyons plans to walk out of Elizabethtown early this morning to continue the last quarter of his six-month journey of about 2,800 miles.

    The 60-year-old will walk along U.S. 62 as he treks to Washington, D.C., to raise support for homeless veterans and encourage lawmakers to take action on their behalf.

  • Y.E.S. aiming for second alcohol election in E'town

    A push for a second alcohol vote in Elizabethtown officially has started.

    Yes for Economic Success, a volunteer group of local economic development organizations and residents, announced a plan Monday to circulate a petition to secure enough signatures to force a second vote by fall.

    The vote, if successfully placed on the ballot, offers Elizabethtown residents a chance to decide on authorization of retail liquor drink licenses, which would allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol without sales constraints or seating requirements.

  • Kitchen Adventures: Salvaging a failed recipe

    Some recipes result in delectable treats that make family and friends rave. Other recipes become complete failures.

    An attempt at dried strawberries resulted in the latter.

    The recipe promised chewy and delicious treats that taste like candy but are healthy and natural. Tasty and healthy don’t always go together so this recipe was worth a try.

    It also looked simple. All that was required in the recipe was to halve or quarter strawberries, place them on a baking sheet and dry in the oven at 210 degrees for three hours.

  • Dash of Class: New ways to serve nectarines or okra

    Here we are again in the produce section. This month, thinking of the letters N and O, we have recipes for nectarines and okra. I don’t know about you but I am not very familiar with nectarines. I only have tried them on a few occasions, so I am looking forward to learning more about them.

  • Heartland promises what can be delivered

    ISSUE: Ready for another Heartland Festival
    OUR VIEW: Re-establish a baseline for success

    The Heartland Festival will return late this summer for its 30th year.

    Over the course of its history, the event has evolved, changed and re-invented itself. It began as a community celebration and grew into a spectacle known statewide.

    For a time, the Heartland Festival was listed as one of Kentucky’s premiere events. It appeared on Top 10 lists in state tourism calendars.