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Today's News

  • Germs run rampant in 'Contagion'

    An unknown virus finds itself spreading throughout the globe with many lives entangling to find its source and cure.

    This basic plotline of “Contagion” might sound like films you’ve seen before but this one is different. It’s not like “Outbreak,” which was an action-adventure piece that disguised itself as medical thriller.

  • Dash of Class: Apple dishes fit for fall

    Apples, apples, everywhere. September and fall in general is the most popular time for apples. But with them being available from all over the world, we can enjoy them most any month of the year. More than half of all apples grown in the United States for fresh eating come from orchards in Washington state. One apple has five grams of fiber, supplying 20 percent of the daily fiber recommendation. Americans eat approximately 19 pounds of fresh apples annually, compared to about 46 pounds consumed annually by Europeans.

  • My memories of 9/11

    As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was observed over the weekend, many have recounted where they were or how they felt that day and in the time that followed.

    I had recently graduated from Seminary and was about to move home from Louisville. I went to work like any other morning to input data at a library collection agency in Southern Indiana. Some called us the library police.

  • Magazine features inked area resident

    About six months ago while attending a tattoo convention in Louisville, Adrienne Laine found herself offered a photo shoot with the suggestion that it might make the cover of a magazine.

    While some might find such an offer a little suspicious, her boyfriend, Tray Benham, knew it was legit. The photographer was an acquaintance.

    “I’ve known him for a while,” Benham said, explaining the man, Bill Tinney, took photos that appeared in magazines such as Easy Rider and Tattoo.

  • Area musician wants to entertain, relieve stress

    Musician Mike Jones spent his weekend celebrating what would have been bluegrass legend Bill Monroe’s 100th birthday.

    He wrote a song called “The Ghost of Mr. Bill,” which won the Come Home to the Bluegrass songwriting contest. As the winner, he performed the song at the birthday celebration in Rosine, Monroe’s birthplace.

    He performed with Blue River, a band that includes banjo player Billy Edlin, of Elizabethtown.

    It was an honor for Jones.

  • Three superintendents discuss money struggles

    Managing a school district budget is like a “juggling act” for local superintendents as they deal with state and federal shortfalls.

    Superintendents from Elizabethtown Independent Schools, Hardin County Schools and West Point Independent Schools met Tuesday night with the League of Women Voters at the Brown-Pusey House to discuss the impact of state and federal budgets on local school districts. Each spoke of the “juggling act” that preparing a district budget can be and ways they’ve made it work.

  • Murder, incest cases lead August indictments

    The cases of Lonnie Daugherty, charged with murder, and Aubra Green III, charged with multiple counts of incest, rape and sodomy, lead the August grand jury indictments.

    Daugherty, 37, was indicted on one count of murder and one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    The Indiana man is accused of strangling his wife, Michelle Daugherty, and their cat June 25 in a Holiday Inn Express room in Elizabethtown.

  • Area tops in economic growth

    The area has topped another list for financial growth, primarily because of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area was first on a list of 366 statistical areas for percentage growth in gross domestic product, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    That measures the market value of goods and services produced by a community.

    The 14.4 percent increase for 2010 represents a 13.5 percent jump compared to 2009’s increase.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Elder stateswomen lead John Hardin by Meade (09/15)

    Brittany Carter dropped her right hand down to around her knee when the John Hardin coach talked about how tall Catherine Greenwell, Macy Higdon and Hannah Howard were when the three current Lady Bulldog standouts started playing together.

    The trio’s camaraderie was on display Wednesday night at 10th District rival Meade County as they amassed all of their team’s goals and assists in a 4-1 win over the host Lady Waves.

  • It's time for HCU to focus on other vision goals

    ISSUE: HCU's unification push
    OUR VIEW: Move on to other goals

    Developing a product and selling it are very different processes.

    After 14 months of research and development by its governance subcommittee, Hardin County United offered the community its best logic in drafting a recommendation to consider government unification.