Today's News

  • German POWs left mark on Fort Knox

    Palm tree drawings on some Fort Knox chimneys aren’t from a mason’s Florida vacation fantasy – they are the mark of German prisoners of war.
    Symbolizing the Afrika Korps expeditionary force, the trees at least lack the swastika on the trunk of the official seal.
    The Army post during World War II was home to thousands of enemy soldiers, some of whom were put to work repairing officers’ homes after a big storm, said Antonio Thompson, a history professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.

  • Turnaround results in collision
  • National Symphony Orchestra chamber trio presents PAC concert

    A chamber trio from the National Symphony Orchestra will bring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Shubert and others to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

    “That’s our very first program,” cellist Steven Honigberg said, referring to the PAC venue being the first of three where the trio will play.

    Along with Honigberg, who described himself as a Midwesterner, Russian violinist Natasha Bogachek and Japanese violist Tsuna Sakamoto will perform in the program.

  • Faces and Places: Students craft from the heart for Valentine's day
  • 'What Shall I Do?' coming to State Theater

    Louisville playwright Tyrone Goodman will bring a story of a family rebuilding when “What Shall I Do?” is performed at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown on Saturday.

    The play, Goodman’s third, concerns a family dealing with divorce and the teenage girl devastated by her parents’ break-up, he said.

  • Authors sign books at Barnes & Noble

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    Elizabethtown author Russell Lunsford will be signing his latest book, “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle – Adventurer,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    The book is about a 12-year-old Eastern Kentucky boy who, in 1976, travels through time to the age of Daniel Boone and helps rescue Boone’s daughter who had been captured by Native Americans. It’s a chapter book targeting 8- to 12-year-olds.

  • Young Dibiase's life experiences drive his hip-hop

    Throughout his struggle with sickle cell anemia, Cory Smith, aka Young Dibiase, has used music as an outlet to express his pain and frustration with the disorder.

    His first album, “Trilogy,” was released Friday.

    Smith is the youngest of four siblings and grew up in a military family. He was born in Germany but considers Radcliff his home.

    As a child he was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and knew he would have to work twice as hard in life because of the disease.

  • Possession charges dismissed in child porn case

    An Elizabethtown man convicted in 2008 of distributing child pornography won a small victory in Hardin Circuit Court.
    Christopher J. Estrada was back in front of a judge last week, where two counts pending against him of possession of matter portraying sexual relations with a minor were dismissed without prejudice.

  • The force is strong with this one

    Super Bowl Sunday was a great night for me for a couple of reasons.

    First, the Green Bay Packers were triumphant and the Lombardi trophy came home.

    Second, one of the commercials brought back many childhood memories. It was probably the most popular commercial aired during the game and has more than 20 million hits on YouTube.

  • Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

    LVNV Funding LLC v. Jcory Vargason, Salt River Road, Rineyville. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $5,605.97 plus interest.