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Today's News

  • Faces and Places: Marine House: A home for brotherhood

    It is fitting the Marine House in Elizabethtown is also a private residence.

    Hosting meetings of Marine Corps League, Perry Braden Detachment No. 402 every second Saturday of the month, the place — located at 4090 Bardstown Road — is like a home where family members reunite.

    “It’s like a brother and a sister,” Floyd Burkhammer said, referring to the relationships he has with other members.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue's Ray of light at State (02/19)

    LEXINGTON Bernard Ray stood up with 2 seconds left, realizing he finally had achieved his dream of winning a state title.

    It was the only title the once-favored LaRue County Hawks would win on this night.

    Ray, a senior, beat Johnson Central senior John Conley, 10-6 to win the 182-pound championship in the finals of Saturday’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.

  • Winter weather expected

    A winter storm is expected to cross into Kentucky and bring snow to the region.

    Forecasters say Hardin County will see rain changing over to snow today. The latest forecast says local accumulation will be a half inch. Snow is expected into the afternoon but south winds will push temperatures into the 40s.

    A winter storm advisory covering 35 counties stretches from Bowling Green to Ashland. LaRue, Hart and Nelson counties are included under the National Weather Service advisory but Hardin and other counties to the north and west are not.

  • White Mills community news

    Just a reminder that Hardin County Schools are closed Monday in observance of President’s Day.

    Congratulations to Dillon Brock for winning the Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee. He is a seventh grader at West Hardin Middle School.

    Don’t forget, there is a community service at 6 p.m. tonight at Unity Baptist Church in Stephensburg. Brother Doug Peters will bring the message. Brother Kenny Curle wil present special music.

    Brotherhood Day will be observed at 11 a.m. today at the church. The men are in charge of the service.

  • Couple help preserve black history in community

    Brenda Tucker makes a point of learning something new every time she walks into the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery.

    The president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority latched onto the words of Langston Hughes’ poem “Dreams” Saturday as the lesson she would take away from the collection.

    “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly,” the poem reads. “Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go life is a barren field, frozen with snow.”

  • Black History Gallery hosts annual open house

    Elizabethtown’s Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery opened its doors Saturday for its annual open house in honor of Black History Month.

    The house at 100 Gallery Place is home to a collection of memorabilia gathered over the years by Connor, who dreamed of opening a gallery but never saw it come to fruition, explained Brenda Tucker, president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

    Connor died in 1988, a year before her husband, Charles, opened the doors to the public. The gallery has been hosting its annual open house for more than 20 years.

  • Community is violated by church break-ins

    ISSUE: Theft at seven local churches
    OUR VIEW: Burglaries take more than possessions

    Respect for the property and possessions of others is the first behavioral lesson taught by well-meaning parents. The concept is affirmed in every basic rule of law. It dates back to ancient times and was quite clearly stated when Moses delivered God’s top 10 expectations: Thou shall not steal.

    That’s No. 8 in the Ten Commandments.

  • Church services proceed despite burglaries

    Services at some area churches today will lack some technical advantages.

    Pastors from some of the six churches recently burglarized say services will continue as planned without many changes, despite losing sound equipment, cameras and other items they are accustomed to using.

    Don Sexton, pastor of Stephensburg United Methodist Church, said members of his church will miss the drum set that was stolen. A new one will be purchased thanks to replacement insurance and the congregation will be OK for a while without the microphones that were taken, he said.

  • Colleagues, family remember Virgil Pearman

    Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

    He grew up in a family with 14 siblings. The former state legislator and his wife of more than 50 years, Wilma, had seven children of their own and many grandchildren.

  • Central Hardin graduate to direct band at new high school

    By TOM DEKLE, Landmark News Service

    Shawn Robinson, an accomplished musician, music teacher and conductor, will be the first leader of the Thomas Nelson High School music program.

    “He’s a very successful conductor. He’s a very dedicated musician, and first and foremost, he is intent on making great things happen for kids,” Principal Wes Bradley said Thursday.

    Thomas Nelson High, a new high school in eastern Nelson County, opens this fall.

    For Robinson, the position will amount to somewhat of a homecoming.