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Today's News

  • Four arrested at E'town meth lab

    Law enforcement officers arrested four people at an Elizabethtown home with two children inside where agents say methamphetamine had been manufactured.

    Elizabethtown residents Andrew M. Cameron, 26, and Jerry C. Nofsinger, 36, and Leitchfield residents Chad M. Dennis, 36, and Jennifer K. Wills, 33, were arrested Jan. 18 at a Preakness Drive home where police say Cameron and Nofsinger were living.

    The three men are scheduled to appear Feb. 1 for a preliminary hearing in Hardin District Court.

  • January Student Editor

    Michael Niemeyer is this month's student editor.

    Michael is a 16-year-old junior who is homeschooled. He is involved with Boy Scouts, ECA Soccer, Teen Court, his church youth group, RYSA soccer and Faith Homeschool.

    He enjoys guitar, reading and soccer and hopes to become a doctor or lawyer.

    Michael joined Rising Voices to improve his writing skills and develop a more varied writing style. He also wants to inform his peers trough writing and gain a better idea of how the news media works.

  • Community input sought to prevent elder abuse

    Residents should be vigilant when they see senior citizens who seem hesitant to talk, confused, disoriented or afraid, said Normaline Skees, long-term care ombudsman for the Lincoln Trail District.

    There might be reason to worry about seniors who have injuries that have not been properly cared for, have injuries that are inconsistent with the explanations they give for them, frequently need medical care or might lack necessities, such as food, water and utilities, Skees said.

  • Judge formally sentences Buggeland

    Before Judge Ken Howard read the prison sentence Tuesday, Erik Buggeland took a moment to scan the nearly full courtroom, filled with media, attorneys and the family and friends of others waiting to go before the judge.

    Buggeland, 36, pleaded guilty but mentally ill in December to charges of killing his parents, Terje and Margaret Buggeland, in September 2010.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the Elizabethtown man bludgeoned his parents with a dumbbell before fleeing in their vehicle. He later was arrested in Adamsville, Tenn.

  • Lifted up from the depths: Rick Green celebrates 15 years of sobriety

    In jail, on his knees, Rick Green’s life changed.

    “I prayed to God right there on the jail floor, ‘please kill me or heal me,’” Green said, following years of struggling with addiction.

    At that point in his life, he was tired of living and in jail for a DUI. He was chased by the Indiana State Police for more than an hour and couldn’t remember any of it when he woke up in jail.

  • The Best: Second-day asparagus makes best egg salad

    One of my all-time favorite meals is a special egg salad made with grilled asparagus served on a good multi-grain bread. I always have a loaf of Tastefully Simple’s Wheat Beer Bread made, so this is my bread of choice. The recipe for the egg salad originally came from Debbie Ferrante, who had a coffee café, Uncommon Grounds, just off the square in Elizabethtown some 15 or 20 years ago.

    You can make the egg salad with boiled asparagus, but it is much better with grilled or roasted asparagus.

  • The Best: The best pineapple upside down cake

    I featured Mary Beason of Elizabethtown in a food column 21 years ago, and her recipes have always been some of my favorite ones.

  • Lawmakers hope to rewrite redistricting process

    The General Assembly’s plans for new legislative boundaries based on the 2010 census have been approved and signed by the governor. But the proposals and the process left many legislators with a bitter aftertaste.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, plans to introduce a bill today that’s designed to change the process. It would require a panel of House and Senate members to create a draft plan in a public manner complete with open meetings and citizen participation.

  • The Best: Easy, boil-free lasagnas

    When we moved to Hardin County some 25 years ago and I started attending Radcliff Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), I fell in love with it. We had lived in Lexington previously and I had been employed as secretary to the minister of music at the church I attended, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The church in Lexington was wonderful; it was a very large church that had a great, large choir and many activities for people of all ages.

  • Dash of Class: Reader-submitted cookies, pasta salad

    As usual, I am giving you some new recipes that have been given to me by readers or requested by readers.