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Today's News

  • Eagle Scout project in need of volunteers

    Evan Chadwick is looking for a few good hands to clean up what his father says is a beautiful part of Freeman Lake sullied by debris.

    Evan, 14, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 668 and is staging a cleanup of Braddock Bay at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown this weekend. He is looking for volunteers willing to help him complete an Eagle Scout project and restore some serenity to the lake. 

  • Leitchfield man accused of assault indicted by grand jury

    Among those indicted in October was a Leitchfield man accused of stabbing a Summit man in front of the alleged victim's wife and four children.

    Steven Dewayne Wilson, 38, is charged with first-degree assault and first-degree stalking. He is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 22 in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Wilson on Aug. 27 after he allegedly stabbed James Hodge multiple times with a punch knife and struck him with a crow bar, according to a citation.

  • Photo: Preparing the square for the season
  • Cobbler Palooza set for Saturday

    Cobbler Palooza will host several local bands from noon-6 p.m. Saturday as part of the Second Saturday program and in celebrating the 8th anniversary of Cobbler’s Cafe in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The parking lot on the left side of the café will be blocked off for the free concert.

  • Eastview man sentenced on child porn charges

    An Eastview man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by a life term of supervised release after being convicted by a federal jury of child pornography charges.

    Gary Loyd Keith was found guilty on June 23 of receiving and possessing child pornography following a three-day trial in U.S. District Court. At the time of his arrest in May 2009, Keith was on supervised probation for a 2005 conviction in Hardin Circuit Court for distributing and possessing child pornography.

  • ECTC, WKU entering agreement for seamless transfers

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University, with its main campus in Bowling Green, are set to enter today into a joint admissions agreement.

    The agreement is meant to expand the partnership between the two schools and allow students easier access to a four-year degree by allowing students to be admitted to ECTC and WKU at the same time.

    ECTC President/CEO Thelma White and WKU President Gary Ransdell plan to sign the agreement at 2:30 p.m. today at ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center.

  • Everything 4 Kids holds book signing in Radcliff

    Author Lena Goldman will sign copies of her book “Walking through the Maze; A Children’s Guide for Loss and Grief” Saturday at Everything 4 Kids in Radcliff.

    Goldman, a Corydon, Ind., resident came up with the idea for the book when she was counseling two children whose father had committed suicide. After searching for books on grief for children she found few because most were for adults. She wanted to write a book for children to help them explore their own grief process.

  • Glen Rice and friends are back at the PAC

    Glen Rice and his friends will be back at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School for their final concert of the year.

    This is the sixth season for the Glen Rice Family and Friends concert series.

    Rice will perform with his family and many old and new friends for a tribute to the Statler Brothers, Alabama, the Oak Ridge Boys and the Gatlin Brothers.

  • Zombies everywhere

    I’m not sure at what point in our nation’s history zombies became cool. They’ve appeared in B horror films for years.

    Maybe we can blame Michael Jackson for it. Jackson and his zombie friends danced their way to music history in “Thriller.”

    It’s more likely the fault of popular films today with zombie themes or television shows such as “The Walking Dead.”

  • DiCaprio shines but 'J. Edgar' fades

    Audience reactions to a Tuesday night screening of “J. Edgar” starring Leonardo DiCaprio (“Inception”) were mixed. While most agreed the film was well made, they also thought some of the interviews they had seen about the movie were deceptive.

    That morning DiCaprio appeared on “Good Morning America” and implied that although rumors about Hoover’s private life would be explored, the portrayal in the film would be open enough to let the audience reach its own conclusions about those rumors.