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Today's News

  • A cast carried by the film's giant star

    I will make an enemy of every “Twilight” fan on the planet when I talk of Robert Pattinson’s performance in “Water for Elephants.”

    The Pachyderm has more personality than Pattinson. But at least he smiled a few times in this one.

    The film is based on the best-selling novel written by Sara Gruen. It’s about a veterinary student, Jacob (Pattinson), whose parents die in a car accident right as he’s getting ready to take his final vet school exam.

  • Update: Wet weekend followed by forecast of more storms

    Soaked soil was unable to absorb much of the heavy weekend rains complicating flooding problems across the region.

    Hardin County's Mesonet weather station recorded 3.25 inches of rain over the weekend. More rain and occasional thunderstorms are likely today, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to forecasters. An additional three-tenths had fallen by 7 a.m. today on top of the April total of 11.58 inches as of midnight Sunday.

  • I-65: The new L&N

    Model train enthusiast Jim Prentice recounted how a group of Bardstown dignitaries traveled to Louisville in the 1960s to protest L&N’s plan to end the passenger rail service that chugged into their town on a spur.

    When a railway official asked how they had arrived that day, they answered by car and bus.

    Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the last Louisville & Nashville passenger run.

  • Schools liven up atmosphere to ease state-testing stress

    To get students ready for days of intensive testing, schools around the county allowed kids to live it up a little, in hopes it will result in high scores.

    The window for the Kentucky Core Content Test begins today, so schools have been working to boost their students’ spirits and set goals for them to achieve.

    Many schools held assemblies, including Creekside, Howevalley and Meadow View elementary schools. Vine Grove Elementary School students took a walk around the town Friday to receive encouragement from businesses in the area.

  • Easter service delievers special message to Christians

    About 20 congregation members swept past the faint scent of Easter lilies in the small entry of the 160-year-old Christ Episcopal Church and Christ Lutheran Chapel building in Elizabethtown for the 8 a.m. Easter service.

    The Rev. Alice Nichols, rector of the church for nearly four years, likes the extra candles, lilies and attendees that accompany Easter services every year.

    She said it gives her the chance to tell more people about the death and resurrection of Jesus.

    “In a way, every Sunday is Easter,” she said.

  • Flood waters rising in West Point

    While many people organized Easter egg hunts and family dinners, some West Point residents were moving out of their homes to avoid flood waters.

    Angela Frost watched her husband, Joseph, and some friends take the central air conditioning unit apart to retrieve water-sensitive parts to prepare for the worst flooding the family has seen in seven years of living on Elm Street.

    “We wanted to go to church, but we’ve been packing all morning,” she said.

  • Hollings graduates basic training

    HOLLINGS. Army Pfc. Latisha S. Hollings has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. A 2009 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, she is the daughter of Louis and Christine Hollings of Radcliff.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: When it comes to Miss Softball, why not Whelan? (04/25)

    Sixteen Miss Softball winners have come and gone and none have been from Hardin, LaRue or Meade counties.

    Not that the area hasn’t produced some fine players. Former Elizabethtown standout Whitney Valentine and ex-North Hardin star Jennifer Young both pitched on the NCAA Division-I level and Valentine still holds many of the KHSAA’s state pitching records. Former Central Hardin standout Kylie Brady is arguably one of the best hitters the 5th Region has produced.

  • Rain, flooding put soccer season on hold

    The rain, the rain, it’s not going away. So the Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Association has decided its games and practices will come another day.

    In a mass email sent at 7:23 p.m. Sunday, the EYSA board wrote “Dear Parents and Coaches, All of EYSA practice and game facilities are closed until further notice. There will be absolutely no practices or games for all programs: This includes U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U19 and AFFC until further notice.”

    That notice doesn’t appear to be coming any time soon.

  • ECTC promotes tsunami awareness, support

    Ryoko Myers of Elizabethtown and Tomoko Lynch of Big Clifty haven’t seen much lately on the news about the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, where they still have family and friends.

    It seems to them that coverage after the disaster quickly turned to concern about an unstable nuclear reactor and then faded away altogether.