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Today's News

  • Joshua Hines sentenced to 35 years

    Joshua Hines had decided April 7, 2011, was the day he was going to kill himself.

    He went to see his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, to use a phone to call an ambulance because he didn’t want his father to see his dead body.

    Ballard let Hines inside her Bardstown Road home and that’s when the 23-year-old’s plan fell apart. The gun Hines had placed in his waistband fell down his pants leg. When Ballard saw it, she screamed.

  • More cowbell? Blue Oyster Cult to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx

    Another classic rock giant has been added to the Fort Knox Summer Concert at Godman Army Airfield.

    The post on Monday announced Blue Oyster Cult will open for co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx on June 23.

    Tickets are on sale for $30 before the day of the concert and $35 at the gate and can be purchased by calling the Information, Ticketing and Registration office at (502) 624-5030 or logging on to www.ticketmaster.com.

  • Civil War event has great potential

    TOPIC: Sesquicentennial event
    OUR VIEW: Good start, think bigger

    Long before downtown Elizabethtown had a Justice Center, paved roads or electricity, the area was full of Civil War action.

    Last month's sesquicentennial event attracted plenty of attention downtown as area residents re-enacted — at least for a few hours — what life was like in this town in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

  • In this abduction story, only the roast beef disappears

    know how easy it is for a child to be abducted. That’s because when I was a child, I invited a stranger into my home.

    It was 1963, I was in second grade and Mom was at a PTA meeting. I had been allowed to come home and stay by myself rather than wait at school until the meeting was over.

    That’s when the stranger rang the doorbell.

  • Blue Oyster Cult added to Knox lineup

    Classic rock group Blue Oyster Cult has been added to the June 23 Fort Knox Summer Concert at Godman Army Airfield. The group will kick off the night which features co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx.

    Tickets are on sale for $30 before the day of the concert and $35 at the gate. For information or to purchase tickets, call the ITR at (502) 624-5030 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

  • Purple reign: E'town Relay for Life asks residents to 'paint' town

    For the second year in a row, Elizabethtown’s Relay for Life is asking residents and businesses to “paint” the city purple, the color associated with cancer survivors.

    Carla D’Alessio, Relay for Life co-chairwoman, said Paint the Town Purple is a five-day build-up to the main Relay for Life event. Beginning May 6, home and business owners are encouraged to decorate buildings and streets with items such as purple flowers, ribbons or lights.

  • Summer concert expected to return in September timeframe

    Elizabethtown’s tradition of an annual summer concert remains intact this year.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said Friday the city has secured a band to play at Freeman Lake Park and formally will announce the artist in early May.

    Vaughn said she could not provide details on the artist’s identity or genre.

    Since the concert’s relaunch, the city has focused on classic rock acts known for chart-topping singles still prevalent on the radio, such as Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Foghat and The Guess Who.

  • John Hardin High School undergoes transformation for prom

    The prom theme for John Hardin High School, “The Clock Strikes Midnight,” was an appropriate one. Because like Cinderella, who had only a short time for her transformation for the ball before all of her finery disappeared, the school building had to undergo a magical makeover, too.

  • Pets come to shelters under troubled circumstances

    Gwen was found in the home of a Radcliff resident who was hoarding about 20 cats before she went to live at the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove.

    The tabby is so friendly she climbs on volunteers to get attention as they clean litter boxes. She still is one of two cats from that home that hasn’t found a permanent family with which she can play and cuddle.

    Some local pet adoption events this weekend meant needed families for some of the area’s homeless pets.

  • The Art of Performance: Young hockey goalie works hard to succeed

    Occasionally, young athletes make new opportunities for themselves based upon preparation and opportunity. This is the case of 22-year-old Braden Holtby, the starting goaltender during the 2012 playoffs for the Washington Capitals professional hockey team.