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Today's News

  • 3rd ESC holds Trunk or Treat

    Soldiers and family members from the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participate in the unit’s Trunk or Treat event at the 3rd ESC headquarters on Oct. 27. A trunk or treat is an event in which participants decorate their vehicles in a parking lot and have children move from car to car, rather than house to house.

  • Photo: On top of things
  • Attendance down at NHHS after alert

    Attendance suffered Friday at North Hardin High School after a note was found that specified Friday as the day for a potential threat at the school.

    Only about 62 percent of students attended school Friday. John Wright, community relations specialist for Hardin County Schools, said 555 stayed home in a school of more than 1,400 students.

    “Obviously, that’s disheartening,” Wright said.

  • HMH’s Let Christmas Shine renews ‘touching’ tradition

    A well-entrenched tradition has returned to Hardin Memorial Hospital this holiday season.

    Let Christmas Shine, an annual fundraiser hosted by the HMH Auxiliary, is on display in the lobby of the hospital, giving local residents a chance to pay tribute to a loved one or friend during the time of year in which the joys of giving are amplified.

  • Keep the light of optimism glowing or you may miss out

    I couldn’t take it any longer. Fatigued at the end of the work week and convinced my St. Louis Cardinals would not survive Game 6 of the World Series, I turned the light off and was fast asleep by 11:15 p.m. EDT.

    Early the next morning, Lori asked me who won.

    “Oh, the Texas Rangers did,” I mournfully informed her. “I stayed with the Cardinals until they left the bases loaded and fell behind 7-4.”

  • EPD arrests suspect in JC Penney arson investigation

    Elizabethtown police have arrested a JC Penney employee just three days after a fourth fire was ignited inside the Towne Mall department store.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 23, of Big Clifty faces four counts of first-degree arson and three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.

    Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer, said police believe Coolidge is behind the four fires as well as last Friday’s bomb threat at Towne Mall and two bomb threats made in October at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Portion of Nicholas Street to close for construction

    A portion of Nicholas Street will be closed to traffic starting this week and won’t reopen until late December.

    The road will be closed between 613 and 701 Nicholas Street beginning 6 a.m. Wednesday and is expected to reopen Dec. 23. City Engineer Scott Reynolds said the city will replace an aging culvert in the area.

    “It’s at a bad angle, too,” Reynolds said, adding the culvert’s placement will be realigned to maximize water flow.

    During construction, motorists are urged to use Leitchfield Road as an alternate route.

  • U.S. military shutting down postal service in Iraq

    By CHERYL PELLERIN
    American Forces Press Service

    Because U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17, Defense Department officials announced.

    Military post offices in Iraq also will stop processing mail Nov. 17. Mail already in the postal system through Nov. 17 will be processed and delivered to service members in Iraq, officials said.

  • E’town residents complete KSP training

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 60 new troopers at ceremonies Sunday in Frankfort, including two from Elizabethtown.

    Devan Cleaver of Elizabethtown was one of two recipients of the Commissioner’s Commitment to Excellence Award, presented to a cadet who demonstrates leadership, the desire to get the job done and determination to be the best every day. He was assigned to Post 14 in Ashland.

    Craig T. Hulsey, also of Elizabethtown, completed the training and was assigned to Post 9 in Pikeville.

  • To infinity and beyond

    TOPIC: Infinite Campus Portal
    OUR VIEW: Parents have a link to child's academics

    With a username and password, parents have a quick click into the academic lives of their children with Infinite Campus.

    Parents quickly can connect to the campus portal to see where their child’s academic standing is in each class, how they performed on a recent test, the class schedule for the entire school year and if there are any unexpected absences.