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Today's News

  • Ready to lasso some aliens?

    A movie directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) backed by executive producer Stephen Spielberg (“Super 8”) and producer Ron Howard (“Angels and Demons”) and staring Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Harrison Ford (“Star Wars”) should be expected to be a summer blockbuster. “Cowboys & Aliens” has all this plus, well, cowboys and aliens.

  • Music that comes through emotion

    For Holly Brim, music is an extension of one’s soul.

    “Whatever is happening on the inside always comes out in my music,” Brim said. “I like singing for fun as well, but for me the songs I sing have some type of emotional or spiritual connection.”

    Listeners look for something real today, she said.

    “I try to convey a realness through music,” Brim said.

  • Dash of Class: Becky Bauer is one of Hardin County's finest cooks

    I first met this month’s honoree when she was named Hardin County’s ExCEL Award winner. I also worked with her as her son, Paul, was an actor in Andy Zagar’s musical productions at West Hardin Middle School and then appeared on stage in Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s performances.

    This lady is so talented and outgoing, and I recently learned she also is an outstanding cook. Today’s honoree as “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” is Becky Bauer, teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School in Elizabethtown.

  • HCP production brings "Peanuts" comic strip to life

    The scenes are familiar to many: the perennially downtrodden, yet persevering, kid once again trying to fly a kite when all his past attempts have gone woefully awry; the anthropomorphized beagle astride his doghouse in a deadly dogfight with the unseen Red Baron.

    Those images created by the late cartoonist Charles Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts” will be represented on stage when Hardin County Playhouse presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Musical.”

  • The Best: Favorite chocolate recipes

    I’m sharing several of my favorite chocolate recipes with you today. Believe it or not, I’m not one of those folks who absolutely can’t resist chocolate. The only two chocolate treats I can’t resist are Coca-Cola Cake and Hershey’s Kisses.

  • Walk-a-thon to promote MS awareness

    Multiple sclerosis affects nearly 500 people in Hardin County and surrounding counties, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system. It interrupts the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and body.

    Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is partnering with the society’s Kentucky and southeastern Indiana chapter to promote awareness of the disease and fund research to end it.

  • Escapee arraigned in district court

    A jail inmate who escaped from a work release program last month was arraigned Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Westley Mathis, 30, is charged with second-degree escape and theft by unlawful taking of more than $500. Both are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in jail.

    Mathis escaped July 22 when he stole a car from the Elizabethtown Independent Schools' bus garage while he was part of a work-release detail. Louisville Metro Police detained him later that afternoon.

  • Postal Service changes are understandable, not welcomed

    The inscription found on the General Post Office in New York City at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” commonly misidentified as the mail carriers’ creed, describes our faith in the  United States Postal Service.
    But necessary budget cuts may impede from where letters and parcels can be mailed.

  • Army Reserve Readiness Training Center to uncase flag Friday

    One of the last cogs in the Base Realignment and Closure machine for Fort Knox will arrive Friday.

    The Army Reserve Readiness Training Center will uncase its flag at 10:30 a.m. at its official headquarters in Gaffey Hall on Old Ironsides Avenue. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • GOLF: Eight area players make cut for Kentucky Open (08/04)

    The area will be well represented during today’s final round of the 92nd annual PowerBilt Kentucky Open at Louisville’s Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.

    Of the 12 area golfers in the 156-player field, eight played well enough Tuesday and Wednesday to qualify for today, which features the top 70 players and all ties.