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Today's News

  • Christmas Eve-Eve celebration draws hundreds

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The event Christmas Eve-Eve, which was opened to the community for the first time last month, drew between 250 and 300 attendees and enough volunteers to feed them, said organizer Lisa Weaver, of Elizabethtown.

  • Do a friend a favor while stamping out cervical cancer

    If a vaccine existed to prevent breast cancer, women would be going in droves to their doctors’ offices to get it and they would encourage everyone they know to get vaccinated as well. That’s what women do for each other.

    Today, there is only one anti-cancer vaccine available to humans. This vaccine prevents more than 90 percent of a kind of cancer that has killed hundreds of Kentucky women in the last decade. A kind of cancer that kills 10 women each day in the United States. A kind of cancer that is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.

  • KSP investigates animal cruelty complaint

    A Munfordville man was charged with cruelty to animals after Kentucky State Police investigated a complaint on Johnson Cemetery Road near Bonnieville.

    Post 3 in Bowling Green had received prior animal cruelty complaints mentioning the same Hart County address but the instances were unsubstantiated, police said. When Trooper Jonathan McChesney arrived Wednesday, he found animal remains in a wooded lot next to the residence, according to police.

  • Embry files bill to make synthetic drugs controlled substances

    A bill filed by state Rep. C.B. Embry Jr. would expand the number of illegal controlled substances in Kentucky to include synthetic drugs.

    Embry, a Republican from Morgantown whose district stretches into western Hardin County, has filed HB 198 to amend the state’s controlled substance schedule to include synthetic cannabinoids and piperazines.

  • Legislation filed in House, Senate to clear up unification concerns

    Legislation aimed to clear up any unification miscommunication has been presented in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    State Reps. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, have sponsored HB 190 in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would exempt any city that votes no on unification from participating in a unified local government.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, has presented an identical bill, SB 78, in the Senate.

    The House version has been assigned to the Local Government Committee.

  • Latest in local 'Dad the Hero' movie series to premiere

    A free premiere of a movie made by local production company Take 7 Films is slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown.

    “Dad the Hero On Vacation” is the latest in a series of films produced by Take 7 Films, which is part of the Family Builders International Ministries in Elizabethtown.

    The free premiere of the movie is followed by another showing at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown. Admission to the second showing is $3 and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Military Briefs

    COBB. Air Force Airman Marquis E. Cobb graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, he is the son of Stacey Martin of Elizabethtown and Martino Cobb of Hodgenville.

    OHMES.Air Force Airman Arthur J. Ohmes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2008 graduate of Meade County High School in Brandenburg, he is the son of Helen and Larry Ohmes of Vine Grove.

  • Civil suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Elvis is in the building and his legacy lives on

    The King would have celebrated his 77th birthday Sunday, and despite being gone for 35 years, Elvis Presley fans have kept his legacy alive.

    Elvis tribute performer Eddie Miles believes there could be a number of reasons for The King’s longevity, but it might boil down to one thing.

    “Basically, the simple answer is the music,” he said.

    Elvis was charismatic and good-looking, Miles said, and he went beyond music into movies and TV specials.