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Today's News

  • Vine Grove council member speaks against unification

    Vine Grove City Council member Garry McCoy won’t attend meetings scheduled this week to discuss unifying local governments in Hardin County.

    He spoke during the council’s monthly meeting Monday when Mayor Blake Proffitt asked council members if they had been invited to an informational session scheduled for today to help explain the proposal to elected officials.

  • Children, adults fill work and volunteer roles for Cathy Wyatt

    Cathy Wyatt’s work spans a broad spectrum of ages.

    As a special needs instructional assistant at Morningside Elementary School, her work involves the young. As a volunteer at Helmwood Healthcare, she works with older adults.

    “I just love it,” Wyatt said.

    For her job at the elementary school, Wyatt generally works from 7:50 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year.

  • The List: Be back-to-school ready at home

    Students throughout the community head back to school today, and educators say there is an important role for parents to play in a successful school year. The U.S. Department of Education offers the following tips.

    — Create a home environment that encourages learning and schoolwork. Establish a daily family outine of mealtimes with time for homework, chores, bedtime and family activities.

  • Speakers with Spark: Now's the time for setting realistic goals

    By Sheila O’Mara
    For Wednesday’s Woman

    A new school year is upon us and I must admit this is my favorite time of year. Not because of going back to school, but because it’s school and office supply sale time and to an office supply junkie like me, it feels like Christmas.

  • First day can be harder for those new to elementary, middle or high school

    As Kim Crowder called out colors, the children circled around her feet happily responded back with “I have orange on!” or “Call green!” Crowder, a kindergarten teacher at Howevalley Elementary School, was showing students how to line up to leave the classroom and was choosing them by the color of their clothes.

    They weren’t technically students yet, however; Crowder and her fellow kindergarten teachers were working with incoming kindergartners July 27 to prepare them for the first day of school today as part of a program called Kindercamp.

  • Y.E.S. submits petitions for alcohol vote

    Yes for Economic Success has submitted its petitions to Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb, hoping a confirmation follows so a local option election for expanded alcohol sales can be scheduled in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove by fall.

    Tabb on Tuesday said a ruling could come as early as today.

    Tabb’s staff received the petitions last week and has been meticulously reviewing the signatures ever since, using as many as seven people to verify the names are legitimate, he said.

  • Governor visits troops in Iraq

    Gov. Steve Beshear spent Tuesday in body armor and a Kevlar helmet.

    He and the governors of Nevada, Tennessee and Utah were in Kuwait and Iraq visiting members of the military stationed in Iraq and being briefed about the war.

    Beshear said during a telephone news conference on Tuesday afternoon, 9:30 p.m. in Kuwait, that he has had to order troops into dangerous situations as commander-in-chief of the Kentucky National Guard.

  • PREP GOLF: Tuesday's results (08/03)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S EVENTS

    FRANKLIN COUNTY FLYER CLASSIC

    LEXINGTON — Results from Tuesday’s second round of the Franklin County Flyer Classic at the par-72 Marriott Griffin Gate Golf Course:

    13. Elizabethtown (315)

  • PREP SPORTS: State wrestling, soccer venues changing (08/03)

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is overhauling three of its state championships, changing the venues where the soccer final four and wrestling state tournaments are conducted.

    In a press release Tuesday, the organization announced it is moving the boys’ and girls’ soccer final four to Lexington Paul Dunbar from Georgetown College and the wrestling state tournament to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington from the Frankfort Convention Center.

  • GOLF: Four local golfers in top 20 at Kentucky Open (08/03)

    Four local golfers are tied for 16th or better after the first day of the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in Louisville.

    Former John Hardin standout Stephen Montgomery fired an opening round 71, which put him in an eight-way tie for eighth place and six shots behind leader Blake Watts of New Albany, Ind.