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Today's News

  • Dile recognized for work in developmental education

    Beverly Dile has spent a good part of her life dedicated to the service of students who need an extra boost when transitioning to a higher-learning institution.

    And her work is gaining statewide attention.

    Dile, coordinator of the developmental education department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, was recognized last month, receiving the Belva Sammons Award for Distinguished Service from the Kentucky Association of Developmental Education. Dile was nominated by her department.

  • Speakers with Spark: Learn valuable lessons from Rudolph this holiday season

    It is that time of year again … the Christmas movies of our youth pop up on television or DVD and remind us of our childhood. I recently had an encounter with an old favorite, “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.” It was just as I remembered, but this time I saw it in a completely different way.

  • Tree lighting, caroling highlight weekend in Radcliff

    Radcliff will be hosting a sundry of Christmas festivities to ring in the season, but residents should not expect to see the traditional Christmas parade marching down Lincoln Trail Boulevard this year.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said cost was a factor in the city’s decision to not host the Christmas parade, but he said a revamped parade will debut next year as the city looks to refresh its take on Christmas.

  • Local postal employees critical of downsizing plan

    U.S. Postal Service employees described mail delays blamed on inconsistent performance at a regional processing center in Louisville and expressed concerns of diminished mail service if additional cuts are implemented.

  • Allen Baugh: Doing what hits his warm button

    At age 81, Allen Baugh’s life is a mix of farming, faith, science and craftsmanship.

    He’s farmed all his life. He was born near West Point and his family moved to Jefferson County in the mid 1940s. In 1955, the family moved to farm in Hardin County and he’s lived in Hardin County ever since.

    Farming has always been something he enjoyed.

    “It just hits my warm button,” he said.

  • Scouts honored at first class banquet

    Eighteen First Class Scouts were honored at the Lincoln Trail District First Class Banquet on Oct. 27. Tony Rose, a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, was the guest speaker.
    Eighty Scouts, parents and guests attended the banquet at the White Mills Christian Camp dining hall. Souvenir pocket knives were presented to the Scouts who had achieved first class rank since Sept. 1, 2010. Troops with First Class Scouts present included troops 134, 155, 233, 244, 600 and 829.

  • Auxiliary raises money for Wreaths Across America

    The Ladies Auxiliary of Ritchie-Trent American Legion Post No. 148 in West Point wanted to help raise money for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization dedicated to placement of live evergreen wreaths on the tombstones of veterans throughout America.

  • John Hardin, LaRue County high schools to perform at inauguration

    Fresh off a third-place finish in Class 4-A last month in the state marching band competition, the John Hardin High School band performs this month to an even broader audience at inauguration ceremonies for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The inauguration is Dec. 13 in Frankfort.

    The marching band will perform the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s state song, “My Old Kentucky Home,” in front of the governor’s reviewing stand that day.

  • Gregory speaks to Ancestral Trails Historical Society on DNA

    At the November meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society, Melvin Gregory explained how DNA could be used in genealogy to break down brick walls that a genealogist may have. He used a PowerPoint presentation to explain the DNA program he used, explain-ing how it helped him discover new relatives, some from Great Britain.
    The next meeting of Ancestral Trails is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. There will be election of officers for the coming year, followed by the annual potluck Christmas party.
     

  • Students honored at the Music Studio of Terry Strange

     
    The Music Studio of Terry Strange recently honored two students for outstanding work on their music studies.
    Owen Cranmer was given a Star Student Award for his hard work on learning guitar as a newer student, and Carson Ching was given the Young Student of the Month Award for his accomplishments and hard work in his guitar classes.