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Today's News

  • Louisville birders visit Greenspace trail

    Early-morning, spring-like weather March 12 brought Louisville Beckham Bird Club members to Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown. The birders, from left, Nancy Vance, Tom and Colleen Becker, Bill Friel and Tom Barnell identified more than 20 species of water and shore birds within an hour. There was praise for Greenspace’s Greenbelt Trail, which allowed them easy access to the varied birding habitats.
     

  • New farmers get training in year-long series

    Everything area producers wanted to know about farming but were afraid to ask is available at the Hardin County Extension Service.

    The service began last month with a year-long series called FarmStart, designed to provide people who have farmed for fewer than 10 years with tips and tricks to be successful.

    The series costs $100, and the next session is at 8 a.m. Friday at the Extension Service in Elizabethtown. The following session won’t take place until mid-June to give farmers time to handle spring planting.

  • Tuckers work to keep Black History Gallery running

    As usual, the Black History Gallery opened its doors to visitors on Saturdays in February, and as usual, Brenda Tucker was on hand greeting guests. But Tucker and her husband, Ralph, also were looking for problems around the house, little issues that needed to be addressed.

  • Food pantry need great despite economic improvements

    Judy Payton of Glendale can’t afford the basics on her disability pay alone.

    Payton’s bad knees, psoriasis, chronic pancreatitis and diabetes keep her from going back into the work force, so she has been coming to the U.S. Department of Agriculture food distribution at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown every month for about three years.

    “I’m on a very fixed income,” she said. “With a certain amount of income, you need a little extra something.”

  • BASEBALL: Adcock making most of opportunity with Royals

    Nathan Adcock has said being picked up by the Kansas City Royals in December’s Rule 5 Draft gives him the best shot at achieving his childhood dream of playing in the major leagues.

    His performance Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics could go a long way in helping him secure a spot in the Royals’ bullpen.

    In his spring training starting debut, Adcock scattered three hits in three innings to help the Royals knock off an A’s split squad, 4-3 in Surprise, Ariz. The outing extended his scoreless innings streak to eight in five appearances.

  • Mayor ready to lead downtown renovation

    ISSUE: Downtown Elizabethtown rejuvenation
    OUR VIEW: Walker leading effort realistically

    A downtown development program outlined by Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker has much to praise. That’s because there’s a lot to it.

    In a cover letter to City Council members, it’s contrasted with projects and programs of past years as being a “comprehensive redevelopment” and the mayor promises a continuous, consistent process directed by his office with key assistance from a full-time director of the Heritage Council.

  • Pure passion a key to performance

    The passion of performance is the foundation of the brilliantly disturbing Oscar award winning film, “Black Swan.” Natalie Portman performs as the lead ballerina in the performance of “Swan Lake,” which examines the dark side of perfection in the context of high level performance.

  • Bardstown's Bluegrass Speedway opens season April 9

    The dirt track Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown will begin its 17th season with a 17-event schedule starting April 9 with an open test-and-tune practice night.

    Racing action will take the green flag one week later April 16 with a complete program of competition featuring Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman and UMP Street Stocks.

  • LaRue woman set to compete in Mrs. America competition

    By CANDIS CARPENTER AND LINDA IRELAND
    Landmark News Service

    Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.

    Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for a benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.

  • Might as well make Haycraft while the sun shines