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Today's News

  • Cyclist injured in collision on Dixie

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to an injury wreck involving a motorcycle Monday morning on West Dixie Avenue.

    David K. Curry, 42, of Elizabethtown, was riding a blue 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, police say. Curry had just turned from North Mantle Avenue and was northbound on Dixie when the cycle collided with the left side of a silver 2005 GMC driven by Willis E. Rich Jr., 76, of Elizabethtown.

    Rich was leaving the McDonald's parking lot to pull onto the road when the wreck occurred just after 7:30 a.m., according to an EPD news release.

  • When a book is not a Nook

    Technology continues to amaze me. With a few key strokes you can send a message to dozens of friends simultaneously anytime, day or night. Or you can engage in a conversation with someone across the world without long-distance charges by instant messaging.

    You can even do the above via a smartphone or portable device.

    Wondered whatever happened to Oingo Boingo? Me, either.

    But the answer is at the fingertips of those who do.

    Tons of other information is there, too.

  • Meeting the demands of 21st century teaching and learning

    By DR. FRANK CALVANO

  • BASEBALL: Delabar to be featured on HBO show tonight

    It’s been said and written on more than one occasion that Steve Delabar’s tale of going from a physically broken down minor-league baseball pitcher turned John Hardin High School assistant coach/substitute teacher to a 28-year-old rookie relief pitcher with the Seattle Mariners has basis for a blockbuster movie.

    At minimum, Delabar’s yarn is good enough for a long-running, acclaimed sports newsmagazine on a major television network.

  • Area agencies to host community baby shower today

    A number of community agencies will come together this week to assist new and expectant mothers in Hardin County.

    Local organizations are hosting a community baby shower from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The shower will offer baby gifts and information on having a healthy baby and the local resources to make that possible.

    The event is sponsored by Communicare, Family Resource Centers of local school districts, Hardin County Schools Cradle School and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Senior Life: Life after caregiving

    Change is constant.

    It’s actually the only thing in life that is. Just as a routine begins and life seems to settle, there’s a bump in the road and everything is thrown off course.

  • Photo: Spring is near
  • Volunteerism fills retiree’s time

    Joyce Mercer of Vine Grove never thought when she retired that she would continue working for no pay.

    She decided she wanted to give back to the community after she and her husband sold their dry cleaning business in Vine Grove in 1990.

    Mercer began volunteering at the greeter’s desk at Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she has pitched in for more than 25 years.

  • Narcotics investigator teaches residents about drug abuse in Hardin County

    In 1968, when law enforcement officers discovered the first methamphetamine lab in California, it was just that — a laboratory. Those manufacturing it truly were chemists.

    Today, the majority of methamphetamine production takes place in a portable lab, but it’s not really a lab. It’s a plastic soda bottle, Sgt. Billy Edwards told Elizabethtown Police Department’s citizen police academy last Monday.

  • Elizabethtown to establish pill disposal site

    Elizabethtown is implementing a prescription drug disposal site to combat the dangers of pill abuse.

    The site will be located in the main entrance lobby of the police department at 300 S. Mulberry St. Beginning March 28, citizens are able to dispose of unwanted medication 24/7, according to an EPD news release.