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Today's News

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  • Place completes basic training

    PLACE. Cadet Harrison Joseph Place, son of Col. and Mrs. Ronald Place of Fort Stewart, Ga., recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Place entered West Point on June 27 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT.

    Place began classes Aug. 15. The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Pitt doesn’t get the ‘Moneyball’ rolling

    Brad Pitt (“Tree of Life”) has received high praise from many critics for his performance in “Moneyball,” but I found that it is the people around him with strong performances and that Pitt’s is lacking.

    The film is based on the true story of how the Oakland As Major League Baseball team, and its general manger, Billy Beane, played by Pitt, created a history-making season with a fourth of the operating budget of some of the big league teams. I’m sorry to tell you kids, a lot of it had to do with math.

  • The Best: Slow-cooked and savory chicken

    In the start of fall has you ready to put your slow cooker to good use, try these two really good slow cooker chicken recipes.

    The Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken recipe is from Melissa Hartmann of Sonora. She says she usually adds an additional can of condensed cheddar cheese soup to the mix. She also makes sure when she serves this she has fresh cauliflower or broccoli as side dishes so she can use the wonderful cheese sauce over the steamed vegetables. The recipe suggests serving the chicken over rice or noodles, but Melissa has always used noodles.

  • Discovering diamonds in your own life

    “It’s taken me a lifetime to get here and I don’t live that far,” she said as we were walking toward the monastery, just before we passed the sign that says, “Silence beyond this point.”

  • Flash flood warning issued for neighboring counties

    Southeastern Meade County and Jefferson County are under a flash flood warning until 7:30 a.m. today.

    The National Weather Service issued the warning, which also covers parts of three southern Indiana counties, after steady overnight rains. The Kentucky Mesonet reporting station and weather service monitors show Meade and Jefferson counties received more than 3 inches of rainfall overnight.

    Although Hardin County is not covered by the alert, the Mesonet station in Cecilia has received more than 1.1 inches of rain since the line of storms began Sunday evening.

  • Rotary puts money, effort where kids’ mouths are

    A program to keep students’ teeth in good shape puts smiles on the faces of volunteers as well.

    The Rotary Smiles! program is in the process of screening all third-graders across Hardin County for possible oral health issues. Dentists, dental hygienists and other volunteers have been going to local elementary schools to check teeth and gums and refer students for further treatment, if necessary.

    This is the fourth year of the program, which is patterned after a similar one in Jefferson County, coordinator Carol Belcher said.

  • Richardson resigns as head of North Hardin Economic Development Authority

    Brad Richardson will be juggling one less job title come October.

    Richardson, executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and One Knox, has resigned as executive director of the North Hardin Economic Development Authority. The resignation is effective Sept. 30 and was confirmed by Richardson and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall. Duvall said the authority’s  board will take the lead in finding Richardson’s replacement.

  • ABC to give a-b-c’s of alcohol sales tonight

    Voters have a chance to learn more about the wet-dry election’s potential impact tonight before they head to the polls next week.

    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove officials have arranged an informational forum at 7 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said the cities wanted to arrange one forum for all three cities and the State Theater was a sizable venue that had the capacity needed.

  • Spinning brings crafters together over yarns

    A sidewalk alongside Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown recently was interrupted by a scene from the 1800s.

    A handful of local women fed fistfuls of dyed wool into waist-high wooden spinning wheels that hummed smoothly as they wound the fibers into tight lines of yarn.

    They planned to use the wool they spun on the side of the road to create blankets, scarves and other items.

    With feet that were bare except for socks they had knit themselves, a couple women pressed pedals that kept the spinning wheels rolling and flashing in the afternoon sunshine.