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Today's News

  • Mark Chesnutt coming to the Historic State Theater

    Country musician Mark Chesnutt is bringing his brand of twang to the Historic State Theater in May.

    Executive Director Emily West announced Monday that the singer, known for hits such as “Too Cold at Home,” "She Was" and “Brother Jukebox,” will play two shows at the theater May 21 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Bluegrass Cellular is sponsoring the shows.

    Tickets go on sale April 4 and are $27.50 for general admission and $40 for preferred seating, West said. For information, contact the Historic State Theater at (270) 234-8258.

  • Area Relay For Life events collecting canned goods

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    The American Cancer Society is taking on area hunger, as well as cancer, during Elizabethtown and Radcliff Relay For Life events.
    The events are collecting canned food to place at the bottom of paper bags during the annual luminaire ceremony during each Relay. Candles will be placed inside the bags on top of the cans. The bags are marked and the candles lit at the same time to represent those who have died from or are fighting cancer.
    The cans will be divided among area food banks.

  • Robert Taylor's music delivers a message

    Music is a medium for the message country and gospel singer Robert Taylor wants to pass along.

    “I’m a minister, and my main goal is to tell people about the Gospel,” Taylor said.

    Though sometimes he sings traditional hymns in his church, Unity Baptist Church in Stephensburg, Taylor also sings original music. His love for music began when he was a child.

    “Originally when I started, I was a big Elvis Presley fan,” Taylor said.

  • A Dash of Class: Adopt a platoon

    Nora’s Note: in honor of my Dad, Joe Vaillancourt, who served in the Army and was stationed on Fort Knox, as well as several other bases in the United States, I am writing this column.

    March is Adopt a Platoon month, and I would like to do my part to encourage you and groups to which you belong to consider participating in this worthwhile cause. On Feb. 2 there was an article in The News-Enterprise called “Offering Soldiers Enduring Support,” and I will be using much of this article in case you missed it.

  • Judge finds probable cause in rape case

    The alleged victim in a rape case was brought to a preliminary hearing in handcuffs Monday in Hardin District Court after she failed to appear on a subpoena issued by a defense attorney representing the man she has accused of raping her.

    Attorney Doug Miller is representing Joseph E. Snyder, 30, a staff sergeant in the 5/15th Cavalry, who is accused of first-degree rape in the case but has pleaded not guilty and is  out on bond.

  • North Dixie Boulevard Streetscape work up for vote today

    Radcliff City Council will vote today to accept a contractor for the North Dixie Boulevard Streetscape Project, which the city rebid last year after multiple bidders were disqualified for failing to meet bid qualifications.

    The city’s engineering department is recommending the city accept C&A Concrete’s bid of $779,268, the lowest of six bids. The highest bid was from Bluegrass Contracting at $1,182,388.75, according to a report released by the department.

  • Rescued from a grain bin

    Cecilia farmer Pat Owsley came face to face with a farming danger Thursday. It brought him within seconds of a suffocating death in his own grain bin and he credits God for circumstances that led to an amazing rescue.

    He was checking corn in the top of a bin when suddenly he found himself being pulled down in the corn like quicksand.

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  • It's never too late to appreciate

    Valentine’s Day arrived late in our household this year.

    To be specific, it arrived two weeks later, on the last weekend in February.

    My girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I are not in the habit of moving around holidays arbitrarily. In fact, I think this was the first time in 25 years we celebrated Valentine’s Day on a different day. But these were special circumstances.

    So what caused this change of plans?

    Two words: kidney stone.

    Not mine. Hers.

  • ECTC takes a bite out of barriers to literature

    tudents filed into a classroom at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College last week bustling with conversation and insights.

    One talked about a program she saw on the progression of Dracula in literature and film. Another talked about her extensive “Twilight” wardrobe. But the conversation went deeper. They started talking about theme, plot and character development.