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Today's News

  • Day Treatment Students Learn How to Pay For Cancer Research

    Students at Hardin County Day Treatment is participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program, one of LLS’s national School & YouthPrograms that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families. This is the second year that students have participated.

  • New chapter of Friends of the Library formed

    A new chapter of the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization created to support and celebrate the Public Library of LaRue County, has been formed by a group of concerned citizens in Hodgenville.

    Lynn Claycomb, a long-time educator in the local school system, presides over LaRue County’s chapter which is affiliated with the state’s Friends of Kentucky Libraries.

  • Local mom weaves tale through eyes of her dog

    Naomi Coogle has bottled a portion of her family’s story through the playful voice of her dog.

    Coogle, a Hardin County resident, has penned a book titled “One Lucky Little Girl,” a brief but energetic tale told from the perspective of Katie Sue, a 4-year-old maltese/pomeranian mix. The book started as a joke for the family, but it has blossomed into a fundraising tool for Coogle’s oldest daughter, Carrie, who has severe cerebral palsy.

  • Sonora Veterans Park completion planned for May

    Sonora Veterans Park has taken shape faster than Carol Rogers ever thought it would.

    The project is nearing completion, with expectations of it being finished by the end of May.

    A grassy median across from The Cecilian Bank on East Western Avenue has been transformed since Rogers and other volunteers decided last summer to turn the donated patch into a memorial honoring veterans from the Sonora, Glendale and Upton areas who have died.

  • Beer sales total more than $300,000 in first two weeks

    The first two weeks of beer sales in Elizabethtown were massive.

    Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds told city council members that 27 outlets armed with beer licenses sold $313,941 worth of malt beverages between Dec. 14 and Dec. 31.

    The number, which was outlined in Reynolds’ annual report, floored the Elizabethtown City Council and garnered some laughs.

    “It was party town E’town, wasn’t it?” Councilman Marty Fulkerson said.

  • Kitchen Adventures: When Irish taste buds are smiling

    I come from a family that likes to try new things. Several years ago, I decided to make a traditional Irish meal for St. Patrick’s Day and it is now a tradition.

    Each year’s meal usually includes shepherd’s pie and Irish soda bread, without raisins, but the sides and dessert often change. Often, my search for new recipes requires research and math. The research involves finding what foods are traditionally Irish and not an American invention, and math because if they are from websites in Ireland a little measurement conversion is needed.

  • Dash of Class: An Irish supper no matter your heritage

    In four days, those of us with Irish heritage like me, thanks to the Lasley brood, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. As for the Sweats, we will be remembering our friend, Andy Zagar, who died six years ago on the day we will be wearing green.

    Even if your family is not Irish, plan an easy meal for your family. You don’t have to do the salad or the dessert, the stew and bread would be enough.

    “Erin go braugh,” which translates to “Ireland Forever.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  • Basketball teams provide reasons to smile

    ISSUE: Bluegrass basketball success

    OUR VIEW: Everybody loves a winner

    The love for basketball reaches a frenzy this week.

    Whether you're caught up in the excitement of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers unexpected run in the Sun Belt Tournament or the University of Kentucky's yearlong dominance, college basketball's postseason has plenty to make the state proud.

  • Engineers deployed from Fort Knox complete 220 projects in Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR Airfield, Afghanistan — Members of the 533rd Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Main have completed 220 engineering projects in Afghanistan since deploying April 4 from Fort Knox. The count is continuing.

    Maj. Gen. Kendall P. Cox, commander of Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, praised team members March 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

    “You guys are phenomenal. Completing 220 projects is huge,” Cox said.

  • Diecks Drive business reports second burglary in three days

    Two Elizabethtown businesses reported break-ins Saturday morning, and televisions were taken from both locations.

    At 11:17 a.m. Saturday, Elizabethtown police responded to Hospice & Palliative Care at 105 Diecks Drive in reference to a burglary, according to an EPD news release. The same business reported a burglary three days before.

    Police said suspects entered by shattering a window.

    The same method of entry was used in the March 7 break-in during which suspects attempted to remove a television but were unsuccessful, according to EPD.