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Today's News

  • Cycle of life and of hope seen in garden graves

    “You’d better get what’s left of your garden in; we’re going to have a hard freeze tonight,” Glen, my gardening mentor, warned me several weeks ago. 

    And so I carried in the tomato vines, picked the peppers and salvaged what okra was left. In the garage, they now are ripening so fast that some are beginning to rot before we can get them eaten.

    My wife tolerates my boastful proclamation: “It’s November and we still enjoy the garden,” as if this justifies the time devoted to working the ground this past summer.

  • It's not really a snow day until you go play

    There’s one essential component to a fun snow day — getting out to play in the snow.

     

    Outdoor fun can go beyond making a snow man, although it is a must. Some stores now sell snowman making kits that help make the perfect snowman. You can also build a snow man old-school style with a carrot from the fridge and some hats, buttons and scarves found in the house.

    Many people also build igloos, snow forts or, if you are a Superman fan, a Fortress of Solitude.

  • Every child counts in 'Arthur Christmas'

    I’ll admit. I went into “Arthur Christmas” in a bad mood because I really wanted to review Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” and it wasn’t shown locally.

    But, I left with a little taste of Christmas spirit.

    The story handles the whole Santa issue well. The role is passed down from generation to generation to one of Santa’s sons. I always wondered how that happened.

  • Salvation Army bells ring for those in need

    Bells will be ringing over the next few weeks as shoppers hit area stores and the annual Salvation Army Bell Ringer program kicks into full swing.

    Last year, $57,000 was raised through donations. Local Salvation Army Director Marie Inmon said the money raised carried the agency’s social services program into the end of September, something she was proud of.

    She said about 400 individuals received utility assistance, for instance, and the amount of aid grew as well.

  • United Way hits halfway point in campaign

    United Way of Central Kentucky has just cracked the halfway mark of its admittedly lofty goal to reach $1,025,000 in donations during its 2011 campaign.

    Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky, said Wednesday the agency has collected $513,158 with many of its “perennial powerhouses” still working on their company campaigns. The organization serves Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: A debut for two -- Corder, Thomas start head coaching careers same week (11/28)

    A little more than 20 years ago, Chris Corder and Demond Thomas graduated together from Elizabethtown High School. This week, the friends and longtime boys’ basketball assistants will make their girls’ varsity head coaching debuts together.

  • Central Ky. Rods & Machines hosts annual winter car show

    As overhead lights at Pritchard Community Center bounced off Bob Merchant’s bright red ’58 Chevrolet pickup truck, the owner looked around the room Sunday at Central Kentucky Rods & Machines’ annual Christmas for Kids Car Show.

    The Elizabethtown-based organization has hosted the event for the last 30 years. With 35 vehicles on display, Merchant said he was happy with the turnout of cars but less pleased with the number of spectators.

    “We’re lucky if we get 200,” he said.

  • Senior Life: Adjust holiday traditions to fit changing families

    With the holiday season officially under way, family and friends will be gathering to share good food, stories and fellowship until the New Year’s ball falls. Rituals and traditions of the holiday season help establish the identity of a family and create connections between members.

  • Flood warning issued for Hardin County

    Hardin County's weather alert has been upgraded to a flood warning by the National Weather Service.

    A slow-moving low pressure system has brought steady rain for two days. The Kentucky Mesonet reporting station for Hardin County recorded 1.26 inches of rain Sunday and 1.55 inches by 7:30 p.m. Monday.

    The warning issued at 11:05 a.m. today specifically mentions flooding danger in low-lying areas along the Rolling Fork River near Boston.

    Nelson County also was added to the warning.

  • Radcliff family thankful to be safe after car crashes through their home

    A Radcliff family is grateful this holiday season that all of its members are unharmed after a car crashed into a bedroom of their home last month.

    Homeowner Rose Holcomb awakened at about 4 a.m. Oct. 23 to a loud bang and a vibration that reverberated through the entire house.

    Her first thought was that a nearby telephone pole must have fallen and smashed into her house on Miller Avenue.
    Holcomb’s 8-month-old grandson, Lukas Midkiff, laughed unharmed in his crib, which the car pushed across the room.