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Today's News

  • Lifted up from the depths: Rick Green celebrates 15 years of sobriety

    In jail, on his knees, Rick Green’s life changed.

    “I prayed to God right there on the jail floor, ‘please kill me or heal me,’” Green said, following years of struggling with addiction.

    At that point in his life, he was tired of living and in jail for a DUI. He was chased by the Indiana State Police for more than an hour and couldn’t remember any of it when he woke up in jail.

  • The Best: Second-day asparagus makes best egg salad

    One of my all-time favorite meals is a special egg salad made with grilled asparagus served on a good multi-grain bread. I always have a loaf of Tastefully Simple’s Wheat Beer Bread made, so this is my bread of choice. The recipe for the egg salad originally came from Debbie Ferrante, who had a coffee café, Uncommon Grounds, just off the square in Elizabethtown some 15 or 20 years ago.

    You can make the egg salad with boiled asparagus, but it is much better with grilled or roasted asparagus.

  • The Best: The best pineapple upside down cake

    I featured Mary Beason of Elizabethtown in a food column 21 years ago, and her recipes have always been some of my favorite ones.

  • Lawmakers hope to rewrite redistricting process

    The General Assembly’s plans for new legislative boundaries based on the 2010 census have been approved and signed by the governor. But the proposals and the process left many legislators with a bitter aftertaste.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, plans to introduce a bill today that’s designed to change the process. It would require a panel of House and Senate members to create a draft plan in a public manner complete with open meetings and citizen participation.

  • The Best: Easy, boil-free lasagnas

    When we moved to Hardin County some 25 years ago and I started attending Radcliff Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), I fell in love with it. We had lived in Lexington previously and I had been employed as secretary to the minister of music at the church I attended, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The church in Lexington was wonderful; it was a very large church that had a great, large choir and many activities for people of all ages.

  • Dash of Class: Reader-submitted cookies, pasta salad

    As usual, I am giving you some new recipes that have been given to me by readers or requested by readers.

  • EPD accepting applications for citizens police academy

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is accepting applications for its citizens police academy, which begins Feb. 20 and continues through March 26.

    The group meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Those interested can call Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer, at (270) 765-4125 or stop by the police department at 300 S. Mulberry St. to pick up an application.

    Applications need to be submitted no later than Feb. 17.

  • Community input sought on downtown proposal

    Local residents will have another chance to voice their opinions about projects and design ideas related to downtown Elizabethtown.

    The city of Elizabethtown and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is sponsoring a second downtown design meeting from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic State Theater on West Dixie Avenue.

  • Conference to help pastors reach out to military families

    Congregation members at Faith Lutheran Church in Radcliff send care packages to military members, keep service members and their families in Sunday prayers and email Sunday sermons to deployed members of the church.

    One congregation member, who is retired from the military does free yard work for families of deployed service members.

    The Rev. Paul Horn, pastor, said that kind of service is to be expected from a congregation primarily made up of the families of active or retired military members.

    “They get it,” he said.

  • They've been workin' on the railroad