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Today's News

  • Linda Funk speaks to Upton UMC women about Warm Blessings

    Recently the United Methodist Women at Upton UMC invited Linda Funk, board chairperson for Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, to be the guest speaker at their monthly fellowship meeting. Funk explained the meal program provided by Warm Blessings which serves a hot meal weeknights to an average of 50 or more persons in need of this service, and offered suggestions on how the church could support the program. 

  • A stitch from the heart: Astrid Whitacre crochets afghans for soldiers

    Astrid Whitacre has been crocheting afghans for soldiers for 30 years. She estimates she’s made thousands of blankets, sending them to soldiers all over the world.

    “They’re all my boys,” said Whitacre, a member of the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. “It’s just a thing I do.”

  • Welcome home requires more than ceremonies

    ISSUE: Soldiers returning from combat
    OUR VIEW: Time and understanding needed

    Fort Knox and the community at large celebrated with soldiers’ families Thursday as an advance team of 57 returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

    The return of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division is a long-awaited event. Over the next several weeks, more than 3,400 soldiers will return with the task to be complete by January.

  • The Best: Favorite Thanksgiving recipes

    I’m sharing again today two of my favorite recipes that I usually serve on Thanksgiving.

    The recipe pictured, 24-Hour Mashed Potatoes, originally came from Karen Himmelheber, who was stationed at Fort Knox several years ago and attended my church. Karen was a fantastic cook. I shared another of her recipes, the Frozen Bread Dough Coffeecake, a few weeks ago.

  • Taking time to be thankful for food and so much more

    Stay tuned for information on my cookbook, “Mama and Me,” to be delivered Nov. 28. Watch in this column and on Facebook for a list of signings in Elizabethtown and Glendale.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bowling Green defense has been superb (11/23)

    When John Hardin coach Mark Brown prepares to face an opposing team, he usually has to guess at what defense the Bulldogs might see. With so many spread offenses, it’s hard for Brown to know what an opposing team might do against his Wing-T attack.

    That won’t be the case Friday night when the Bulldogs take on the Bowling Green Purples in the Class 5-A state semifinals at 8 at El Donaldson Stadium.

  • E'town approves new alcohol regulations, zoning standards

    Elizabethtown is ready for whatever the changes in alcohol laws bring.

    City Council on Monday approved new alcohol regulations governing expanded alcohol sales and zoning changes designating where distilled spirits, wine and malt beverages can be sold.

  • Radcliff Elementary construction complete

    The cloud of construction has cleared at Radcliff Elementary School.

    The substantial completion date for the renovation of Radcliff Elementary is scheduled for Friday, but most of the tell-tale signs of construction were gone Monday.

    Renovation of the school began at the beginning of 2010, with the majority of the interior complete when school began for the 2010-11 school year. In the second phase of the project, the exterior of the building was renovated along with the gym, library and cafeteria.

  • Teen Court provides real-world look at the court system

    By Janelle Williams

    While the defendant buried his head in his hands, defense attorney, Diante Elcock, fought valiantly to defend him in a recent court case.

    Elcock is only 17 years old.

    “I want to help to give defendants a second chance in society,” he said. “I want to give them a second chance at life.”

  • Auxiliary honors veterans with special dinner and program

    The Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 148 in West Point, held its annual Veterans Day Program on Nov. 12.
    The night started with a program by Patsy Chatman and Linda Drummond. Amanda Walker sang “God Bless America.” The program was followed by a balloon release and a free spaghetti dinner.