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Today's News

  • Political buses stop in Elizabethtown

    Hardin Countians will have the opportunity to meet some candidates in the Nov. 8 statewide election this week when political bus tours make stops in Elizabethtown.

    The Democrats campaign bus is scheduled to arrive at noon Wednesday at Jerry's Restaurant on East Dixie Avenue.

    Former Louisville mayor Jerry Abramson, who is on the ticket as Gov. Steve Beshear's running mate, will be on board. Adam Edelen, a candidate for state auditor, and Bob Farmer, the agriculture commissioner nominee, also have confirmed plans to make the trip.

  • Dedicated educator, civic leader dies

    To hear Norma Moore tell it, one of her daughters, Rita, was a little apprehensive about attending school as a kindergarten student at Valley View Elementary School.

    “She would cry and cry,’’ Norma Moore said.

    But Lottie Robinson had a way of not only making school tolerable for Rita Moore, but a welcome trip.

    “I think there was two weeks of crying,’’ Rita Moore said with a laugh. “Mrs. Robinson had a place for me at school; she took great care of me.’’

  • E'town man injured in collision with semi truck

    An Elizabethtown man was injured in a wreck Monday morning when his Nissan Quest collided with the rear of a semi truck near the 400 block of South Mulberry Street.

    Thomas L. Miller, 71, was listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville Monday afternoon after being extricated from his vehicle.

    Emergency responders arrived at the South Mulberry scene at 9 a.m. Monday, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. While responders were processing the scene, all four lanes of traffic were blocked.

  • Ruggles participates in Lions All State Band

    At the  Sept. 9 meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, PDG Lion Tony Bishop introduced a special guest, Audrey Ruggles, to the club. Audrey participated in the Lions All-State Band competetion at the International Convention in Seattle July 4-8. She plays flute in the Elizabethtown High School Band. She thanked the club for sponsoring her for the event which she said was most memorable. The Kentucky band placed second in the event and was asked to be flag bearers in the parade.

  • The Road to War: Dana Richey embraces independence in the midst of husband’s absence

    Being a military spouse, Dana Richey has learned to cope with adversity while her husband is thousands of miles away overseas.

    She’s also learned new surroundings and played the role of both parents to her children while their father was out of reach.

    In her own words, she’s developed a strong independent streak because she has no other choice.

    “You can only roll in self pity for a little bit before you have to keep going and get your own routine,” she said.

  • Churchman second runner-up for WKU's Homecoming Queen

    Whitney Churchman of Cecilia was recognized Saturday as a second runner-up for Western Kentucky University's 2011 Homecoming Queen.

    Churchman is an agriculture and communication studies major, and is the daughter of Richard and Gail Churchman. She was sponsored by Omega Phi Alpha Rho Chapter, Sigma Chi and Delta Sigma Theta.

    Ashleigh Miller, a communication studies major from Bedford, was crowned WKU's Homecoming Queen.

    Twenty-two women competed for the Homecoming Queen title. 

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital honored for stance on preterm delivery

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been selected to join a nationwide initiative to prevent early deliveries of babies for nonmedical reasons.
    The March of Dimes’ Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait initiative announced last week that the hospital has been selected as the eighth site to participate in Kentucky’s program.

  • This Digital Life: The old and new combine to play music throughout the house

    These days, it’s pretty common to have thousands of songs on your computer or mobile device. There’s something to be said for having every tune you own at your fingertips.
    While earbuds might be fine while you’re waiting in line at the airport or at work, there are times when you want your music loud, especially at home, and the tiny speakers just don’t cut it.

  • Vine Grove resident scares public for 22 years

    Morris Coffey peered intently Friday at the incision he had cut into his victim.

    “I mean patient,” his assistant corrected.

    He reached into the gash to pull out a tumor the size of his fist as the young girl on the table screamed in chorus with onlookers.

    The Vine Grove resident and Vine Grove Optimist Club president has been terrorizing visitors at the club’s haunted house on Main Street in Vine Grove for the past 22 years.

  • Area bands place high in regionals

    Area marching bands ranked high in regionals Saturday and will compete in the Kentucky Music Educators Association semifinals Saturday at various locations.

    The top four bands from each division will face off later that night in the finals at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    The band from North Hardin High School took first and a distinguished rating in the 4-A West division at the Stadium of Champions in Hopkinsville. Division rankings are based on school size.