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Today's News

  • Snow outside and fun indoors

    Staying in on a snow day means kids need something to do.

    Boredom always begets grumbling so planning ahead can be helpful.

    For younger children, arts and craft projects might be a good way to go.

    Linda Johnson worked at the Hardin County Public Library for 20 years. Throughout those years, she planned many story hours centered on books and themes, some of those snow and winter themed.

    Her ideas often started with a book and then branched out to activities based on that book’s theme.

  • The Road to War: Simulation places 3rd ESC in realistic scenarios

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command spent nearly two weeks this month at Fort Lee, Va., honing its skill sets during a highly realistic simulation designed to test soldiers’ limits and replicate real life scenarios they will face overseas.
    Col. Kristin French, commander of the 3rd ESC, said she has no doubt the simulation has refined the unit and made the soldiers in the command better war fighters as it races near the home stretch of training for its deployment to Afghanistan early next year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC reaches out to families during pre-deployment briefing

    Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Tennant used a young private and his wife to make a strong statement Thursday at  Fort Knox’s Olive Theater.
    Tennant, of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, said he has spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Army and knows the decisions made by the unit will affect and shape the future of Pvt. Isaac Montalvo and his wife, both of whom were brought to the stage to emphasize the point.
    “It’s all predicated on what we do as leaders,” he said

  • The Road to War: Mission Command readies 3rd ESC for operating environment


    As the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command looks ahead to simulations in January at Fort Knox, it laid the groundwork to effectively manage operations in the classroom.
    Members of the command participated in October in a multi-day training program known as Mission Command, which helps units work on aspects of combat such as counter insurgency, information operations, distribution management and synchronization of logistics, said Col. Clay Hatcher, chief of Operations Group Sierra for the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Childhood memories are a Google search away

    When it comes to the always-changing world of technology, I figure I’m about two years behind most.
    I never thought I would text, and now I do that more than I talk on the phone.
    I had no use for Facebook when it was unveiled and now I get on my page a few times a day and even occasionally offer a status update.
    Browsing the Web? Until about a year or so ago, I was only on the Internet when I needed to be to check on how the Red Sox were doing that night. Now, it occupies a good chunk of my life.

  • Giving, family and turkey are the pillars of David Gibson's life

    On Thanksgiving, local hunter David Gibson has many things to be thankful for including his family, the ability to give back to his community and turkey.

    Gibson has lived in Glendale all his 49 years. He’s been an avid hunter for a long time and hunts a little bit of everything including turkey, deer, rabbit, squirrel — “the whole nine yards,” he said.

    But turkey is his favorite.

    He is president of the Heartland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and is a director on the state NWTF board.

  • Vine Grove couple captures equestrian honors

    Debra and Jim Bramblett think their quarterhorse, Maxxis, knows when he has done a good job and when his owners are proud of him.

    “When he gets in his pictures, he perks right up for them,” Jim Bramblett said.

    The horse, a 2004 bay stallion, has had a lot to be proud of during the past two weeks.

    He took the Reserve World Championship Performance Halter Stallions title in the amateur competition of the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association FedEX Open World Championship Show on Nov. 12 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

  • Bikers defy rain to collect toys for kids

    Sunday’s afternoon downpour was hardly a deterrent for a collection of bikers who strapped on denim and leather for a good cause.

    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive made its way to Staples in Elizabethtown, the launching of a bike run attracting 60 or more bikers despite the brisk air and the slippery riding conditions.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin tries to recreate 2009 magic (11/21)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs don’t have many players left who played in the program’s biggest win two years ago at Bowling Green. But that doesn’t mean the Bulldogs don’t remember what it was like that cold November night when they pulled out a 28-21 victory at El Donaldson Stadium.

    “I just remember how excited everyone was at the end of the game,” John Hardin senior lineman Patrick Crowe said. “That was just wild at the end of that game. I’m just trying to relive that feeling again.”

  • PREP SWIMMING RESULTS: E'town Invitational (11/21)

    ELIZABETHTOWNResults from Saturday’s meet at T.K. Stone Middle School:

    TEAM RESULTS

    Combined, 6 Teams

      1. Elizabethtown          1,078 points

      2. Meade County                     629