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Today's News

  • From Fabric to Fiber: 4-H Supports UK’s Denim Drive

    Many people know they can recycle plastic, aluminum and paper, but they might not be aware they can recycle their blue jeans. Hardin County 4-H teens now are collecting used jeans for the UK denim drive sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and School of Human Environmental Sciences .
    The UK denim drive is conducted in conjunction with Cotton, Incorporated’s Cotton. From Blue to Green denim recycling program. Cotton, Inc. takes used jeans and converts them into natural, cotton fiber insulation to use in building homes for Habitat for Humanity.

  • Suits filed against LaRue deputies, sheriff's office

    Two LaRue County deputies and the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office are facing civil suits in separate cases.

    Two women are alleging false imprisonment and false arrest against the department.

    The cases were filed in September in LaRue Circuit Court. The defendants’ attorneys already have filed responses.

  • Family on mend after plane crash

    Nine weeks ago, three members of the Marksbury family were involved in a small plane crash outside Hodgenville.

    Many prayers, surgeries and physical therapy sessions later, they are on their way to recovery.

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury returned to school last week, according to his uncle Jim Shaw.

    "All braces and casts are off; he’s 100 percent,” Shaw said.

    His parents, Joshua and Jamie, received more severe injuries, but the last four weeks have brought “a lot of progress,” Shaw said.

  • Chrysalis is a weekend of growth

    By Caleb Moore

    Ahh, fall. The time of the year when leaves begin to change, the air begins to cool, and holidays seem to come nonstop. But for some students from Hardin and surrounding counties, autumn means more than breaking out the jackets and sipping warm beverages.

    More than 40 teenagers from the surrounding area will be taking part in Chrysalis for the first time. Chrysalis is a Christian retreat that has been a biannual event for more than 20 years, with this fall’s event marking the 48th retreat.

  • Blair family makes gift to Kosair

    During Addison Jo Blair’s fight against cancer, the community rallied around the child and her family.
    She died in May at the age of 3.

    Today her parents, Kelly and Wes Blair, will honor her life and spirit and rally around other children and parents with a $3 million gift to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    The gift, made through the Children’s Hospital Foundation, is from the Addison Jo Blair Foundation combined with an irrevocable estate intention from Kelly and Wes Blair.

  • Fort Knox soldier on first deployment killed in Afghanistan

    Fort Knox lost one of its own as the death toll of the decade-long war in Afghanistan rises.
    U.S. Army Spc. Michael D. Elm died Friday in Afghanistan from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
    Elm graduated from high school in 2004 and was active in extracurricular activities at Greenway High School in Phoenix.
    The soldier started his military career less than three years ago. His first deployment as a soldier at Fort Knox was in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.

  • Former Hardin County resident publishes first novel

    A former Radcliff resident has published his first novel.

    Nescher Pyscher, who now lives in Ohio, published “Tales of the Fallen” through A-Argus Better Book Publishers.

    “Tales of the Fallen” is a fantasy novel and is available in paperback and ebook from www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

  • Tending to the Prince of Pomerania

    About this time last year our oldest dog, 16-year-old Pomeranian Nanook, had to be taken to the vet. He was given medication for his arthritis.

    The year before, about the same time of year, the vet had discovered extensive arthritis in Nanook’s back legs. He had quit using one of his hind legs and whimpered a lot. He got a cortisone shot and some medication. After a week or so he was much better, but he had medication to take as needed.

  • A year for the birds

    About halfway through the film “The Big Year” I asked myself “are birders really this competitive with their bird sightings?” A quick Google search gave me the answer. Yes.

    The quest to document sightings of the most species of birds really happens each year and sometimes it gets quite competitive. The film is based on a book by Mark Obmascik that shares the story of three individuals on the quest. As it says in the beginning, the film is based on a true story, only the facts were changed.

  • Celtic concert Sunday to benefit Hosparus

    An afternoon of music Sunday in Elizabethtown will benefit Hosparus and promote cancer awareness.

    The Chattering Magpies, a duo consisting of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, performs at the Historic State Theater at 3 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning office at 790 N. Dixie Ave., No. 800, in Elizabethtown.