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Today's News

  • Club hears about a Rotary-sponsored trip to Africa for doctors and nurses

    Salim Najar was the guest speaker at the Nov. 8 meeting of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. He gave a presentation on a Rotary-sponsored trip to Africa for several doctors and nurses. The team performed open heart surgery on a number of children and also provided local doctors and nurses the opportunity to learn how to perform the surgery.

  • Age, ability, size unimportant when it comes to belly dancing

    Dressed in mid- or full-length skirts, arms extended upward, the three women clink their finger cymbals together to the rhythmic drumbeat of the music in the dance studio, their bodies swaying in unison.

    The shirts and blouses they wear are layered and colorful.

    The women are part of an American Tribal Style belly dance class at Blue Rose Studio in Radcliff, and they defy some common — but erroneous — perceptions of the art.

  • Bardstown man convicted on child pornography charges

    A Bardstown man with connections to a former Radcliff school teacher was sentenced Thursday in federal court to more than 12 years in prison on child pornography charges.

    David W. Morris, 30, pled guilty in July to charges of possession, distribution and receipt of child pornography images. Kentucky State Police arrested Morris and girlfriend Angela Taylor, a former Radcliff Middle School teacher, in September 2009 following an undercover investigation.

  • Volunteering for veterans

    Veterans should never be forgotten, and if C.T. Christie has anything to say about it, never will be.

    Christie, a Kentucky Patriots volunteer, hopes to raise awareness of the needs of veterans and encourage volunteerism, especially by other veterans.

    “They just got to get more involved helping each other,” Christie said.

    The Rineyville man follows his own advice.

  • Adoption takes time, money and preparation, but it’s worth it, parents say

    At age 3, while brushing her teeth, Ashleigh Lirot looked up at her mother and said, “I didn’t come out of your tummy, did I?”

    Patty Lirot asked her daughter if she remembered how she became a part of the family.

    “Yes,” Ashleigh replied. “You flew on an airplane to Guatemala.”

    Lirot told Ashleigh about her birth mother and the poverty that exists in Guatemala. She explained her birth mother wanted Ashleigh to have a loving family who could take care of her.

  • ECTC exhibit features masks from Mexico

    Forty masks from the Mask Museum in the Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita in Mexico are part of a free exhibit at Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. “Masks of Michoacán,” displays the collection from Patzcuaro, Michoacán.

  • Christmas crafts, activities highlight Santa's Workshop

    The Brown-Pusey House will kick off the holiday season with its annual Santa’s Workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The cost for the event is $3 per person. The event, which includes a Christmas mini-tree auction, runs until 3 p.m.

    During Santa’s workshop, adults and children can design and create Christmas crafts, including cards and candles. A new project this year will be the creation of gingerbread buckets to be filled with treats.

    “It’s all very creative,” Van Lahr said.

  • Allegro Dance Theatre presents 'Cinderella' en pointe

    Cinderella will be dancing off her slippers Sunday when Allegro Dance Theatre presents the ballet “Cinderella” at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Many dancers from Allegro return each year to perform and have their ideas of why audiences enjoy the show.

  • College Street Road reopens at the bypass

    The barriers are down and College Street Road is reopened at the U.S. 31 Bypass for the first time since late June.

    Initially scheduled to be closed four month, Haydon Bridge Co. received an extension on construction of the 80-foot span that expired Monday. The final paving occurred Thursday and the road reopened.

    Westbound traffic headed for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, College Heights United Methodist Church and residential neighborhoods have been detoured as the work progressed.

  • Making note of some good going on

    TOPIC: Good effort and good deeds
    OUR VIEW: Many rewarded for hard work

    When Central Hardin High School ventured to Indianapolis last week to compete in the nationally renowned Bands of America competition, the marching Bruins left with high hopes.

    The band also left Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, as one of the premier bands in the competition. Bands competed from as far away as Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas, and Central Hardin managed to advance into the semifinals of the competition.