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Today's News

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION SOCCER TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS: Elizabethtown 2, Nelson County 1 (10/19)

    Audrey Duke is not going to make many mistakes and when the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ standout goalkeeper needed her team the most Tuesday night, Samantha Matherly picked up her fellow senior.

  • EIS approves construction document for stadium

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is moving forward with the possibility of a new stadium.

  • ECTC honors nine distinguished alumni

    Nine former students joined the ranks of alumni recognized by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for success and hard work in their educations, careers and communities.

    The alumni were inducted into the school’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni on Monday, joining 57 other former students already awarded the honor.

    President and Chief Executive Officer Thelma White said during the ceremony that ECTC officials are proud of the school’s growth and the opportunities offered to students.

  • The Best: Favorite dip recipes

    I don’t make dips very often, but when I do, it will always be one of my three favorite dips – Bulle Dip, Artichoke Dip or Knorr Spinach Dip.

    The recipe for Bulle Dip, aka Buffalo Chicken Dip, came from Tami Miller who works at Merle Norman in Elizabethtown. She got the recipe from her friend, Freddie Bulle of Glasgow, thus the name, Bulle Dip. This is a real favorite in the newsroom. Several of my coworkers have said it tastes like Buffalo Chicken in a dip form, so feel free to rename it Buffalo Chicken Dip.

  • HMH to hold employee healthcare premiums level

    Health care costs continue to surge, but Hardin Memorial Health employees won’t be seeing an increase in premiums this year.

    The HMH Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to hold premiums level and absorb more of the cost for employee healthcare benefits as it switches to new provider Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Anthem will manage health, dental and flexible spending plans for employees in 2012, according to the plan for the county's largest employer.

  • OCTOBER Student Editor

    Caleb Moore is this month's student editor.

    Caleb is a 17-year-old senior who is home schooled. He is involved with Teen Court and Junior Optimist Octagon International and plays Elizabethtown Christian Academy soccer and Gloria Dei basketball. His hobbies include engineering and design, speech and debate, ultimate frisbee and investments. 

    He volunteers with Feeding America and his future career interests include mechanical engineering, teaching and becoming a pilot.

  • Local women in WKU homecoming court

    Twenty students are competing to become Western Kentucky University’s 2011 Homecoming queen this weekend, including two from the area.

    Whitney Churchman of Cecilia, top left, and Stephanie Burba of Magnolia, bottom left, are among the candidates.

    The winner will be crowned during halftime of the Hilltoppers’ Saturday game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Geaux Toppers!”

  • Orchestra auditions challenge young musicians

    By Alexis Piscatello

    There are plenty of strings attached when you are a principal chair in an orchestra. Students are learning this in The Music and Arts Center for Cultural Learning’s Youth Orchestra this fall.

    For the first time, Sept. 26, the orchestra conducted auditions for the various orchestral chairs, with principal chair being the most advanced. In orchestras, like football and other team sports, each person is given a position that best suits their skill level. These positions are called chairs.

  • U.S. 31W Bypass work complete

    Rehabilitation work on the U.S. 31W Bypass from New Glendale Road to just north of St. John Road has wrapped up, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    All lanes and access ramps have been reopened after months of limited access for motorists. The work started in April and cost more than $9 million to complete, according to Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for the KYTC District 4 office.

  • Alleged accomplice in teen murder testifies at Galenski trial

    Moments before a gun was fired, Jason Gowers was prepared to turn around and walk away on a November night last year when one teen was killed off Ky. 313.

    “I figured nothing was going to happen,” Gowers said during his testimony Monday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth called Gowers to the stand to testify in the case against Conner Galenski. Gowers, Galenski and Ryan Wilt are accused of shooting 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November on Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 in Radcliff.