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Today's News

  • State nixes Safer 65 Authority

    The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority has rejected a proposal to create a Safer 65 Project Authority, but proponents of the plan are not giving up on the concept.

    “They turned me down,” said Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin, one of several elected officials spearheading a plan to accelerate expansion of the interstate to six lanes.

    Under the Safer 65 Proposal, the final unimproved 38-mile stretch of Interstate 65 that runs from about the Park City exit north to Elizabethtown would be widened.

  • IMI workers strike

    Several cement truck drivers and operators waited hours Thursday afternoon for their local union representative to return with news about a strike spread across various Irving Materials Inc. locations in the state.

    The strike rose during renegotiation of a three-year contract between the company and the union.

    Members of Local 89, which has an office in Louisville, chatted idly, leaning against and sitting on the tailgates of two trucks that propped up two signs announcing the strike.

  • EIS prepares for accreditation renewal

    By Gary French

  • Teachers recall emotions of 9/11

    As the world stopped 10 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, frozen in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, educators in Hardin County juggled watching with guiding classrooms of children through an event some were too young to understand.

    Wynna Mabe, a teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, said she felt many of her students saw the crumbling towers as a scene from a movie, instead of realizing it involved real people. It was hard for elementary students to comprehend the enormity of the attacks, she said.

  • Tunnel to Towers Run to honor national hero in Radcliff

    Joann Muncey was sleeping after a long night of work when disaster struck Sept. 11, 2001.

    Muncey, program manager for the routine assistance team at Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares, was working for UPS at the time and said her sister called and told her to turn on the television. Like most watching throughout the nation, the stark images and brutality of the attacks gripped her with shock and a feeling of disbelief.

    “This can’t be real,” she recalled thinking to herself.

  • Warm Blessing receives donation from Christ Episcopal Church

    Jesse Waltz, right, of Christ Episcopal Church, presents a contribution from the church outreach program to Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen treasurer Diane Panknin. Warm Blessings, 609 E. Dixie Hwy., Elizabethtown, serves a hot meal each weeknight at 5:30 to 50 or more individuals and families. Also offered are showers and washer and dryer on a limited basis for those who need this service. For information or to get involved, call 763-9276.

  • Internships help students become career-ready

    Jared Clemons found more than the summer job he was looking for when he took an internship through the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board.
    Clemons, of Leitchfield, heard about the seven-week internship while looking for a job to pay off one semester of college and make enough money to continue his education.
    He was one of 70 in the Lincoln Trail area this summer to complete the internship program aimed at preparing young area adults for careers and providing summer help for business, nonprofit and governmental employers.

  • Sister Hazel closes out Fort Knox free summer concert series

    Rock band Sister Hazel will close out the Fort Knox Free Summer Concert Series with a performance Saturday on post.

    The concert, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Eastman Park Amphitheater and include special guest Nick Howard.

    Sister Hazel probably is best known for their hit “All For You.” Howard is a British singer/ songwriter whose music has been featured on TV shows such as “The Hills,” “Army Wives” and “Cougar Town.”

  • The Best: Favorite chicken recipes

    The recipe for Susan’s Stuffed Chicken Breasts is from my sister-in-law, Susan Thurman of Glasgow. I’ve been making this for at least 35 or 40 years, and I just love it. It’s so simple and it always turns out right. I don’t ever use 4 ounces of dried beef or ham; I just omit that ingredient. I think the first time I made the dish I had forgotten to buy dried beef, and it was so good without it, that I never bothered using it.

  • Cecilia author one of two at Saturday booksigning

    Cecilia author Trevis Powell will be one of two authors at a booksigning at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Elizabethtown on Saturday.

    Powell is the author of the “Were-war” series published by Blackwyrm Publishing. The third book in the series, “Jamus’ Sorrow,” was published in July.

    The booksigning also will include Kentucky author Selina Fugate. Fugate, who is from Hazard, is the author of “The Veil,” also published by Blackwyrm Publishing.

    The event is from 3 to 7 p.m.