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Today's News

  • Seminary graduate helps others, finds self

    On May 22, Paula Welch Strange graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, which she hopes to use to help others.

    To reach that day in her life, the 50-year-old Elizabethtown resident had to face single parenthood, juggle multiple jobs simultaneously and surmount brain cancer.

  • The List: Selecting good fruits and vegetables

    The fresh fruits and vegetables of summer are at farmers markets and supermarkets and there are tricks to pick the best one. Overall, look for clean fruits and vegetables with no bruises or breaks in the skin, said Amy Aldenderfer, Hardin County extension agent for horticulture. Food also should be sold in clean one-time-use containers. And if it seems early for a particular fruit or vegetable to be available at a farmers market, ask the farmer where the food was grown.

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  • Attorneys argue timeline in sex case against ex-teacher

    An alleged victim in the case against former Central Hardin High School social studies teacher Steven Gray has been unable to provide attorneys with specific dates on which she and the teacher had sex.

    Gray, 28, was arrested Dec. 2 and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was fired a week prior to the arrest after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone tip that prompted an investigation.

  • Faces of Cancer exhibit opens at Hardin Memorial Hospital

    Cancer is not generally associated with the word hope, but one exhibit sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program is trying to change that.

    The Faces of Cancer exhibit, which features portraits of 13 cancer survivors from the Lincoln Trail Area, opened Tuesday and will be on display in the admitting lobby of Hardin Memorial Hospital until Friday. From there, the exhibit will be displayed July 18-29 at the LaRue County Public Library in Hodgenville.

  • TRACK: Randles, Elite teammates heading to Nationals (07/06)

    P.J. Randles had an Independence Day weekend to remember.

    Competing in the AAU Area 9 National Qualifier, Randles won the young men’s high jump and triple jump and finished second in the long jump and 110-meter hurdles at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, to qualify for the AAU Junior National Olympic Games later this month in New Orleans.

    The former North Hardin High School standout and incoming Campbellsville University sophomore cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump and 43-06 in the triple jump.

  • GOLF: Gumm leads area's Jr. Am contingent (07/06)

    Lydia Gumm is heading for California on Friday night to play in a junior world tournament in San Diego. While she wouldn’t mind winning that event, she wants to win a little closer to home the next two days.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior highlights a large local contingent in the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, which will be contested today and Thursday at three area courses.

  • West Point Rivers Days shifts focus to town’s history

    Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, the city of West Point, founded in 1796, has a rich history. That history is what the organizers of the West Point River Days Festival hope to honor this year.

    With a focus on the past, Christina Lueken, West Point River Days co-chairwoman, has helped organize several historical events to accompany the traditional festival agenda.

    “For the older residents of West Point, the history is very important to them,” Lueken said.

  • Case against Calli is on track

    Attorneys said Tuesday the case of Edward Calli, an Elizabethtown man charged with raping a victim younger than the age of 12, is on track for its Aug. 8 jury trial.

    Calli, 33, is accused of three counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sodomy. In all counts, the alleged victim is younger than 12.

    According to a previous report, the alleged victim said the assaults began when she was in kindergarten. She said Calli had been raping and sodomizing her for several years, according to a criminal citation.

  • Jobless rate reaches two-year low

    Recent numbers show Hardin County’s unemployment is the lowest in more than two years.

    The May rate was listed as 8 percent, the lowest since December 2008’s rate of 7.2 percent. That rate is lower than the state and national unemployment numbers for May.

    Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said the rate stayed near 9 and 10 percent for about two years and began dropping steadily this year.

    The county’s January rate was 10.2 percent.