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Today's News

  • E'town boy, 9, struck by car

    A 9-year-old Elizabethtown boy suffered multiple injuries Saturday after he was struck by a car.

    The crash occurred around 6:19 p.m. on Colesburg Road, according to Kentucky State Police. The child, whose name has not been released, had been visiting relatives and was riding a bicycle when it was struck by a 1988 Honda Accord driven by 29-year-old Tracy Lafollette of New Haven.

    The boy initially was taken to Jewish Hospital South with head and leg injuries and was later transferred to Kosair Children’s Hospital for further treatment, according to KSP.

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Arflin receives community celebration

    Tracy Arflin wanted to give his father, Tom, one more major recognition.

    His dad has spent decades building up the North Hardin Youth Football League. And now as his father’s coaching career winds down, he wanted to hold a special community celebration.

  • SJS groundbreaking held
  • Local legionnaire honored by Kentucky American Legion

    The Kentucky American Legion honored a local legionnaire who has dedicated more than half a century of his life to helping veterans through the organization.

    George Larsen, a military veteran and longstanding member of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown, received the Distinguished Service Award for “outstanding leadership and courage.”

    The award is presented annually to a legion member who exhibits these traits. A similar award also is given to honor a member who has died, Larsen said.

  • St. James breaks ground today on new school

    With schoolchildren, local governmental leaders and the archbishop all participating, St. James School plans a gala groundbreaking today for its $10.5 million school building.

    The primary and middle schools, now divided by Poplar Drive, will unite in what is the first building on the parish’s 50-acre site on RobinBrooke Boulevard.

    Eliminating the need for students to cross the street daily “was one of the big selling points in our capital campaign,” the Rev. Chuck Walker said.

  • Cadet Command celebrates silver anniversary

    The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten”-  Calvin Coolidge

    The words intoned by President Calvin Coolidge were fully embraced at Fort Knox last week, emblazoned on the newly opened Cadet Park adjacent to Brooks Field.

  • Headhunters, Black Oak Arkansas open up Heartland Music Festival weekend

    For those who like their rock southern dipped and deep fried, Friday night’s concert to kick off the Heartland Music Festival may have been considered a feast.

    Country rock veterans The Kentucky HeadHunters brought a legion of followers with them and reunited with some old friends in southern rockers Black Oak Arkansas, headed up by charismatic front man Jim “Dandy” Mangrum. The two groups buffeted Freeman Lake Park for hours as the weather stayed warm minus the crushing humidity that drifted into the region earlier in the week.

  • Don't forget about memorization

    For all the new high school graduates and for any other Kentuckian who wants to play along, here’s a quiz.

    Take a blank map of Kentucky with the county outlines. We’ve provided a copy for you here.

    Now, spend 30 minutes writing the county names in the 120 blank spaces.

    In the meantime, I’ll talk about the lost art of memorization.

    As we emphasize the value of understanding and applying knowledge, sometimes the value of learning by rote has been de-emphasized.

  • Area police faced with adapting to new law

    Today, Kentucky police officers may arrest for misdemeanors such as possession of marijuana or disorderly conduct. Beginning Wednesday, police may only cite some misdemeanors rather than arrest.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 463 into law March 3. The bill is designed to decrease prison population, incarceration costs and recidivism. Section 46 of the bill covers arrestable offenses and makes significant changes to what misdemeanor offenses local law enforcement can and cannot arrest for.

  • A helping hand that needs help

    To donate to the American Red Cross, go to www.redcross.org

    TOPIC: American Red Cross
    OUR VIEW: Time to help here at home

    In Alabama, a wave of tornadoes ripped through town after town, scattering everything in their path.
    Along the Mississippi River, heavy and relentless downpours left the river swollen and unable to handle the massive amount of rainfall, sending overflowing water into towns.
    In Joplin, Mo., building after building was shredded by a devastating tornado, leveling homes, businesses and schools.