Today's News

  • Ramadan draws focus to faith

    Imam Mohamed Ismail always feels better by the end of the religious lunar month of Ramadan.

    He’s more focused on God, more appreciative of what he has and more productive.

    Ismail and other members of the estimated 125 Islamic families in Hardin County will not eat or drink from sunup until sundown beginning on Monday.

    They will abstain from sex, and they will pray often through the passing days. They’ll also meet nightly as a community to listen to readings from the Koran, with the entire religious text being read during the month.

  • Former LCHS teacher charged with unlawful transaction with a minor

    Landmark News Service

    A former LaRue County High School teacher has been charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, according to court records, is accused of assisting or causing a minor age 16 or younger to disobey parents. According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the minor by her parents earlier this year.

  • State subcommittee to hear argument for Safer 65 authority

    A plan called on by several Kentucky counties for the creation of a Safer 65 Project Authority to accelerate the expansion of the interstate to six lanes will go before a legislative subcommittee this morning.

    The Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation will discuss the project during a 10 a.m. meeting at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.

  • Cruisin’ the Heartland allows family to showcase their collection

    David Fields remembers a time when the streets of Elizabethtown were filled with cars driving up and down Dixie Avenue on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Teens would pile in to each other’s cars and cruise the town, make stops at various diners, such as the Lincoln Car Hop, and at times, even switch vehicles to hang out with other friends.

    “All you would do Friday and Saturday nights in the late ’50s and ’60s is cruise,” Fields said. “You would clean up the cars just for Friday and Saturday nights.”

  • Weeds, weeds go away
  • Under Construction: Chinoe Hills Estates

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Chinoe Hills Estates
    Location: Deckard School Road
    When will it open? First home built in 2008
    Number of lots: About 50. Homes must be on at least eight-tenths of an acre lot

  • Several air conditioners stolen in county

    A string of air-conditioning unit thefts largely from vacant homes has struck Hardin County in the last month.

    According to law enforcement officials, the units are not being stolen for temperature control but rather for scrap metal.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said about a half dozen air-conditioning units have been stolen in Radcliff in the last week.

  • Quilt block project seeing slow spell

    Martha Thomas’ two barns both sport a star-shaped quilt pattern painted onto two 4-foot by 8-foot sheets of plywood.

    Thomas, who is on the committee for the Hardin County Clothesline of Quilts Project, loves stars.

    She knew she wanted star shapes to be present in the patterns she put on her barns near Elizabethtown, so she hit upon the “Kentucky star” and “farmer’s daughter” patterns to depict in larger-than-life detail.

    “I think they add tremendous visual appeal to a barn,” she said.

  • Motherhood & More: A mother’s nightmare: Falling while holding a child

    It finally happened.

    And if I’m honest I can say I’m surprised it hadn’t happened already.
    I fell holding one of my children.

    I’ve mentioned a time or two how klutzy I am, and it’s true. As I’m typing this I’m covered in a plethora of bruises, bumps, scratches and cuts from bike rides, stumblings or just everyday walking around my house.

    At one point a couple of weeks ago I looked like someone who’d been in a bad car accident.

  • Ask the Nutrition Expert: Smart summer foods

    By Clarissa Pape

    For Wednesday's Woman

    Summer foods are here. And that doesn’t include hot dogs, which become a regular summer lunch because 20 seconds in the microwave is all it takes. Instead of mystery meat encased in phosphates and who knows what else, try stocking the fridge with a few ready-to-eat healthy options.

    With about 20 to 30 minutes of prep time, you can be prepared with quick and easy healthy foods for the whole week with these summer staples.