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Today's News

  • Spreading Christmas cheer

    Vine Grove residents chatted and savored chili and cornbread Thursday in a mostly full meeting room at Vine Grove City Hall on Main Street.

    They enjoyed the food and company among garlands, Christmas trees and live Christmas music as they prepared to open their wallets for the 12th Christmas for the Kids.

    The program helps about 30 children who otherwise would be unlikely to find much under the Christmas tree, allotting about $250 each to buy clothes and toys for them.

  • Jury seated in Gray case

    A jury was seated Thursday in the trial of Steven Gray and testimony begins this morning.

    Six women and eight men were chosen for the jury following two days of questioning a pool of potential jurors. The prosecution and defense used individual and group questioning to whittle the group of approximately 70 residents called down to the 14 jurors.

  • The Best: Ham and Swiss Cheese Finger Sandwiches

    I ran this recipe for Helen Goldsmith’s Ham and Swiss Cheese Finger Sandwiches more than 20 years ago when I featured her in the first of a series of columns on great cooks in Hardin County, and I probably get more requests for this recipe than any other. 

  • Jury selection begins in Gray case

    Jury selection in the Steven Gray trial began Wednesday with the court allowing attorneys to question jurors individually.

    Gray, 29, is a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students. He was fired last November after a Hardin County Schools administrator received an anonymous phone tip alleging the teacher had engaged in sexual contact with several female students.

    Each potential juror on Wednesday was asked the same question at least three times, if not more.

  • In search of a Thanksgiving song

    Now that Turkey Day has come and gone, ushering in Black Friday, Cyber Monday and frenzied shopping in general, I’m taking time to reflect on that fowl-based holiday.

    We associate many things with that festive occasion: full stomachs, leftovers, full stomachs, more leftovers. Well, you get the picture.

  • 113th Army Band offers holiday concert tonight

    The 113th Army Band of Fort Knox will treat music lovers to a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, which is sponsoring the show.

    Musicians will play traditional and more modern selections of the season, from the brass quintet’s “Santa Wants a Tuba for Christmas” to the rock band’s “Hot Rod Sleigh.” In addition to the quintet and rock band, the lineup includes the band’s wind ensemble, Dixie band, jazz combo, stage band and vocalists.

  • The sun finally shows itself
  • New program announced for early childhood education

    The very youngest in the community will benefit from a new collaboration of several organizations.

    North Central Education Foundation, PNC Foundation and Hardin County Schools announced a grant to create an early childhood education program that will offer summer services to families and day cares.

  • E'town church holds service for World AIDS Day

    Today marks the annual World AIDS Day, and Metropolitan Community Church of Elizabethtown will hold a local service.

    The church at 119 Brooks St. will hold an interfaith service, Pastor Cathy Porter said, so community members of any faith will feel welcome. The service begins at 7 p.m.

    Porter said the service includes a speaker and candlelight vigil, and a “love offering” will be accepted. Money collected goes toward individuals and families affected by HIV or AIDS.

  • Survivor in LaRue County shooting released from hospital

    Kentucky State Police announced in a news release Tuesday night the survivor of a Nov. 22 shooting in LaRue County was released from the hospital over the Thanksgiving weekend.

    April M. Roberts, 32, of Elizabethtown, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries to her legs during the shooting that left her parents, David Walker and Barbara Walker, and Steven L. Bottoms dead.