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Today's News

  • Brent Burke set to walk

    Family members have waited almost four years through four attempts to prosecute former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke on  charges of murder.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw is expected Tuesday to dismiss without prejudice the charges against Burke, according to a letter Shaw sent to Michelle Kerstetter, daughter of Karen Comer.

    For Stanley and Irene Burke, Brent Burke’s parents, this means a chance to see their son outside a courtroom for the first time since his 2007 arrest.

  • Attorney general candidate makes campaign stop in Hardin County

    The Republican candidate for attorney general made his first campaign visit Tuesday night to Hardin County.
    At a reception at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown, Todd P’Pool addressed about 40 attendees, including former U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The GOP views this attorney general’s race against Democratic incumbent Jack Conway as a pivotal one for the state.

  • Recycled oil coming to area Valvoline stations

    Area residents soon will have a green option when they’re having their oil changed.

    Valvoline Instant Oil Change stations in Elizabethtown will join with other Valvoline stations nationwide in offering the company’s NextGen motor oil.

    Manager James Sheehan said the station likely will have the option available later this month.

    The recycled motor oil product is made of 50 percent recycled material.

  • Kelley installed as president of EHLRTA

    William “Bill” Kelley was installed as president of Elizabethtown Hardin LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association on May 19. Joining Kelley in leadership positions are Lin Linder, president-elect; Ramona Jeffries, vice-president; Joy Carroll Miller, treasurer; Susan Cross, secretary; and Donna Carter is immediate past-president.

  • Helmwood Heights students place in junior golf tournament

    HELMWOOD HEIGHTS STUDENTS
     PLACE IN JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
    Tyler Ates, 7, right, and Patrick Carter, 8, students at Helmwood Heights Elementary School, joined the ranks of the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour and completed their first tournament at Long Run Golf Course in Louisville on June 3. While competing with young golfers from across the state, Tyler placed ninth and Patrick placed 11th in their first 6-hole golf tournament.

  • Modern Woodman presents check to benefit Mary Bradley

    Sylvia McCarty, district agent for Modern Woodmen of America presents a matching fund check for $4,643.20 to Lisa Wilson for a spaghetti dinner and auction at Big Clifty Community Center on May 6 to benefit Mary Bradley, who needs a lung transplant.

  • Wallaces celebrate 60th anniversary

    William J. and Shirley Wallace of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2011.
    They were married June 16, 1951, at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville.
    They have two children, Debbie Henderson and Susie Toy, both of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Country star Worley coming to Fort Knox

    Country music star Darryl Worley and opening act Storefront Congregation are scheduled to perform Saturday at Fort Knox’s Eastman Park and Amphitheater in a free concert.

    Worley, of Memphis, Tenn., has had three No. 1 hit singles since arriving on the music scene in 1999 when he signed with DreamWorks records.

  • Motherhood and more: A milestone birthday

    So I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks.  I’m not completely sure how I feel about it.

  • Ask the Expert: Nutrition - Drink up and stay hydrated

    The summer is here and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more and staying hydrated by drinking more water.

    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it we can become severely dehydrated.