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Today's News

  • New comic focuses on school antics

    He's known as Big Nate but actually he's a little guy. As comic strip fans will come to realize, his name has more to do with his attitude and his impact on a tight circle of friends.

    On the funny pages, Big Nate is perpetually an 11-year-old sixth-grader trying to avoid detention, who hopes to become a cartoonist. In real life, this creation of artist Lincoln Peirce has been published for 20 years before recently becoming an overnight success.

  • Teen MOPS group offers support

    Madge Hearne had always been a big supporter of Mothers of Preschoolers. During her second time attending a MOPS program, she began to realize the need for a Teen MOPS chapter in Hardin County.

    “My oldest son was a student at Central Hardin High School and the summer before his senior year, a friend of his had a baby,” she said.

  • Ex-teacher due back in court Feb. 3

    Two days after a Hardin County prosecutor filed a motion to dismiss Steven Gray’s sexual abuse charges, another former teacher was under arrest by Kentucky State Police, charged with having sexual relations with a student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown, was fired from LaRue County High School on Oct. 24 after KSP began investigating allegations the English teacher was having sexual contact with male students.

    All alleged victims in both cases were older than 16 years of age.

  • Vote on unification bill may be looming

    A House bill filed to clear up vague language in the state’s unification law could reach the floor for a vote this week.

    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, is one of the sponsors of House Bill 190 and said the proposed legislation is positioned for a potential vote by Wednesday.

  • South-side Radcliff grocery to close

    After weathering a rough financial summer, Michael Monasmith has lost his job.

    Monasmith, a Radcliff resident, is a full-time meat cutter at Food Lion on South Dixie Boulevard, which is one of 113 Food Lions across the nation shuttering its doors.  

    Delhaize America, parent company of Food Lion, announced last week it would close a number of underperforming stores, displacing roughly 4,900 workers. Kentucky-based Food Lions in Cynthiana, Danville, Dry Ridge, Morehead, Paris and Stanford also are closing, according to a list released by the company.

  • MOAA receives Ireland Army Community Hospital update

    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) met Dec. 21 at the MOAA Clubhouse on Fort Knox. The evening was decorated in a Christmas theme, and a pork loin dinner was enjoyed by the membership.  

  • McKeever Brief

    MCKEEVER. Army Reserve Spec. Shayne E. McKeever is returning to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., after being deployed to Afghanistan serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. McKeever, an aerial delivery specialist parachute rigger with the 824th Quartermaster Company, Fort Bragg, N.C., has served five years in the military. He is the son of Edward L. McKeever of Elizabethtown and Sandra D. Camp of Big Clifty.

  • Ex-LaRue teacher accused of having sexual contact with student

    A former LaRue County High School English teacher relieved of her duties in October was arrested Thursday morning and charged with a sex crime that is alleged to have involved students at the school.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and two counts of second-degree official misconduct, a Class B misdemeanor.
    According to an arrest citation, the alleged sexual abuse happened in Hardin County on or around June 1, 2011, with a 17-year-old student.

  • Building permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

  • A place for comic book artists and enthusiasts to gather

    A comic book weaves artistic skill and storytelling together. Each panel is a work of art, flowing into the next to tell a story.

    “For some people comic books are superhero stories or Archie comics, but really the level of storytelling and the creativity involved makes that idea limiting,” said comic artist Bill Nichols of Elizabethtown.

    There’s a strong appreciation for comic books out there, and Nichols started a gathering of enthusiasts, which meets monthly to discuss the genre and share ideas.