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Today's News

  • Spreading a little salt on the subject
  • Area will host several Christmas music performances this weekend

    The Christmas season is in full swing and several musical options this weekend can start your holiday juices flowing.

    National a cappella group Street Corner Symphony will perform a concert at the Historic State Theater at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

    The group gained a national audience when they competed on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” season two. It ended the competition as runner-up.

  • Pastor to sign copies of 'Sacred Places of Kentucky'

    A local pastor helped pen “Sacred Places of Kentucky,” a coffee table book, and is part of a book signing Sunday.

    From 2 to 4 p.m., the Rev. Roger Jasper, pastor of Living Faith Baptist Fellowship, signs copies of the book at the church, at 207 Corporate Drive in Elizabethtown. Co-author Amanda Harvey and photographers Wes and Stacy Battoclette also are signing books.

    The book contains 156 pages including photos of Kentucky’s inspirational sacred places, from large cathedrals to small country churches.

  • Classic Christmas story gets additional spirits for HCP production

    Take a classic Christmas story, add allusions to “The Wizard of Oz,” stir in what amounts to a ghostly Greek chorus and you’ll have an idea of what to expect from Hardin County Playhouse’s latest production, “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.”

    “I wanted to provide a spectacle,” HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said.

    “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” is a version of the perennially favorite story with bleaker elements and more ghosts.

  • Federal procurement information available at Monday event

    A free military contracting forum to explain the process for obtaining contracts at Fort Knox is planned for Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. 

  • EPD promotes two to sergeant

    Elizabethtown Police Department promoted two of its own to patrol sergeants Wednesday evening during a ceremony.

    Detective Kelly Slone and Officer Joshua Richardson have been with the department since 2002 and will be part of a change in the department's structure, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD's public information officer.

    In its current structure, the department has five patrol sergeants who are assigned to patrol officers and supervise each of the department's three shifts, said Maj. Jamie Land, deputy chief of patrol.

  • Maintaining focus will advance fight against AIDS

    ISSUE: World AIDS Day
    OUR VIEW: Awareness helps beat the threat

    Since the AIDS epidemic began 30 years ago, advances have been made in the medical and awareness arenas, but the disease has an astounding global impact and often a stigma.

    In the United States, about 1.2 million people are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in five of those don’t know they are infected. About 16,000 people with AIDS die each year.

    Last week, communities observed World AIDS Day.

  • Building permits

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

    Keith Parker, 329 Akers School Road, Upton. Use: single wide foundation.

    Double L Construction, lot 27A, Springfield Meadows subdivision, county. Use: single-family residence.

    Double L Construction, lot 28A, Springfield Meadows subdivision, county. Use: single-family residence.

  • Civil suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Five locals to play in Battle of the Bluegrass game (12/9)

    Five local football seniors have been selected to play in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star football game.

    The game pits players from the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association against players from the rest of the state. The game replaced the annual All-Star game between players from Kentucky and Tennessee. The game will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Louisville St. Xavier High School.