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Today's News

  • History takes the big screen

    Buzz about George Lucas’ interest in telling a story based on the Tuskegee Airmen began long before he dove back into the “Star Wars” world to film the prequels. That was more than 20 years ago.

    Being a history buff and fan of previous Lucas projects, I remained interested in the film. A script was formed, but Lucas couldn’t get a studio to back it. In an industry that likes to tout its progressive nature, Hollywood’s refusal to tell this story is sad indeed. 

  • When Wii should be I

    Some things are not meant to be viewed by the public — strategic game plans, personal account information and me trying to get my dance on with the Nintendo Wii “Just Dance” game.

    That’s not to say I won’t jump onto the dance floor in public. It’s more like saying when it comes to trying to mirror someone else’s practiced dance routine I look like a giant muscle spasm.

    Dancing isn’t generally something I’m self-conscious about, but the Wii version is a whole different matter.

  • House Bill 30 would commercialize education

    ISSUE: Advertising on school buses
    OUR VIEW: Careful thought must be given

    In it’s infinite wisdom, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 30 last week, which allows for commercial advertising on school buses.

    While the measure awaits action in the Senate, let’s consider a few words of concern.

    Just the thought of taking one of our last social icons, the yellow school bus, and turning it into a rolling billboard seems wrong.

  • Workshop offers help with college financial aid

    Those preparing to enter college this year can receive financial aid advice this weekend.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting College Goal Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center on campus. The event assists students in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a financial aid form required to attend most colleges, universities and technical schools.

    ECTC is one of  20 sites in Kentucky hosting the event.

  • Heartland Interfaith meets

  • Lincoln Trail District of Boy Scouts of America has annual recognition dinner

    The annual District Recognition Dinner for the Lincoln Trail District of Boy Scouts of America recently was held at St. James Catholic Church. This dinner serves as a format to honor adult leaders, scout troops and Cub Scout packs, as well as individual scouts who have had an outstanding impact in the district through service to their unit, the district or the community at large.

  • PREP WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Wednesday's results (1/26)

    WRESTLING

    PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS

    JOHN HARDIN TRI-MATCH

    RADCLIFF — Results from Wednesday’s tri-match between Central Hardin, John Hardin and Louisville Doss at John Hardin High School:

    TEAM SCORES

    Central Hardin 50, Doss 22

    John Hardin 42, Central Hardin 18

    John Hardin 51, Doss 21

  • PREP WRESTLING: Stepping out of the shadows (1/26)

    Like it or not, North Hardin sophomore Darrius Parrott knows people are always going to compare him to his older brother Marcell Haynes.

    The similarities are definitely there, but Parrott doesn’t want to spend his career in his brother’s shadow. He wants to carve a niche for himself and help lead the Trojans back to the success they experienced in the 1970s and ’80s.

  • EIS to host Community Night

    City school officials are looking to get the community at large involved in local educational issues.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is hosting School Community Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. It is planned to be the first of many community nights, each with a specific topic to discuss. Monday night’s meeting will explore the achievement gap between white and black students.

  • Burke responds to wrongful death suit

    Brent Burke issued a response to the wrongful death suit filed last month in Hardin Circuit Court on behalf of his two children and former brother-in-law.

    The man who has spent more than four years behind bars denied all allegations made in the complaint, which alleges three counts of wrongful death, death by a deadly weapon and loss of consortium for the deaths of his estranged wife, Tracy, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer.