Today's News

  • Judge finds probable cause in rape case

    The alleged victim in a rape case was brought to a preliminary hearing in handcuffs Monday in Hardin District Court after she failed to appear on a subpoena issued by a defense attorney representing the man she has accused of raping her.

    Attorney Doug Miller is representing Joseph E. Snyder, 30, a staff sergeant in the 5/15th Cavalry, who is accused of first-degree rape in the case but has pleaded not guilty and is  out on bond.

  • North Dixie Boulevard Streetscape work up for vote today

    Radcliff City Council will vote today to accept a contractor for the North Dixie Boulevard Streetscape Project, which the city rebid last year after multiple bidders were disqualified for failing to meet bid qualifications.

    The city’s engineering department is recommending the city accept C&A Concrete’s bid of $779,268, the lowest of six bids. The highest bid was from Bluegrass Contracting at $1,182,388.75, according to a report released by the department.

  • Rescued from a grain bin

    Cecilia farmer Pat Owsley came face to face with a farming danger Thursday. It brought him within seconds of a suffocating death in his own grain bin and he credits God for circumstances that led to an amazing rescue.

    He was checking corn in the top of a bin when suddenly he found himself being pulled down in the corn like quicksand.

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  • It's never too late to appreciate

    Valentine’s Day arrived late in our household this year.

    To be specific, it arrived two weeks later, on the last weekend in February.

    My girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I are not in the habit of moving around holidays arbitrarily. In fact, I think this was the first time in 25 years we celebrated Valentine’s Day on a different day. But these were special circumstances.

    So what caused this change of plans?

    Two words: kidney stone.

    Not mine. Hers.

  • ECTC takes a bite out of barriers to literature

    tudents filed into a classroom at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College last week bustling with conversation and insights.

    One talked about a program she saw on the progression of Dracula in literature and film. Another talked about her extensive “Twilight” wardrobe. But the conversation went deeper. They started talking about theme, plot and character development.

  • '50s the focus of Rough River events

    Dig out those poodle skirts and leather jackets, and get ready cruise into some fun as Rough River Dam State Resort Park and Pine Knob Theater offer visitors “Nifty 50s Weekend” on March 18-19.

    The event kicks off with dinner theater March 18 as Pine Knob Theater presents “Daddy Took the T-Bird Away.” The musical features '50s music.

    Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the musical beginning at 7:30 p.m..

    On March 19, The Countdowns will provide music for the Saturday Night Sock Hop. The dance begins at 8 p.m.

  • TEASCC celebrates a decade

    ISSUE: The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir
    OUR VIEW: Choir offers entertainment and example

    The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir commemorated a milestone anniversary during its weekend performances. The group, about 40 singers, dancers and musicians from towns across the region, presented to the community its 10th anniversary performance.

  • Zonta Rose Day and International Women’s Day

    The Zonta Club of Elizabethtown along with Zonta Club members spanning the globe will be celebrating International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day, today, March 8. Zontians set aside March 8 to reflect on the achievements of the past year and to prepare for the challenges ahead.

    Zonta Rose Day was introduced at the 1984 Zonta International convention in Sydney, Australia. The Zonta symbol is the yellow rose, a reminder of the vital work Zonta does to advance the status of women locally and worldwide.

  • Library technology increasing with patron savvy

    E-readers, audio books, online reading and other technology-based literature hasn’t caught on with everyone. But the number of readers using such methods is increasing, and Hardin County Public Library is responding.
    The branch in Elizabethtown hosted a free presentation Saturday to show patrons how to download e-Books, audio books and other forms of media onto e-readers and iPods.
    Lisa Huffer, bookmobile librarian and unofficial library system techie, said digital items offer alternative reading options to technology-savvy patrons.