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Today's News

  • Couple shares Christmas dinner with community

    A local couple once again has organized a Christmas dinner for community members in honor of their son.

    The fourth annual dinner takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Christmas at the National Guard Armory on Warfield Street in Elizabethtown.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Barbara and Bennie Grissom of Elizabethtown began organizing the event after their son, Bennie Charles “B.C.” Grissom, died.

  • NHHS JROTC organizes local food distribution

    About 50 more area families will have turkeys, stuffing, vegetables and other staples available for holiday meals and daily life thanks to local students.

    Santa hasn’t made his rounds yet, so the students involved with the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at North Hardin High School in Radcliff collected food for area residents with community help.

  • West Point police conduct roadblocks throughout holiday season

    Through the end of December, the West Point Police Department will conduct traffic roadblocks.

    Law enforcement agencies throughout the county say they are cracking down on impaired driving during the holiday season.

  • Vine Grove man dies in Muldraugh wreck

    A four-car wreck Monday on U.S. 31W near Muldraugh left a Vine Grove man dead.

  • Vine Grove lumber store closing Dec. 30

    A Vine Grove store is closing because of the economy.

    Don’s Lumber & Hardware Inc. is scheduled to close Dec. 30 and consolidate with the Elizabethtown location on Leitchfield Road.

    That location will remain where it is. Vice president Troy Basham doesn’t know whether changes will be made there as part of the consolidation.

    “The main thing is, we still plan on taking care of and servicing all our customers,” he said.

  • Wrongful death suit filed against Burke

    Nearly six months after a Hardin Circuit Court judge dismissed criminal charges without prejudice, Brent Burke now finds himself a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit locally.

    The civil case alleges three counts of wrongful death, death by deadly weapon and loss of consortium.

    Tracy Burke’s brother, David Wilburn, and her two children with Burke are listed as the plaintiffs. The complaint identifies Wilburn as administrator of Tracy Burke’s estate and legal guardian of the Burke children.

  • No holiday from work for post offices

    While some offices may be slowing down in preparation for the Christmas holiday, the local post offices are embarking on one of their busiest times of the year.

    Monday was the busiest day for package delivery in the Christmas season for the U.S. Postal Service, and that also was true for local offices.

    Postmaster Bobby Brown of the Radcliff office on West Lincoln Trail Boulevard said staff there started getting very busy last week and the work picked up speed yesterday.

    “It’s been busy all day,” Brown said.

  • Change your ways: Help bell ringers

    As the final shopping days of Christmas approach, so does the deadline for helping children and families in need with the annual Salvation Army bell ringer program.
    Throughout Elizabethtown and Radcliff since last month, volunteers at times have stood in the cold, wind and rain, and rang a bell for hours, hoping those who pass by will offer up some change or a few dollars.

  • The Best: Christmastime favorites

    When my daughter was little, we would make a special treat for Santa Claus every Christmas Eve. We would put the treat on a Spode Christmas plate near the stockings, and we would all be so excited on Christmas morning to see only a few crumbs left on the plate. We knew by the overflowing stockings that Santa had come, but we were so glad we had been able to give him a little sustenance to help him get through his long night.

  • Dash of Class: A traditional Christmas dessert

    This is my 51st column this year. That is a blessing for me and I hope for you. There are more columns to come.

    There are blessings all around us. It really is a blessed time of the year. I hope you are focusing on what this special holiday is all about to you. In the Christian faith, we are celebrating Jesus’ birth. As we tear wrap off gifts, let us remember why we are giving gifts in the first place. It is like a huge birthday party.