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Today's News

  • E’town council delays maintenance agreement for Veterans Tribute

    Elizabethtown City officials on Monday delayed approval of a maintenance agreement for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road because of concerns surrounding its maintenance.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson told Elizabethtown City Council he could not vote for the agreement as drafted because it contains language releasing the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee from any responsibility in taking care of memorial once it is completed.

  • Photo: Who’s that peepin’ out the window?
  • Police: Drivers should be safe, avoid distractions during holiday travel

    Thanksgiving is not just a peak travel season, but it's also the deadliest time of year for drivers, according to a Kentucky State Police official.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said more drivers are killed on roadways during the holiday than any other time of the year in Kentucky and nationwide.

    During the holidays, more vehicles hit the roadways for travel season, Chaffins said, and drivers need to be aware of the vehicles around them.

  • Early morning wreck leaves two injured

    LARUE COUNTY — A two-car collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 31E about 7 miles north of Hodgenville left two drivers with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police say.
    Sharon D. Bush, 56, of Elizabethtown, was traveling north on 31E in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
    Bush overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, which crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Felipe Ramirez, 21, of Hodgenville.

  • Linda Funk speaks to Upton UMC women about Warm Blessings

    Recently the United Methodist Women at Upton UMC invited Linda Funk, board chairperson for Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, to be the guest speaker at their monthly fellowship meeting. Funk explained the meal program provided by Warm Blessings which serves a hot meal weeknights to an average of 50 or more persons in need of this service, and offered suggestions on how the church could support the program. 

  • A stitch from the heart: Astrid Whitacre crochets afghans for soldiers

    Astrid Whitacre has been crocheting afghans for soldiers for 30 years. She estimates she’s made thousands of blankets, sending them to soldiers all over the world.

    “They’re all my boys,” said Whitacre, a member of the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. “It’s just a thing I do.”

  • Welcome home requires more than ceremonies

    ISSUE: Soldiers returning from combat
    OUR VIEW: Time and understanding needed

    Fort Knox and the community at large celebrated with soldiers’ families Thursday as an advance team of 57 returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

    The return of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division is a long-awaited event. Over the next several weeks, more than 3,400 soldiers will return with the task to be complete by January.

  • The Best: Favorite Thanksgiving recipes

    I’m sharing again today two of my favorite recipes that I usually serve on Thanksgiving.

    The recipe pictured, 24-Hour Mashed Potatoes, originally came from Karen Himmelheber, who was stationed at Fort Knox several years ago and attended my church. Karen was a fantastic cook. I shared another of her recipes, the Frozen Bread Dough Coffeecake, a few weeks ago.

  • Taking time to be thankful for food and so much more

    Stay tuned for information on my cookbook, “Mama and Me,” to be delivered Nov. 28. Watch in this column and on Facebook for a list of signings in Elizabethtown and Glendale.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bowling Green defense has been superb (11/23)

    When John Hardin coach Mark Brown prepares to face an opposing team, he usually has to guess at what defense the Bulldogs might see. With so many spread offenses, it’s hard for Brown to know what an opposing team might do against his Wing-T attack.

    That won’t be the case Friday night when the Bulldogs take on the Bowling Green Purples in the Class 5-A state semifinals at 8 at El Donaldson Stadium.