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Today's News

  • Legion Auxiliary packs boxes for soldiers

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 113 Chairman Patty Heath, with the help of LG&E employees, packed and sent 150 holiday boxes to soldiers overseas. Boxes consisted of candy, personal supplies, gifts and requested items by those in harms way.

  • Atterberry celebrates 80th birthday

    Beulah Atterberry of Elizabethtown celebrated her 80th birthday with 80 friends and relatives on Feb. 19, 2011, at Bethesda Ministries.
    She was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Vine Grove. She was a faithful worker in her local church, teaching Sunday school. In her younger years she taught youth. She was married for 56 years to the late Frank Atterberry.
    She has six children, Annetta Payton, Sharon Atterberry, Debbie Schlosser, Tim Atterberry, Steve Atterberry and Anna Hargis, all of Elizabethtown; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  • Firefighters salvage historic items, Bible from church blaze

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    For the first time in more than a century, a small Methodist congregation in Grayson County is without a building. Stonesview United Methodist Church was destroyed by fire early Sunday.

    Arson is suspected.

    Firefighters were able to salvage several items from the church including a framed collection of pieces describing the history of the church, a certificate and the Bible that was open on the altar when the roof fell in.

  • P&L will spend $9 million to replace rail bridge

    One of two railway bridges that have stood near Muldraugh since the late 1800s will be replaced, even though no federal money was approved for the project.
    The bridge, which is at railway mile marker J23.3, is near the end of its lifespan, said Paducah & Louisville Railway President Tom Garrett during a news conference Monday at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau visitors center.
    A nearby bridge at railway mile marker J23.7 will be at that point within the next several years, he said.

  • Jimmie Lee to receive national honor

    A longstanding Elizabethtown legislator will receive a national award this week for his work to advance mental health services.
    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, has been named the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Award for public service this year. Lee will receive the award Wednesday morning during a ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Frankfort.
    Lee was selected by the American Psychiatric Association from a pool of candidates nominated nationwide. The award is named in honor of former U.S. Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York.

  • GIRLS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Johnson's buzzer beater lifts Meade past Hancock (02/22)

    CLOVERPORT — Raley Johnson has never hit a bigger shot than the one she hit Monday night in the 11th District Tournament semifinals.

    Scarlett Powers and Morgan Turner and the rest of the Meade County Lady Waves knew they were in good hands.

    With the game tied at 55, Meade County got the ball back with 3.8 seconds left after a Hancock County turnover. Meade County coach Josh Hurt called a timeout and called a play to get Johnson the ball.

  • GIRLS' 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Hawks earn first tip to region tourney since '04

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks have their first 18th District Tournament semifinal victory in coach Travis Wooton’s six-year tenure.

    Senior twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock will finally have their chance at their first district title.

    But it took them a half to rid themselves of some nerves before they returned to their bread-and-butter inside game. Then, they dominated low to continue their record-setting season.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Surprise – E’town’s Greenwell verbals to Morehead (02/22)

    Since she first stepped on the floor as a middle schooler, Elizabethtown senior point guard Natalie Greenwell has been a model of consistency for the powerhouse Lady Panthers.

    Still, she found a way to pull a fast one on her teammates and even her family last week.

  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: It's anybody guess who will walk away with title (2/22)

    The Boys’ 17th District coaches have been talking about the parity in this district for the last few years, but this season it might be as balanced as ever. The line between winning and losing is razor thin.

    Look at what has happened this season. The fourth-seeded Central Hardin Bruins beat the third-seeded Elizabethtown Panthers. The Panthers knocked off the top-seeded John Hardin Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are the only team to beat the second-seeded North Hardin Trojans.

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: John Hardin pulls away from Fort Knox (02/22)

    Just when it looked as if the Fort Knox was going to hang around long enough to make a game out of it for once, Michelle Montgomery and John Hardin pushed the pedal to the metal and sped away.

    Montgomery, a sophomore center, scored six of her game-high 24 points in a 14-2 run to close the first half as the fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs finally pulled away from the fifth-seeded Lady Eagles, 70-41 on Monday night in the 17th District Tournament’s lone quarterfinal at Elizabethtown’s Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.