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Today's News

  • A different kind of ‘pie’ day

    As a reward for students, Ace Adcock agreed to an incentive that resulted in a taking a pie to the face. Students exceeded expectations and Friday he was hit with 34 plates of whipped cream.

    Kindergartners at North Park Elementary School celebrated the school’s fundraising efforts for Jump Rope for Heart with an enthusiastic “pie-ing” of their physical education teacher.

    Some students stepped up tentatively with their plates full of whipped cream, but others were more confident and aggressive with their throws.

  • Truck tire breaks free causing death on I-65

    A 65-year-old man died Friday morning after a tractor trailer truck lost a tire that flew across the interstate median and crashed through his windshield.

    Sitane Souvannasing, originally of Laos but residing in Murfreesboro, Tenn., died from massive head trauma at University Hospital in Louisville, Hardin County Deputy Coroner Ken Spankenberger said.

    Souvannasing was a passenger in a box van carrying a delivery of Oriental vegetables north on Interstate 65 early Friday.

  • Coffee and music combine Friday at The Bridge

    A room is flooded with the smell of fresh coffee, painted in warm tones with soft lighting and the sound of acoustic music lifting throughout the room.

    No, you’re not in a coffee shop on Bardstown Road in Louisville. You’re at the Bridge Acoustic Café at the Nexus building of The Bridge Community Church on Wilson Road near Elizabethtown.

    The Bridge Acoustic Cafe is a place where any music lover in the community can gather for coffee and music once a month.

  • Limitless: A film that goes nowhere

    A guy takes a pill that helps him access all of his brain to be able to think quickly, react on instinct and remember everything he’s ever read or seen in his life.

    Sound familiar?

    Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” is a dumb down, less sophisticated and almost actionless version of television’s “Chuck.” Also, I might note, not nearly as funny.

  • Man killed when semi tire hits windshield

    A 65-year-old native of Laos died Friday morning after a tractor trailer lost a tire that flew across an interstate median and crashed through the windshield of a delivery van.

    Sitane Souvannasing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died from massive head trauma at University Hospital in Louisville, Hardin County Deputy Coroner Ken Spankenberger said. Souvannasing was a passenger in a box van carrying a delivery of Oriental vegetables north on Interstate 65 early Friday.

  • Business Calendar

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  • HCS approves graduation dates, 2011-12 calendar

    Hardin County Schools set graduation dates for this year’s seniors and worked on next year’s school calendars Thursday at the board’s regular meeting.

    Central Hardin High School’s graduation begins at 7 p.m. June 2. John Hardin High School’s ceremony is at 7 p.m. the next day. North Hardin High School holds graduation at 6 p.m. June 4.

    A celebration for Hardin County High School’s program and GED students is set for 7 p.m. May 27 at Central Hardin High School.

  • Census: Teetering on a third state rep

    Hardin County residents might be able to make a case for three in-county state representatives based on census totals released last week.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, said he doubts that will happen, but he expects the 2020 census to give the county a third exclusive representative.

    Currently, Lee and Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, live in and represent the county. The state Constitution limits district sizes to about 40,000 residents  for each state representative.

  • Sears graduates USMC training

    SEARS. United States Marine Corps Private First Class Michael “Mike” Sears, the son of Dean and Susan Sears of Vine Grove, graduated from USMC Recruit Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

    After completion of Marine Combat Training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sears will attend Motor Transport training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

    He is a 2010 graduate of North Hardin High School.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club has March meeting

     

    St. James Boy Scout Troop 303 were guests of the Elizabethtown Lions Club at their March 15 meeting. Having assisted the club during their 2010 BBQ Chicken Dinner project, the scouts were interested in learning more about lionism.