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Today's News

  • HCP holds auditions for Christmas production

    Hardin County Playhouse holds auditions at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26-27 for “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.”

    The auditions are at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    Twelve men, 11 women, six boys and five girls are needed for the production. Additionally, eight to 10 ensemble members are needed.
    No prepared material is required of those auditioning.

    Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 15-18.

  • Comer meets and greets with Hardin County voters

    Republican agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer made a stop Tuesday evening in Elizabethtown to meet with voters at the Brown-Pusey House.

    The fundraising and meet-and-greet event was not sponsored by any organization, Comer said, but rather put together by local residents who support his candidacy. The candidate said he had a lot of “good people supporting me in E’town.”

  • Under construction: Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Sunrise Manor Nursing Home
    Location: 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville
    Size: 100,000-square feet, two-stories on a 13-acre tract
    Scheduled completion date: Fall 2011
    The facility features: 137 beds in 15 separate living areas

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wounded Elizabethtown preps for invading Beechwood (09/22)

    Adam Billings recently took a look at the preseason team photo of his first Elizabethtown Panthers squad and shook his head in disbelief.

    Of the 36 players in present for that photo, nine players – that’s a fourth of the roster, folks – will not be on the Doug Smith Memorial Stadium sideline for various reasons when the Panthers (0-5) host northern Kentucky small-school power Beechwood (3-1) for homecoming at 8 p.m. Friday.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Central Hardin-John Hardin game could uncloud district seeding (09/22)

    With just four games left before the end of the boys’ 10th District soccer schedule, one thing is certain – nothing.

    Four of the six teams have just one loss and two of those meet at 7 tonight as the John Hardin Bulldogs (9-4-1 overall, 1-1 district) host the reigning district and 5th Region tournament champion Central Hardin Bruins (7-6, 3-1).

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL OPINION: Money driving conference expansion talks (09/22)

    For the last week, we have been inundated with talk about realignment. Turn on ESPN radio and the talk is about who is moving where. Go on the Internet and the story tells you who is staying and who is leaving.

    There has been talk of so-called 16-team super conferences. The landscape of college athletics seems to be on shaky ground. Universities aren’t looking at what’s best, but what can make them the most money. Look at what we heard about the last week.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs roll past Knox (09/22)

    Senior Hannah Howard kept herself pretty busy Wednesday night against visiting 10th District foe Fort Knox.

    Howard scored four goals and assisted on three others to lead the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to a 10-1 win over the Lady Eagles.

  • Central Kentucky Wheelmen reach fundraising goals for road signs

    The Central Kentucky Wheelmen reached a fundraising goal to place 20 share the road signs along Elizabethtown roadways to improve public awareness and bicycle safety.

    The money was raised Saturday during the club’s Share the Road Tour, which featured a city ride and various countywide bicycle tours.

    Carmen Coyle, president of the Central Kentucky Wheelmen, was proud of the effort to purchase signs, which each cost $100 including installation.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Kleber returns for Eagles (09/22)

    Josh Kleber is champing at the bit, ready to get back to action after serving his two-game suspension.

    The Fort Knox senior running back was suspended for two games by the KHSAA after getting ejected from the Eagles’ 26-18 loss to Hart County on Aug. 26.

    Throw in Fort Knox’s bye week, and it’s been a long three weeks of nothing but practice for Kleber.

  • Rineyville Days schedule change could draw audience longer

    Rineyville Days planners think a small schedule change could make a big difference in how long patrons stay at the festival.

    The event takes place this Saturday, rather than the first Saturday in October. That traditional date has conflicted in the past with some other events, most notably Lincoln Days.

    Rineyville Fire Chief Shane Crutcher said area residents have been visiting Rineyville Days, but they leave sooner than they might otherwise because they try to visit both festivals.