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Today's News

  • Garden Club holds September meeting

    Nineteen members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown held their September 1st meeting at Yew Dell Gardens in Oldham County. This Kentucky treasure was started in 1941 when 34 acres were bought by Theodore Klein to raise his family and begin a working farm and commercial nursery. Klein was one of the leaders of this regions nursery and landscape industries. He introduced more than 60 new plant varieties as well as being a self-taught artisan who personally crafted the buildings and gardens that are seen today.

  • Radcliff City Council approves tax rates

    Radcliff City Council on Friday approved property tax rates for 2011 during a special called meeting.

    The rate was set at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property and 21.3 cents per $100 of assessed value for personal property. Both rates were lowered from the compensating rates of 16.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property and 22.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for personal property.

  • Torn between grief and justice

    Tommy Langley has been dead nearly two years, but his presence looms over his family’s Radcliff home as if he never left.

    His cars are parked in the driveway. Pictures of his smiling face hang on the walls. Frogs, a favorite, are littered throughout the home.

    For two hours while Mary Sue Sharp talks about her son, daytime criminal justice shows play on a muted television. Next to the television hangs the sympathy quote, “If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”

  • Dash of Class: Recipe Roundup

    After healthy desserts last week, I have a wonderful lemon cake recipe that definitely is not as healthy. Thanks to my dear friend, Ann Reeser, for sending both these recipes.

    Luscious Lemon Cake

    ½ c. shortening

    1 c. sugar

    1 t. vanilla

    1 t. lemon flavoring

    2 eggs

    2 c. cake flour

    ¾ t. soda

    1 t. baking powder

    ½ t. salt

    1 c. buttermilk

    1 lemon, rind grated

  • The Best: Two ways to prepare pork chops

    I got this recipe for Pork Chop Casserole out of the Hardin County Cookbook years ago, and it has remained one of my favorite recipes. I love the way the sauerkraut taste seeps into the potatoes. I have made it several times with very lean, boneless pork chops, and while it’s still very good, it’s not nearly as juicy as it is when made with pork chops on the bone.

  • USPS' financial struggle bound to impact us all

    ISSUE: U.S. Postal Service changes
    OUR VIEW: Challenges will have more local impact

  • FullCircle Registry eyes Movie Palace acquisition

    Elizabethtown’s Movie Palace soon could be under a new ownership umbrella.

    Shelbyville-based FullCircle Registry Inc., through its subsidiary FullCircle Entertainment Inc., has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire the 12-screen movie theater, which is off Dixie Avenue and has frontage on Woodland Drive.

  • Comedy Caravan offers show at Historic State Theater

    Comedy Caravan presents a show featuring three comedians at 8 p.m. Friday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Headlining the show is Big John Richardson. The featured comedian is Jonnie Wethington and Donna Watts is the opening act.

    Tickets are available for dinner and the comedy show for $20 or for the show only for $10. Dinner is in the First Federal Gallery from 6 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required by today for dinner.

    To purchase tickets or for more information, call (270) 234-8258.

  • Judge denies defense motion to suppress testimony in ex-teacher's case

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton denied a defense motion Wednesday in the case against former teacher Steven Gray to suppress witness testimony regarding an interrogation by three Hardin County Schools officials.

    Gray, 29, was fired in November after HCS received an anonymous phone call alleging the social studies teacher was engaging in intimate relationships with students. About a week later, Gray was arrested and charged with felony sex crimes.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade County tinkering with options without Wilson (09/23)

    Meade County football coach Larry Mofield feels like a chemist.

    With senior quarterback and offensive leader Thomas Wilson out with a broken ring finger for at least the next three weeks, Mofield is trying to find a new concoction for his offense.

    He’s mixing a little of sophomore Zeb Wilson, a little bit of the wildcat and maybe even a special surprise formation or two for Henderson County.