Today's News

  • Holiday bargain hunting brings out the crowds

    ISSUE: Black Friday shopping
    OUR VIEW: You’d better have a plan

    Annually, shoppers have lined up outside stores, putting their backs to a predawn November chill, waiting for the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season.

  • No sparkle for 'Breaking Dawn'

    At the risk of having my house egged for saying it, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” isn’t much of an improvement from its predecessors.

    Even “Twilight” fans would agree, they don’t go to the films for the acting or the quality of film. They go to see the characters they’ve grown attached to from the books and previous films.

  • Club hears about a Rotary-sponsored trip to Africa for doctors and nurses

    Salim Najar was the guest speaker at the Nov. 8 meeting of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. He gave a presentation on a Rotary-sponsored trip to Africa for several doctors and nurses. The team performed open heart surgery on a number of children and also provided local doctors and nurses the opportunity to learn how to perform the surgery.

  • Age, ability, size unimportant when it comes to belly dancing

    Dressed in mid- or full-length skirts, arms extended upward, the three women clink their finger cymbals together to the rhythmic drumbeat of the music in the dance studio, their bodies swaying in unison.

    The shirts and blouses they wear are layered and colorful.

    The women are part of an American Tribal Style belly dance class at Blue Rose Studio in Radcliff, and they defy some common — but erroneous — perceptions of the art.

  • Bardstown man convicted on child pornography charges

    A Bardstown man with connections to a former Radcliff school teacher was sentenced Thursday in federal court to more than 12 years in prison on child pornography charges.

    David W. Morris, 30, pled guilty in July to charges of possession, distribution and receipt of child pornography images. Kentucky State Police arrested Morris and girlfriend Angela Taylor, a former Radcliff Middle School teacher, in September 2009 following an undercover investigation.

  • Volunteering for veterans

    Veterans should never be forgotten, and if C.T. Christie has anything to say about it, never will be.

    Christie, a Kentucky Patriots volunteer, hopes to raise awareness of the needs of veterans and encourage volunteerism, especially by other veterans.

    “They just got to get more involved helping each other,” Christie said.

    The Rineyville man follows his own advice.

  • Adoption takes time, money and preparation, but it’s worth it, parents say

    At age 3, while brushing her teeth, Ashleigh Lirot looked up at her mother and said, “I didn’t come out of your tummy, did I?”

    Patty Lirot asked her daughter if she remembered how she became a part of the family.

    “Yes,” Ashleigh replied. “You flew on an airplane to Guatemala.”

    Lirot told Ashleigh about her birth mother and the poverty that exists in Guatemala. She explained her birth mother wanted Ashleigh to have a loving family who could take care of her.

  • ECTC exhibit features masks from Mexico

    Forty masks from the Mask Museum in the Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita in Mexico are part of a free exhibit at Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. “Masks of Michoacán,” displays the collection from Patzcuaro, Michoacán.

  • Christmas crafts, activities highlight Santa's Workshop

    The Brown-Pusey House will kick off the holiday season with its annual Santa’s Workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The cost for the event is $3 per person. The event, which includes a Christmas mini-tree auction, runs until 3 p.m.

    During Santa’s workshop, adults and children can design and create Christmas crafts, including cards and candles. A new project this year will be the creation of gingerbread buckets to be filled with treats.

    “It’s all very creative,” Van Lahr said.

  • Allegro Dance Theatre presents 'Cinderella' en pointe

    Cinderella will be dancing off her slippers Sunday when Allegro Dance Theatre presents the ballet “Cinderella” at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Many dancers from Allegro return each year to perform and have their ideas of why audiences enjoy the show.