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Today's News

  • Phelps donates to Locks of Love

    Maggie Phelps, 5, of Glendale, had 10 inches of hair cut on May 10 to donate to Locks of Love.

  • Club presents scholarship to Nicole Curtis

  • Limestone links to Lincoln: Work is preserving wall at Sinking Spring

    Limestone – the riddled bedrock below – played an important role in Abraham Lincoln’s early life. In fact, it still influences how we remember him.

    Before his birth, Lincoln’s family moved to a farm just south of Hodgenville – picking the spot likely because of a spring that “dropped into a pit and disappeared into the earth,” according to the National Park Service. That’s how the farm, Sinking Spring, got its name.

  • Scouts try to retain older members

    As children grow into teenagers, it can be difficult for organizations they grew up in to hold their attention.
    Angie Tinch, program delivery coordinator for the Girl Scouts’ Heartland Service Center, said girls often have a hard time staying as involved in the Scouts by the time they get to high school.
    That’s nothing new. Older girls have more academic and extracurricular obligations. They become more involved in sports or begin to think the Scouts aren’t cool, Tinch said.
    Now, the Scouts have a plan to retain older girls.

  • Senior Life: Caregiving during and after a hospital stay

    Most of us have had an overnight stay in a hospital or have known others who have. The sights and sounds of a hospital can fill a stay with anxiety, fear and discomfort. A patient may be reluctant; the thought of being admitted to the hospital, even for an overnight observation, is not in the plans.

    The entire process of being admitted and staying for a required length of time can be intimidating and stressful. The idea of needing medical treatment to this extreme can be upsetting, even in the best of situations. 

  • Burst of patriotic color
  • Recent rain slows tobacco setting

    Rain didn’t fall this past week in the torrent that defined April.

    There were even a few sunny days that allowed farmers to work in fields, but 0.3 inches more of rain Friday and Saturday meant another stutter in spring planting in Hardin County.

    For those planting only row crops, that means planting is taking a little longer.

    For tobacco farmers who also plant row crops, that means tobacco plants, corn and soybeans need to be planted as soon as possible.

    Typically, corn and soybeans are planted between April 15 and early May.

  • E’town officials to speak to basketball Hall of Fame board

    Elizabethtown leaders plan to deliver a simple message this week to organizers of a Hall of Fame to honor the best of Kentucky’s high school basketball.

    “We want to offer our assistance in the process,” said Charlie Bryant, city government’s executive assistant. “We want them to know that we’re willing to get involved.”

    Mayor Tim Walker, Planning Director Ed Poppe, Bryant and new Heritage Council executive Heath Seymour will appear Wednesday at the Hall of Fame’s board of directors’ meeting in Lexington.

  • Braving life’s battles together

    Debbie Rosenkrantz had a 15 percent chance of surviving rhabdomyosarcoma in 1969 unless she got help from specialists in New York City.

    Swelling around her eyelid turned out to be a type of cancer so rare that only a handful of doctors specialized in its treatment. Debbie was the 25th patient treated during the five years that the experimental treatment had been available.

    But if she had that treatment, she had an 85 percent chance of survival.

    Almost immediately, Debbie and her mother, Emma, were on a plane bound for New York.

  • Kentucky Heartland Music Festival Baby and Little Miss contests are this weekend

    The Kentucky Heartland Music Festival’s Baby & Little Miss Contest will be May 21 at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown. Baby contests are open to boys and girls ages birth to not yet five years old.  The Little Miss contests are open to girls ages 5-8. Registration forms are available at: Elizabethtown Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown; Republic Bank, 1690 Ring Road, Suite 5, Elizabethtown; and http://hardinchamber.com/Hardin-County-Applications.asp