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Today's News

  • BASEBALL: Adcock making most of opportunity with Royals

    Nathan Adcock has said being picked up by the Kansas City Royals in December’s Rule 5 Draft gives him the best shot at achieving his childhood dream of playing in the major leagues.

    His performance Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics could go a long way in helping him secure a spot in the Royals’ bullpen.

    In his spring training starting debut, Adcock scattered three hits in three innings to help the Royals knock off an A’s split squad, 4-3 in Surprise, Ariz. The outing extended his scoreless innings streak to eight in five appearances.

  • Mayor ready to lead downtown renovation

    ISSUE: Downtown Elizabethtown rejuvenation
    OUR VIEW: Walker leading effort realistically

    A downtown development program outlined by Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker has much to praise. That’s because there’s a lot to it.

    In a cover letter to City Council members, it’s contrasted with projects and programs of past years as being a “comprehensive redevelopment” and the mayor promises a continuous, consistent process directed by his office with key assistance from a full-time director of the Heritage Council.

  • Pure passion a key to performance

    The passion of performance is the foundation of the brilliantly disturbing Oscar award winning film, “Black Swan.” Natalie Portman performs as the lead ballerina in the performance of “Swan Lake,” which examines the dark side of perfection in the context of high level performance.

  • Bardstown's Bluegrass Speedway opens season April 9

    The dirt track Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown will begin its 17th season with a 17-event schedule starting April 9 with an open test-and-tune practice night.

    Racing action will take the green flag one week later April 16 with a complete program of competition featuring Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman and UMP Street Stocks.

  • LaRue woman set to compete in Mrs. America competition

    By CANDIS CARPENTER AND LINDA IRELAND
    Landmark News Service

    Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.

    Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for a benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.

  • Might as well make Haycraft while the sun shines
  • Hosparus hopes to raised $20,000 from today's tea

    One of Hosparus of Central Kentucky’s premier fundraisers returns to Elizabethtown this weekend. Hosparus is hosting its annual tea and auction at Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is titled “Arts and Humaniteas.”

    Lisa Sanford, director of advancement and community relations at Hosparus, said Wednesday that only two tables and a handful of tickets still were available for the event at a cost of $30.

  • Work on I-65 bridge requires lane closure

    As interstate rehabilitation through Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties continues, crews are scheduled to begin bridge work in north and southbound directions at mile-point 88.3  Sunday in Hardin County.

    Placement of temporary barrier walls will begin at 8 p.m. EDT and will require closure of the outside lane in each direction. By the end of the week, work will shift to the inner lane each direction as traffic is switched to the outer lane each direction. Work on the Rhudes Creek twin bridges should be completed by mid-morning March 31.

  • Betty Hughes-Gillespie, nearly five decades of style

    For 44 years, Betty Hughes-Gillespie, has served her community and the clients of Coiffures by Betty Hughes, a salon on North Wilson Road.

    In December, Hughes-Gillespie retired after almost 50 years as a hairdresser. 

    She’s originally from Metcalfe County and knew she wanted to be a hairdresser since she was a little girl. She would sit on her dad’s knees and work on his hair. He would always tell her she was going to be a teacher, but she was determined to be a hairdresser.

  • Veterans Tribute: Sailor sculpture comes to life

    Rich Griendling is never at a loss for work.

    The Elizabethtown sculptor on Tuesday unveiled the second clay mold for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at his studio, which depicts a black U.S. Navy sailor in a contemporary uniform.

    Griendling said the iconic “Cracker Jack” image has remained for the Navy uniform over the years, so he stayed true to authentic apparel.