Today's News

  • The Best: Share the love with Amish Friendship Bread

    One of the most popular recipes I’ve ever run is for Amish Friendship Bread, which was first published in my column almost 20 years ago. The reason it’s called “Friendship” bread is because you share the starter. Once your starter has been fed and has completed a 10-day cycle, you use some, save some and share the rest with friends. Folks have told me that they have run into friends who gave them their starter years before, and they are both still making the bread. I love that.

  • Dash of Class: Alphabet journey continues with H, I

    Today we are back on a field trip through the culinary alphabet and we are up to the letters H and I. It is a stretch, but H is for honeydew melon and I is for Iceberg Lettuce. I told you it was a stretch, as those two probably should be L and M. However, I have recipes for each.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Doing it differently defensively (11/08)

    Up until this season, North Hardin senior linebacker Antonio Simmons had always gone up against offensive opponents from way outside.

    But with the Trojans switching from a 4-4 defense to a 3-5 earlier this year, he had to lay off his edge a little bit.

  • Hardin Countians chosen for WKU ad campaign

    Three Hardin Countians will be lending their faces to Western Kentucky University's advertising efforts this fall.

    Taylor Bennett of Vine Grove and Andrew Gott and Jacqui Powell of Elizabethtown were among the 15 Western students chosen to appear in television and print ads.

    Bennett had noticed ads featuring other Western students around campus and was eager to become involved when she learned of the opportunity to audition.

    Powell decided to go after a friend asked for company and went ahead with it after her friend could not attend.

  • Photo: Gathering autumn's colors
  • Test flights?
  • Accessions Command staying in business until January

    Deactivation of the U.S. Army Accessions Command now is scheduled to take place in January.

    Original estimates put the deactivation at this past summer and then the end of October. Officials say the change in expectations is the result of Accessions Command continuing to meet Army needs.

    The change came because the Army asked Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley to help complete the transfer of senior command functions at Fort Knox and help with the completion of the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, said Anne Kucik, public affairs officer for Accessions Command.

  • KSP Post 4 to hold benefit auction for former trooper

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is accepting donations for a benefit auction and yard sale to raise money for a former state trooper.

    Trooper Glen Franklin was paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot during an undercover operation in 1972, not long after he graduated from the state police academy, according to a KSP news release.

  • Shelbyville man arrested on Hardin County warrant

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Sunday when a Kentucky State Police trooper pulled him over for a routine traffic stop and discovered the man had a warrant against him in Hardin County.

    Charles P. Middendorf, 51, is charged with unlawful distribution of obscene matter, a Class B misdemeanor.
    Middendorf bonded out of the Shelby County Detention Center on a $500 bond.

  • Toy provides building blocks for education

    Red, yellow, blue, white and black plastic Lego pieces covered several cafeteria tables and even some of the floor at Heartland Elementary School in Elizabethtown.

    Students, in small groups, consulted their Lego magazines as they built space stations and vehicles. They are part of a club that uses the toy building pieces with an eye to education.