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Today's News

  • ARENA FOOTBALL: Two former area residents to play for Philadelphia Soul (11/01)

    PHILADELPHIA – Two former area residents will soon be suiting up for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.

    Late last month, the Soul announced the signings of former University of Kentucky offensive linemen Zipp Duncan and Christian Johnson to the team’s roster.

  • COLLEGE SOCCER: Former E'town star Goblirsch calls it a career at UK (11/01)

    LEXINGTON — University of Kentucky women’s soccer senior Jenna Goblirsch will not return for her final year of eligibility after suffering a season-ending knee injury during the first training session of preseason, coach Jon Lipsitz announced.

  • Hogge awarded Navy Medal

    HOGGE. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Phillip O. Hogge, a 1985 graduate of LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, was recently awarded the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, gold star in lieu of fourth award, while serving as auxiliary division leading chief petty officer onboard USS Helena (SSN 725) Naval Station in Norfolk, Va.

  • 3rd ESC holds Trunk or Treat

    Soldiers and family members from the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participate in the unit’s Trunk or Treat event at the 3rd ESC headquarters on Oct. 27. A trunk or treat is an event in which participants decorate their vehicles in a parking lot and have children move from car to car, rather than house to house.

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  • Attendance down at NHHS after alert

    Attendance suffered Friday at North Hardin High School after a note was found that specified Friday as the day for a potential threat at the school.

    Only about 62 percent of students attended school Friday. John Wright, community relations specialist for Hardin County Schools, said 555 stayed home in a school of more than 1,400 students.

    “Obviously, that’s disheartening,” Wright said.

  • HMH’s Let Christmas Shine renews ‘touching’ tradition

    A well-entrenched tradition has returned to Hardin Memorial Hospital this holiday season.

    Let Christmas Shine, an annual fundraiser hosted by the HMH Auxiliary, is on display in the lobby of the hospital, giving local residents a chance to pay tribute to a loved one or friend during the time of year in which the joys of giving are amplified.

  • Keep the light of optimism glowing or you may miss out

    I couldn’t take it any longer. Fatigued at the end of the work week and convinced my St. Louis Cardinals would not survive Game 6 of the World Series, I turned the light off and was fast asleep by 11:15 p.m. EDT.

    Early the next morning, Lori asked me who won.

    “Oh, the Texas Rangers did,” I mournfully informed her. “I stayed with the Cardinals until they left the bases loaded and fell behind 7-4.”

  • EPD arrests suspect in JC Penney arson investigation

    Elizabethtown police have arrested a JC Penney employee just three days after a fourth fire was ignited inside the Towne Mall department store.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 23, of Big Clifty faces four counts of first-degree arson and three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.

    Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer, said police believe Coolidge is behind the four fires as well as last Friday’s bomb threat at Towne Mall and two bomb threats made in October at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Portion of Nicholas Street to close for construction

    A portion of Nicholas Street will be closed to traffic starting this week and won’t reopen until late December.

    The road will be closed between 613 and 701 Nicholas Street beginning 6 a.m. Wednesday and is expected to reopen Dec. 23. City Engineer Scott Reynolds said the city will replace an aging culvert in the area.

    “It’s at a bad angle, too,” Reynolds said, adding the culvert’s placement will be realigned to maximize water flow.

    During construction, motorists are urged to use Leitchfield Road as an alternate route.