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Today's News

  • Dash of Class: St. Patrick's Day delights

    It is so wonderful to have my column for St. Patrick’s Day actually on St. Patrick’s Day.

    With my Lasley heritage, I do have Irish blood, so I hope you enjoy the recipes I have selected for you if not for dinner tonight, maybe this weekend or even next year. Just file them away. All of today's recipes came from www.allrecipes.com.

    Original Irish Cream

    1 c. heavy cream

    1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

    1 2/3 c. Irish whiskey

  • E'town faces key decision in picking park director

    The issue: Elizabethtown Sports Park operations director
    Our view: Much hinges on this hiring decision

    The countdown continues to tick away the days before the gates open at Elizabethtown Sports Park. As site preparation at the St. John Road location progresses, the park’s projected completion deadline of the summer of 2012 might seem far off.

    In reality, that doesn’t leave an abundance of time for all that needs to be done before the first pitch crosses home plate in its opening game.

  • Tsunami tragedy stirs questions about divine intervention

    "Frightening beyond belief. I have no words." -- Resident of Sendai, Japan, victim of the tsunami.

    Most of us who saw the telecasts of the tsunami’s destruction in Japan could understand that man’s reaction to the horror of the cataclysmic event. Your jaw drops. Your eyes widen. You have no words.

  • The problem with Gaga

    I know some people have gone gaga over Lady Gaga, but I think it’s time to get real here. Despite the dramatic overtones of everything she does, is there any talent there?

    I won’t approach this from a moral or ethical standpoint, but there are issues to discuss there. I mean, come on, she did an interview on “Good Morning America” in an outfit she said was inspired by a condom.

    I want to look at her from a musical standpoint.

    Is her flair for the dramatic masking the fact that she lacks musical talent?

  • Elizabethtown Lions welcome Salak and Tarver

    At a recent meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club guest speakers Christine Salak and Steve Tarver shared with the club why having a YMCA in the area would benefit the community. The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body. The Y teaches healthy living, social responsibility, youth development and quality of life for seniors. It serves all ages with equal respect and caring. It was Nanette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, which gave root to the idea of a YMCA in the area.

  • Practice for perfection: JROTC competition attracts talent

    Precision and teamwork: Tenets of competition hundreds of cadets were trying to meet in Hardin County this weekend as they competed in challenging academic, marksmanship and drill contests hosted by the 7th Brigade of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

    The competition was held  at John Hardin High School, North Hardin High School and North Park Elementary School and pitted more than 54 teams from schools in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • Judge Holt, you're on: Late lawyer added as character in film

    Judge Joseph Holt is in the limelight these days, thanks in part to the dogged efforts of a former teacher from Harned.

    The late Elizabethtown lawyer – who prosecuted Abraham Lincoln’s assassins – is a character in “The Conspirator,” a soon-to-be-released movie directed by Robert Redford.

  • Cardinal Health fills first weekend of Bowl for Kids Sake

    Dix-E-Town Lanes was bursting at the seams as a cavalcade of eager bowlers took to the lanes for charity’s sake.

    The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, held by Big Brothers Big Sisters, brought families and employees together over pizza and pins this weekend as title sponsor Cardinal Health booked Saturday’s first two sessions and packed the house with employees and their families.

  • NHHS band to perform in national festival

    North Hardin High School’s wind symphony will perform at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis this week.

    Sixty students will travel to Indiana on Thursday for a weekend that includes a performance as well as the opportunities to study with professional musicians.

    The band is one of 13 high school bands in the country selected to perform after submitting an application.

    Band Director Brian Froedge said the concert would include staples of wind symphony music, such as pieces from John Philip Sousa and Percy Aldridge Grainger.

  • Meeting resistance as a caregiver

    Every option has been explored, thought about and double-checked. It seems like the perfect plan, one that surely will be a win-win for everyone involved. How can it not be?