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Today's News

  • Child testifies that he saw Brent Burke shoot 'Momma Tracy'

    The double murder trial of U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke opened Monday morning with testimony from his son that he saw his father kill Tracy Burke.

    On the stand wearing a vest, white shirt and a tie, Burke's son, Ian, said on the night of the shooting in Rineyville in September 2007, he was in bed, woke up and "Brent shot Momma Tracy.''

    The child was 4 at the time of the shooting death of Tracy Burke and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer at Comer's home.

  • Dash of Class: Favorites of Presbyterian Women

    On Feb. 15, I was a guest of Elizabethtown Presbyterian Women in their church hall for lunch. Prior to lunch, I previewed two recipes that were to appear in my column the following week, Mocha Meringue Kisses and Cherry Dumpling Cake; and demonstrated a formal table setting. Items such as a knife rest and an individual salt cellar were items not normally used in most formal settings, but were of interest to the ladies. They brought dishes for the luncheon, and it was a pleasure for me to taste and to receive the recipes to share with you.

  • Free concert Sunday features harps and hounds

    A community-based wind ensemble will release “The Hounds of Spring” to the public in a free concert Sunday at The Historic State Theater.

    The concert, performed by The Heartland Winds and special guests, is at 3 p.m.

    “The concert will open with our special guests the Harps of the Heartland, directed by Lorinda Jones,” Matt Baucum, publicity manager for The Heartland Winds, said.

    Along with instructor Jones, members of Harps of the Heartland are Debby Couch, Rachel Marshall, Linda Shoffner and Natalie Smith.

  • Point/Counterpoint: Boo Bieber

    Justin Bieber is Mediocre

    by Autumn Sandlin

    Justin Bieber can make millions of girls in the world squeal with a deafening sound just by the mere mention of his name.

    The 17-year-old made headline news a few weeks ago for a haircut. No, you didn’t read that wrong, he made national headlines for something that’s normal for the rest of us, a haircut.

    What makes this kid so great? I’ve asked myself this question many times and still cannot come up with a satisfactory answer.

  • What's in your locker?

    By Autumn Sandlin

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

    If you recognize the quotation then you’re probably familiar with Charles’ Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" or you’ve had the pleasure of hearing it quoted before.

  • Student editor bio

    Kerry Skiff is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A junior, who is homeschooled and a part of the Christian Educational Consortium, Kerry is involved in volleyball and soccer at Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Her hobbies include playing the flute.

    Her future career interests include teaching and journalism.

    As editor for the March issue of Rising Voices, Kerry led discussion and assigned stories and photos.

    She joined Rising Voices to gain journalism experience.

  • The road to college

    Make the most of campus visits

  • PREP BASEBALL: Adcock, Trojans ready for fresh start (3/21)

    Ace Adcock helped bring the North Hardin baseball program a 5th Region championship in 2004 as a player. Now, he will try to do the same as a coach.

    The first-year head coach has his work cut out for him. The Trojans have fallen on hard times after winning a fourth region crown in 2006. After a 20-16 season in ’07, North Hardin has had three consecutive losing seasons.

    But Adcock, who took over after longtime coach Greg Gumm resigned in May, has been encouraged by what he’s seen from his players during the preseason.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Green Wave want to carry over last year's success (3/21)

    It’s been said that success breeds success and Meade County coach Todd Clanton hopes that is exactly the case for the Green Wave baseball program.

    Coming off a 19-18 season which saw the Green Wave win the 11th District Tournament and reach the 3rd Region Tournament semifinals, Clanton and his team have even higher expectations this year.

    “Oh, it’s huge,” Clanton said of last season. “Success breeds success. They have their mind set on what they want to accomplish. They want to take the next step.”

  • PREP BASEBALL: Expectations soaring once again at LaRue (3/21)

    Last season was supposed to be a so-called rebuilding year for the LaRue County baseball team.

    The Hawks wouldn’t hear of it.

    LaRue County turned in a 23-13 season, which included another 18th District Tournament championship and a berth in the 5th Region Tournament. Although the Hawks lost in the first round, a strong foundation was laid and expectations have soared this season.