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Today's News

  • Southern rock legends coming to Fort Knox

    Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will make its second appearance at Fort Knox in six years when the legendary group joins the hit-making Doobie Brothers in August as part of the annual Army Concert Tour series at Godman Airfield.

    The two bands, along with an unannounced special guest, will play Aug. 13.

    When Skynyrd last played Fort Knox in 2005 with .38 Special, an estimated crowd of 7,500 attended.

  • Photo: Road to nowhere
  • LOCAL NOTES: John Hardin coach wins 5th Region honor

    After being named the Boys’ Region Coach of the Year by the 5th Region coaches’ association, third-year John Hardin coach Mark Wells has earned the same honor from the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. Wells led the Bulldogs to a 22-4 record, the longest unbeaten start in the state and the 17th District regular-season title.

  • Bookmobiles cater to patrons' needs

    All libraries serve people who need access to books, technology and other services. Sometimes, fulfilling that mission means taking the library on the road.

    The Kentucky Bookmobile and Outreach Services conference took place on Monday and continues today at the Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown.

    The conference allows bookmobile and outreach librarians, about 80 Monday, to meet and discuss issues they face and ways to serve their patrons.

  • Rider's going out of business

    A downtown Elizabethtown anchor is going out of business.

    Al Rider, owner of Rider’s Men’s & Women’s Clothing at the intersection of Dixie Avenue and Mulberry Street, confirmed Monday his store is closing its doors after more than 40 years of business.

    Rider declined an interview but said there is no specific date set for the store’s closure.

    “Whenever it’s gone, it’s gone,” he said Monday evening at the store.

  • Jury selection begins for fourth Burke trial

    The fourth trial of Brent Burke was set in motion Monday.

    The jury selection in the trial of Burke, a U.S. Army sergeant, charged with killing his ex-wife and her former mother-in-law, began Monday as Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton began winnowing the pool of jurors by asking questions about their knowledge of the case.

  • 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?