Today's News

  • ‘Dolphin Tale’ an inspirational family film

    In a market that doesn’t have many inspirational family films, “Dolphin Tale” is a refreshing change.

    It is a story based on a real life rescued dolphin named Winter who was found caught in a crab trap that damaged her tail. The tail had to be amputated and Winter now swims with the aid of a prosthetic tail.

  • Radcliff poet's collection includes celebrated works

    After publishing her work for 25 years, often earning spots in highly regarded literary publications, Vada Scott Johnson is introducing her first collection of poetry.

    Johnson, a Radcliff resident, hosts a signing of “Songs of Life” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Victoria Blue on Ky. 313 in Vine Grove.

    “All the poems are written straight from the heart and they are, literally, songs of my life,” Johnson said.

  • Becoming part of something

    Sometimes, without planning, the things you become a part of become a part of you.

    This month The Bard’s Corner Writer’s Group turns 9 years old, and as the founder and facilitator of the group, I’m more than a little amazed at this.

    Mainly, it’s because I never planned to start a group. Initially I wanted to join one that was already established.

    Just before I started a group, I got a chance to join a wonderful group that meets at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • HCP holds auditions for Christmas production

    Hardin County Playhouse holds auditions at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26-27 for “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.”

    The auditions are at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    Twelve men, 11 women, six boys and five girls are needed for the production. Additionally, eight to 10 ensemble members are needed.
    No prepared material is required of those auditioning.

    Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 15-18.

  • Comer meets and greets with Hardin County voters

    Republican agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer made a stop Tuesday evening in Elizabethtown to meet with voters at the Brown-Pusey House.

    The fundraising and meet-and-greet event was not sponsored by any organization, Comer said, but rather put together by local residents who support his candidacy. The candidate said he had a lot of “good people supporting me in E’town.”

  • Under construction: Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Sunrise Manor Nursing Home
    Location: 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville
    Size: 100,000-square feet, two-stories on a 13-acre tract
    Scheduled completion date: Fall 2011
    The facility features: 137 beds in 15 separate living areas

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wounded Elizabethtown preps for invading Beechwood (09/22)

    Adam Billings recently took a look at the preseason team photo of his first Elizabethtown Panthers squad and shook his head in disbelief.

    Of the 36 players in present for that photo, nine players – that’s a fourth of the roster, folks – will not be on the Doug Smith Memorial Stadium sideline for various reasons when the Panthers (0-5) host northern Kentucky small-school power Beechwood (3-1) for homecoming at 8 p.m. Friday.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Central Hardin-John Hardin game could uncloud district seeding (09/22)

    With just four games left before the end of the boys’ 10th District soccer schedule, one thing is certain – nothing.

    Four of the six teams have just one loss and two of those meet at 7 tonight as the John Hardin Bulldogs (9-4-1 overall, 1-1 district) host the reigning district and 5th Region tournament champion Central Hardin Bruins (7-6, 3-1).

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL OPINION: Money driving conference expansion talks (09/22)

    For the last week, we have been inundated with talk about realignment. Turn on ESPN radio and the talk is about who is moving where. Go on the Internet and the story tells you who is staying and who is leaving.

    There has been talk of so-called 16-team super conferences. The landscape of college athletics seems to be on shaky ground. Universities aren’t looking at what’s best, but what can make them the most money. Look at what we heard about the last week.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs roll past Knox (09/22)

    Senior Hannah Howard kept herself pretty busy Wednesday night against visiting 10th District foe Fort Knox.

    Howard scored four goals and assisted on three others to lead the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to a 10-1 win over the Lady Eagles.