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Today's News

  • Elizabethtown attorney publishes young adult novel

    Stephen Van Zant might be an attorney practicing law in Elizabethtown, but the Oldham County resident had a story to tell that required him to put on another hat.

    The attorney is now an author, with his young adult novel, “Far From Good,” recently published by WinePress Publishing.

  • Kentucky Reignman avoids typical rap, hip hop elements

    Elizabethtown resident Richie Gergely is a hip-hop, rap and soul artist.

    But he prefers to emphasize the soul element to his music unlike typical hip-hop and rap subjects.

    “It doesn’t have to be about drugs and guns and violence,” he said.

    Still, Gergely’s music includes explicit language, and some of it, he said, is the “hardcore stuff.”

    Recording under the name Kentucky Reignman, Gergely uses beats provided by producers from around the globe, including Fargo, N.D., Italy and the United Kingdom, he said.

  • Anyone for a picnic?

    Picnics can be a bucket of chicken on a blanket under a shade tree or an elaborate gathering with decorations and a fancy feast.

    With the Fourth of July just around the corner, picnic season is in full swing. The scope of the event is all up to you but there are some things to think about when planning the perfect picnic.

    Part of a successful picnic is the presentation and Michele Redmond, buyer and artistic director for The Red Brick Cottage in Radcliff, suggested some small things that can make a great presentation.

  • Public intoxication arrests now a thing of the past

    During a seven-day period beginning June 1, Hardin County Detention Center booked eight people charged with alcohol intoxication in public. Now, state law no longer allows arrests on the charge, except in limited circumstances.

    Under House Bill 463, which went into effect June 8, police no longer can make arrests for certain misdemeanor crimes, including alcohol intoxication in public, Sgt. Tim Cleary of the Elizabethtown Police Department said. Instead, officers are to cite misdemeanor offenders.

  • Franklin: The pug who tugs at hearts

    Despite being told he  probably would never walk again, Karen Minton took Franklin the Pug into her home and is using a new veterinary treatment to get him back on his feet.

    Last August, while chasing his owner, Franklin was hit by three cars. The owner was a college student who didn’t have the money to care for the injured pug, Minton said.

    Her friend, Linda Funk, witnessed what happened, took Franklin to a veterinarian and later contacted Minton.

    Franklin’s back legs were damaged. Minton describes them as noodles. He cannot walk.

  • How to grow a spaghetti tree

    You don’t have to rent a DVD to see “Where the Wild Things Are.” Just go to your pantry. Weirdness lurks behind the Cheerios.

    For instance, an onion of mine sent out a green sprout a couple of months ago and my wife, for whatever reason, planted it in the yard. It grew three-foot-high stalks that ended in puffballs of tiny white flowers. At the base of these Dr. Seuss displays are things that look like part of a monster movie costume: long fingers covered in green rubber gloves.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central faces George Rogers Clark in first round of state tourney (6/13)

    LEXINGTON The Central Hardin Bruins are hoping their experience from last season will pay off this season.

    The Bruins are making their second consecutive appearance in the Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. They play the George Rogers Clark Cardinals at 8:30 tonight at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: E'town girls to host Duke's Summer Shootout (6/13)

    The Duke’s Summer Shootout may be lacking a few teams from last season, but the three-day event still managed to attract some of the top girls’ basketball teams from across the state.

    In its 10th year, the shootout features 19 varsity and 14 junior varsity teams playing today-Wednesday at Elizabethtown High School’s main and auxiliary gyms and Morningside Elementary School.

  • GOLF: Montgomery wins Men's Invitational at ECC (6/13)

    Couple the fact that he was still getting over a recent bout of tonsillitis with the fact that he wasn’t playing his best golf and it’s not hard to see why Stevie Montgomery had all but canceled his morning tee time today in the Southern Amateur Championship qualifier at The Club at Old Stone in Bowling Green.

    After a stellar round Sunday in the final round of the annual Men’s Invitational at Elizabethtown Country Club, the former John Hardin High School standout changed those plans in a big-time way.

  • Senior Life: Fight elder abuse

    Abuse comes in many forms and can happen at any age. From silent mistreatment to exploitation to violent unthinkable acts, abuse happens to the very young, the very old and to the most vulnerable.
    Abuse knows no age boundaries, economic or social limits. It does not have geographical boundaries. Reports of elder abuse are frequent in Hardin and surrounding counties, from the hands of strangers, family members, friends or caregivers.  It often goes unreported by the victim for fear of scandal, retribution or retaliation.