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Today's News

  • John Hardin, LaRue County high schools to perform at inauguration

    Fresh off a third-place finish in Class 4-A last month in the state marching band competition, the John Hardin High School band performs this month to an even broader audience at inauguration ceremonies for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The inauguration is Dec. 13 in Frankfort.

    The marching band will perform the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s state song, “My Old Kentucky Home,” in front of the governor’s reviewing stand that day.

  • Gregory speaks to Ancestral Trails Historical Society on DNA

    At the November meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society, Melvin Gregory explained how DNA could be used in genealogy to break down brick walls that a genealogist may have. He used a PowerPoint presentation to explain the DNA program he used, explain-ing how it helped him discover new relatives, some from Great Britain.
    The next meeting of Ancestral Trails is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. There will be election of officers for the coming year, followed by the annual potluck Christmas party.
     

  • Students honored at the Music Studio of Terry Strange

     
    The Music Studio of Terry Strange recently honored two students for outstanding work on their music studies.
    Owen Cranmer was given a Star Student Award for his hard work on learning guitar as a newer student, and Carson Ching was given the Young Student of the Month Award for his accomplishments and hard work in his guitar classes.

  • Lions Club members welcome Natalie Smith

  • McMillens celebrate 70th anniversary

    Earl Jr. and Eileen McMillen of Elizabethtown celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 28, 2011.
    They were married Nov. 28, 1941, in Jeffersonville, Ind.
    They have three children, Susie Woosley, Spike McMillen and Mark McMillen, all of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • CHHS students dance in Macy's parade

    Local dancers missed their chance to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at home. They were too busy participating in it.

    Three Central Hardin High School students traveled to New York City last week to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The seniors participated through Center Stage Dance Studio, which sends some students every year to be a part of the Spirit of America Dance Team.

  • Live-cut tree sales dwindle

    Area sellers of live and live-cut Christmas trees say they are selling fewer than in the past.

    Opinions differ regarding why that change is occurring.

    John Effinger, owner and manager of Frank Otte Nursery on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, thinks allergies are to blame. His grandchildren’s allergies are why he and his wife had to buy an artificial tree after bringing live-cut trees into their home every year as they raised their own children.

    “I think the environment is too clean today,” he said.

  • 30-year VFW Ladies Auxiliary member cites group effort as key

    Connie Burke has been a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Vine Grove for 30 years, and she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

    Burke believes in the organization and believes community members have misconceptions about it.

    “They don’t know what we do,” Burke said, “They think it’s a place to come and drink, and that’s not what we’re about.”

  • The Neat Freak: A knife makes a very reliable banana slicer

    I get worn out with all the products marketed to the busy folks in America that claim to save you time. I do believe there is a bit of merit in some of these products’ claims, such as using a tiller versus manipulating your garden soil using man power and a well-built hoe. However, when I see some products advertised I either shake my head or laugh out loud at the frivolity of its very invention.

  • Radcliff sets new alcohol standards

    After a meeting Monday full of debates and discussion surrounding alcohol, the majority of Radcliff City Council was silent Tuesday afternoon as it repealed the city’s old alcohol ordinance and placed a new set of regulations in place.

    The council authorized the new ordinance, 5-1, as the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Ashley Russo now turns her attention to reviewing license applications filing in before they move on to the state.