Today's News

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  • Dash of Class: Creative recipes for young cooks

    For those of you with children of all ages, all of a sudden your children are free from school and now it is time to think of some activities that are not so boring. Of course, they can readily think of other things to fill their time, like watching television, playing video games, anything to keep from playing outdoors in the heat and humidity.

  • Filming continues for local family company

    In the animated film “The Incredibles,” the father’s desire to get back to his superhero glory days ends up getting him in trouble, and it takes his whole family teaming together to save him.

    The film is Jamey Sampley’s favorite to watch on Father’s Day. The theme resonates with him. It’s present in a movie that Sampley and his family are working on locally. While the father character doesn’t have superhuman strength, he is still the hero.

  • Teens accused in murder case to stand trial this fall

    Prosecutor and defense attorneys in the Conner Galenski case met Monday to discuss evidence.

    Galenski is one of three teens charged with complicity to commit murder for his alleged role in killing 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser on Nov. 2, 2010.

    In the courtroom Monday, prosecutor Heather Paynter said the defense has not presented evidence to the Commonwealth. However, Kentucky law does not mandate defense to present evidence to prosecution.

  • 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.