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Today's News

  • Blairs leave lasting rainbow of influence

    “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” played softly Thursday in the background in the lobby of Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    The space filled with media, hospital staff and family and supporters of the 3-year-old girl who smiled brightly from a large picture displayed there.

    The song was a nod to the girl, Addison Jo Blair, because “The Wizard of Oz” was her favorite movie before she died in May of stage 4 neuroblastoma.

  • Hardin jury recommends five years for Galenski

    A Hardin County jury returned a recommendation Thursday afternoon of five years in prison for complicity to tampering with physical evidence in the case against Conner Galenski, a Louisville teen accused in the Nov. 2 shooting death of Mackenzie Smyser near Ky. 313.

    After more than 10 hours of deliberation Wednesday, the jury could not reach a verdict on a charge of complicity to commit murder. Judge Kelly Mark Easton declared a mistrial on that question. The trial began last week and was handed to the jury around noon Wednesday.

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  • Christmas in the Park poster contest under way

    Wanted: Holiday scene posters.

    Reward: $50 savings bond, an invitation to attend the premier viewing night of Christmas in the Park and a ride through the exhibit in a limousine with Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker.

    The Christmas in the Park Committee is again sponsoring its annual poster contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grades.

    Committee member Billy Pait said response to the contest varies each year.

  • E'town council to meet at airport Monday

    A construction tour at the airport will be part of Monday’s work session for the Elizabethtown City Council.

    The 4:30 p.m. meeting is being moved from the council chambers at City Hall to the Elizabethtown Regional Airport at Addington Field. Mayor Tim Walker said the Airport Board invited council members to see progress on the $5 million runway renovations.

  • Theater hopes magic show makes tickets disappear

    The Historic State Theater is expecting an event Saturday will cast a spell on its audience.

    Hocus pocus will be the focus when Grand Illusions, a magic show touted as the largest of its kind in the central U.S., takes the stage at 7 p.m.

    The show requires five people more than four hours to set up the more than five tons of equipment.

    Grand Illusions is suitable for the whole family.

    Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

    For tickets or more information call (270) 234-8258.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Green Wave clicking on offense now (10/21)

    Since changing its offensive attack at the start of the month, Meade County has lit up its opponents.

    There’s the scoreboard, where the Green Wave have totaled more than 100 points in their last two games and won both by a combined 79 points.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Knox needs help to make playoffs (10/21)

    If the Fort Knox Eagles are to have any shot at making the Class 2-A playoffs, they’ll need a lot of help from the team they beat last week.

    Their playoff destiny lies in the hands of District 4 foe Louisville Shawnee, which must knock off Washington County for Fort Knox to have any hopes of playing in November.

    The Eagles also must win their game tonight at Christian Academy of Louisville (5-3 overall, 4-0 district), which locked up the top seed for the playoffs with its 29-21 win over Louisville DeSales last week. Game time is 7:30 at Centurion Stadium.

  • 5TH REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Going back to State (10/21)

    BARDSTOWN — Through the first two rounds of the 5th Region Volleyball Tournament, Central Hardin rarely ran into trouble.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: E'town faces must-win at Henry County (10/21)

    Adam Billings isn’t exactly sure where Pineville is, but he knows it’ll make for one long trip if that’s where his Elizabethtown Panthers are playing in the first round of the Class 3-A playoffs.

    To avoid a three-plus hour trip the first Friday in November, the Panthers must win tonight’s game at District 3 rival Henry County. Game time is set for 7:30 in New Castle.