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Today's News

  • Lincoln Trail student wins national award

    Sydney Rich was short on words Wednesday after learning she received a national student award.

    It felt “really good” to win, she said, and her prize was “awesome.”

    She didn’t see any of it coming.

    “No clue,” she said. “No clue at all.”

  • Freakley's retirement postponed

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley is staying in uniform for a few more months.

    Freakley, who planned to retire from active duty this month, will continue in his role as commanding general of U.S. Army Accessions Command and Fort Knox as the Army plans to begin deactivating the command and dividing its missions to new headquarters.

    “I just couldn’t leave the Bluegrass,” Freakley said Wednesday in a phone interview.

  • Looking for homes to black cats (and dogs) all weekend

    When the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove hosts Adopt-A-Pet this weekend, about 165 dogs and cats will be up for adoption.

    Those in the market for a black cat or dog will get their adoptions at a discounted rate Saturday and Sunday. Cost for a cat adoption will be $30 and $35 for dogs — half the price of a typical pet adoption.

  • Take a trip back to 1865

    “The Conspirator” was not shown in Elizabethtown on original release in April but was released for rental last week. Because of its portrayal of a historical figure connected to Elizabethtown, Judge Joseph Holt, I thought it would be interesting to review.

    The film is the debut for the American Film Company. Its aim is to produce movies from true events in America’s past, making films in coordination with historians to accurately represent the time period and historical events they represent.

  • The Best: The 'good stuff' of life

    Whenever my sisters and I get together, we talk about the wonderful times we had growing up, and we always end up talking about the great food our mom would make. One of the most unusual things she made was something she called “Good Stuff,” and she always served it with green beans. She never used a recipe, she just chopped up tomatoes and onions with some other ingredients. For years I’ve been trying to figure out what those other ingredients were so I could make Good Stuff.

  • Dash of Class: A round up of favorites

    Here we are at the end of the month and I have several recipes that were either given to me or requested of me. Remember, you can request a recipe that you have lost or one you have always wanted to try or you can share one of your favorites. I know you have some recipes that everyone asks for every time you take it to a family reunion, church pot luck or any gathering where favorites are served. Hopefully, you will want to add one of these to your favorites.

  • Loved one realizing dream is dream for both

    So my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, has been turning a dream into reality.

    On July 4 she officially leased space in downtown Elizabethtown for her business, Moonlight Serenity Body Products — that might seem like an overt plug, but, really, I tried writing it without mentioning the name, and I could hear readers asking, “Why didn’t he mention the name of the business?” — a line of homemade lotions and soaps.

    Yeah, the date was a symbolic one. You know, Independence Day, and all that.

  • Avoiding delay

    ISSUE: HCU suggests conditional approval
    OUR VIEW: Advocates act with integrity

    Confusion about a state law that’s the foundation for local talk of government unification came up at Tuesday’s Hardin Fiscal Court meeting.

    Fiscal Court members agreed that residents of all existing cities should have the right to stay as they are. Magistrates reject the idea of any community being forced into a larger unified government by the votes of the county at-large.

  • Shooting clinic set for Fort Knox

    A seasoned veteran of World War II has been called back to service at Fort Knox — and its name is M1 Garand.

    The Kentucky State Rifle and Pistol Association and the Meade County Sportsman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion, plans to host a Wounded Warrior M1 Garand Clinic on Saturday at the Scott Mountain Range at Fort Knox.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Wednesday's results (08/25)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS

    HARDIN COUNTY CUP: DAY 2

    ELIZABETHTOWN Results from the second day of the Hardin County Cup at the par-36 (front nine) Elizabethtown Country Club:

    TEAM RESULTS