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Today's News

  • Fire chief asks for restrictions on firework vendors

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey urged the Elizabethtown City Council to consider placing restrictions on locations for fireworks vendors.

    The request Monday comes in the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear signing a bill into law allowing the sale of consumer fireworks, such as firecrackers and bottle rockets, in the state.

    Hulsey said the new law allows municipalities to inspect fireworks vendors, although he expects the city will be unable to regulate chain and big box stores.

  • Farmers' markets join certified program

    A statewide agency will be assisting local farmers markets this season.

    Two local farmers’ markets are included in this year’s group of 98 members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The markets of Three Springs Farm and Wooden Farm, which are on Dixie Highway and Wooden Lane in Elizabethtown, respectively, are members this year.

  • It's not insanity: Basketball passion causes madness

    What causes us - normally restrained, responsible people with jobs and families - to lose our minds, whoop and holler, jump up and down, pump our fists in the air and shout “YES!” as we high five each other?

    It’s March Madness, of course, the NCAA Division I basketball tournament which results in the national champion. And if your team didn’t make it, you can find a favorite. For me, it’s usually an underdog - and with the bracket Kentucky had to claw through this year, they surely qualify as one. 

  • Lab techs: Forensics draw no link between Burke and murders

    Lab technicians testified Monday that multiple items they analyzed during the investigation into Tracy Burke and Karen Comer’s deaths did not produce blood or DNA evidence linking former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke to the murders.

    Likewise, broken glass fragments taken from a door of Comer’s Rineyville home did not match glass shards taken from a floor mat in Brent Burke’s Chrysler minivan, said Jack Reid, a forensic specialist with the Kentucky State Police crime lab.

  • 18th century fun coming to Bardstown

    Hear ye, Hear ye: Colonial Bardstown returns to life in early April as a new event gets under way.

    The first Bardstown Colonial Days is a weekend filled with 18th century fun, including Rifle Frolics, a Market Fair, military drills and displays, visits by Daniel Boone and other historical figures, skill and craft demonstrations and street performers such as jugglers, a magician and a sword swallower.

    “Step back in time and discover life as experienced by the early settlers of Kentucky,” said Dennis Medley, event chairman and Colonial Days founder.

  • Red Cross provides valuable services near and far

    Imagine this scene: It's midnight and a family of four has returned to their home, only to find it in on fire with flames illuminating the night sky.

    As firefighters work to contain the fire and save what is left of the home, the family is in disbelief. With no place to call home, their lives are shattered.

    In the aftermath, the family will find a comforting shoulder and help in a desperate time of need in the American Red Cross.

    American Red Cross officials locally are on the scene of tragedies long before the community hears about them.

  • Playtime helps students get moving

    School administrators and teachers see multiple advantages of recess, but one of the most important is the physical benefits students see when they get a little play in their day.

  • Enjoying the rewards of recess

    The traditional kickball game during recess is just one of the breaks students get during the day to rest their minds and move their bodies.

    Elementary schools are implementing more small breaks throughout the day to supplement the bigger block of time allowed for traditional recess. Recess and other breaks are regarded as an important part of the day for students.

  • Information fair today focuses on Fort Benning area

    An information fair for Armor troops, civil service workers and their families making the move to Georgia is Thursday at the Fort Knox Leaders Club.

    With the establishment of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., many operations formerly based at Fort Knox are relocating as part of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative. More than 300 representatives from that area are coming for the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Goalball a sport to cheer about, but not during play

    You know how you’re supposed to be quiet before a golfer hits the ball, but you can shout all you want as it rolls along the green toward the hole?

    Quiet is essential with goalball too, but more so. The audience has to zip-it until the action is over. That’s because three blindfolded players defending a long, low goal need to listen intently to the muted jingling of bells inside a rubber ball. If an opposing thrower rolls it past them, score one for the other team.