Today's News

  • A Dash of Class: A healthy new year to you

    At the end of a year and the beginning of a new year, many people make resolutions.

    Many people resolve to lose weight, but I wonder if you have a list for 2011. Does being a healthier or better cook, or trying more recipes sound familiar?

    As for me, I too want to lose weight, be a healthier cook and try new recipes. Maybe we can do those together.

    I resolve to:

  • O'Kingdom for a drummer


    In a relatively short time, local metalcore band O’Kingdom has found an audience, reaching more than 1,000 plays of its video, “The Appointed Boundaries,” on YouTube within five days of its release.

    The video, which was posted Sept. 4, now claims more than 15,000 plays.

    What the band really needs now is a drummer.

    “Drummers are hard to find around here,” Elizabethtown guitarist Brian Judd said.

  • ECTC's Morrison Gallery: A place of art and experience


    The Morrison Gallery on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been a place of fine art and classical entertainment for at least 25 years.

    Noteworthy exhibits of late range from paintings and sculptures that explore the relationship between positive and negative space to three-dimensional chair forms in various stages of destruction by Japanese Beetles.

  • Pulse movie review: It's got grit


    Joel and Ethan Coen had a difficult task in winning audiences over when they remade a film that starred one of the most beloved actors in American cinema, John Wayne.

    Both versions of “True Grit” are taken from the novel written by Charles Portis, but any fan of the Western film genre will make a comparison to the 1969 film, which won Wayne his first and only Best Actor Oscar.

  • Cheddar's buys land near Kohl's

    A franchisee company that plans to build a Cheddar’s Casual Café in Elizabethtown bought land for the restaurant near Kohl’s late last week.
    Lee Greer, president of Lexington-based Greer Companies, said he expects the restaurant to open by late May.

  • Bird count shows strong populations


    The half-dozen birders who recently fanned out in a 15-mile circle around Hodgenville spotted healthy populations of their feathered friends.

    The Dec. 17 tally was part of the nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which takes place on different dates through Jan. 5.

    Such counts can show wintertime dispersals of birds — and how populations and migrations patterns change, saidSandy Brue, who is compiling information for the local count.

    “It looks like we have about 70 species,” she said.

  • After 28 years, Lawson leaving lockup

    While it hasn’t always been under the most promising conditions, Louis Lawson has been part of thousands of lives during the 28 years he’s spent as Hardin County’s jailer.
    In that time he has stood beside human beings on some of their worst days — not only there for their initial arrests, but  for withdrawal from addictions, struggles to defend themselves in court and personal battles to rebuild their lives after release.
    There were the lowest of lows — such as when inmates give up on hope and take their own lives inside a cell.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Rita Carraway's 2x4 Soup

    The women’s group of my church, Radcliff Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), holds its annual church bazaar on the first Saturday in November. Usually, a couple of us will bring something for those of us who are working to eat for lunch. This year it was Rita Carraway of Vine Grove who remembered that we would be getting hungry and she brought a soup that has become my favorite.

  • White Christmas not a dream


    A low-pressure system dumped up to 4 inches of snow on Hardin County, giving the area something it doesn’t get all that often: a white Christmas.

    Flakes began flying here Friday evening with the heaviest band passing through around midnight, said National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Sharp. He expected additional accumulation of less than a half-inch Saturday night through today. Snow showers will taper off tonight.

  • O Tannenbaum(s)

    Nancy Smith’s family is too big for all the presents to fit under one tree.

    That isn’t a problem, though. A forest of 32 Christmas trees twinkled throughout her Elizabethtown home this holiday season.

    “I just like to decorate for Christmas,” said the North Hardin High School teacher. “At night, when all of the lights are out except for the trees, it’s really pretty.”