Today's News

  • Feeding America to increase fresh produce for those in need

    Some Kentucky produce will go toward feeding hungry people in need this growing season.

    Among companies and private individuals picking up items, representatives from Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland will visit produce auctions. Organization representatives will select produce that is not perfectly formed and might not catch other bidders’ attention.

  • Senior Life: When is the right time to look at options?

    If we had a crystal ball to tell the future, it would make life so much easier. Looking ahead, we would plan more effectively, make decisions based on facts instead of intuition, and make the right choices the first time.

    Unfortunately, there is not a crystal ball available, and it seems like one is definitely needed when caring for aging family members and loved ones. Decisions and plans often are made on intuition and gut feelings; often decisions have to be made at the last minute instead of relying on long-term planning.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Cheeseburger Bake and a cheesecake

    As you all know, I really love “quick and easy” recipes. I think when I was younger, I enjoyed the harder, more complex recipes. You would think it would be the other way around; when I was younger and my daughter was at home, I would have had less time, so I should have wanted the “quick and easy” dishes then. But no, I want them now.

  • KCTCS event offers motivation for education

    Titania Nichols of Elizabethtown knows the importance of education.

    She was attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in 2000 but had to stop during a divorce.

    On Sunday, she took up her educational aspirations again when she attended the school’s first Super Sunday event at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Strong storms create early morning alerts

    A powerful storm front created dangerous winds with gusts reported at 70 miles per hour before dawn. Heavy rain, frequent lightning and small hail also was reported this morning.

    At one point earlier today, the National Weather Service had three separate severe thunderstorm warnings issued for portions of Hardin County. The last thunderstorm warning for Hardin County lapsed at 6 a.m. LaRue, Grayson and other neighboring counties also experienced severe weather and storm alerts today.

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Michael Gale Reeser II, 25, Greenfield, Ohio, and Anne Kathleen Connell, 26, Elizabethtown. Married five years.

    Tyler Aaron Willcut, 26, and Lisa Christina Willcut, 25, both of Radcliff. Married six years.

    Tayseer Lee Lewis, 28, Brandenburg, and Jennifer Lee Lewis, 25, Webster. Married six years.

    Garrett Lyle Sallee, 32, Big Clifty, and Jennifer Rebecca Priddy, 29, Sonora. Married 10 years.

  • Photo: Music for the eyes
  • E’town council hears about basketball hall of fame today

    Kentuckians love high school basketball and a group focused on honoring “the essence of the game” could make Elizabethtown the focal point of that affection.
    The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches plans to establish a hall of fame to honor high school players and coaches. Its examination of sites coupled with an enthusiastic local response placed Elizabethtown at the top of the list.

  • Hardin County ranked fifth in state in meth lab busts

    Law enforcement officials say an increase in the number of methamphetamine addicts has led to more meth cooks using portable set-ups called “one-step” or “shake-and-bake” labs.

    “With the old method, you used to have to be pretty smart to cook meth,” said Ron Eckart, director of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, after a detailed explanation of the chemistry involved.

  • Sisters welcome Richard “Scott"

    Alli and Liz Burgan of Owensboro announce the birth of a brother, Richard “Scott,” on Aug. 10, 2010.

    Parents are Richard and Amy Himes Burgan.

    Grandparents are Dick and Lois Himes of Big Clifty and Rik and Athena Burgan of Sheridan Ind.