Today's News

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  • Finding fortune during unfortunate times

    I’ve been sick lately.

    Physically sick and emotionally sick.

    On Sunday, March 13, a severe cold or other illness overcame me and kept me from work for three days.

    The bigger sickness — the emotional one — had come a day earlier, on Saturday, March 12.

    That’s when the latest member of our household — a rescued Pomeranian and 10-pound ball of energy named Tybalt —  got loose and was hit by a car.

    Tybalt survived his ordeal but had to have his right hind leg removed.

  • Outlaw Justice evolves

    Aiming to please their audiences, Hardin County band Outlaw Justice fires away with a mixture of country and southern rock, including covers ranging from Waylon Jennings to ZZ Top.

    “We are all deeply rooted to our music and are very dedicated to putting on a good performance,” said Mike Miller, lead guitarist and backing vocalist.

    Miller, who is from Rineyville, said the band “just sort of evolved.”

    “Everybody just knew everybody,” he said.

  • Child testifies that he saw Brent Burke shoot 'Momma Tracy'

    The double murder trial of U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke opened Monday morning with testimony from his son that he saw his father kill Tracy Burke.

    On the stand wearing a vest, white shirt and a tie, Burke's son, Ian, said on the night of the shooting in Rineyville in September 2007, he was in bed, woke up and "Brent shot Momma Tracy.''

    The child was 4 at the time of the shooting death of Tracy Burke and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer at Comer's home.

  • Dash of Class: Favorites of Presbyterian Women

    On Feb. 15, I was a guest of Elizabethtown Presbyterian Women in their church hall for lunch. Prior to lunch, I previewed two recipes that were to appear in my column the following week, Mocha Meringue Kisses and Cherry Dumpling Cake; and demonstrated a formal table setting. Items such as a knife rest and an individual salt cellar were items not normally used in most formal settings, but were of interest to the ladies. They brought dishes for the luncheon, and it was a pleasure for me to taste and to receive the recipes to share with you.

  • Free concert Sunday features harps and hounds

    A community-based wind ensemble will release “The Hounds of Spring” to the public in a free concert Sunday at The Historic State Theater.

    The concert, performed by The Heartland Winds and special guests, is at 3 p.m.

    “The concert will open with our special guests the Harps of the Heartland, directed by Lorinda Jones,” Matt Baucum, publicity manager for The Heartland Winds, said.

    Along with instructor Jones, members of Harps of the Heartland are Debby Couch, Rachel Marshall, Linda Shoffner and Natalie Smith.

  • Point/Counterpoint: Boo Bieber

    Justin Bieber is Mediocre

    by Autumn Sandlin

    Justin Bieber can make millions of girls in the world squeal with a deafening sound just by the mere mention of his name.

    The 17-year-old made headline news a few weeks ago for a haircut. No, you didn’t read that wrong, he made national headlines for something that’s normal for the rest of us, a haircut.

    What makes this kid so great? I’ve asked myself this question many times and still cannot come up with a satisfactory answer.

  • What's in your locker?

    By Autumn Sandlin

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

    If you recognize the quotation then you’re probably familiar with Charles’ Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" or you’ve had the pleasure of hearing it quoted before.

  • Student editor bio

    Kerry Skiff is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A junior, who is homeschooled and a part of the Christian Educational Consortium, Kerry is involved in volleyball and soccer at Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Her hobbies include playing the flute.

    Her future career interests include teaching and journalism.

    As editor for the March issue of Rising Voices, Kerry led discussion and assigned stories and photos.

    She joined Rising Voices to gain journalism experience.

  • The road to college

    Make the most of campus visits