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Today's News

  • Disabled veteran trying to regain active lifestyle

    At one time in his life, Vine Grove resident Winslow Borzotra was an avid cyclist and physical fitness enthusiast.

    Now, with the help of others, he’s hoping he can be again.

    In 2004, while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq, Borzotra sustained two head traumas from rocket-propelled grenade blasts. Because the blasts damaged his inner ear, he suffers from vertigo and can no longer maintain his balance to ride a traditional bicycle or run, even on a treadmill.

  • Elizabethtown author publishes second children's book

    Elizabethtown author Russell Lunsford has published his second children’s book.

    “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, General George Washington and the American Revolution” was published in March and is Lunsford’s second children’s book featuring the title character. Benjamin Nathan Tuggle is a 12-year-old who finds he can time travel.

    Lunsford’s first children’s book was “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, Daniel Boone and the Settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky.”

  • Wildfire cause still undetermined

    The wildfire that burned 100 acres or more Sunday in southern Hardin County along New Glendale Road nearly was extinguished Monday, but fire officials still had not determined an exact cause.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters, who led the command post, said it appears the fire was ignited accidentally, possibly by a discarded cigarette.

    The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips Road and New Glendale Road.

  • Things I've found myself yelling

    It has been about six months since we welcomed a Pomeranian puppy into our home and Zorro has kept things interesting.

    Not only has he been dubbed Zorro the Destroyer, because of his penchant for turning everything into personal chew toys, but he has become an active sparring partner for Tybalt.

    Maybe one of the most noticeable contributions Zorro has made to the household is providing a springboard for new language.

    Let me explain.

  • Never outgrow the extraordinary story of Easter

    Years ago when our son, Dave Jr., was about 7 or 8 years old, he awoke early one Easter morning before anyone but I was awake. He immediately began singing the chorus of the Don Francisco song, “He’s Alive.”

    “He's alive yes He's alive/Yes He's alive and I'm forgiven,” Dave sang as he hopped out of bed.

    At first, before I could understand what he was singing, I thought something was wrong. Maybe he was having a bad dream or was sick and crying for help.

    Nothing was wrong. In fact, everything was right.

  • Scouts take on spring greening

    The armored vehicle standing sentry at American Legion Park in Elizabethtown was bestowed with a gift Saturday morning.

    Roughly 27 Boy Scouts and adults descended on the vehicle and applied a bright green to its muted shell as part of an Eagle Scout project orchestrated by Patrick Quire, 16, of Troop 233.

    Quire said he wanted his project to be visible and to make a noticeable difference to the aesthetic of the park.

    The troop is chartered at Memorial United Methodist Church on North Miles Street, west of the park.

  • Lost Union Army soldier honored with memorial

    The story of an uneducated farmer from Anderson County was buried with him in an unmarked grave in Columbia until one of his descendants unearthed the truth and fought to have him recognized.

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff honored the sacrifice of Burrell L. Strange Sr. on Friday afternoon, dedicating a headstone in his memory.

  • Tax filing deadline is Tuesday

    With the conclusion of tax season Tuesday, the U.S. Post Office has announced offices in Kentucky will be open regular hours for last-minute tax filers.

    Jerry Morphis, owner of Accutax in Elizabethtown, said most Americans won’t be bothered by the announcement. Because electronic filing has become standard practice, Morphis believes very few people will mail their tax statements, even if they owe money.

    “Electronic filing is always the best way to go,” he said. “It’s safe and you get a confirmation.”

  • Job fair to be held Thursday

    Employers from near and far will fill Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday as part of an annual job fair.

    Job seekers have an opportunity to meet with companies from as near as the local area and as far as Maryland. Fifty-three employers were registered as of Wednesday, according to Helen Miles with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    “It’s a wide variety of different jobs that are available,” Miles said.

  • The Art of Performance: Keep calm and shoot free throws

    Dr. Keith Wilson

    This was a disappointing week for basketball fans in Kentucky. The Wildcats lost in the NCAA championship game by a score of 60-54. One obvious difference was free throws. Connecticut made 10 of 10 free throws and Kentucky made only 13 of 24. Kentucky missed several front-end of 1-1 free throw situations in the second half when making two foul shots would have changed the game completely.