Today's News

  • Home burglarized during man’s funeral

    While family and friends last week attended the funeral for Richard “Lanny” Skees, his home on Nolin Road in Sonora was burglarized of thousands of dollars worth of items ranging from pocket watches to firearms.

    “I felt like my husband had died all over again,’’ Normaline Skees said. “I felt very violated that someone had been in our house.’’

  • Residents shed hair to benefit childhood cancer

    Five women and girls sat down in chairs lined up on a stage at Pritchard Community Center, preparing to go bald.

    Friends Otter MacAilein and Ceana MacAilein, both of Radcliff, decided to shed their brunette locks Sunday during the fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in Elizabethtown. Then, their daughters decided to join them.

    By the time the event came, the families had formed a fundraising group of seven people and collected $500 for St. Baldrick’s.

  • Bob Potter has retail in his blood

    Growing up on a farm in Tennessee, Bob Potter, 73, never dreamed he’d spend 47 years in retail.

    “It got in my blood and never left,” he said.

    In November 1958, he began working for Kuhn’s Variety based in Nashville.

  • This Digital Life: Consuming by tablet, producing by computer

    With great fanfare Apple released its new iPad last week.

    I want one. You probably want one. It broke some already impressive records for initial sales with more than 3 million sold in the first three days it was available.

    Tablet computers are the latest high-tech, must-have items, and the iPad tops that list.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central favored once again in district (3/26)

    The Central Hardin Bruins accomplished something last season that hadn’t been done in at least a decade, and it’s a streak local coaches believe could continue.

    The Bruins went a perfect 10-0 against 17th District teams. According to the KHSAA website, no 17th District team went undefeated in the regular season and postseason going back to 2002. On their way to an unbeaten mark against district teams, the Bruins won their third consecutive district title, the first time a team has done that since Elizabethtown (1999-2001).

  • PHOTOS: Spring has sprung
  • Senior Life: Taking charge of positive aging

    A sweet, elderly grandmother telephoned the local hospital and timidly asked, “Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?” The operator responded, “I’ll be glad to help you. What’s the patient’s name and room number?” The elderly lady in her weak, tremulous voice answered, “Norma Finley, Room 302.” The operator replied, “Let me place you on hold while I check with her nurse.”

  • Soda fountain sells for $4.5 million

    A one-of-a-kind soda fountain from 1893 was auctioned for $4.5 million Sunday at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown.

    The fountain was made by the Liquid Carbonic Co. and exhibited at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. It has front and back bars made of marble and alabaster with leaded glass lamps as soda dispensers.

    It was bought by an anonymous buyer, who was bidding by phone.

    An assessment before bidding placed the soda fountain’s value at between $75,000 and $125,000.

  • Thousands worth of items stolen from Sonora home

    A Wednesday break-in cost a Sonora family thousands of dollars.

    Thieves forced their way into a home on the 700 block of Nolin Road in Sonora between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and stole several thousand dollars worth of belongings while the homeowner was away, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Items take include several firearms, prescription medication, several hundred bi-fold knives, between 30 and 40 gold pocket watches, many old coins and paper money and many pieces of jewelry, according to police.

  • Effort connects farm women with consumers

    Area farm women know consumers have many questions about their food supply.

    Becky Thomas, who works with her husband on a farm near Elizabethtown, often is approached with questions during her other job at the Kroger Co.

    Shoppers mostly want to know about pesticides and organic food. Many of them think they can take organic food right off the shelf and eat it, Thomas said.