Today's News

  • Driver charged with reckless homicide in death of E'town resident

    Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, was charged Wednesday with reckless homicide – not long after being released from a Louisville hospital.

    Smith was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a fertilizer truck Monday on Tanner Road in LaRue County. One of his passengers, Kevin Delaney House, 37, of Elizabethtown, died from his injuries.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy also charged Smith with driving on a revoked or suspended license and failure of non-owner to provide insurance. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • CKAG names November Arist of the Month

    The Central Kentucky Art guild members voted Martha J. Hollenbach “Artist of the Month” at their Nov. 15 meeting. Hollenbach’s painting was a beautiful watercolor rendition of the Grand Canyon entitled “Vishnu & Shiva.” She said “If you want to do a painting of the Grand Canyon just grab a big piece of paper and start drawing.”
    The CKAG meets at 6:30 p.m., the third Monday of each month (except January and February) at the Nolin RECC building. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 20. Visitors are welcome.

  • RISING VOICES: Student editor for November

    April Willis is this month's Rising Voices student editor.

    April is a 15-year-old sophomore who is home schooled. She is a member of JOOI, Girl Scouts and other groups and enjoys writing, reading and doing art.

    Through her involvement with JOOI, she volunteers with numerous organizations in the community.

    Her possible future career interests include author, publisher and historian.

    April joined Rising Voices to experience and gain appreciation for journalistic writing.

  • Enough to feed an army?

    While many gathered over family tables Thursday, a group of soldiers gathered at Jeff and Jennifer Hall’s house for a little reminder of their own homes.
    The Halls invited Jeff’s unit in the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Knox to their home for a traditional Thanksgiving Day.
    “God has blessed us with a big house we can share with other people,” Jeff said.

  • Warm hugs and hot plates

    Thanksgiving for many on Thursday was an occasion to reconnect with family over a day of food and rest, but for an array of volunteers the day was busy.
    Local churches in Elizabethtown and Radcliff provided hundreds of Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings to people around the county — a tradition in its own right.
    At St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff, the morning started around 5:30 a.m. as volunteers in the kitchen prepared food. Packaging  began around 8 a.m., and at 9 a.m. drivers arrived and began to deliver meals.

  • Cops ready to patrol the aisles for kids’ gifts

    Once again, local police officers and firefighters plan to brighten the holidays for children from less fortunate families with special shopping programs.
    Christmas for the Kids, Shop-with-a-Firefighter and Shop-with-a-Trooper are among the names of many programs aimed at providing toys and clothes for kids at Christmas.

  • Baby Baby Baby, it's Bieber fever

    Say two words and listen to the hearts of teenage girls twitter — Justin Bieber.
    Two local girls got the chance to see him up close and personal during his Nov. 10 concert in Louisville. They loved his music before he picked up four American Music Awards on Sunday night, including Artist of the Year.

  • Religion calendar

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  • White Mills lights up

    White Mills residents will flip the switch on the Christmas season this weekend.
    The White Mills Bridge Lighting event is Sunday evening. What started as a simple ceremony followed by a reception has expanded through the years to include a parade and a visit from Santa.

  • Photo: Morning burns the clouds away