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Today's News

  • Surprised by a daughter's prayer

    “Why don’t you go with me?”

    I asked my daughter to accompany me to the Abby of Gethsemani. She was home with us for a few days during the Christmas holidays, visiting from New York City. Mary had been to Gethsemani with me before.

    “Sure, I’d love to,” was her ready response.

  • White arraigned in LaRue Circuit Court

    Two Hardin Countians arrested in connection with the death investigation of Kristie Allen, a Buffalo woman found dead Dec. 30 in a LaRue County home, were arraigned Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, and Abdullah White, 35, of Radcliff, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Both are charged with theft by unlawful taking-automobile and complicity, and White faces additional charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender and being a fugitive out of Tennessee.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue, Elizabethtown meet tonight (1/23)

    LaRue County coach Travis Wootton hopes the Lady Hawks have found the prime moment to finally end their decade-plus long losing streak to area rival Elizabethtown.

  • IED earns soldier Purple Heart

    Elizabethtown native John Pike’s daughter slept every night with the Purple Heart when her father brought it home last summer from Afghanistan.

    “She said it was ‘Daddy’s heart,’” Pike said.

    The 3-year-old didn’t know anything about the improvised explosive device that earned her father the honor or the concussion he suffered afterward. She only knew that he was brave and special.

    Pike is stationed at Fort Campbell and serves as a chemical, biological and radiological specialist for the U.S. Army.

  • T.K. Stone Middle School to implement engineering program

    Students at a local middle school soon will have an opportunity to receive lessons in engineering.

    T.K. Stone Middle School is implementing Project Lead the Way after the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board heard a presentation on the program from a University of Kentucky representative last month. The board approved the program at its regular meeting Tuesday.

    The program is a series of engineering classes for middle or high school students, and has been put in place at Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools and J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • Smartphone cameras push megapixels too hard

    We are living in the Mobile Age, where we can share and receive information no matter where we are.

    This new era is powered by the smartphone, which at one time was reserved for the early adopters and affluent. But prices keep dropping and more people are picking up the little mini-computers that fit in their pockets.

  • Touching the intangible: NCEF president Al Rider promotes education

    Al Rider took a leave of absence from his job in Tennessee to help the North Central Education Foundation in Elizabethtown, his former town of residence.

    That was 20 years ago.

    “I came back with the intent of helping the foundation raise money for the college,” Rider said.

  • Focus on Finance: Advantages of VA loans

    Question: I am a veteran looking to purchase my first home. What are the benefits of taking a VA loan?
    Answer: First, congratulations on your decision to purchase your first home. You have heard it many times but let me say it again “This is a great time for home buyers.” Interest rates are at a historic low and properties are priced to sell.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: Gumm captures international tournament title (1/23)

    Lydia Gumm felt on top of the world Sunday afternoon – which coincidentally is where she finished in a prestigious girls’ international golf tournament.

  • Senior life: Technology to assist later life

    Looking at our normal daily routine, advanced technology and assistive devices have helped make life easier in some form or fashion. The simple push of a button or voice command on a programmed telephone can dial a family member’s telephone. A television or home computer can give news and weather updates 24 hours a day. Automobiles can be locked and unlocked with a remote control or a keyless entry code. Technology and its creative uses and possibilities are endless.