Today's News

  • WKU's reaction to parody misses teachable moment

    ISSUE: University's Twitter controversy
    OUR VIEW: Reaction sends wrong message

    Recent tweets have created quite a buzz across and beyond the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Fulfilling a destiny: The Rev. Hyungsool Joseph Kim took a leap of faith

    The Rev. Hyungsool Joseph Kim’s journey to the pulpit in America was full of events he describes as “miraculous.”

    Rev. Joe, as his parishioners call him, came to the United States in 2001.

    He was born in a small town on the eastern coast of South Korea.

    “I was a country boy,” Kim said.

    His father was a farmer who grew vegetables. Kim was the youngest in the family with four brothers and two sisters.

  • Vine Grove budget process back on track

    Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt didn’t expect to be working on the city’s budget, due by last June, in March.

    Audit updates required city officials to use the city’s fourth-class status to pass a budget identical to that of the previous year with amendments to be made when updates were completed.

    The updates were finished later than expected. Their completion was announced Monday during the city council meeting.

    The late finish wasn’t for lack of trying.

  • Woman’s Club members attend World Day of Prayer

    The World Day of Prayer for 2012 was March 2 at The First Baptist Church of Elizabethtown. Ten members from the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown attended the function. The highlight of the program was two refugees from Malaysia, Thang Sanga and Lal Zan. Upon leaving Malaysia, the young men came to the United States to their new home in Louisville at Catholic Charities.

  • Emergency responders work together to offer effective help after tornado

  • Radcliff Rotary Club honors Andrew Boyles

    The Radcliff Rotary recently honored its Student of the Month, Andrew Boyles. Andrew attends North Hardin High School and is involved in numerous sports and clubs to include the National Honor Society. The Rotary Club presented him with a certificate of achievement and a $25 gift certificate, courtesy of Radcliff Wal-Mart. Andrew hopes to pursue accounting at Western Kentucky University. From left, club president Mike Enlow, Andrew Boyles, his father, Doug, and his mother, Margann.

  • Holmes attends gathering for Sen. Gerald Neal

    Members of the Kentucky Black Caucus League of Elected Officials attended the honoring of Sen. Gerald Neal at the Capital Rotunda. Pictured are Tanya Seabrook, Senator Gerald Neal, Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes and Hardin County NAACP President Marcus Ray.

  • E’town in agreement for Hayden School Road improvements

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved an interlocal agreement with Hardin County Government to make improvements to Hayden School Road.

    The improvements to the road have been identified by the Elizabethtown Planning Commission and agreed to by the county and will improve traffic flow on the road as part of the development of Ashton Park Subdivision, which is owned by Silver Gate Properties.

  • Country veteran John Anderson to play State Theater

    A Seminole wind will roll through downtown Elizabethtown in early April.

    Country musician John Anderson — known for hits such as “Swingin,’” “Seminole Wind” and “Straight Tequila Night” — will headline at the Historic State Theater on April 6. The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

  • A lesson on special response teams

    Based on popular culture, one would think a SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team armed with heavy-duty police equipment enters a building with their guns blazing to rescue a hostage.

    That’s not the case, Sgt. Josh Richardson recently informed participants in Elizabethtown Police Department’s citizen police academy.

    EPD’s Special Response Team is the only special operations police unit in the county, said Richardson, the unit’s team leader. It is a part-time team called out for incidents such as hostage rescues or barricaded suspects.