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Today's News

  • March 26, 2010: Our readers write

    Finally, a fix

    As a small business owner in Radcliff, I see firsthand the toll our broken health-care system has on my business, on workers and the economy as a whole. Over the years, it has become harder and harder to provide employees with the quality of care they deserve and the recession has only made the problem worse. We’re all suffering with the skyrocketing cost of health care and, in the last few years, I’ve had to cut back my benefits and my employees’ benefits just to make ends meet.

  • March 7, 2010, editorial: KCTCS sells its story well

    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has a great story to tell and tells it well.

    It's clever posters and promotional ads expertly emphasize the marketing theme "Transforming Lives, Transforming Kentucky." The images depict a young adult looking directly into the camera but divided in half. One side shows the person working in a menial or physical task such as housekeeping while the other shows the person dressed as a professional, highly skilled role such as a nurse.

  • March 12, 2010, editorial: Strike 'em down, spare no effort

    There are many ways to describe a child in need.

    Sometimes it’s to have clothes on their back and a roof over their heads.

    Maybe it’s enough food so that the school day, or just the next day, doesn’t start out with an empty stomach.

    Maybe it’s a child who needs a friend — a committed friend for the good times and the bad. Someone who can serve as a role model of sorts.

  • 'Transfer' bill is smoke and mirrors

    In a guest column published Feb. 22, KCTCS President Dr. Michael McCall bemoaned the difficulties encountered by community college students wishing to transfer to a public university and  extolled House Bill 160 as the ultimate solution to the problem. I’m afraid things aren’t that simple.

  • Home again visiting Vine Grove

    Standing behind a lectern looking out on an audience can be humbling and intimidating on any occasion. On a recent Tuesday, I stepped before a Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce luncheon to speak.

    In the days between accepting the invitation and actually showing up, a ton of ideas and experiences came to mind. When I was growing up along Ky. 1500, any time we talked about “going to town” the family meant Vine Grove.

  • April 8, 2010, editorial: Making room for soldiers, civilians

    Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Systems has announced it will be expanding. Ground breaking planned in the next few weeks will kick-off a construction project that will add a new unit to the Radcliff therapeutic and treatment facility. This expansion is good news for local residents and military personnel in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment services. In that the expansion will provide the center an opportunity to add professional, certified and support staff to its ranks, it is a beneficial move for Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Systems and its clients.

  • April 6, 2010: Obituaries

    David Earl Buckler

    David Earl Buckler, 55, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Falls of Rough, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include a sister, Shirley Beauchamp; and a brother, Dennie Buckler.

    A graveside service is at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Falls of Rough.

    Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield is in charge of arrangements.

    Beth Elaine Caruso

  • March 25, 2010, editorial: A name that means service to soldiers

    There is an epitaph on the headstone of a grave in Arlington National Cemetery that reads, “He took care of soldiers.”

  • March 14 editorial: A fresh face with seasoned ideas

    It soon will be time to pass the baton to a new United Way of Central Kentucky director and begin another chapter of the organization’s story. Christopher Wilborn will take his post April 5 after leaving a position with United Way of Central Maryland to return to the state where he was born.

  • Soldier charged with falsifying wreck info

    Staff report

    A Fort Knox soldier must appear in Hardin District Court this month after Radcliff police say he reported a wreck long after it occurred and with false information.

    Christopher K. Moore, a 21-year-old Kansas man serving with the Army’s 19th Engineering Battalion at Fort Knox, was charged with falsely reporting an incident after Radcliff Officer Steve Witte conducted an interview with Moore to follow up on an alleged parking lot collision at  Wal-Mart in Radcliff.