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Today's News

  • State status for UPike proposed at bad time

    ISSUE: Proposal to add UPike to state system
    OUR VIEW: Don't add to funding burden now

    It’s easy to understand interest in improving educational opportunities in the eastern Kentucky coal fields. Nothing impacts the potential for success in life quite like education. It’s value is immeasurable.

  • Education officials request state money

    Area educators agree with colleagues across the state who are stressing the importance of providing more money for education.

    All superintendents and a staff member from each district throughout the state were invited to join the Kentucky Education Association in a news conference Wednesday morning.

    The conference’s aim: Helping convince state legislators and Gov. Steve Beshear there is an urgent need for school funding. Educators encouraged officials to reverse four years of state cuts to services they say support teaching and learning in public schools.

  • Abdullah White captured at Louisville motel

    Late Wednesday night, police arrested a Radcliff man seen fleeing in a white Toyota Camry at the site of Kristie Allen’s death last Friday in LaRue County.

    No one has been charged in her death.

    Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Abdullah White, 35, at an Econo Lodge Motel on Preston Highway in Louisville. He is charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

    A combined effort led to finding White.

  • Radcliff health expo offers info for all ages

    Hardin County residents looking for a fresh, healthy start in 2012 can gain some helpful hints Saturday at Radcliff’s Health and Wellness Expo at Colvin Community Center.

    For the last four years, Radcliff has organized its health expo in early January, said Lori Jury, recreation director at Colvin. This year the event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    “January seems to be the time of year for health and wellness,” Jury said.

  • Featherstone selected as Realtor of the Year

    After 16 years in the real estate business, Pam Featherstone has been recognized for her contributions.

    Featherstone, a Realtor with Network Realty who is moving to Semonin Realty, was awarded the title of Realtor of the Year from the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors.

    Featherstone has been in real estate since 1995, and involved on the board of the association for the past several years, including serving as board president for the past year.

  • National championship day is a time to celebrate game, players

    Today is the best day of the college football season. It is the day of the college football championship game. It is the day that every college football fan anticipates. It is the game which will crown the undisputed national champion of college football.

  • A life transformed: Cancer prompts Magnolia man to re-evaluate health

    For Eli Whitlock, a cancer diagnosis led him to one of the healthiest times in his life.

    The 25-year-old Magnolia resident lost more than 100 pounds after deciding to change his lifestyle after receiving a cancer diagnosis four years ago.

    Whitlock was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the summer of 2008 and had surgery days after learning of the disease. He didn’t need any other treatment to become cancer-free and he felt he “got off pretty lucky with that,” he said.

  • Dow Corning retiree opens tutoring business in Elizabethtown

    Families looking for assistance for their children in school have a new tutoring option at their disposal.

    The Hoviet Learning Center, a new program run by Thien Ho, has opened and will host tutoring sessions beginning in February.

    Enrollment has opened for the center, which will operate in the St. James Loretto Center, the same location Ho operated a Kumon Learning Center locally for 15 years.

  • Dude, where's my hover board?

    It’s 2012 and many of you might be asking, “Where’s my flying car?”

    A good question indeed.

  • The best and worst movies of 2011

    Looking back over the films I reviewed in 2011, there were some good ones and some not so good ones. I’m sure there were some better ones I didn’t view and probably some that were worse, but here is my best and worst list for the year.

    “The Help” stands out as one of the best films I saw last year. The combination of humor and distress woven together created a compelling story of courage and hope. The three standout performances by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain all have earned Golden Globe nominations.