Today's News

  • June 24, 2010: Our readers write

    The real culprits behind obesity

    Recently it was reported that 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Many factors are involved, but the major cause is diet. Eating too much of any food can lead to obesity, but some foods contain more calories than others. The problem will never be solved until we dispel the myth that the consumption of fat including red meat, milk, cheese and other foods containing protein causes us to become fat.

  • June 27 Editorial: Respect danger caused by heat and humidity

    Excessive. Oppressive. Overwhelming. Miserable. Sweltering. It’s not hard to find adjectives to describe the daily impact of temperatures in the 90s and thick Ohio Valley humidity. But one term stands out among the rest. Dangerous. A warmer than usual June ushered in the first days of summer and even more unforgiving heat. Many of us are blessed with comfortably cool homes and

  • Upset vet stands off against cops



    A Westport Road apartment standoff Tuesday night ended peacefully, but with a bang, when Elizabethtown’s Special Response Team used flash grenades to stun an upset man trying to avoid arrest.

    Police say the incident began Tuesday afternoon when a comment from a maintenance worker upset 61-year-old veteran William T. Hartlage, a tenant of an apartment complex in the 600 block of Westport Road.

  • June 22, 2010: Our readers write

    We should be aware of what we are losing We can all be thankful of the BRAC decision. Now, roads on Fort Knox that have been neglected for 20 or 30 years are being repaired and repaved. Millions of dollars are being spent to build new facilities. New job opportunities are all around Hardin County, resulting in an increase in tax revenue for Radcliff and Elizabethtown. However, we als

  • LaRue works toward laptops for all high schoolers



    LaRue County Schools hopes a new initiative that will push loose-leaf paper and No. 2 pencils by the wayside will fast-track student learning into the information age.

    LaRue County High School students will receive laptops this fall as part of the Laptops of LaRue initiative approved by the school board in June. A group of lead teachers have received training with the new technological tools, and the rest  are set to train in August.

  • Pizza eater gets five years for robbery



    To secure a plea deal with state prosecutors, a 25-year-old Radcliff man told 9th Circuit Judge Ken Howard Tuesday morning that he’d eaten pizza taken from a deliveryman during a November 2009 robbery in Radcliff.

    The plea deal offers a reduced sentence for Anthony J. Carter in exchange for an admission of taking part in the crime. Through the deal, prosecuters amended the Class B felony complicity to first-degree robbery charge against Carter to a Class C felony of complicity to second-degree robbery.

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  • A Dash of Class: More recipes for kids to make


    I hope some of you had fun with the recipes from last week’s column, and that the kids enjoyed them as well.

    This week I have recipes from the same Taste of Home book, "Cooking for Kids/Kid's Party Food." However, the recipes I chose for this column are snacks they can share with friends, grandparents, neighbors —anyone they want to surprise by telling them, “I helped make these.”