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Today's News

  • 'Rio' crashes for your children, but could fly with an older audience

    Sitting in the theater watching “Rio,” I found myself laughing a bit and thinking it was kind of cute, then another thought crossed my mind. Is this a kids movie?

    “Rio” is about the last two blue Macaw birds in existence. One, Blu, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”), was kidnapped as a little bird and find’s his way to Minnesota where Linda, his person, voiced by Leslie Mann (“Funny People“), finds him and they become friends for life.

  • Derby Festival happenings

    Derby Fest-A-Ville
    April 28 to May 6
    11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday
    Waterfront Park
     
    Great Balloonfest
    Balloon tour, 5 p.m. April 28, Indiana University Southeast
    Balloon Glimmer, 8:30 p.m. April 28, Waterfront Park
    Balloon Rush-Hour Race, 7 a.m. April 29, Bowman Field

  • Dash of Class: Family cookbooks keep recipes and history

    First of all, let me apologize for dropping the ball last week, and thanks to those who checked on me. I have a pinched nerve in my hip, and thank heavens and God above, it is much better. April 15, the day I started this column, was the first time I have been on my computer, other than to check my email. So, I’m back, thanks for your concern, and let’s get on with April and 2011.

  • An emergence of art: Roy Minagawa opens Gallery 31 West

    Roy Minagawa, former owner of Picassos in downtown Elizabethtown, has been an artist in the area for years but recently opened an art gallery called Galley 31 West.

    Throughout his life, he’s done projects to make money: portraits, pets, houses, landscapes, logos, signs and tourist items. Now he’s painting what he likes and said it’s like learning to paint again.

    The same is true of the art he keeps in his gallery.

    “If I don’t like it I don’t carry it,” he said.

  • Army axing Accessions Command

    A military organizational decision means the loss of 487 positions at Fort Knox.

    The Army Accessions Command will be inactivated by the end of fiscal year 2012 as part of the Department of Defense and Army efficiency reviews, according to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense.

    The decision, announced late Wednesday, means the loss of two generals and 65 other military positions, 130 civilian Department of Defense positions and 290 contract positions. The number of jobs lost will be less because some positions are vacant.

  • Good things really do come to those who wait

    A little more than a month ago, our newest canine companion, Tybalt, was in an accident that led to the loss of one of his legs.

    When I wrote about it, I received kind and supportive messages from readers who asked me to occasionally write updates about Tybalt.

    My girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I are both grateful our little buddy is still with us. But it understandably has taken some time for Tybalt to reintroduce himself as a member of the household.

  • WKU alumni library to be named after Owsleys

    They may live in Cecilia, but Bob and Martha Jean Owsley’s names soon will be familiar to Bowling Green residents.

    A library in the new Western Kentucky University Augenstein Alumni Center will be named after the Cecilia couple who have donated $100,000 to the center.

    The Owsleys and nearly 200 other donors have contributed a total of $3.4 million to the center, which will cost about $5 million. Groundbreaking for the building is scheduled for July 15.

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Central living up to preseason hype (4/21)

    The 17th District baseball race has reached the midway point. Every team has played four games, so where do they stand?

    The Central Hardin Bruins were considered the cream of the crop going into the season and they certainly remain the favorite. The Bruins are 4-0 despite not having the services of reigning Area Pitcher of the Year Dylan Shoffner, a senior who has tossed only three innings.

  • Mayor Duvall makes job incentive proposal

    Radcliff City Council is considering an incentives package this summer that could benefit the city’s youth and trim some tax burden from of local businesses.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed a job incentive program Tuesday that would  forgive the occupational tax for businesses on positions created for the city’s youth during summer months.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North edges E'town (04/21)

    Donnie Baker insists Andrea Whelan can’t do it all for North Hardin to be successful.

    That doesn’t mean she’s not going to try anyway.

    The Trojans’ standout senior went 2-for-4 with a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning before tying the game with a two-run single in the sixth to help the Trojans rally for a 6-5 win Wednesday against 17th District rival Elizabethtown.