Today's News

  • 3RD REGION TOURNAMENTS: Green Wave open with Butler; Lady Waves draw Muhlenberg (2/27)

    Jerry Garris was happy to see his Meade County Green Wave’s quarterfinal opponent for the Boys’ 3rd Region Basketball Tournament: Butler County.

    The Bears (11-19) and the Owensboro Apollo Eagles (14-14) are the only two teams with non-winning records in the eight-team field at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

    That’s the good news. The bad news: If the Green Wave advance, they could meet the ninth-ranked Ohio County Eagles in Friday’s semifinals.

  • March of Dimes: West family has twice the stories as ambassadors

    At 24 weeks pregnant and already two centimeters dilated, Serena West was put on bedrest until she delivered her daughter. Doctors and nurses began to fill her in on what she could expect for the rest of her pregnancy, however long that would be. She was given a rule — don’t search for information about premature babies on the Internet because it would just scare her, she said. But she didn’t listen.

    “The first thing I did was start Googling,” she said, chuckling.

  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake rolls toward goal

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake knocked down all 10 pins this weekend.

    The fundraiser for Big Brothers  Big Sisters was off to a good start as Emily Reder, branch development director for BBBS of Kentuckiana, estimated the group would end Saturday with more than $10,000.

    The Saturday morning bowl was full, and the afternoon saw the first-ever Big/Little Bowl, which raised more than $2,000.

    “We’ve had more Bigs bowl this year than ever before,” Reder said.

  • Star of 'Little People, Big World' coming for April program

    Money raised by an event geared toward women will go back to help them, too.

    SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter is hosting its first G.R.A.C.E conference, which stands for Get Real And Create Excellence, this spring. It offers women several workshops and an opportunity to hear from Amy Roloff, the star of “Little People, Big World,” Sheila Ray Charles, daughter of Ray Charles, and Christian comedians The Spa Girls.

  • Priceless: Hurray for United Way

    ISSUE: United Way success
    OUR VIEW: Plenty of praise to share

    History has been made in the Heartland. Congratulations to United Way of Central Kentucky not only for meeting its $1,025,000 goal, but surpassing the mark to collect a record-breaking $1,031,236.

    Despite tough economic times, despite naysayers who felt the goal was too high and despite economic issues impacting  some workplaces, United Way and this community gave with their hearts and heads to help meet a financial goal and a human services goal.

  • Radcliff man indicted for child sex abuse, child porn

    A Radcliff man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on two counts of violating federal child sexual exploitation laws.

    Paul Herman Hales, 54, is accused of knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a child younger than 12 while on Fort Knox. He also is charged with possession of child pornography. Hales worked as a civilian on the military post.

  • All rise: A day in the life of Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton
  • Photos: Meeting of the minds
  • Ideas for dealing with redistricting redo

    A state Supreme Court decision negating the legislative redistricting plan tosses the project back to the General Assembly.

    In redrawing its own boundaries based on 2010 population figures, the legislature demonstrated some partisan political decisions that upset many and prompted two local legislators to propose systemic changes.

  • Kentucky could have a GOP VP in the making

    Folks who follow politics closely got caught up in a premature conversation last week about potential Republican vice presidential nominees.

    The GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., will not affirm the presidential nominee’s selection for another six months. But Rand Paul’s name circulated as a possible way to shore up Mitt Romney’s support among conservatives.

    It’s impossible to know if there was any substance to the talk. After all, politics are like icebergs: Much of it operates below the surface.