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Today's News

  • 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.

  • When children need help, don't be a bystander

    Over the past few months, a great deal of media attention has been focused on Kentucky’s troubled child welfare system and, more specifically and disturbing, on child deaths at the hands of trusted caregivers and family members.

    As Kentucky lawmakers wrestle with the issue of how to craft laws to prevent child abuse and death, the rest of us shake our heads in collective disbelief and shame. We as a society allow our most vulnerable and precious citizens to suffer such outrageous and horrifying maltreatment despite our individual better judgment and good intentions.

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  • Two charged in murder attempt following E'town shooting

    Elizabethtown police arrested two Radcliff residents Tuesday related to an attempted murder after a gunshot was heard on North Mantle Avenue.

    An argument Tuesday morning about illegal drugs culminated in a shot being fired, said Sgt. Tim Cleary with the Elizabethtown Police Department. Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were arrested without incident Tuesday evening.

    According to police, Kennedy drove to a North Mantle residence where Ford got out of a car, produced a Kimber .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and fired a shot at a man’s head.

  • Money matters to dominate legislature

    ISSUE: 2012 Kentucky General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: Session loaded with daunting tasks

  • Women With a Purpose give back to the community

    Women With a Purpose made a monetary donation Dec. 16 to Pastor Timothy W. Brown, pastor of Greater Dimensions Community Fellowship, to aid in the organization’s vision of community outreach.
    The organization gives aid to those in the community who are in need, helping with such things as food baskets and toys, hoping to make a positive difference.
    Women with a Purpose has as its goal to make a positive difference in the community.

  • Potted Few Garden Club has annual Christmas dinner

    The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club met at the home of club President Anneliese Knoll in mid-December for the annual Christmas dinner meeting.
    Renate Gosser was co-host for the event. Many members brought their spouses, and everyone had a wonderful evening of great company, delicious food and a fun filled exchange of gifts.