Today's News

  • Southalls celebrate 50th anniversary

    Ronald R. and Monika Southall of Elizabethtown are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Feb. 12, 2012. They were married Feb. 12, 1962, in Erlangen, Germany.

    They have two daughters, Ann Hodges Southall of Lexington and Caroll Perkins of Elizabethtown. They also have four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

  • Millers to celebrate 25th anniversary

    Stephen D. and Patricia L. Hatfield Miller of Eastview will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception at 3 p.m. Feb. 18, 2012, at Open Valley Fellowship Hall.

    They were married Feb. 13, 1987, in Elizabethtown by R.R. Thomas.

    Mr. Miller is employed by Wehr Constructors and is in a gospel quartet The Southern Tributes. Mrs. Miller is employed at Communicare. They both are members of Hardin County First United Baptist Church.

  • Focus on Finance: Taking advantage of long-term care tax benefits

    Question: Are long-term care benefits tax deductible?

    Answer: Congress passed HIPPA as an incentive for people to take financial responsibility for long-term care. It generally provides for deductibility of qualified long-term care expenses, and excludes qualified long-term care benefits from taxable income. Higher deduction limits for LTC premiums are geared to help seniors make payments. Let’s see what this means.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue wins third straight region title (2/12)

    DANVILLE— On a day when the LaRue County Hawks needed to be at their absolute best, they simply weren’t. The top-ranked team in the state didn’t look like the top-ranked team in the state.

    Even then, the Anderson County Bearcats couldn’t catch them.

    LaRue County went 8-0 in the finals Saturday as the Hawks won their third straight Region 2 Wrestling Tournament title at Danville High School. The Hawks finished with 270 points to outlast runner-up Anderson County, which finished with 214.50.

  • Local housing authorities receive HUD funding

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded three local housing authorities funding as part of a statewide allocation totaling nearly $32 million to improve public housing units.

  • Empty Bowls draws crowd

    Warm Blessings was handing out empty bowls and filling empty stomachs this weekend.

    The local organization held its first Empty Bowls fundraiser at its East Dixie Avenue facility Saturday evening, awarding any donor who gave a gift of $15 a handmade ceramic bowl crafted by volunteers at the organization.

    “The empty bowls will represent that some people’s bowls are empty,” said Linda Funk, Warm Blessing’s executive board chairwoman.

  • Saturday blaze destroys coach's home

    A home in the 2000 block of Flint Hill Road in the Sonora area was destroyed Saturday afternoon after its owners had made repairs from a previous fire that forced them from the home, according to Sonora Fire Department Capt. Chris Stilts.

    However, authorities were unsure what caused the blaze at the home, which is owned by Tommy Adams, an assistant coach with the LaRue County High School girls’ basketball team. No one was injured in the fire and officials said the family was away from the home when the blaze started.

  • Your point of view depends on where you stand

    Perspective matters and most beliefs are matters of perspective.

    A co-worker with balloons on the desk was bemoaning the arrival of her 35th birthday last week. It reminded me of similar complaints that I had 18 - make that 19 - years ago.

  • Lawmakers weigh into ‘Obamacare’ suit

    Challenging reform regulations as an inappropriate federal imposition into health care, 27 states have entered a legal battle that will reach the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

    While Kentucky has declined to join the case, a group of 59 state legislators – all Republicans – signed onto a legal brief to be filed Monday with the nation’s highest court. It formally adds their voices to opposition of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: No. 2 Lady Knights down North Hardin (02/11)

    The second-ranked Marion County Lady Knights did what good teams do late in games and the North Hardin Lady Trojans didn’t have an answer for it.

    Leading by eight, the Lady Knights opened the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run and clamped down defensively to knock off the pesky Lady Trojans, 55-40 on Friday night in the Roby Dome.