Today's News

  • For Tim Tebow, it's all in the numbers

    “Why can’t you do something like that?” My friend jokingly posed that question to me while we were waiting for a church deacons meeting to begin.

  • Nelson library expansion on schedule for spring

    Two new library branches in Nelson County are on schedule to open this spring.

    The New Haven branch will open about six weeks before a location across the county in Bloomfield.

    “We are excited to report we are on time and on budget on both branches,” said Val Downs, president of the Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees. “We have not encountered any setback financially or the time standpoint.”

  • Called behind bars

    The Rev. Larry Vance has been stabbed four times. A prison inmate put out a hit, offering a reward to have Vance killed.  Vance has looked square into the face of an inmate who promised to return to Elizabethtown and kill his children. He has a suitcase full of homemade weapons confiscated from jail and prison inmates.

    After 35 years of service with the Kentucky Ministry for Crime Prevention Inc., Vance, 66, is resigning as chaplain and executive director of the ministry.

  • WQXE's Greg Milby is not a normal morning show host

    Greg Milby starts his day earlier than some — 3:30 a.m. to be exact.

    Early in the morning, Milby commutes from Corydon, Ind., to Elizabethtown to co-host the WQXE morning show “Greg and Hollie in the Morning.”

    He’s been making the drive for 10 years but will move to Elizabethtown soon. It will give him more opportunities to serve in Hardin County and shortening the drive gives him more time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons.

  • Managing the stress of caregiving

    Stress. It’s amazing what a small, six-letter word can do to a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. We have all felt stress at different times, and know the havoc it can cause, from the headaches to the ulcers to the fits of uncontrollable crying.

    For many of us, and especially for the caregivers of a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s disease, negative stress often is the leader of other undesirable feelings. Stress, along with guilt, despair and anxiety quickly can eat away at a family caregiver’s entire being.

  • Miniature animals fill man's retirement

    Doug Ray might not be in when potential customers stop by to view his livestock.

    His number is posted on the outside of Duke’s Tack Shop in Stephensburg in case he’s visiting friends at the gym, fishing or otherwise enjoying his retirement.

    “It’s a sad way to run a business, but it’s an old-man business,” he said.

    The 70-year-old began running the store about 10 years ago and raising geese, horses, donkeys and goats to fill his retirement hours.

  • Meadow View receives health grant

    A special guest and new money is giving Meadow View Elementary School students a new focus on health.

    Meadow View plans to use a $4,000 grant to purchase equipment for the health of the students. Along with the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, the Radcliff school will be hosting former University of Kentucky and NFL player Artose Pinner as a motivation for students.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Rebuilding year? Not these Lady Panthers (1/16)

    This was supposed to be the season the Elizabethtown girls’ basketball team wouldn’t be the same dominant force the Lady Panthers had been in previous years. The dreaded word “rebuilding” was even thrown around.

  • PREP SWIMMING: E'town's Deaton making waves (1/16)

    Thomas Deaton wasn’t even scheduled to be on Team Kentucky’s top 400-yard freestyle relay.

    Entering last Saturday’s Mid-States 14-and-Under All-Star Championship, he was the team’s fifth-fastest freestyle swimmer.

    Then came the Elizabethtown High School freshman’s free-wheeling night.

  • Thurman’s death affects a community

    TOPIC: Death of Amber Thurman
    OUR VIEW: Her impact is long lasting

    The death of beloved Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Principal Amber Thurman sent shockwaves throughout the LaRue County school district.

    Her stunning death in an early morning car crash leaves a void in this tight-knit educational community where it is common for teachers at the various schools to know each other.