Today's News

  • Zac Charles writes songs from the war zone in Afghanistan

    Country music songs are known for tugging at the heartstrings of America. Zac Charles’ “Until I Get Home” is one of those songs.

    Charles is a combat medic for the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery deployed out of Fort Knox to Afghanistan. While on a 30-day pre-deployment training in California he wrote “Until I Get Home.”

    “I started to think about what it would be like to be away from my wife for longer than just a month and ‘Until I Get Home’ is what I came up with,” Charles said.

  • 'An Officer and a Gentleman' to play at the State Theater

    Starch white uniforms, romance and a hard-core drill sergeant can be seen at the Historic State Theater this weekend in “An Officer and a Gentlemen.”

    Richard Gere (“Runaway Bride”) plays Zach Mayo who is in Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School. He has a little bit of an attitude problem that Drill Sergeant Emil Foley, played by Louis Gossett Jr. (“Why Did I Get Married Too?”), has to iron out to make him worthy of becoming a Naval officer.

  • Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg redeem themselves with this one

    Many fans were disappointed in the second film in the Transformer series “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and questioned if the third installment “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” would renew their excitement for the series based on Hasbro toys.

    I was pleasantly surprised. The film has its flaws and is not the epitome of perfect cinema but is one whale of an action flick.

  • The Best: Favorite summer yellow squash recipes

    I wanted to share some of my favorite yellow squash recipes with you today. Squash is mighty plentiful this time of year, so you can’t really have too many good recipes for this great vegetable.

  • Dash of Class: Judy Bishop — One of Hardin County's Finest Cooks

    It is an honor and privilege to feature today’s “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” as she and I have known each other since high school. Even though we went to different high schools, I knew of her through her wonderful mother, who was a teaching colleague of mine. Today’s honoree is Judy Bishop of Vine Grove and her mother was the late Reva Kerfoot, a home economics teacher at North Hardin High School for many, many years. Judy says her mother was the finest cook she ever met and is still her inspiration.

  • NASCAR comes to Kentucky

    The issue: NASCAR Sprint Cup impact
    Our view: Thank you, Bruton Smith

    It has been a long wait but July 9 is right around turn four and the finish line is in sight.

    Finally, after years of waiting and many lawsuits between the previous owners and NASCAR, the big boys are racing at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

  • My stuff is not junk; it's my stuff

    “You’ll find you’ve brought too much stuff.”

    The words were softly spoken — almost as if to himself — by a retired pastor, a resident of my parents’ retirement community. He seemed to know by observation and personal experience that we take too much stuff with us.

  • BASKETBALL: Pettigrew part of WKU reunion at Kentuckiana Pro Am (07/07)

    After A.J. Slaughter and Jeremy Evans graduated from Western Kentucky University and went on to professional basketball careers, Steffphon Pettigrew thought his days of playing alongside those fellow Hilltoppers were over.

    Plans have since changed for the former Elizabethtown High School star.

    Pettigrew, Slaughter and Evans are on the same team – Shelbyville-based Team Jordan – in the 17th annual Kentuckiana Pro Am Basketball Tournament, which begins today and ends Sunday night at two Owensboro sites.

  • GOLF: Gumm off to great start at Junior Amateur (07/07)

    Lydia Gumm’s bogey-free round has propelled her to the top of the Kentucky Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship leaderboard.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior’s success on the par-5s and mistake-free 18 holes have lifted her to a three-shot lead after the tournament’s opening day.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: LaRue 10s outslug Meade (07/07)

    Blake Shelton hit an inside-the-park home run to go along with a double and single to help the LaRue County 10-year-old All-Stars hang on for an 18-16 win over Meade County on Wednesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament in Hodgenville.

    Meade County, which trailed 18-7 in the fourth inning, had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning. But Hunter Howell, who earned the win, got LaRue County out of the jam. Howell finished with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

    Chase Childress added two singles for LaRue County, which had eight hits.