Today's News

  • Indiana man dies from injuries sustained in wreck

    A 19-year-old Indiana man died from injuries sustained in a single-car wreck on Ky. 79, about one-half mile north of the Meade County-Breckinridge County line.

    A 1991 Acura Integra was traveling north at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the right shoulder, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. The car overturned several times, ejecting its occupants.

    Nicholas Holden Decker, 19, and Christina Kennon, 18, both of Corydon, Ind., were airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • World Trade Center piece arrives at Radcliff cemetery

    Sept. 11 survivor Tony Rose held back tears on a hot Wednesday morning as he described the symbolism of a twisted piece of metal delivered to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    “Today, this piece comes to us as a result of evil, There’s no other way around it,” he said.

  • Operation Faithful Support strengthens wives, marriages

    Deployment is filled with challenges for families. And for an Army wife, someone who will let her vent and confirmation that she’s not alone in her feelings are precious.

    One Sunday each month, wives of the deployed soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division come together for these things and more. They find listening ears and common experiences. Above all else, they find the support they need to protect and nurture their marriages.

  • Youth Theatre forecast calls for 'White Christmas' this summer

    It’s beginning to look a lot like — summer. Not Christmas.

    But that isn’t stopping Youth Theatre of Hardin County from presenting “White Christmas,” its 40th production, in July.

    Director William P. Bradford II, who teaches theater arts at Trinity High School in Louisville, said performing a production called “White Christmas” in July isn’t really risky.

    “Don’t we wish that the spirit of the season of Christmas would come more than once a year?” Bradford mused.

  • 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.