Today's News

  • 9-25 Religion Briefs


  • Rineyville Day big on music, events for kids



    RINEYVILLE — The 29th annual Rineyville Day community festival is this weekend and organizers have made an energized push to increase the number of activities for children.

    “We’ve really increased our games,’’ said Elaine Geer, a coordinator for the festival. “We’ve really gone out on a limb with our blow- up games.’’

  • Fall a good time to declutter, stage your home


    Fall officially arrived recently. There are several signs that the season is here, but having a shorter day was very noticeable when I went for an evening walk.   

  • The missing link? Eighth grade science


    Guest columnist I am the mother of an eighth grade student at West Hardin Middle School and have some serious concerns about the quality of education being provided at this school.

    West Hardin Middle School is not teaching science to the eighth grade class this year because, to quote the principal, “Kentucky doesn’t test eighth graders on science and the site-based, decision-making council decided to forgo science this year to focus on other subjects.”

  • Oct. 1, 2009: Obituaries

    Rebecca Kargle Duffer

    Rebecca Kargle Duffer, 60, of Bowling Green, formerly of Hodgenville, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at the Hospice Center in Bowling Green.

    Survivors include her husband, Thomas H. Duffer; two daughters, Ellen Duffer and Sarah Duffer; and her mother, Dorothy M. Kargle.

    The funeral is at 10 a.m. CDT Friday at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel in Bowling Green with burial at 2 p.m. EDT in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.

  • Locals readying for resurgence of H1N1



    ELIZABETHTOWN — The H1N1 virus has birthed an increased awareness of the flu and its symptoms as vaccines are set to hit U.S. shores this month.

    Local residents lining up for seasonal flu shots Thursday at Pritchard Community Center said they are not overly concerned with a resurgence but are making preparations nonetheless.

  • Sept. 8, 2009: Our readers write

    No to communism

    I was elated to hear of the resignation of Van Jones as the president’s green energy czar.

    How and why Obama would appoint a self-proclaimed communist to any position with the federal government is beyond me. It should have been  perfectly clear during the president’s vetting process that Jones, a Yale trained lawyer, signed onto the 9/11 Truther Movement which essentially indicates the belief that the US caused the  Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

  • Sept. 10, 2009: Our readers write

    Keep an open mind

  • Woman in stable condition after shooting, surgery



    VINE GROVE — A woman injured in a Wednesday morning shooting is in stable condition and alert at a Louisville hospital, police said Thursday.

    The woman, whose identity has not been released by police, was hit by a bullet from a .38 caliber gun. The bullet grazed the woman’s face and entered the left side of her jaw and neck.

  • Sept. 13, 2009: Our readers write


    School speech controversy

    What controversy? What is wrong with telling students to stay in school, study hard, and listen to their teachers? What is controversial about telling students that if they want a good job they will need a good education? What is wrong with telling students that regardless of their socio-economic status or family situation, they are ultimately responsible for their own destiny?

    Twenty-six percent of Kentucky adults possess less than a high school education. Need I say more?