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Today's News

  • 2012: End of the world theory lacks facts

    By Michael Thompson

  • House passes HB 190 in a unanimous vote

    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 190 Wednesday in a unanimous 94-0 vote.

    The bill’s primary goal was to clarify the language of the existing unification law, said Luke Schmidt, consultant for Hardin County United.

    Introduced by Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, HB 190 ensures a city will be exempt from joining unified government if the majority of its residents vote against unification.

  • Point/Counterpoint: Snow, hate it

    One recent afternoon at school, a few classmates nearly trampled my desk in their rush to crowd around the window. What caused this stampede? A few flakes of miserable snow.

    As they squealed with delight, I shuddered. They saw pretty specks of white fluttering from the sky while I saw dandruff accumulating on everything.

    Call me the Grinch, but I hate snow with a livid passion. I want to move far, far away to a land where it doesn’t exist. Like Florida.

    Why do I harbor such hatred for this miracle called snow?

  • Point/Counterpoint: Snow, love it

    When I grow up, I want to move somewhere where it snows for four months of the year. I think snow is one of the most beautiful things in nature, and the fact that it is relatively common just adds to the beauty. The sight of a perfectly flat, white lawn with the tracks of little birds that have hopped around under the frosted trees never fails to amaze me.

  • Sound the alarm: Grant money awarded for Stephensburg weather siren

    The Stephensburg Fire Department recently received awarded grant money to place a weather siren on Leitchfield Road between the fire department and old school building.

    “It’s just something we’ve needed for a long time,” said David Paynter, Stephensburg fire chief.

    The department applied for the mitigation grant about 18 months ago, the chief said. The siren, which will serve the entire Stephensburg population, must be installed no later than Dec. 30, said Leslie Mahoney, state hazard mitigation officer.

  • The long job search

    Recession has become commonplace in conversation the past few years. While many adults have been hit hard during these turbulent economic times, many overlook the fact that teenagers are feeling the strain as well.

    The 2011 national unemployment rate for job-seekers age 16 to 19 was about 25 percent, according to U.S. labor statistics. 

  • Leitchfield executive to challenge Tim Moore

    After three decades as chief executive officer of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, Stephen Meredith plans to retire at the close of 2012. His new venture is politics.

    Meredith, 58, plans to file today as a Republican candidate for the 19th House District, which contains all of Grayson County and stretches across the center of Hardin County.

    The district’s new design influenced Meredith’s decision. While speaking highly of previous officeholders, the Leitchfield resident said the representative has been a resident of another county for decades.

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  • Ceremony closes chapter at Fort Knox

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley said leaders with optimism, energy, loyalty and offensive spirits make a difference in the U.S. Army.

    Fort Knox will continue to have leaders with those qualities through all of the changes that occur, he said.

    Fort Knox bid farewell Wednesday to the Accessions Command and Freakley during a discontinuation and retirement ceremony.
    The ceremony represented the inactivation and accomplishments of Accessions Command since it began about 10 years ago.

  • Governor's budget allocates $14 million for veterans nursing home in Radcliff

    Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed $14 million in state bond allocations to go toward building a veterans nursing home in Radcliff.

    The money is included in the governor’s proposed two-year budget, which now stands for approval by the state legislature.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, said it will take another two months for the legislature to “iron out” the newly proposed budget. The state legislature never has adopted a budget as proposed by Beshear, according to Moore.