Today's News

  • March 18 editorial: Noting the special in ordinary lives

    The inaugural Ordinary Citizens Who Make an Extraordinary Difference in Our Communities award was presented by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce at the March membership luncheon.

    Richard Thompson, an apt recipient, was given the first of the soon-to-be quarterly honor. Thompson was recognized for being a 24-hour resource to grieving families calling The Rosey Posey, a floral shop that he once owned, or contacting his home at all hours. Also noted were contributions he made to his church and the community.   

  • March 11, 2010 editorial: Back to The Book

    It isn’t hard to understand why members of the Kentucky Senate passed Senate Bill 142 recently by a vote of 37-1. After all, not only is our state solidly positioned in the Bible Belt of America’s heartland, Kentucky arguably could be considered its buckle. But as good as bringing God’s word back into classrooms across the commonwealth might sound to some, if the Bible Literacy Bill were to be enacted into law, its passage also could create some real problems.

  • Glendale site goes 'mega'



    The Glendale Industrial Site has flirted with large investments in the past, but a new certification will place it in elite company.

    The railroad operator CSX Corp. has endorsed and certified the 1,551 acres as a mega site, which raises its national profile and places it in competition for high-caliber investments throughout North America.

  • March 26, 2010: Our readers write

    Finally, a fix

    As a small business owner in Radcliff, I see firsthand the toll our broken health-care system has on my business, on workers and the economy as a whole. Over the years, it has become harder and harder to provide employees with the quality of care they deserve and the recession has only made the problem worse. We’re all suffering with the skyrocketing cost of health care and, in the last few years, I’ve had to cut back my benefits and my employees’ benefits just to make ends meet.

  • March 7, 2010, editorial: KCTCS sells its story well

    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has a great story to tell and tells it well.

    It's clever posters and promotional ads expertly emphasize the marketing theme "Transforming Lives, Transforming Kentucky." The images depict a young adult looking directly into the camera but divided in half. One side shows the person working in a menial or physical task such as housekeeping while the other shows the person dressed as a professional, highly skilled role such as a nurse.

  • March 12, 2010, editorial: Strike 'em down, spare no effort

    There are many ways to describe a child in need.

    Sometimes it’s to have clothes on their back and a roof over their heads.

    Maybe it’s enough food so that the school day, or just the next day, doesn’t start out with an empty stomach.

    Maybe it’s a child who needs a friend — a committed friend for the good times and the bad. Someone who can serve as a role model of sorts.

  • 'Transfer' bill is smoke and mirrors

    In a guest column published Feb. 22, KCTCS President Dr. Michael McCall bemoaned the difficulties encountered by community college students wishing to transfer to a public university and  extolled House Bill 160 as the ultimate solution to the problem. I’m afraid things aren’t that simple.

  • Home again visiting Vine Grove

    Standing behind a lectern looking out on an audience can be humbling and intimidating on any occasion. On a recent Tuesday, I stepped before a Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce luncheon to speak.

    In the days between accepting the invitation and actually showing up, a ton of ideas and experiences came to mind. When I was growing up along Ky. 1500, any time we talked about “going to town” the family meant Vine Grove.

  • April 8, 2010, editorial: Making room for soldiers, civilians

    Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Systems has announced it will be expanding. Ground breaking planned in the next few weeks will kick-off a construction project that will add a new unit to the Radcliff therapeutic and treatment facility. This expansion is good news for local residents and military personnel in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment services. In that the expansion will provide the center an opportunity to add professional, certified and support staff to its ranks, it is a beneficial move for Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Systems and its clients.

  • April 6, 2010: Obituaries

    David Earl Buckler

    David Earl Buckler, 55, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Falls of Rough, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include a sister, Shirley Beauchamp; and a brother, Dennie Buckler.

    A graveside service is at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Falls of Rough.

    Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield is in charge of arrangements.

    Beth Elaine Caruso