Today's News

  • '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

  • March 25, 2010, editorial: A name that means service to soldiers

    There is an epitaph on the headstone of a grave in Arlington National Cemetery that reads, “He took care of soldiers.”

  • March 14 editorial: A fresh face with seasoned ideas

    It soon will be time to pass the baton to a new United Way of Central Kentucky director and begin another chapter of the organization’s story. Christopher Wilborn will take his post April 5 after leaving a position with United Way of Central Maryland to return to the state where he was born.

  • Soldier charged with falsifying wreck info

    Staff report

    A Fort Knox soldier must appear in Hardin District Court this month after Radcliff police say he reported a wreck long after it occurred and with false information.

    Christopher K. Moore, a 21-year-old Kansas man serving with the Army’s 19th Engineering Battalion at Fort Knox, was charged with falsely reporting an incident after Radcliff Officer Steve Witte conducted an interview with Moore to follow up on an alleged parking lot collision at  Wal-Mart in Radcliff.

  • March 5, 2010, editorial: Wrestlers show who is best

    When the high school wrestling season in Kentucky recently came to an end, Josh Johnson of John Hardin High School and Drew Newberry of LaRue County High School found themselves in select company.

    They were high school state champions.

    Of all the high school wrestlers in Kentucky — and there are hundreds — Johnson and Newberry had their hands raised high on the final night of the season in Frankfort. They are among the best in the state.

  • Accelerating to judgment


    In Wednesday’s edition of The News-Enterprise, Scripps Howard columnist Martin Schram joins the “guilty ‘til proven innocent crowd” and suggests that Toyota should “have the decency to remain dead” after his imaginary crash between Toyota and the media. Not only is his column irresponsible and indecent in tone, his facts are wrong.

  • Photo: This tree stands alone