Today's News

  • Jan. 27, 2010 editorial: Recalling the 2009 ice storm

    One year ago this week we found ourselves at the mercy of nature’s icy wrath. Our state became paralyzed as basic utilities — electricity and water — were inaccessible to some for a few hours, many for a few days and others for more than a week. Homes without power and back-up heat became too cold for those living in them to stay. Some businesses had to temporarily close their doors, unable to operate without power.

  • Feb. 5, 2010: Our readers write

    Bill grounded in faulty, unproven assumption

  • Jan. 10, 2010: Our readers write

    GOP is all inclusive

    On Jan. 18, America will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most people realize that King was a Baptist minister, a political activist who espoused non-violent change in America and a primary leader of the African-American civil rights movement.

  • Feb. 8: Our readers write

    Aim for the stars I am opposed to the federal government cutting funds for space exploration for the following reasons: NASA space programs have brought this nation together more than anything I can think of during the last 50 years. At the present time, our nation is more divided that it has ever been at any time since the Civil War. The NASA program is a part of our defe

  • Jan. 31, 2010: Our readers write

    Keeping the torch lit

    On behalf of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, the Elizabethtown Police Department is collecting donations to support more than 10,000 children and adults with mental disabilities in the state. We would like to ask your business to help us achieve this goal by making a contribution. Money raised through the Torch Run helps fund year-round sports training and competition programs for Special Olympics athletes.

  • Photo: Accepting ashes
  • Jan. 1: Our readers write

    Questions waiting to be answered I wish I could get answers to three questions as listed below: 1. Whatever happened to the plan when fundraising began for the Historic State Theater rejuvenation that said the theater would provide very inexpensive movies for the elderly or any person on a fixed income and particularly for people who could walk to the theater due to lack of transport

  • Jan. 28, 2010 editorial: Demand action to crush meth

    An arrest here, a bust there, another lab discovered and before long the meth mess absorbs a vulnerable segment of our community.

    Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive product created in dangerous home laboratories. Like most illegal substances, the use and abuse of meth does irreparable damage to the body and mind while absorbing a user’s will to resist. It can be deadly but it always drains the body and stuns users with almost immediate addiction and  painful withdrawal symptoms.

    But the victimization goes beyond mere users.

  • New KACo president pledges to regain state's respect

    By Rick Smith


    I begin my tenure as president of the Kentucky Association of Counties mindful that there are significant challenges ahead for our organization. First and foremost is the challenge we face of winning back the trust of our fellow Kentuckians.

    That task is made easier because of the commitment of my fellow board members and the KACo staff to adopt and implement significant changes that will make the organization more accountable and transparent.

  • Jan. 8, 2010: Our readers write

    If earmarks  were cake

    Keeping ample cake in the larder while nibbling on it whenever it suits you is a fantasy of the naive, but certainly not a working proposition for enlightened leadership. Yet that appears to be the strategy adopted by several of the area’s elected officials in Washington.