Today's News

  • Taking inventory of the non-disposable

    In the ’70s, when I was a kid living in Radcliff, dry cleaning was available through a special house call service.
    Whenever Mom had to have something dry cleaned, she would place an orange cardboard placard in the living room window. It was like Commissioner Gordon using the bat signal to call Batman.
    An employee of the dry cleaning business constantly drove his van in neighborhoods to drop off clothes and would stop by any house that had a placard up. Seeing one, he knew someone was in need of the special dry cleaning superpower of the business.

  • Hospitals still planned for Fort Knox, Louisville

    There are plans to build a new veterans hospital in Louisville and a hospital at Fort Knox.

    While speaking Wednesday to the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky, Bob Morey, facilities planner for the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, responded to rumors and Louisville news reports suggesting the Louisville project would not move forward.

    Morey was a guest speaker during the organization’s meeting at the American Legion in Elizabethtown.

  • Personnel loss is personal loss for HCP

    The Hardin County Playhouse board of directors voted Wednesday to dissolve the position of managing director formerly held by longtime member Dee Corkran.

    HCP interim president Ron Blair said the vote was more for documentation because Corkran would not be returning as an employee. Her husband, Jeff Corkran, also a longtime member and former HCP board president, resigned.

    Blair said HCP lost two “incredible performers.”

    “Those two built the playhouse as we know it,” Blair said.

  • Under construction: Faith Lutheran Church

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Faith Lutheran Church
    Location: 377 East Lincoln Trail Blvd.
    Project: The 7,900-square foot church sits on 4.7 acres of land. The sanctuary will seat between 175 and 225 people. Included in the construction are administrative offices, a fellowship hall, four classrooms and a "quiet" room, according to Pastor Paul Horn

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin facing important stretch with Jeffersontown, North Hardin (10/06)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs realize how important the next two games are. With upcoming Class 5-A, District 3 games against Jeffersontown and North Hardin, their playoff seeding hangs in the balance.

    Win the next two games and John Hardin will win the district championship. The Bulldogs will also earn the top seed and be at home for the first three weeks of the playoffs.

    Lose one or both of these games and the Bulldogs could be the second or third seed. John Hardin hasn’t been seeded second since 2008.

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF: Jury finishes tied for 23rd at State (10/06)

    BOWLING GREEN — Elizabethtown freshman Kyle Jury had a hard time putting into words what he had just accomplished.

    Jury finished tied for 23rd place after another solid round Wednesday in the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championship at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wales brings his Homer chase to Elizabethtown (10/06)

    Louisville Central’s Anthony “Ace” Wales didn’t run over anybody last week and the Elizabethtown Panthers didn’t get run over for once, mainly because both parties’ bye weeks happened to coincide.

    However, both parties’ stats will change at 7:30 Friday night at Elizabethtown’s Doug Smith Memorial Stadium as Wales leads his Yellowjackets (4-2) against the host Panthers (0-6) in both teams’ Class 3-A, District 3 opener.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: North, John Hardin lose; LaRue sets school wins record (10/06)

    Host North Bullitt scored twice in the second half Wednesday to pull away for a 3-1 win over the North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    Sophomore Alyssa Exler scored off an assist from sophomore Kiera Jones.

    Junior keeper Ariana Martinez made 15 saves – including one on a penalty kick.

    UP NEXT: North Hardin plays Meade County at 2 p.m. Sunday in the 10th District Tournament quarterfinals at John Hardin.

  • Don't wait for something to break

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a common refrain when new ideas are generated. Although that may be partially true, why then do we love inventions and strive to build a better mousetrap?

    A colleague of mine recently penned an excellent analogy which follows. It speaks directly to what the unification effort is about – Examining ways we can work and operate better together for everyone’s benefit:

  • Unrealistic federal standards should be rewritten, not waived

    ISSUE: No Child Left Behind.
    OUR VIEW: Flaws must be corrected  

    In this turbulent economic and political climate, there are fleetingly few things leaders on both sides of the partisan aisle agree on. For the future of education in our nation, thankfully the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans and Democrats agree there are major flaws in the No Child Left Behind that must be addressed.