Today's News

  • Marrow registry event personal for local family


    At The Pritchard Community Center

    Friday from 5-8:30 p.m.

    Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

    To register, you must be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient and meet health guidelines. The suggested donation is $25.



  • Feb. 28, 2010: Our readers write

    Another side of a story

    Recently, about 20 minutes into our mother’s morning commute, the unexpected happened. From out of nowhere, charging straight at her was a 1,500-pound horse. Her instincts took over; she braked and swerved but was unsuccessful. She was left by the side of the road, bewildered and unable to move from fear and shock. The next thing she heard was a voice asking if she was OK. She said she didn’t think she was, but after a little while, shaken and trembling, managed to get out of her car.

  • March 11 Obituaries

    William Brian Bohne

    William Brian Bohne, 27, of Murray, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at his residence, following an extended illness.

  • Feb. 14, 2010 editorial: E'town's effort encouraging business

    • Elizabethtown expects a half-million dollar occupational tax deficit.
    • E’town offers qualifying businesses a rebate on occupational taxes.

    A first glance these two recent headlines appear to be in conflict. Faced with a significant deficit in a key local revenue source, why offer to give some of the money back?

    To understand, review the details of city government’s job incentive plan approved earlier this month by the Elizabethtown City Council.

  • Reducing mail service would save billions

    Almost a year ago, the postmaster general made noise about discontinuing Saturday mail delivery. At the time, a more dramatic solution to the U.S. Postal Service's issues came to mind and I wrote a column outlining the brainstorm.

    My idea was met with widespread disregard.

    Well, the postmaster general has not given up on his proposal and the concept made news again last week. So I'm reviving mine too.

    Here goes:

  • Feb. 21, 2010: Our readers write

    Learning from others

    It looks like our local officials have learned from the big boys, how to skate around the laws. Reclassification of Elizabethtown should be done. It’s a constitutional law but in the name of collecting money our elected officials seem to be above the law.

  • Feb. 23, 2010: Our readers write

    Relating to a story

    I recently returned from my aunt’s 106th birthday, and she would identify with Mr. Russell Avery. My aunt still counsels her aging nephews, is positive despite her physical ailments and her inability to do those things she once loved to do, has a wonderful sense of humor, and tells wonderful stories about her experiences and our family. While researching my family’s history, I was struck by how many of my ancestors were like my aunt Myrtle and Mr. Avery.

  • Feb. 11, 2010 editorial: A century of Scouting

    William Boyce, a Chicago newspaper publisher, founded the Boys Scouts of America on a simple principle of providing a program for young people that builds character, responsibility, citizenship and personal fitness. That was a century ago.


  • Feb. 24, 2010 Editorial: Your answers make a difference

    Over $400 million of annual federal funding or more than $4 trillion over a 10 year span will be allocated by the United States government as a result of how 10 questions are answered between March 1 and April 1. The 2010 decennium Census questionnaire will be mailed to each household to gather basic data as outlined in the United States Constitution. Ten minutes every 10 years is not

  • Feb. 26, 2010: Our readers write

    A dog still in need

    It’s been about six weeks since my last letter about the abused and neglected German Shepherd next door. Not much has changed except now the dog gets its food and water regularly. Last night it woke us up whimpering, like it was crying for help. Dogs have a way of talking, especially when you look into their eyes. Many people could care less.