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Today's News

  • Lab techs: Forensics draw no link between Burke and murders

    Lab technicians testified Monday that multiple items they analyzed during the investigation into Tracy Burke and Karen Comer’s deaths did not produce blood or DNA evidence linking former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke to the murders.

    Likewise, broken glass fragments taken from a door of Comer’s Rineyville home did not match glass shards taken from a floor mat in Brent Burke’s Chrysler minivan, said Jack Reid, a forensic specialist with the Kentucky State Police crime lab.

  • 18th century fun coming to Bardstown

    Hear ye, Hear ye: Colonial Bardstown returns to life in early April as a new event gets under way.

    The first Bardstown Colonial Days is a weekend filled with 18th century fun, including Rifle Frolics, a Market Fair, military drills and displays, visits by Daniel Boone and other historical figures, skill and craft demonstrations and street performers such as jugglers, a magician and a sword swallower.

    “Step back in time and discover life as experienced by the early settlers of Kentucky,” said Dennis Medley, event chairman and Colonial Days founder.

  • Red Cross provides valuable services near and far

    Imagine this scene: It's midnight and a family of four has returned to their home, only to find it in on fire with flames illuminating the night sky.

    As firefighters work to contain the fire and save what is left of the home, the family is in disbelief. With no place to call home, their lives are shattered.

    In the aftermath, the family will find a comforting shoulder and help in a desperate time of need in the American Red Cross.

    American Red Cross officials locally are on the scene of tragedies long before the community hears about them.

  • Playtime helps students get moving

    School administrators and teachers see multiple advantages of recess, but one of the most important is the physical benefits students see when they get a little play in their day.

  • Enjoying the rewards of recess

    The traditional kickball game during recess is just one of the breaks students get during the day to rest their minds and move their bodies.

    Elementary schools are implementing more small breaks throughout the day to supplement the bigger block of time allowed for traditional recess. Recess and other breaks are regarded as an important part of the day for students.

  • Information fair today focuses on Fort Benning area

    An information fair for Armor troops, civil service workers and their families making the move to Georgia is Thursday at the Fort Knox Leaders Club.

    With the establishment of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., many operations formerly based at Fort Knox are relocating as part of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative. More than 300 representatives from that area are coming for the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Goalball a sport to cheer about, but not during play

    You know how you’re supposed to be quiet before a golfer hits the ball, but you can shout all you want as it rolls along the green toward the hole?

    Quiet is essential with goalball too, but more so. The audience has to zip-it until the action is over. That’s because three blindfolded players defending a long, low goal need to listen intently to the muted jingling of bells inside a rubber ball. If an opposing thrower rolls it past them, score one for the other team.

  • Senior Life: Life after caregiving

    I have had some time to adjust and now am settling into my own routine. There are some days I find myself wishing for the way it used to be. But on other days I am content with the way it has now become, and excited for what the future holds.

  • Renowned University of Kentucky poet to visit ECTC

    “My job as an artist is to retrieve and reconstitute that which the world has foolishly thrown away and give it new life.” — Nikky Finney

    Reading classic poetry inspired Nikki Finney as a child. Now a nationally known poet herself, the University of Kentucky professor said she appreciated how difficult topics were addressed with grace and lyrical precision without losing an artistic quest for beauty.

  • Bowlers spare no effort for kids

    Totals have not been tallied yet for the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, but Emily Saul Reder doesn’t need to see numbers to detect results.

    “We’re having a successful year,” Reder, branch development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters, said Sunday as the bowling showcase’s final weekend of activity wound down.

    Reder estimated about 2,000 bowlers took part over the three weekends, with 100 or more typically filing into individual sessions at Dix-E-Town Lanes bowling alley in northern Elizabethtown.