Today's News

  • Ice coats some roads, slushes others

    Police in and around Hardin County are reporting a wide variety of road conditions following last night and this morning's wintry mix of ice, sleet and snow that smeared across the state.
    Primary roads, including Interstate 65 and most major state routes, are in fair conditions, despite some slick spots, according to state and county law enforcement agencies.
    Secondary roads, especially north of Elizabethtown into Radcliff, are mainly ice covered.

  • Gift ideas for seniors can be filled with tricky choices

    The holiday season means the tricky task of shopping for just the right gift for loved ones and friends.
    If the recipient is an older adult, the task can be trickier still.
    “It’s hard because they’re not necessarily going to like what we like,” Amanda Hodgens, director of the Senior Companion Program, said.
    Perfumes, colognes and lotions generally are not well-received, she said.
    “A lot of them turn away from that,” Hodgens said.
    Many older adults don’t want the latest technology either, she said.

  • Howevalley Community News

     WEATHER.  I know many of you don't like winter but wouldn't it be boring if the weather stayed the same all year?  Kentucky weather is so unpredictable.  How did you like the snow on Dec. 13?  It just wasn't enough for us snow lovers (Daphne, Elaine, Kevin, Steve, Bonnie and myself). The wind was so unbearable which made the temperature even colder.  On Dec. 16, we got ice which isn't too much fun, which meant another day off for schools.

  • Human trafficking case begins in LaRue court

    Two Hodgenville residents arrested last week on the rarely used charges of human trafficking and promotion of human trafficking entered not guilty pleas in LaRue County’s 10th District Court Wednesday morning.
    Court records show Rhonda J. Brown, 54, is accused of trading the sexual services of a 15-year-old girl under her care to James M. Curtsinger, 63, in exchange for his paying some of her monthly bills.

  • School closings announced

    With ice formed on roads, school closings have been announced for today.

    Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent Schools, Fort Knox Schools, Elizabethtown Christian Academy, St. James School and West Point Schools all have called off today's schedule. Neighboring districts in Nelson, Meade and LaRue counties also are postponed.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College also is closed today. Western Kentucky University classes at its Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Fort Knox campuses have canceled all classes today.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Mary Iseler's Church Windows


    Mary Iseler of Elizabethtown has sent us a recipe from her childhood — Church Windows. She says she’s not sure where the recipe originated, but she’s guessing it would have been the Port Huron Times Herald.

  • Author wants business leadership to 'Take It To The Max'


    Professional speaker Jeff Peden wants business leaders to “Take It To The Max.”
    The Radcliff author will be signing copies of his book, “Take It To The Max: The Ultimate Strategy for Maximizing Profits and Growth,” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Bookstore in Radcliff.
    In his book, Peden parlays his business experience into advice for those in leadership roles.

  • A voyage back to Narnia

    “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
    Rated PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action
    Release date: Dec. 10
    Runtime: 115 min
    Rating: three and a half out of five take slates


  • A Dash of Class: Try a cookie exchange for variety

    Nora’s Note:  Two corrections from last week: The amount of margarine in the chocolate fantasy fudge recipe was supposed to be 1 ½ sticks of margarine or ¾ cup instead of 3 cups of margarine. Also, the headline failed to be changed from the previous week and was supposed to be “Getting Ready for Christmas.” Mistakes do happen; I just hope you didn’t try to make Mrs. Claycomb’s fudge with twice the amount of margarine.




  • The Heartland Winds offers free holiday concert

    Winds in December might sound a bit chilly, but if they’re The Heartland Winds and it’s a holiday concert, you’ll likely want to take off your earmuffs so you can listen.
    The community-based wind ensemble will present its winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic State Theater.
    The concert is free and open to the public.
    Director Chuck Campbell said the program is titled “O’ Holy Night.”