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  • April 15, 2010 Editorial: Mega site will have mega impact

    The Glendale mega site deserves its name. First off, it’s big. Very big. Severns Valley Baptist Church is a huge church. That’s built on about 70 acres. We think of Freeman Lake Park as an exceptionally large city-owned slice of nature. It covers 170 acres. Louisville International Airport and all of its property covers 1,200 acres. The Glendale industrial site trumps al

  • April 21, 2010 Editorial: Sports has its good stories and bad

    For every Barry Bonds, there are two Phil Mickelsons in the world of sports.

    For every drunken driving arrest or steroid scandal, there are countless do-gooders in sports.

    And the last month or so sports has showcased what is great about the games people play, and what can be frustrating in the people we cheer.

  • Focus on Finance: Tax season is not over

    Question: Now that the 2009 tax season is over, when should I start preparing for next years taxes? Answer: Tax filing time is not over. Yes, April 15 has passed but millions of Americans have not filed their 2009 tax returns. Most of these taxpayers filed an Extension to File prior to April 15th and received an automatic six month extension. Others may have decided

  • April 26, 2010: Our readers write

    Endorsing Malito

    In life, we run across many people who change our lives. Some of those changes are for the better and some for the worse. Occasionally, you meet people who make an everlasting influence on your life and you look up to those people because, in some way or another, they have made you the person that you are today.

  • Thunderstorm warning in effect

    The National Weather Service has issued a series of severe thunderstorm warnings this afternoon as a storm front pushed through the region. The most recent alerts impact parts of Hardin County.

    The storms could produce quarter-size hail and winds as high as 60 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said. It is moving to the northwest at 25 mph.

    The storms have been moving toward the east. The lastest warning covers southern Hardin and Hart counties. Grayson and Breckinridge counties were part of alerts that ended at 5:45 p.m.

  • Black History Gallery co-founder dies



    Those who knew Charles Connor understood his passion for history.

    “He was just a walking history book,’’ said longtime friend Portia Petties. “He loved history and if you talked to him, you knew he had really experienced life.’’

    Connor, who co-founded the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery in Elizabethtown with his late wife, Emma, died Monday at his home. He was 93.

  • April 30 editorial: Roundabout roundup

    As a solution to rush-hour traffic tie-ups in Rineyville, the Department of Highways recommends driving in a circle.

    Following Ky. 1600 to and from Elizabethtown or as a back way to Fort Knox has become an increasing popular means of avoiding even heavier traffic loads on U.S. 31W. But as Rineyville and all of northern Hardin County has seen steady residential growth, the short cut has become a bottleneck at the intersection with Ky. 220, which is known locally as Rineyville-Big Spring Road.

  • April 25, 2010: Our readers write

    Round and roundabout

    I was appalled to read the plans to build a complete roundabout at the intersection of Ky. 1600 and Ky. 220. I travel that intersection quite often and certainly agree that something needs to be done to properly control traffic there and expedite movement. However, the plans are much more than are needed and far too expensive.

  • Mongiardo taking on elites



    Running as an anti-establishment candidate isn’t just for Republicans these days.

    U.S. Senate candidate Dan Mongiardo, a Democrat who stumped Friday night in Elizabethtown, sounded somewhat like his potential general election opponent — Tea Party favorite Rand Paul.

    “People are sick and tired of politics as usual,” Lt. Gov. Mongiardo said.

  • April 23, 2010 Editorial: ECTC celebrates campus development

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical Center has more than a new building. Completion of the second phase of the Regional Postsecondary Center gives the campus a new heart. The 80,000-square-foot structure dedicated Thursday is more than classroom space. It’s an architectural and aesthetically pleasing centerpiece that physically links two ends of the campus. From the front or b