Today's News

  • Seniors should take summertime precautions

    It’s not uncommon for Margie to spend long hours working in her garden. She’s worked outside all of her life; first on the family farm helping with the crops, and then in her own garden working to grow food for her family. Margie has often said the heat and humidity typical to Kentucky doesn’t bother her.

  • Local novelist publishes third book in series

    Trevis Powell of Cecilia never wants people to know who he’s going to kill.

    It’s hard to tell by looking at the animated covers and page counts at less than 150 pages that the books in Powell’s “Were-War” series for adolescents and older deal with as much loss as they do.

    “I kill a lot of people,” he said. “If you’re writing about adventure and you write that people are looking for trouble, basically, it’s going to find them.”

  • Wading bird

    Gone fishin'

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: EABC 11s, 15s stay alive (07/25)

    The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 11-year-old All-Stars remained alive at the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Tournament with a stirring come-from-behind victory.

    Ben Godfrey capped the impressive comeback with a sixth inning walk-off home run to propel to Elizabethtown to a 5-4 victory over Homewood, Ill., in the first round of elimination games in Galesburg, Ill.

  • What the mortgage interest deduction means to you

    Think losing your home mortgage interest deduction would be no big deal? Think again. About 39 million American home owners take advantage of the mortgage deduction. A proposal on Capitol Hill is floating to curb the mortgage interest deduction luster over all the ways home owners — and even renters — would be hurt by the drastic change. Here are solid facts to use when contacting your state and federal elected officials in Congress
    Myth No. 1: The mortgage deduction is only for rich people.

  • SWIMMING: Dolphins finish sixth at State (07/25)

    An early evening storm sent the Kentucky 13-and-Over Long Course State Championship to a premature end Sunday at the E-town Swim & Fitness Center.

    The showers did little to dampen the spirits of the event’s hosts.

    Elizabethtown-based Dolphin Swimming ended the four-day meet sixth in the combined overall standings, earning the best finish for a non-Louisville or Lexington area club.

  • The Best: Larry's Beef Brisket

    I wrote a food column featuring Larry McGill in early 1996, and I called him a “Renaissance Man.” According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, that is “a person who has wide interests and is expert in several areas.” That would definitely be Larry McGill. At that time Larry, who was retired from the U.S. Army, was a real estate broker, president of the Hardin County Branch NAACP, president of the Radcliff Optimist Club, on the board of North Hardin HOPE, an active member of Bible Baptist Church, a musician and an excellent cook.

  • Officials: Ky. 313 extension is 'well under way'

    Construction to extend Ky. 313 into Meade County is well under way and slated to be complete early next year when two more projects in northern Hardin County are expected to begin.
    The Ky. 313 extension, Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector and Bullion Boulevard connector are part of a series of road construction projects intended to facilitate commuter access to Fort Knox, said John Moore, project development branch manager at the Kentucky Department of Transportation District 4 Office in Elizabethtown.

  • Armor's last blast

    The clock stopped Friday morning for the Armor School at Fort Knox as the final graduating class took the stage at Olive Theater for a final rite in their baptism into the world of tankers.

    It took 15 weeks of rigorous exercises and back-breaking ordeals, but 143 soldiers became a part of history as members of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment.

    “It will be the (very) last class after 71 years to sweat and bleed on Kentucky soil,” noted Capt. Thane Keller, company commander.

  • Father charged with murder after crash

    A Louisville man faces charges including murder following a fatal traffic wreck Friday that killed his 2-year-old daughter.

    Arturo Rodriguez, 22, lost control of the 2000 Cadillac Escalade he was driving southbound on Interstate 65 and entered the median, Kentucky State Police said.

    The vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes where it overturned, police said.

    Officers responded at 5:33 p.m. to the wreck near the 86 mile marker.

    Sidolena Martinez, 2, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.