Today's News

  • Aug. 26, 2010, editorial: Homecomings, Part 1

    The 2010 Heartland Festival promises to be more than it has ever been this year as the county unites across city limits to pay tribute to Vietnam veterans in a big way. In addition to festivities at Freeman Lake Park and parade through Elizabethtown, events are taking place at Fort Knox and in Radcliff, Vine Grove and West Point. For the next four days, these heroes will be honored with music, memorials, food, fireworks and the fun experienced when neighbors, friends and family get together to enjoy quality entertainment and each other’s company.

  • Aug. 27, 2010 editorial: Walls for warriors, against hunger

    A rare opportunity is available through this weekend with the American Veterans Traveling Tribute present at the Gen. George S. Patton Museum on Fort Knox as part of the Hardin County-wide Salute to Vietnam Veterans Celebration. The wall is an 80 percent scale 380 feet long replica of the permanent monument located in Washington DC.

  • Upton station up for Inspirational Country Music awards



    A Christian radio station in Upton has a lot to sing about lately.

    Not only does WJCR plan to open a new station this weekend — a few months after it christened a 1,400 seat pavilion — but it also was nominated for an Inspirational Country Music award.

    It is one of five stations competing for best Inspirational Country Radio Network. Plus, station manager Gary Richardson was nominated in the Radio Personality category.

    WJCR won the ICM Radio Network award in 2008.

  • Aug. 24, 2010: Obituaries

    Elizabeth Ann Habermehl Appelman

    Elizabeth Ann Habermehl Appelman, 77, of Augusta, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at her residence.

    Survivors include eight children, Lisa Appelman, Vicki Wenz, Thomas Appelman Jr., Steve Appelman, Carrie Jefferson, Connie Appelman, Pat Appelman and Emily Appelman; and a special daughter, Janice Towles.

    A Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Church in Augusta with burial in St. Augustine Cemetery.

  • Aug. 2, 2010: Obituaries

    Charles Anthony ‘Charlie’ Clark Sr.

    Charles Anthony “Charlie” Clark Sr., 83, of Vine Grove, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Charlie was a loving father and grandfather. He retired from Houchens after 35 years with most of that time being in Vine Grove. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church.

    He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Ray.

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  • Sept. 3, 2010: Obituaries

    Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Barnes

    Elizabeth “Betty” Barnes, 96, of Bullard, Texas, formerly of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2010, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas.

    She was a native of Chicago, a beautician and a member of Cecilia Baptist Church. She had a passion for fishing, crafts, and playing games and puzzles.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine McGilicuty Bredimus; her husband, Hollis Barnes; and a daughter, Alice Corinne Tharpe.

  • Lambert to speak at ECTC for Constitution Day



    A former member of the Kentucky Supreme Court will help a local college honor the U.S. government’s founding document.

    Former Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert of the Kentucky Supreme Court will speak at 4 p.m. Friday in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Lambert’s topic is “Courts and the Constitution.”

  • Sept. 2, 2010: Obituaries

    Donna ‘Donni’ Dennis Donna “Donni” Dennis, 64, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at her home. Survivors include her son, James Edgar Dennis. The funeral is at noon Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church in LaRue County with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenvill

  • Aug. 4, 2010: Obituaries

    Hilda Cobb