Today's News

  • Photos: Early morning views
  • Cecillian Bank donates $25K to Veterans Tribute
  • Banquet aimed at strengthening mother-daughter connection

    As a mother, Gail Phoenix thinks it’s important for mothers and daughters to communicate and spend time together.

    “The mother and daughter bond is so unique but so fragile at the same time that we try to give them an opportunity during Mother’s Day to bond,” she said.

    GMP Services in Vine Grove is trying to encourage that bond by hosting its third annual mother

    daughter banquet for mothers, daughters and grandmothers from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    The event is open to the public.

  • Having an entrant in Derby a ‘dream come true’ for Howevalley couple

    Martin Morrow saw his first Kentucky Derby in 1963, aboard the shoulders of his father as a 3-year-old, and his love for horses and racing took off.

    His wife, Beth, grew up up on a Nelson County farm and spent hours as a child riding her Appaloosa Arabian horse, Scout.

    Saturday, the Howevalley couple travels to Churchill Downs hoping for something that seemed impossible just months ago: to become owners of a Kentucky Derby champion.

  • Summer movie preview

    The summer movie season starts Friday with the crash of Thor’s hammer.

    Typically Hollywood’s hit movie season begins in May and ends in August, picking back up again around November.

    For the comic book movie genre fan there’s plenty to feast on. And if you harbor an “inner-geek” or secretly long to be Shelton from television’s “The Big Bang Theory,” then you’re going to have a busy summer at the movies.

  • 'Hoodwinked Too' is just plain dumb

    There wasn’t too much to choose from to review this week. Disney’s tween film “Prom” would have just given me a headache and I wasn’t in the mood for more than two hours worth of cars and girls that looked like they stepped out of a 1980s hair band video, so I skipped “The Fast Five.” Let’s face it, that’s a guy movie.

    So I choose the shortest film that was released so that my torture from poor filmmaking would be short. And it was torture.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Polly Shaw's Noodle Pudding

    Everybody’s going to be so happy today because I’ve got another Polly Shaw recipe. You wouldn’t believe how many calls I get, asking about Polly, wanting more Polly recipes and even suggesting that Polly publish a cookbook.

  • Vinal's their name; don't wear it out (or maybe do)

    Vinyl records were the inspiration for the name of Elizabethtown rock group Vinal (pronounced the same as its namesake), but the group has not lasted 12 years on their name alone.

    “I believe to succeed as a band, in any genre, the members have to have great chemistry, and as with any relationship, communication is key,” Nick Glass, vocalist and guitarist, said.

    Glass moved to Elizabethtown in 1996 and had joined The Heartland Song Writer’s Association, playing music at the now defunct Piccassos.

  • Playing hooky from vacation

    Vacation typically means different things to different people.

    At least once a year to my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and me, it means a couple of days and nights camping and fishing at Land-Between-the-Lakes. This year was no exception.

    That’s what we had in mind, anyway.

    But this year Mother Nature decided to be particularly disagreeable.
    Yep. My vacation fell during last week’s bout of severe weather.

  • Favorite dishes for Derby Day celebrations

    Saturday is the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, which many sports enthusiasts refer to it as “the greatest two minutes in sports.” The race that began in 1875 is 1.25 miles long and is for 3-year-olds. But for as much history and tradition there is about the horses and Churchill Downs, there is much tradition about the food and drinks served at the race track on the first Saturday of May.