Today's News

  • Fort Knox Cadet Command hosts Leader's Training Course

    During June and July, U.S. Army ROTC cadets from all over the nation converged at Fort Knox to participate in ROTC’s Leader's Training Course.

    All attendees are current college students or soon-to-be college freshman enrolled in their college or university’s ROTC program. The training is meant to replace part of the cadets’ ROTC course load and enhance their leadership ability.

  • ROTC cadet sees Egypt uprising first hand

    For one Delta company cadet, the ROTC Leader's Training Course on Fort Knox was Plan B.

    Tanvir Kalam, a student at Binghamton University, only returned to the school in upstate New York after he was forced from Cairo, Egypt, a semester early in February when the uprising began. He was studying abroad at the American University of Cairo, looking to learn Arabic. If he had not been forced to return, he might have not attended LTC.

  • Event boosts pet adoptions, despite economic trouble

    The answering machine at the Animal Refuge Center on Saturday morning announced that the no-kill shelter had no more room to take in animals.

    It has been a slow adoption year for the shelter, and manager Penny Edwards thinks the economy is to blame.

    To promote adoptions, the shelter hosted an Adopt-a-Pet event on Saturday.

    The shelter also reduced July adoption rates from $60 to $22 for cats and from $70 to $35 for dogs to celebrate the shelter’s 22nd anniversary.

  • Scam for the ages and Abe's wrestling mama

    Three things this week.

    First: Elizabethtown native Philip Arnold believed in the business axiom: You’ve got to spend money to make money.

    So, 140 years ago this month he and cousin John Slack traveled to England to buy $20,000 worth of uncut diamonds and rubies.

    During the trip, Arnold went by the name Aundel, and Slack by Burcham. They were, needless to say, up to no good.

  • 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.