Today's News

  • KCTCS' Super Sunday is important emphasis

    THE ISSUE: Super Sunday
    OUR VIEW: A great idea

  • Marion nips LaRue; Bardstown edges John Hardin

    Marion County's Josh Brockman hit a short jumper in the lane as the Knights slipped by LaRue County 55-53 as theBoys' 5th Region Basketball Tournament opened Wednesday night at Green County High School.

    In Wednesday's second quarterfinal, Bardstown slipped by John Hardin, 62-57. The Tigers took control in an 8-second span, turning a one-point deficit into a 55-51 lead with 2:10 remaining.

    Bardstown and Marion County will meet in Monday's first semifinal game.

  • David Williams wants to refocus economic development efforts

    With a boost from technology, Senate President David Williams was able to keep his appointment Tuesday night in Elizabethtown without missing a key committee meeting in Frankfort.
    The Republican gubernatorial candidate appeared on screen at Nolin RECC and was able to interact and field questions from the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots.
    Many of Williams’ remarks dealt with job creation as he drew contrasts with Gov. Steve Beshear, who is seeking re-election.

  • St. Vincent de Paul seeks space for thrift store

    The St. Vincent de Paul Society is looking for a landlord with a charitable heart to donate — or at least discount — a retail space for a thrift store.
    Volunteers and members of the board want to open a thrift store to generate money that can be used to help needy people in the community.
    Judy Banks, president of the Elizabethtown chapter of SVDP, said she formed the idea after attending a workshop with Habitat for Humanity, where she was also a volunteer.

  • Longtime Rineyville principal dies

    During the time Warden Thomas was principal at Vine Grove Elementary School, Raymond Vannatter served as principal at Rineyville Elementary School.

    Thomas and Vannatter were friends. On Wednesday, Thomas remembered Vannatter as someone who stood up for his students and teachers during his 17 years as Rineyville’s principal.

    Vannatter, 73, died Wednesday morning.

  • The Art of Performance: The performance of "The King's Speech"

    You might have wondered about the best picture selection of the “The King’s Speech” at the Oscar award ceremony this past week. This movie is the true story of King George VI of England who ascends to the throne just as England is entering into World War II against Germany. One of his first official acts is to inform the nation they are going to war to protect their country. This is one of the most important moments in England’s history and it was a performance of a lifetime for King George VI.

  • Photo: A cat without a hat
  • E'town mayor unveils plan to redevelop downtown

    Mayor Tim Walker presented a plan to Elizabethtown City Council he believes will help re-invent the downtown area.
    The initiative is an active way for the city to invest in downtown’s resurgence, Walker said, and will be an ever-evolving process with the city playing numerous roles, including facilitator, designer, installer, code enforcer, lender and property owner. In essence, Walker said, the city would emerge as the developer of downtown.

  • Fort Knox loses one of its own

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    A soldier who had been stationed at Fort Knox for 16 months died Sunday from injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
    U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher James Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    He is the first soldier from Task Force Duke to be killed during this deployment.

  • EXPLORE, PLAN scores increase for most

    Scores for the EXPLORE and PLAN tests increased for the most part for the 2010-11 school year, with the EXPLORE test seeing more growth in the scores than the PLAN.
    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT, and are taken by eighth- and 10th-graders as a predictor of how those students eventually will do on the ACT. The tests cover English, math, reading and science, and are structured the same as the ACT.