Today's News

  • Support the Safer 65 construction concept

    The issue: Improvements to Interstate 65
    Our view:
    Continue to push the idea

    At the state’s current pace, Interstate 65 will be under construction for another 15 to 20 years at an estimated cost of $587 million.

    That’s a frustrating and unnecessarily expensive process.

  • Stylist volunteers sought for free hair cuts

    Area hair stylists will cut for a cause later this month.
    Organizers of the third annual Kids’ Café Back-2-School S’hair’-A-Cut event are seeking volunteer hair stylists to give free hair cuts to students from noon until 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Kids’ Café at New Hope Community Church on Dee Street in Elizabethtown.
    Free cuts are available to between 50 and 100 students 18 years old and younger.
    Free food and door prizes also will be available.

  • Logsdon Parkway now open

    Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff was expected to open Thursday evening after road work had a section of the road closed to traffic beginning on Monday.

    A state resurfacing project to maintain the road is being completed, along with crossroad maintenance being conducted by Paducah & Louisville Railway.

    The work was scheduled before a Sunday afternoon collision on that stretch of road between a car and a train. The collision sent a child to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car and a second passenger were uninjured.

  • Radcliff women plead guilty to exploiting elderly resident

    Two Radcliff women pleaded guilty in Hardin Circuit Court on Wednesday to financially exploiting an elderly Clinton County woman.

    According to a news release from the Office of the Attorney General, who prosecuted the case, Hazel Martin, 73, admitted to four counts of knowing exploitation of an adult of more than $300.

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  • Infant's cause of death 'sudden and unexplained'

    The death of a 4-week-old West Point infant has been ruled by a Jefferson County coroner as a "sudden and unexplained death in infancy."

    Deputy Coroner Larry Carroll said the infant was sleeping when her father found her "unresponsive" on July 2.

  • Becky Bauer begins the end of her teaching career

    Becky Bauer practiced writing her name in cursive with brand new students Wednesday, showing them how to spell it and how each letter is formed. Their heads bent over their papers to copy her example. It was likely the last time a class will learn how to spell her name.

    Bauer returned to G.C. Burkhead Elementary School on Wednesday for her 24th and final year as a teacher on a prospect she has considered for some time and not in a completely pleasant way.

    Bauer said it was “like mourning a death or something.”

  • Teacher starts first day of education career

    Brandon Thompson didn’t realize that placing the names of his students on their desks would take almost an hour, or that arranging desks and getting them in order for the first day of school would take most of a day. This is Thompson’s first rodeo when it comes to desk-wrangling, and for teaching in general.

  • 30 years of space exploration ends

    Since 1981, America has been sending shuttles into space. Sadly, that era ended July 21 when space shuttle Atlantis touched down for the very last time.

    Growing up, I wanted to be several things: an archeologist, jet fighter pilot, movie director and astronaut. For me, space is fascinating. Granted, much of what I enjoy about space is probably derived from fiction, namely “Star Wars.” But the actual true and legitimate outer space always has engaged my brain.

  • Comedy Caravan comes to the State

    Rich Ragains, author of “No Excuse Dad” headlines the show. He’s appeared on the Bob and Tom radio show, CMT’s “Comedy Hour” and CMT’s “Greatest Redneck Moments.”