Today's News

  • Judge Shumate receives Law Related Education Award

    Hardin County Dis-trict Court Judge Kimberly W. Shumate received a 2011 Law Related Education Award at the annual Law Day ceremony May 2 at the state Capitol in Frankfort.

  • EIS rounds up reading skills over summer break

    By Kelly Graham
    EIS instructional coordinator

    Time for instruction, is it really important? It is essential to students’ learning. Summer break, is it necessary? Absolutely. But, perhaps both can go hand in hand when accomplishing the task of boosting reading levels and revving up enthusiasm and passion for reading.

  • Investigation of Brandenburg strip mall fire continues

    Every inch of the Brandenburg shopping center at 2320 Bypass Road is charred, blackened and crumpling to the ground except for abandoned shopping carts being used to hold up yellow police tape.
    While investigators have determined where Saturday’s fire started, they continue to search for what caused the blaze that claimed the shopping center, which opened in 1969.

  • Committee seeks donations for 9/11 memorial

    Area residents have an opportunity to contribute to a memorial honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    The 9/11 memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff is a private endeavor directed by a local committee. I

    t will rely on donations of money, labor and services. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York was delivered Wednesday to the cemetery.

  • Indiana man dies from injuries sustained in wreck

    A 19-year-old Indiana man died from injuries sustained in a single-car wreck on Ky. 79, about one-half mile north of the Meade County-Breckinridge County line.

    A 1991 Acura Integra was traveling north at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the right shoulder, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. The car overturned several times, ejecting its occupants.

    Nicholas Holden Decker, 19, and Christina Kennon, 18, both of Corydon, Ind., were airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • World Trade Center piece arrives at Radcliff cemetery

    Sept. 11 survivor Tony Rose held back tears on a hot Wednesday morning as he described the symbolism of a twisted piece of metal delivered to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    “Today, this piece comes to us as a result of evil, There’s no other way around it,” he said.

  • Operation Faithful Support strengthens wives, marriages

    Deployment is filled with challenges for families. And for an Army wife, someone who will let her vent and confirmation that she’s not alone in her feelings are precious.

    One Sunday each month, wives of the deployed soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division come together for these things and more. They find listening ears and common experiences. Above all else, they find the support they need to protect and nurture their marriages.

  • Youth Theatre forecast calls for 'White Christmas' this summer

    It’s beginning to look a lot like — summer. Not Christmas.

    But that isn’t stopping Youth Theatre of Hardin County from presenting “White Christmas,” its 40th production, in July.

    Director William P. Bradford II, who teaches theater arts at Trinity High School in Louisville, said performing a production called “White Christmas” in July isn’t really risky.

    “Don’t we wish that the spirit of the season of Christmas would come more than once a year?” Bradford mused.

  • Zac Charles writes songs from the war zone in Afghanistan

    Country music songs are known for tugging at the heartstrings of America. Zac Charles’ “Until I Get Home” is one of those songs.

    Charles is a combat medic for the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery deployed out of Fort Knox to Afghanistan. While on a 30-day pre-deployment training in California he wrote “Until I Get Home.”

    “I started to think about what it would be like to be away from my wife for longer than just a month and ‘Until I Get Home’ is what I came up with,” Charles said.

  • 'An Officer and a Gentleman' to play at the State Theater

    Starch white uniforms, romance and a hard-core drill sergeant can be seen at the Historic State Theater this weekend in “An Officer and a Gentlemen.”

    Richard Gere (“Runaway Bride”) plays Zach Mayo who is in Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School. He has a little bit of an attitude problem that Drill Sergeant Emil Foley, played by Louis Gossett Jr. (“Why Did I Get Married Too?”), has to iron out to make him worthy of becoming a Naval officer.