Today's News

  • Cemetery wears a blanket of green



    RADCLIFF — As Donna Betson watched volunteers place evergreen wreaths with red bows against each grave, she knew she didn’t need to wait until Dec. 25.

    “This is my Christmas present,” she said.

    The first local Wreaths Across America took place Saturday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central. Vehicles lined the road through the cemetery as a large crowd of volunteers laid more than 1,000 wreaths with the graves.

  • Nov. 29 editorial: YMCA could become a local reality

    A recent “founders meeting” of community leaders organized by Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nanette Johnston and local YMCA representatives has carried the potential for a local “Y” one step closer to reality. With them, we see a local YMCA as a resource that will strengthen the quality of life for families in Hardin County.

  • Nov. 30, 2009: Our readers write

    Pass safely on two-lane road

    Almost three years ago my family moved to Rineyville. We truly love this area and the wonderful people here in the community. However, living in an area with two-lane roads has brought out a particularly negative character trait in our local drivers.

  • Nov. 29, 2009: Our readers write

    Keeping it simple

    “Keep It Simple Stupid” is an expression many people have heard. Thoughtful people are not likely to employ it as a mantra for living their lives. Too much emphasis on distilling issues to simplistic terms is naïve, misleading and often wrong.

  • Dec. 13, 2009: Our readers write


    A Christmas poem

    Christmas will be here soon and at this time of year nothing is more important than the reason for the season.

    I have been writing for 13 years. All the people that I love and hold dear I have written about. My son, Jeremy Meredith; my grandson, Jeremy Gage Meredith; his sister, Ashley; my life; the Peters family; our trials, loves, heartbreaks and disappointments through the years.

    My eyes are open and my ears can hear. The cries of our world, its disappointments and fears.

  • Nov. 27 editorial: Time for a second opinion

    Following the recent failed motion to reclassify Elizabethtown as a second class city, the issue is again making headlines. Councilman Steve Atcher’s motion, seconded by Councilman Ron Thomas, was struck down by the city council by a 4-2 vote. The time for clearing and cleaning up discrepancy and disagreement regarding classification is long overdue.

  • Dec. 6, 2009, As I See It

    By GARY WEST, guest columnist

    I visit Elizabethtown as often as I can. Sometimes it’s a luncheon with former classmates, other times it’s a summer concert out by the lake. Although it’s been years, I have participated in the downtown interactive walking play/tour of historical characters that connected with Elizabethtown throughout its history. The point being, not much reason to go downtown.

    In late November, I had a reason.

  • Dec. 9, 2009: Services

    Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) James Edward “Ed” Allen, 79, of Vine Grove, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with burial with military honors in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation continues at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Soldiers looking for a few good landlords

    By BRAD RICHARDSON, guest columnist

  • Guest columnist: On Elizabethtown reclassification

    By Steve Atcher

    Guest Columnist