Today's News

  • Under Construction: Swope Nissan dealership

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Swope Nissan
    Location: North Dixie Avenue
    When will it open? Dealership is expected to open Nov. 1, 2011
    Square footage: More than 23,000 square feet
    Services offered: New and used cars and 14 state-of-the-art, full service bays

  • Andrews named GS 9-11 Employee of the Year

    ANDREWS. U.S. Army Cadet Command named Gayle Andrews its GS 9-11 Employee of the Year. Andrews is a supply management technician for 7th Brigade Headquarters at Fort Knox. She is one of 13 individuals across the country to be recognized by the command, which is responsible for for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Junior ROTC programs.

  • Radcliff will host 'Grease'-themed event tonight

    Grease is the word in Radcliff City Park North on Saturday. The musical film "Grease" (1978), staring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, will be shown at dark. The park opens at 6 p.m. and the evening will include a car cruise, best 1950s outfit contest, a hula hoop contest and concessions.

    Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating because it it an outdoor event.

    The film is rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking and language.

    For more information, contact (270) 351-4079 or (270) 351-4714.

  • The Chattering Magpies release a relaxation CD/DVD

    The Chattering Magpies, otherwise known as Greta Gillmeister and Lorinda Jones, released their first CD and DVD combo called “Celtic Passages.”

    The relaxation DVD was produced through a collaboration with videographer Dan Boone.

    Using a harp, dulcimer, Irish flute and whistle, the duo performs traditional Celtic music in a collection of airs, jigs, hornpipes, reels and polkas.

    Gillmeister and Jones are music therapists and knew the relaxation CD would come in handy for some “chill out” time.

  • Army gives soldiers, vets second chance at Purple Heart

    Soldiers who suffered traumatic brain injury or concussion injuries during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are encouraged by the U.S. Army to submit paperwork for reconsideration for a Purple Heart.

    The policy also allows veterans once rejected for a Purple Heart to reapply for consideration.

  • Dash of Class: Shared recipes from a Vermont wedding

    Many of my loyal readers will remember that I have a niece who married in Hawaii a year ago Christmas and had a reception in Louisville last spring, and I had the honor, I think, of making their wedding cake. On Aug. 7, another niece married in Burlington, Vt. It was a weekend to remember and I brought home some recipes to share with you.

  • ACT points to progress, need for further work

    TOPIC: Local ACT scores
    OUR VIEW: Still room for improvement

    Like a parent to a child on the academic journey, we say to our local school districts regarding recently released data on ACT scores: You are doing quite well, but let’s continue to strive to do better in the future.

    Certainly all schools in the area could improve on results released earlier this month for juniors, who are mandated to take the test as part of the state’s annual assessments, as well as 2011 graduates who elect to take the test.

  • The Best: Sourdough bread and zucchini sticks

  • Four arrested at police checkpoint

    Several Hardin County law enforcement agencies participated in drunken driving checkpoint Saturday night that yielded four DUI arrests.

    West Point, Radcliff and Elizabethtown police departments participated, as did Kentucky State Police, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Hardin County Detention Center, West Point Chief Butch Curl said.

    The checkpoint was set up on Dixie Highway in West Point and officers were out there from midnight until 4 a.m., Curl said.

  • Aspiring super hero raises money for hospital after 65 surgeries

    Jennifer Aberl gaped in horror at her 8-year-old son when he said he hopes to make it to 100 surgeries.

    Shawn Aberl II, a third-grader at New Highland Elementary School, already has experienced more than 60 surgeries.

    His parents aren’t sure exactly how many there have been, but the boy counts 65. He thinks 100 is a good number.

    Jennifer and her husband, Shawn, both sergeants first class with the U.S. Army Human Resource Command, did not know until their son’s birth that anything was wrong.