Today's News

  • Appreciating the happiness of loved ones

    Sometimes the best times you can have are when you are creating good times for others.

    Case in point: last week Rebecca Ricks, my girlfriend, celebrated a birthday.

    As has been our custom for sometime, I celebrated the week leading up to that special day by giving her small daily gifts. Rebecca began this practice many years ago when she decided my birthday should be a birthweek, and we’ve kept the tradition for both of us.

  • The Best: Favorite summertime recipes

    I’ve been on the receiving end of lots of vegetables lately, especially tomatoes and squash; this is a good thing, because I love them.

    I’ve also been on the receiving end of several really fantastic summertime recipes too, which is another good thing because now you also get to enjoy them.

    Mary Iseler of Elizabethtown sent me the recipe for BLT Dip. She said she had been saving it for summer and the tomato season. Several folks I’ve talked to about the recipe said they’ve had this before, but I never had.

  • Dash of Class: Lunchbox-friendly sandwiches

    It’s August and school bells are ringing. No, wait, hardly any school bells ring in this generation; it is more like, and tones are toning. It seems the days of hearing bells are gone, but one thing is for sure — school lunches are a steady. Again just like bells, school lunches of days past are not in the present, but new and exciting food items can be found in the cafeterias all over the country.

  • Laughter, tears, amazing performances build a great movie experience

    Truvy in “Steel Magnolias” once said, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” In “The Help,” that emotion is strong and these women are tougher than steel, maybe more like titanium.

  • College Street construction creates headaches for ECTC

    Back-to-school is a hectic time, but with the College Street Road closure at the U.S. 31W Bypass, students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are expecting more than the usual first-week-of-school traffic.

    Because of construction of an 80-foot bridge to divert storm water from local subdivisions, College Street Road is not expected to re-open until Oct. 22 when the project’s 120-day contract expires, said Robert Bush, Elizabethtown director of storm water management.

  • Leisure needs survey to launch at Fort Knox this month

    A survey designed to examine and rate the level of recreation programs and identify areas of improvement for new programs will be administered this month among a segment of the Fort Knox population.
    The leisure needs survey will be conducted by the ETC institute, a professional market research firm that contracts with the U.S. Army,  Aug. 22-26 and will target key areas on post, such as the PX and the commissary, according to a news release issued by Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Skynyrd cancels; Kansas in for concert

    A hospitalization has caused legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to extend tour cancellations, including pulling out of Saturday’s scheduled concert at Fort Knox’s Godman Army Airfield.

    Classic rock group Kansas will replace Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the concert will be free. The Doobie Brothers and Dilana still are scheduled to perform, with the Doobie Brothers becoming the headline act.

  • MOTORSPORTS: Hall of Fame's fourth inductions Sunday in Elizabethtown (08/11)

    The Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame will induct its fourth class Sunday at Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown.

    The Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor, by public acknowledgement or commemoration, individuals, families, or teams who have merited recognition and distinction.

    The 2011 inductees, in alphabetical order, are:

  • AREA NOTEBOOK: Three MSAC football teams now 3-0 (08/11)

    The Middle School Athletic Conference football season is under way.

    In Tuesday’s season openers, East Hardin earned a 32-12 win at Bluegrass, T.K. Stone notched a 14-0 victory over visiting West Hardin and Stuart Pepper left Vine Grove with a 28-20 win over North Middle.

    With seven teams in the conference, J.T. Alton was open. West Hardin plays again Saturday as the Lakers take on Louisville Westport at 10 a.m. at Campbellsville University’s Finley Stadium. Admission is $5.

  • Juvenile justice retreat planned in Radcliff this month

    The Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will call Radcliff home for a few days later this month.

    The board is hosting its annual retreat Aug. 18-19 in the city, said Radcliff Councilman Edward Palmer, pastor of Sign of the Dove Church and a member of the board. Palmer said the first day of the retreat is from roughly 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sign of the Dove Church. The second and final day of the retreat is from about 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon at Hampton Inn & Suites on Dixie Boulevard.