Today's News

  • Photo: Racing to remember
  • Local veteran being flown to Washington, D.C.

    A local World War II veteran will be flown on an honor flight to Washington, D.C., courtesy of his electricity provider.

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. in Elizabethtown is working with the other 15 Kentucky rural electric cooperatives of East Kentucky Power Cooperative to send 35 veterans to the capital.

    The veterans and their guest will travel for free on a day-long trip to tour the National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Fort Knox recalls fallen heroes on 10th anniversary

    Fort Knox’s memories of Sept. 11, 2001, now are set in steel.

    A monument set with a portion of a steel beam from the World Trade Center was unveiled at a ceremony at Fort Knox Firehouse 1 Sunday morning, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Fort Knox Fire and Emergency hosted a services tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the first responders who were called to help that day.

    The tribute began with an invocation from Lt. Col. James Boulware, a chaplain.

    “That infamous day remains deeply etched in our memory,” Boulware said.

  • Senior life: A walk to remember

    President Ronald Reagan, Glen Campbell, Charles Bronson, Perry Como, Tommy Dorsey, Sen. Barry Goldwater, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Jack Lord, Burgess Meredith and Sugar Ray Robinson.  Famous people, incredible life stories, celebrity status, dementia diagnoses.

  • From the Cheap Seats: Fantasy sports leagues are an obsession

    It’s Monday, Sept. 19, and for those of us who consider ourselves fantasy sports freaks, this is a big day.

    It’s the day after a full slate of NFL games — the second Monday of the fantasy football season.

    So if it is, say, 10 a.m. and you’re reading this, we sports fantasy nut jobs spent about 18 of the last 24 hours in high anxiety mode.

  • Bobby Jack joins Big Cat

    Local listeners are hearing a new voice on the Big Cat in the mornings.

    Bobby Jack Murphy, a radio DJ who gained recognition through his morning show with WAMZ in Louisville, has started as the morning show host from 6 to 10 a.m. at the local 105.5 WLVK.

    After leaving WAMZ in 2009, Murphy has worked in radio sales for Mainline Broadcasting and then went to work for WFIA, a Christian radio station in Louisville. He hosts a pre-recorded show there called “Country You Can Believe In” and is still working with that show.

  • Remembering Sept. 11: Area Muslims reflect on 9/11 experiences

    Tehmina Haider of Elizabethtown cried with millions as she witnessed on television the devastation of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.

    She was home in her eighth month of pregnancy with her fourth child when a friend called and told her to turn on the television.

    “I was stunned,” she said. “Just stunned, as everybody was.”

    Haider worried for the nation. She also worried personally about herself and her children.

  • Remembering Sept. 11: Tragedy wrought change

    More than 400 law enforcement and emergency responders died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Of those, 343 were firefighters.

    It’s been 10 years since the attacks and even though Hardin County is more than 600 miles away from the site of the twin towers, the impact of the events is evident in area police and emergency personnel.

  • Remembering Sept. 11: For a child, ‘Post-9/11’ is a lifetime

    Local schools didn’t allow today’s significance to go unmentioned this week.

    Meadow View and Woodland elementary schools took time Friday morning to recall the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    Woodland students gathered next to the school to release balloons in memory of victims and to honor invited civil servants. Meadow View held a ceremony to allow students to thank the men and women who serve.

  • Councils uniting against unification

    Backlash against creating a unification review commission designed to study the framework of a unified local government has grown from a simmer to a boil.

    Radcliff City Council called a special meeting Monday afternoon to hear a resolution rejecting unification while Elizabethtown City Council has canceled a meeting with Hardin County United scheduled for the same day.