Today's News

  • Jan. 14, 2010: Our readers write

    Beer for blood

    I was so sick when I heard on the radio that the American Red Cross chapter in Tacoma, Wash., was having a blood drive promoting drinking that I had to pull off the road and puke.

    They literally are going to give pints of beer for donating a pint of blood. How bold. Let’s just holler out some more, kind of like that ridiculous ad before New Year’s Eve that said, “Come on in and sign your funeral arrangements and it will all be paid for if you are going to drink and drive.”

  • Jan. 3, 2010: Our readers write

    A bribe by any other name still stinks

    If you or I were to approach a public official and bribe the official to vote the way we wanted, both you or I, and the official would be guilty of breaking the law.

  • Feb. 7, 2010 editorial: Know the signs

    A Rineyville teenager recently arrested by Elizabethtown police on a charge of criminal gang recruitment is the first time such a charge has been filed in Hardin County.

  • Jan. 11, 2009: Our readers write


    The purpose of a newspaper is to keep its readers informed. Amazing, we know that the police caught some guy by following his footprints which is commendable, yet nowhere in the electronic edition of the news was there an announcement as to school or community closures. I don’t know, maybe I just expect professionalism. No wonder I canceled my subscription.

    Jim Duffy


  • Feb. 12: Our readers write

    Thanks for being there when needed Hardin County and Kentucky Transportation department road crews are to be commended for the tireless efforts they put forward to make sure our citizens have safe roads to travel during times such as the recent snow storm. Sometimes when the situation calls for a “good neighbor” helping hand to assist, Hardin Countians step up. One such i

  • Column: Reach out to Hardin County kids

    Justin, age 12, is wearing a long-sleeve shirt and long pants on a hot day. His whole body aches, especially his right hand, and he’s extremely tired. He slouches at his desk, dozes and watches the clock on the classroom wall. The teacher calls on him to answer a question. He has no idea how to respond; he’s not interested. He’s missed a lot of school days, been held back a grade, is behind in his studies and he’s moved from school to school.

  • Jan. 13 editorial: Riding the 'Tide' of a title

    When the college football season came to a close last week with Alabama's triumph over Texas in the Bowl Championship Series title game, so did the collegiate career of local student-athlete Brandon Deaderick.

    The Elizabethtown High School graduate walked off the Rose Bowl field amid a massive celebration as a national champion.

    As a starter along Alabama's hard-hitting and stingy defense, Deaderick played a key role in securing the Crimson Tide with a national championship.

    He also landed a spot in local and Alabama history as a national champion.

  • Jan. 18, 2010: Our readers write

    Well done, emergency services

    I am one of the first to complain or criticize when I feel there is a valid need but I am also one to say thanks for a job well done.

  • Jan. 24, 2010: Our readers write

    In the interests of the commonwealth

    On May 18, Kentucky voters will be able to participate in Primary Election Day and select their choices for the U.S. Senate race. The Republican Party’s main candidates are Trey Grayson and Bowling Green ophthalmologist Dr. Rand Paul. Grayson currently serves as Kentucky’s secretary of state. The Democratic Party’s main candidates are Lt. Gov. Dr. Daniel Mongiardo and Attorney General Jack Conway.

  • Jan. 26, 2010 Editorial: Responding to hurt with heartfelt effort

    A lifeline of more than 1,500 miles stretches from the hearts of Hardin Countians to the impoverished island nation of Haiti. Confronted with the devastation of a series of powerful earthquakes, local residents joined the chorus of concerned Americans who immediately asked, “What can we do to help?” The answer comes from local religious organizations and charities. We can