Today's News

  • Looking into adult care centers

    It goes without saying — activity and independence are the keys to maintaining good quality of life. While this seems easy to understand, there are still many questions to be answered. Where can older people or individuals with disabilities remain active, independent, make new friends, and still maintain their dignity?  How does a working spouse or family member make sure a loved one is cared for through the day? Where can caregivers get a much-deserved break from the strain of caregiving for their family members?

  • E-mails, search party put runaway dog back on the road

    Dog rescue transport volunteers from as far away as Georgia had a happy ending Sunday morning when they recovered a German Shepherd named Annabelle in the corner of a yard on Wren Drive in Elizabethtown.
    Annabelle was being transferred from Roswell, Ga., to Beaver Dam, Wis., when she got away from her volunteer handler Saturday night in the parking lot of the Best Western hotel in Elizabethtown and ran out of sight.

  • Check out these baby bloomers

    Signs of life are popping up.
    The economy appears to be gaining momentum. And, on a less grand scale, in my yard last week stood a single yellow crocus – the first outdoor bloom I saw this year.
    In fact, the term crocus has an economic meaning: “The financial community sometimes refers to companies or economic sectors that rise early after an economic downturn as ‘crocuses’ in reference to the flower's ability to thrive in the late winter and early spring,” according to the Weather Channel’s Signs of Spring slide show.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Kielbasa and cabbage

    This week we have another recipe from Jerianne Strange of Elizabethtown, and it’s another very tasty, very easy, very quick-to-prepare dish.

    Jerianne says her family really likes kielbasa. Her daughter, like Jerianne, loves cabbage. Her son, on the other hand, will not eat cabbage, “no way, no how, no matter what!” So I guess he snacks on something else on the nights they have this kielbasa and cabbage dish.

  • Alcohol businesses cautious about competition

    As the group Yes for Economic Success — Y.E.S. — gathers the number of signatures required to put expanded alcohol sales on ballots in three Hardin County cities, backers stress the need to recover money being funneled to alcohol sales in establishments outside the county.
    But some business owners  outside Hardin County say package liquor sales are unlikely to create an economic oasis and would hurt neighboring counties.

  • 72-unit apartment complex could impact downtown E'town

    A new apartment complex proposed for Elizabethtown could add an additional weapon to the city’s arsenal as it takes larger strides to revitalize downtown, said State Farm insurance agent T.J. Rhoades, one of the developers of the property.
    Rhoades unveiled a plan Friday to develop a 72-unit apartment complex near Glendale Hill subdivision off Skyline Drive and Vaughn Lane.

  • You're holding a valuable teaching tool right now

    As editor, you would expect me to promote the value of newspapers. But consider this perspective from childhood.
    While a third grader at Vine Grove Elementary School, part of most Wednesdays involved exploring the previous Monday’s editions of The Courier-Journal and the Chicago Tribune. More than four decades later, I don’t remember many specific stories or headlines but I do remember some of the principles and lessons taught through the living textbook of a newspaper page.

  • First Gulf War now part of the Sands of Time

    Operation Desert Storm/Shield: Aug. 2, 1990 – Feb. 28, 1991

    Area veterans of the first Gulf War remember a lot about their experiences and sacrifices.
    On Monday, the nation joined them in remembering the end of the war.
    In July 1990, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army invaded and occupied neighboring Kuwait. A coalition of nations set out to liberate the tiny nation.
    One of the first things awaiting deployed troops was the climate.

  • The dying barn

    The barns of America slowly are dying. Once a standard building on family farms that spread across the land, many were built from lumber harvested on the land where they stood. Intricate craftsmanship went into the design and construction of the great barn. Sizes varied as to the needs of the farmer and family’s style.
    When a farmer said he was going to work, he walked out the backdoor and headed for the barn an hour before daylight. He left an hour after sunset, no matter the season.

  • E'town man indicted on three child porn charges

    An Elizabethtown man has been charged by a Hardin County grand jury with possessing and distributing child pornography.

    Craig T. Skaggs, 46, was arrested on a porn possession charge after members of the state Office of the Attorney General’s Cybercrimes Unit searched his property at 5787 S. Wilson Road last April and reportedly discovered 622 child porn images and one video on his computer, according to Shelley Johnson, spokeswoman for the OAG.