Today's News

  • Rays celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Virgil Ray and Mary Ellen McCorkle Ray of Rineyville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 20, 2011.

    The Rays were married June 20, 1951 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove by the Rev. Joe Diemert.

    Mr. Ray retired from the carpenters union in 1983 after building many prominent buildings in Louisville. He suffered a massive stroke and resides at North Hardin Nursing and Convalescent Center in Radcliff.

    Mrs. Ray is a stay at home mother and lives in the original home they built in Rineyville.

  • Campbells celebrate 41st wedding anniversary

    Ezekiel Walter and Betty Campbell of Radcliff celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary July 1, 2011 with a celebration given by their two children and five grandchildren.

  • Coxes celebrate 50th anniversary

    Jimmie and Carolyn Cox of Rineyville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, June 30, 2011. They were married June 30, 1961, at the Church of God of Prophecy by the Rev. Bonnie Barns.
    They have three sons, Timmie, Ricky and Shannon Cox; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    They will celebrate with an intimate dinner and road trip.

  • Burks celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

    Clifford and Elizabeth Burks of Dublin, Ohio, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary June 14, 2011.

    They were married June 14, 1936, in Elizabethtown.

    The couple is originally from Upton.

    They have two children, Emily Fraher of Dublin and the late Martha Burks; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Rigors of Iwo Jima tested Bob O’Bryan’s mettle

    For Bob O’Bryan, the war was a constant web of danger and a large part of his life after leaving high school.

    O’Bryan graduated from Saint Xavier High School in Louisville in 1943 at the age of 17 and knew in his heart his draft papers would be arriving within months.

    “I wasn’t surprised,” he said. “I knew it was coming.”

    Between his graduation and conscription, he disassembled aircraft engines in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: John Elder saw D-Day up close

    John Elder’s military career was short compared to his long life, but the time he spent overseas during World War II left an indelible imprint.

    A member of what has long been referred to as “the greatest generation,” Elder holds pieces of his military history near him as he reflects with a mixture of modesty and pride on his contributions to a war that fractured the world.

  • Kids tour the world at Towne Mall

    Fun depends on your point of view. It’s the latest lesson from a first-of-summer visit by the grandchildren.
    Funtopia, Blazer’s, local parks and elementary school playgrounds are popular destinations when the kids visit Grandpa and Gigi. You might expect that list.
    But tops among the tourism attractions for the under 4-foot crowd in our family is Towne Mall.

  • Don’t let losses be in vain

    ISSUE: Afghanistan War draw-down

    OUR VIEW: Risky move

  • York retires after 32 years with WAVE

    Steve York has been to Rwanda and Somalia. He was called in to work the day of his 30th wedding anniversary to help with 9/11 coverage. He was in Washington, D.C., when the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the case of Bush v. Gore and he was present at George W. Bush’s inauguration.
    After 32 years with WAVE-TV in Louisville, Steve York, assistant news director, is retiring. His last day was Friday.

  • Grand jury indicts E'town man in connection to Ponzi scheme

    A federal grand jury in Louisville indicted two men, including one from Hardin County, on charges of aiding and abetting each other and others in an illegal Ponzi scheme and engaging in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

    According to the indictment, Swainson Hawke of Macon, Ga., and William A. Humes of Elizabethtown operated a multi-level marketing scheme between Feb. 1, 2005, and Jan. 20, 2008, that deceived investors by promising inflated returns.