Today's News

  • Nov. 4 editorial: Superintendent of HCS on task

     During a recent press conference held at Cooper High School in Union, KY, Gov. Steve Beshear said he wants to take education reform in the Commonwealth "to the next level". To add emphasis to his desire the Governor said, "We are at a point where slow and incremental improvement in our education system is no longer enough." He added, "We now have to hit the ground in an all-out sprint if we’re going to catch up and compete effectively in this 21st century".

  • Nov. 5: Our readers write

    The people are paying the cost First, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, is issuing a three-million-vehicle recall of Toyotas, due to their floor mats interfering with the car’s accelerator, resulting in accidents. It seems to me that somewhere the DOT has taken leave of reality. A problem of the floor mat interfering with a car’s accelerator is not the manufacturer&rs

  • Nov. 10, 2009: Our Readers Write

    Military members have earned health care protection There have been many studies and scenarios in search of a health-care overhaul bill and no final decisions have been made. Military support organizations have reached out to members of Congress to help protect critical health-care benefits for military retirees and veterans who have returned bearing the wounds of war. As Congress a

  • Nov. 8 editorial: Unchaining data on child abuse


  • Nov. 20, 2009: Our readers write

    Say no to fur

    The day after Thanksgiving, widely known as “Black Friday,” also marks “Fur-Free Friday,” a day when compassionate individuals across America do their best to educate consumers about the cruel realities of fur products. 

  • Wreck at troubled interchange turns fatal



    ELIZABETHTOWN — The ramp from Western Kentucky Parkway to northbound Interstate 65 is the scene of many wrecks, but rarely does a rollover or collision there turn fatal as it did Wednesday afternoon.

    Shortly before 3 p.m., Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee confirmed a single-vehicle wreck fatality and announced the identity of the man killed, Clarkson resident Jimmie Kerr, 57.

  • Local support strong for troop surge



    HARDIN COUNTY — As American digests President Barack Obama’s proposed Afghanistan troop surge, this area’s federal representatives and some residents with military ties said they support the increase — although some expressed concerns.

    During a Tuesday night speech, Obama called for an additional 30,000 troops and said American forces would begin withdrawing in 18 months.

  • Nov. 22 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Lisa Gail Summers, 43, Elizabethtown, and Larry Wayne Weaver II, 44, Cecilia.

    Tuyen Mong Thi Ho, 40, and John Kenneth Goodman, 41, both of Radcliff.

    Theresa Mae Patrick, 56, Elizabethtown, and James Arthur Ferner, 53, Radcliff.

    Regan Michelle Pierce, 22, and Taylor Ray Miller, 23, both of Cecilia.

    Sarah Elizabeth Trulock, 25, and Michael Allen Klinglesmith, 31, both of Glendale.

    Debra Ann Blanford, 34, and Eric Landis York, 36, both of Radcliff.

  • Nov. 15 editorial: The light at the start of a tunnel

    The city of Elizabethtown and the Heritage Council on Wednesday held a joint news conference to announce a “Light Up Old Towne” downtown art walk to run weekends through the holiday season. They hope to spur economic growth and rejuvenate the area.

    A dozen or more downtown buildings will become art galleries when their windows are used as displays. Organizers expect to feature 15 artists and the music of nearly a dozen musicians who will play in the area. There will be food vendors and several shop owners have agreed to keep their doors open during the walk hours.

  • Radcliff Optimist Club attends district meeting

    1 Pictured are Savannah Haynes, daughter of Denise Haynes, left, and Jessie Lee, right.

    2 Jessie Lee is presented the trophy for “Best in Show” by Wayne Dunn, the governor for the Kentucky/West Virginia District.

    Jessie Lee, chair, and Denise Haynes, co-chair, for the Kentucky/West Virginia Optimist District Scholarship program, and members of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, attended the first District meeting of the 2009-10 Optimist year, at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.