Today's News

  • WOMEN'S STATE AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT: Cross, Gumm in State Am quarterfinals (06/23)

    Not in a ha-ha hilarious type of way, but the funny thing about match play in golf is unlike stroke play, it’s possible to play well and lose.

  • AUTO RACING: Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Howell dies of cancer (06/23)

    LOUISVILLE William Irvin “Billy” Howell, who was inducted into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame last August at the Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown, has died. Howell, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday. He was 72.

    Howell had been owner, operator and director of Billy Howell Funeral Chapel in Hodgenville.

    His stock car racing hobby began in 1962 at Louisville’s Fairgrounds Motor Speedway. He raced weekly there and won the 1975 season championship for new and late models.

  • Fun in the sun

    ISSUE: Radcliff’s Summer Blast 2011
    OUR VIEW: It’s a promise kept

  • Thunderstorm warning effects northern Hardin County

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning that stretches from Meade County, across the northern tip of Hardin County including Fort Knox and stretches into Bullitt County and southern Jefferson County.

    The severe weather is prompted by the back end of a line of storms that created tornadoes in Jefferson County earlier this evening. The storm warning continues until 10:30 p.m.

  • Before kindergarten, parents can work on the three Rs

    Parents are often eager to work with their incoming kindergartener over the summer to prepare for their first year of school, and while educators stress it isn’t necessary, it can be a helpful boost to children.

    Carlena Sheeran, the early childhood director for Hardin County Schools, said kindergarten teachers take children at the level they enter school and work with them from there.

  • Alert system will help protect cadets off post

    To keep cadets safe during the Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox, an emergency weather system has been placed near West Point to notify cadets in the field of any impending dangerous weather.

    Because part of the training involves sending cadets off-post, officials decided to add an extra layer of safety during the approximately five days of training that takes place near West Point, said Jeff Markle, a training division representative. A siren will sound to alert cadets and instructors of incoming lightning or tornadoes.

  • The List: Sunglasses for all


    As adults and children alike are enjoying summer activities, it’s important for everyone under the sun to protect their eyes from ultraviolet rays.

  • Educators support Great by 8 plan

    A local education leader joined others across the state Wednesday to show that children who are “great by 8” can be great at any age.

    Al Rider, president and chief executive officer of the North Central Education Foundation, spoke at a statewide summit for the Great by 8 initiative. The effort’s aim is to educate communities on how early childhood education influences economic growth.

    Rider presented information on how businesses can be involved in early childhood education.

  • The Art of Performance: Performance of Props

    The production of “The Secret Garden” in New Albany, Ind., has closed. During the planning and the performance of the musical, I got to experience up close another important part of theater performance. I paid special attention to the technical side of the production, which included the props and sets.

  • Photo: Framing a gazebo