Today's News

  • Same wit, shiny new photo

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, photos of me generally say “Yikes” a thousand times.

    This is not news to some, as I’ve written about this in previous columns and told countless individuals when the subject came up. I generally qualify the statement by explaining it is not impossible to get a decent photograph of me. It’s just that a photo of me is more likely to elicit gasps or guffaws than anything else.

  • Rapping foundation for H. Master Ice began in second grade

    Reality is not just for T.V.

    It’s the foundation of the lyrics written by Elizabethtown rapper Master Harrison Isom, who performs under the name H. Master Ice.

    Isom recalls writing down his thoughts and emotions when he was in the second grade.

    “My teacher suggested I should write because I had to vent,” Isom said.

    As he got older, Isom continued to express himself on paper and eventually began rapping when he was 16.

    That’s when he began recording his music, too.

  • Bring on the first Avenger

    “Captain America: The First Avenger” closes the summer of the comic book hero with a set up for one of the most anticipated super hero movies since “Superman II.”

    The heroes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury and others will team up in May 2012 for “The Avengers.” If you stay though all the credits of Captain America you will get a sneak peak surprise that will give you a taste of what to expect next year.

  • Fort Knox Cadet Command hosts Leader's Training Course

    During June and July, U.S. Army ROTC cadets from all over the nation converged at Fort Knox to participate in ROTC’s Leader's Training Course.

    All attendees are current college students or soon-to-be college freshman enrolled in their college or university’s ROTC program. The training is meant to replace part of the cadets’ ROTC course load and enhance their leadership ability.

  • ROTC cadet sees Egypt uprising first hand

    For one Delta company cadet, the ROTC Leader's Training Course on Fort Knox was Plan B.

    Tanvir Kalam, a student at Binghamton University, only returned to the school in upstate New York after he was forced from Cairo, Egypt, a semester early in February when the uprising began. He was studying abroad at the American University of Cairo, looking to learn Arabic. If he had not been forced to return, he might have not attended LTC.

  • Event boosts pet adoptions, despite economic trouble

    The answering machine at the Animal Refuge Center on Saturday morning announced that the no-kill shelter had no more room to take in animals.

    It has been a slow adoption year for the shelter, and manager Penny Edwards thinks the economy is to blame.

    To promote adoptions, the shelter hosted an Adopt-a-Pet event on Saturday.

    The shelter also reduced July adoption rates from $60 to $22 for cats and from $70 to $35 for dogs to celebrate the shelter’s 22nd anniversary.

  • Scam for the ages and Abe's wrestling mama

    Three things this week.

    First: Elizabethtown native Philip Arnold believed in the business axiom: You’ve got to spend money to make money.

    So, 140 years ago this month he and cousin John Slack traveled to England to buy $20,000 worth of uncut diamonds and rubies.

    During the trip, Arnold went by the name Aundel, and Slack by Burcham. They were, needless to say, up to no good.

  • Seniors should take summertime precautions

    It’s not uncommon for Margie to spend long hours working in her garden. She’s worked outside all of her life; first on the family farm helping with the crops, and then in her own garden working to grow food for her family. Margie has often said the heat and humidity typical to Kentucky doesn’t bother her.

  • Local novelist publishes third book in series

    Trevis Powell of Cecilia never wants people to know who he’s going to kill.

    It’s hard to tell by looking at the animated covers and page counts at less than 150 pages that the books in Powell’s “Were-War” series for adolescents and older deal with as much loss as they do.

    “I kill a lot of people,” he said. “If you’re writing about adventure and you write that people are looking for trouble, basically, it’s going to find them.”

  • Wading bird

    Gone fishin'