Today's News

  • Pets need to be winterized, too

    As winter continues to bear down upon the region, area residents are finding many nights are fit for neither man nor beast.

    That includes pets.

    Taking care of your canine and feline companions during the winter can be critical to their health and safety, especially if they are outside pets.

    “They can freeze just like us,” said Kristen Jones, veterinarian with Heartland Veterinary Hospital.

  • One man sought in Radcliff robbery


    Radcliff police are looking for a man who robbed the Dollar General Store in Radcliff Plaza just after 9 Sunday night.
    Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said a white male walked in the store before it closed at 9 p.m. and was walking around the store. A little later, he pulled out a pistol and robbed the store of an undetermined amount of money.

  • Radcliff home damaged by fire

    A Radcliff home was damaged by fire Sunday, leaving the homeowner temporarily without a residence. No one was injured in the fire.
    The homeowner was trying to thaw his frozen water lines with a torch. He or she mistook gas lines for water lines, which set the house ablaze, said Bryce Shumate, the spokesman for Radcliff Fire Department. Shumate could not release the homeowner’s name Sunday afternoon.
    A 10-foot section of one side of the house was damaged, Shumate said. The Radcliff Fire Department was able to extinguish the blaze quickly.

  • Parrett has a fast first week

     “Interesting.” That was the way Sen. Dennis Parrett describe his first week in Kentucky’s General Assembly.

    Parrett was expecting a more typical first week of a short session, including swearing-in ceremonies, bill filing and a few committee meetings. Instead, Parrett already has heard and voted on a dozen bills and even more resolutions.

    “Things were rushed through pretty fast,” he said.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Ruttley begins long road back

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown wins at Daviess County (01/09)

    Elizabethtown senior forward Chris McDonald hit a layup as time expired and five players reached double figures in scoring as the visiting Panthers knocked off Daviess County, 86-85 on Saturday.

    Senior post Mitchell Henry led the way with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while McDonald had 19 points, three rebounds and two assists.

    Senior guard Cory Farrow added 16 points, three rebounds and one steal, and junior forward Janzen Flood had 15 points and one assist.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin's Akins lights up former home (01/09)

    Jauan Akins showed that you can go home again. And he had a swell time doing it Saturday.

    Akins, a North Hardin junior forward who played two seasons for Fort Knox, tormented his former program for a season-high 25 points and senior forward Chris Sterusky added 23 points as the visiting Trojans cruised to an 86-61 win over the Eagles.

  • Photo: The sacred sound of music
  • Sun Tan City now third-largest tanning salon franchise chain

    Elizabethtown-based Sun Tan City, one of the nation’s fastest-growing chains of privately owned tanning salons has extended its footprint to 18 states with the acquisition of tanworld, a franchise-based model of tanning salons based in Omaha, Neb.

    Tanworld was founded in 1995 by Cheri Cosgrove. The chain has grown to more than 60 salons in operation throughout 11 states primarily in the central part of the U.S.

  • Focus on Finance: Tax tips for 2011

    Question: Any advice on how to “get” the most out of our taxes this year?
    Answer: The year 2010 is past and now we must prepare to make a tax settlement with the federal and state governments. As we look back to 2010 we must re-evaluate our tax status for 2011. Here are some items to consider.