Today's News

  • March 28, 2010 editorial: Keep focus on facts for good of all

    Discussion among the Heartland Chambers Alliance may give life to a new debate over alcohol sales in Hardin County.

    Issues such as economic development will be raised to promote a move to full alcohol sales — “wet” status. Another topic is the perceptions and expectations of newcomers arriving as the base realignment at Fort Knox brings Human Resources Command and its well-paying jobs here.

    Of course, any debate about alcohol availability will be greeted with opponents raising arguments about family values, highway safety and morality.

  • March 22, 2010: Our readers write

    Success story

    I continue to be impressed with the leadership of Ben and Kelly Fulcher as they expand the reach of White Mills Christian Camp. The 2009 camp season saw a 20 percent jump in camper attendance to 1,250 youth. Specialty camps that were added to the program were a big part of the growth.

  • Putting a twist on news judgment


    Deciding what’s news seems simple enough. Is it new? Is it interesting? Do people need this information?

    The details can be a tad more confusing.

    Let me peel back the onion on a few topics from the past days and offer some insight.

    The Historic State Theater decides to invite a legendary entertainer to Elizabethtown. Arrangements are made for a June 18 concert by rock ‘n’ roll legend Chubby Checker – best known for his 50-year-old dance sensation “The Twist.”

  • Nourishment in nature



    The abundance of sunshine and surging temperatures in recent days has green thumbs pulsing.

    Ann Kowalkoski, president of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, said embracing this urge not only will produce spacious gardens, but also a sense of serenity.

  • March 25, 2010: Our readers write

    The best we can do?

    The passage of the health care reform bill has been accompanied by a ludicrous public debate that has camouflaged the real issue.  A Congress that is funded by the health insurance industry won’t create reform that reduces the profits of the health insurance industry.   And the profits are the problem, causing our health care costs to be much higher than countries with universal health care.

  • Redefining friendship and fans


    For some people, making friends seems simple. It’s not a skill that comes easy to me.

    There are many reasons. Certainly, a fear of rejection causes most of us to hide a part of our being from the world at large. Perhaps, for me, it’s a skeptical, slow-to-trust nature I observed in my mother.

    I think a degree of it comes from basic selfishness. With true friends, the deep connection creates a reciprocal relationship and a sacrifice of time that I’m not willing to invest.

  • Ancestral Trails book fair Saturday


  • March 17, 2010: Our readers write

    Seniors have a voice

    Seniors, please remember these things in November.

    1. U.S. House and Senate members get a raise every year.

    2. They voted not to give seniors “cost of living” raises for 2010 and 2011

    3. Medicare premiums will go up for the next two years.

    4. You will not get the 3 percent cost of living adjustment

    5. Medicine prices have increased

    6. Food prices have increased

    7. Gas prices have increased

    8. Electricity prices have increased

  • March 15, 2010: Our readers write

    Founded by Christians

    Regarding the column “How Christian were the founding fathers? Does it matter?” (Feb. 19), authors Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis obviously believe that America is not, and was not a Christian nation, founded on the Bible and Christian principles. I beg to differ.

  • March 30, 2010: Our readers write

    Seeing through the guise of goodness Recently I was appalled to hear Kentucky’s Attorney General, Jack Conway, say that Obamacare was a good thing because so many of our citizens were currently uninsured. But is a good thing a legal thing or the right thing? And the attorney general’s job has nothing to do with whether something is good; his job is to determine if it is l