Today's News

  • Local legionnaire honored by Kentucky American Legion

    The Kentucky American Legion honored a local legionnaire who has dedicated more than half a century of his life to helping veterans through the organization.

    George Larsen, a military veteran and longstanding member of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown, received the Distinguished Service Award for “outstanding leadership and courage.”

    The award is presented annually to a legion member who exhibits these traits. A similar award also is given to honor a member who has died, Larsen said.

  • St. James breaks ground today on new school

    With schoolchildren, local governmental leaders and the archbishop all participating, St. James School plans a gala groundbreaking today for its $10.5 million school building.

    The primary and middle schools, now divided by Poplar Drive, will unite in what is the first building on the parish’s 50-acre site on RobinBrooke Boulevard.

    Eliminating the need for students to cross the street daily “was one of the big selling points in our capital campaign,” the Rev. Chuck Walker said.

  • Cadet Command celebrates silver anniversary

    The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten”-  Calvin Coolidge

    The words intoned by President Calvin Coolidge were fully embraced at Fort Knox last week, emblazoned on the newly opened Cadet Park adjacent to Brooks Field.

  • Headhunters, Black Oak Arkansas open up Heartland Music Festival weekend

    For those who like their rock southern dipped and deep fried, Friday night’s concert to kick off the Heartland Music Festival may have been considered a feast.

    Country rock veterans The Kentucky HeadHunters brought a legion of followers with them and reunited with some old friends in southern rockers Black Oak Arkansas, headed up by charismatic front man Jim “Dandy” Mangrum. The two groups buffeted Freeman Lake Park for hours as the weather stayed warm minus the crushing humidity that drifted into the region earlier in the week.

  • Don't forget about memorization

    For all the new high school graduates and for any other Kentuckian who wants to play along, here’s a quiz.

    Take a blank map of Kentucky with the county outlines. We’ve provided a copy for you here.

    Now, spend 30 minutes writing the county names in the 120 blank spaces.

    In the meantime, I’ll talk about the lost art of memorization.

    As we emphasize the value of understanding and applying knowledge, sometimes the value of learning by rote has been de-emphasized.

  • Area police faced with adapting to new law

    Today, Kentucky police officers may arrest for misdemeanors such as possession of marijuana or disorderly conduct. Beginning Wednesday, police may only cite some misdemeanors rather than arrest.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 463 into law March 3. The bill is designed to decrease prison population, incarceration costs and recidivism. Section 46 of the bill covers arrestable offenses and makes significant changes to what misdemeanor offenses local law enforcement can and cannot arrest for.

  • A helping hand that needs help

    To donate to the American Red Cross, go to www.redcross.org

    TOPIC: American Red Cross
    OUR VIEW: Time to help here at home

    In Alabama, a wave of tornadoes ripped through town after town, scattering everything in their path.
    Along the Mississippi River, heavy and relentless downpours left the river swollen and unable to handle the massive amount of rainfall, sending overflowing water into towns.
    In Joplin, Mo., building after building was shredded by a devastating tornado, leveling homes, businesses and schools.

  • Festival-goers find ways to beat the heat

    Elizabethtown native Matthew Willis grew up in the shadow of the Heartland Festival, and he has the scars to prove it, pointing to a permanent reminder he received on his leg from a jump off some bleachers just yards from where he stood Saturday.

    The young father attended the latest installment of the festival, now known as the Heartland Music Festival, with five children and his girlfriend by his side. One son tugged on his arm hoping to play games and take home a prize.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard, 735-7544

    WARMER DAYS. Last weekend was very warm with temperatures reaching in the 90s. Many farmers are cutting hay and getting it ready to bale. Thankfully the heavy rains have subsided.

    COMMUNITY YARD SALE. A yard sale will be held June 18 at the Howevalley Vertrees Community Club building. Booth set ups will cost $10. For information, call 734-1539. Proceeds go back into the club to fund special needs of the community. Everyone is welcome.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922