Today's News

  • Kelly Cruze has loved music all her life

    Whether in a classroom or on a stage, Kelly Cruze channels a lifelong love of music.

    Cruze began teaching 20 years ago, joining the staff at Morningside Elementary School in Elizabethtown 17 years ago.

    Throughout the week, Cruze helps children gain a deep understanding of music, often teaching her elementary students principles she learned at the college level, and all the while making the lessons enjoyable.

  • Dash of Class: Cooking for just one or two

    The last time I wrote a column on cooking for one and two, I got great responses. I promised I would do that again, so today is the day.

  • 6 years old is too young to worry about looks



    This week I saw a report on “Good Morning America” on body image. It wasn’t through the eyes of a 30-year-old woman or even a teenager.

    The story was about a 6-year-old who is already obsessed about her body image. What is frightening is that this was not a unique situation.

  • State Farm having free movie release party for community

    State Farm is supporting the release of Disney•Pixar’s CARS 2 with a premiere party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 24, at 417 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, at the offices of agent Kelley Miller. They will be giving away prizes including two tickets to see Cars 2.

  • Ain't no mountain high enough .... to keep these guys from promoting activity

    For more: To find out more about Mountain Bike Kentucky, visit them at www.mountainbikeky.com or find them on Facebook.



    They ride bicycles that go by names such as Cannondale Rush, Haro Flightline and Motobecane Fantom DS.

    But what they ride isn’t as important as the fact that the members of Mountain Bike Kentucky just love to go mountain biking and want to share their passion.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Zucchini Brownies


    Mary Iseler of Elizabethtown sent me a recipe recently that is my current favorite. I think I probably turned up my nose when I saw the name – Zucchini Brownies. I couldn’t imagine anything stranger. But I have loved the other recipes that Mary has sent me, so I gave the brownies a try.

    What a winner. I loved them. In fact, I made them four times within a three-day span.

  • Pitching in can change history

    One summer in the early ‘70s, two women and a storm that raked rural LaRue County changed how Lysa Stanton views history.

    The Ohio woman’s story begins with a car trip to her grandparents’ house in Russell Springs when she was no older than 10. Grandmother Bess, who loved to chat about the past, suggested that Stanton’s parents take the family to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville.

    This meant a two-hour-plus round trip and Stanton didn’t feel like going.

  • Radcliff’s sports angel dies

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said it is practically impossible for a sports-minded kid in his community not to have been impacted by Tom Arflin.

    The 74-year-old Arflin, who less than two weeks ago was honored for his longtime dedication to the Radcliff youth sports scene, died Saturday night.

    Arflin was diagnosed with brain cancer in May and had undergone radiation treatment.

  • History at home: Rineyville property gives up a Civil War secret

    Cecilia resident Frank Taylor was sitting on the porch of a house he owns in Rineyville when he saw a sphere of rusted cast iron protruding from the ground.

    Suddenly, his thoughts switched from the damage he said previous tenants left in the house to a revelation: “That’s a cannonball.”

    The cast iron sphere of several inches in diameter Taylor dug up hasn’t been evaluated by experts, but he’s convinced that it’s a Civil War-era cannonball.

  • WOMEN'S GOLF: Five area players in State Am in Murray (06/20)

    While she certainly doesn’t mind being a more recognizable face on the women’s golf scene, Karisa Akin said last year’s Women’s Kentucky State Amateur championship has helped her in other ways.