Today's News

  • Akerses celebrate 50th anniversary

    Larry and Alice Jenkins Akers of Sonora will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. April 30, at First Baptist Church of Sonora.

    They were married April 29, 1961, at First Baptist Church of Sonora by the Rev. Archie Allison.

    Mr. Akers is retired from Trinity Trucking, and Mrs. Akers is a homemaker. They are members of First Baptist Church of Sonora.

    They have three children, Ryan Akers and Alicia Reeves, both of Sonora, and Jay Akers of Versailles; and five grandchildren.

  • Stone Hearth hosts Pre-Derby Gala

    The Stone Hearth Restaurant located on Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown, hosted the 2nd Annual Pre-Derby Gala April 11. Pictured are models, Ashley Edlin, Leselie Ewing, Brittney Yanke, Sandy Rogers and Allison Lewis-Coffey, wearing Derby attire from Belk and hats from La Te Da Hats and Unique Items. Delicious refreshments were served and valuable door prizes given. Dr. Jamie Hargan presented a Botox demonstration. Other participants included Cindy Philpott; Rhodan and Fields, Theresa King, Mary Kay and Carol Jones.

  • Mineral Makeup opens in Towne Mall

    Recently Mineral Makeup opened in Towne Mall in Elizabethotwn. From left, Theresa Steinemann, Business Development Manager, Towne Mall; Denise French, owner of Mineral Makeup; Tee Masaniai, Property manager, Towne Mall, celebrates the opening of the new store.

  • Egg hunt outings
  • A little help for our friends

    The issue: Sister city earthquake assistance
    Our view: Time to return the favor

    Sisterhood: It’s a special bond that can’t be broken, undone or denied. Sisters laugh together, cry together, give advice to one another and share a unique, timeless friendship.

    Most of all, sisters celebrate the good times together and support each other when life is difficult.

  • Focus on finance: Is now a good time to purchase property?

    Question: Should I buy property now or wait?
    Answer: What a question! You’re a qualified buyer and you’re watching the real estate market thinking, “Prices are really coming down – I should wait to buy.”
    Shake that Magic 8 Ball again and now you’re thinking, “Interest rates are going up quickly – I should buy now.” Time to throw that Magic 8 Ball out the window and listen up:

  • Thunderstorm, tornado warnings impact the area

    A pair of strong storm lines led to a series of late afternoon and early evening tornado warnings that included Hardin, Bullitt, Nelson and Grayson counties. All the tornado warnings have expired but the area remains under a severe thunderstorm warning and a flood warning.

    Damaging hail has been reported in Big Spring, Radcliff, Fort Knox and Lebanon Junction, according to some weather sources.

  • PREP TENNIS: Sallee, Elizabethtown finish off conference sweeps (04/24)

    It was a Sallee-abration.

    Top-seeded Elizabethtown senior Jenna Sallee capped her high school career with her fifth straight Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament girls’ singles crown.

    Maybe organizers should consider naming their event after her since she’s dominated it so much the past half decade.

    Sallee defeated No. 2 seeded junior teammate AnnLauren Fiepke, 6-3, 6-2 in Friday’s final at the University Drive Park Tennis Courts.

  • Continuous flooding in county causing property damage

    It’s good weather for ducks and fish.

    For people, the ongoing rain is causing headaches and property damage.

    A series of storms brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours, with 0.5 inches of rain on Friday and another 1.94 inches between midnight and 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Kentucky Mesonet weather station in Cecilia.

    The rains created high-water situations and complicated river flooding issues.

  • Photo: Enriching Earth