Today's News

  • Oct. 29 editorial: ECTC continues to grow

    THE ISSUE: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    OUR VIEW:  A community attraction

    The growth of enrollment at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College despite serious cuts in state funding and increasingly difficult economic circumstances reinforces the value of having such a comprehensive, versatile post-secondary education institution serving Hardin and neighboring counties, through hard times and good.

  • Nov. 11: 'We remember these heroes for their valor, loyalty, dedication'

     Statements honoring veterans on this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008:

    (Some have been edited for length)

    President George W. Bush's Veterans Day Proclamation:

       On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who in defense of our freedom have bravely worn the uniform of the United States.


    Excerpts from Republican John McCain's concession speech Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz.

        Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening.

       My friends, we have — we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.

       A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.

  • Rolls even I can make


    Carolyn Hawke of Leitchfield (one of my Weight Watchers girlfriends) and I always are talking about recipes and food. Carolyn ran a restaurant for years and still makes pies and other desserts every week for a Leitchfield restaurant – hard work for a Weight Watchers member.

  • 11-12 Lending a Hand


  • Oct. 31 editorial: Trick or Treat!

    THE ISSUE: Trick or treat

    OUR VIEW:  Plan to be safe

    Pint-sized ghosts and goblins will fill the streets tonight as the tradition of trick-or-treating again gets under way.

    Unusual sightings may occur as those impersonating aliens, superheros and villains walk door to door in search of treats. Bigfoot could be spotted wandering the neighborhood, Hanna Montana or even a political figure such as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or John McCain —or Kentucky’s own Honest Abe.

  • Breaking News




  • Giving thanks for what matters

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA I don’t consider myself lucky most of the time.

  • Oct. 26 editorial: Work is never done

    THE ISSUE: Elizabethtown City Council

    OUR VIEW: City's future at stake

     Members of the Elizabethtown City Council struggled through some uncomfortable, tough decisions the past few  years, appropriating money to accelerate work on storm water drainage problems built up over decades, planning a tournament-quality sports complex and raising taxes.

  • Nov. 4 editorial: Top 10 reasons not to vote today

    10. It’s not important.

    It’s not only important, it’s historic. One way or another, a minority candidate will be elected to one of the top two offices in the nation.