Today's News

  • Sept. 9, 2010 editorial: Sign your name, save a life

    According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics, every day 74 people across the country receive a life-saving organ transplant. Consider the number 74 for a moment. It might not seem to be a very significant number to some. But if you, a family member or cherished friend is included among those 74 individuals, the number takes on a whole new level of importance for you.

  • Slight rain won’t dampen burn bans, advisory



    Rain was expected overnight, but it’ll likely be a wet blanket for anyone expecting a drought-busting deluge.

    Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox weather station, said Monday that three weather models predicted between .1 and .36 inches of precipitation. He said there would be a lot of clouds without a lot of rain. The silver lining: “Something is better than nothing.”

  • Sept. 21, 2010: Obituaries

    Martha Jane Denham

    Martha Jane Denham, 80, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Survivors include her daughter, Julie Denham.

    Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

    Elizabeth Poole

    Elizabeth Poole, 101, formerly of Irvington, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    The funeral is at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday at First Baptist Church in Irvington.

  • Sept. 14 Local History


  • Sept. 14 Editorial: Rachel's Challenge significance should be long lasting

    The issue: Rachel's Challenge

    Our view: Take her spirit to heart

    At the end of the 1970s hit movie, Brian’s Song, these words were spoken about the death of pro football player Brian Piccolo.

    People should not remember how he died from lung cancer at age 26, but how he lived his life.

    Rachel Scott was the same way.

    She was a student at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 when two fellow students opened fire at the school, killing 12. She was the first student killed in the massacre.

  • Serving more than food: 'Lunch ladies' offer willing ear, friendly smiles


  • Sept. 28, 2010, Obituaries

    Betty Drane Robinson Allgood

    Betty Drane Robinson Allgood, 71, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

    She was a beloved and devoted wife and mother.  She loved life and her family. She was a member of College Heights United Methodist Church and the pianist there for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Pirtle Chapter and was retired from Keyboard Carriage in Elizabethtown.

  • Aug. 20 Local History

    30 years ago, the West Point saga of controversy continued as the mayor and city council vied for the authority to run the Ohio River city; West Point Council member Gene Smith made the motion (carried by unanimous vote) asking for advice and guidance as to the intent of certain state laws pertaining to the administration of fifth class cities; it was expected that Hardin Circuit Court would end up writing the next chapter in the saga. 20 years ago, because of inclement weather, two

  • Sept. 19, 2010: Obituaries

     Gloria Dodge, 73

    Delsie Faye Kendall, 72

    Judy Garland Owen Skaggs, 68

    Keith L. Ferrell, 46


    Gloria Dodge

    Gloria Dodge, 73, of Paris, Ky. died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at Bourbon County Hospital.

    Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Gerald Dodge; and two daughters, Janet Francis and Deborah Dodge.

  • From the bookshelf: 'I'd Know You Anywhere'

    " I’d Know You Anywhere "

    By Laura Lippman

    William Morrow

    List Price : $25.99

    Rating: Three and a half out of five bookworms

    BY MARY DAUGHERTY Walter Bowman kidnapped Eliza on her 15th birthday. He held her hostage for weeks and will haunt her mind and dreams for the rest of her life.

    From death row, Walter sent Eliza a letter. In it he writes, “I’d know you anywhere.”

    How did he find her?