Today's News

  • Nov. 10, 2009: Our Readers Write

    Military members have earned health care protection There have been many studies and scenarios in search of a health-care overhaul bill and no final decisions have been made. Military support organizations have reached out to members of Congress to help protect critical health-care benefits for military retirees and veterans who have returned bearing the wounds of war. As Congress a

  • Nov. 8 editorial: Unchaining data on child abuse


  • Nov. 20, 2009: Our readers write

    Say no to fur

    The day after Thanksgiving, widely known as “Black Friday,” also marks “Fur-Free Friday,” a day when compassionate individuals across America do their best to educate consumers about the cruel realities of fur products. 

  • Wreck at troubled interchange turns fatal



    ELIZABETHTOWN — The ramp from Western Kentucky Parkway to northbound Interstate 65 is the scene of many wrecks, but rarely does a rollover or collision there turn fatal as it did Wednesday afternoon.

    Shortly before 3 p.m., Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee confirmed a single-vehicle wreck fatality and announced the identity of the man killed, Clarkson resident Jimmie Kerr, 57.

  • Local support strong for troop surge



    HARDIN COUNTY — As American digests President Barack Obama’s proposed Afghanistan troop surge, this area’s federal representatives and some residents with military ties said they support the increase — although some expressed concerns.

    During a Tuesday night speech, Obama called for an additional 30,000 troops and said American forces would begin withdrawing in 18 months.

  • Nov. 22 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Lisa Gail Summers, 43, Elizabethtown, and Larry Wayne Weaver II, 44, Cecilia.

    Tuyen Mong Thi Ho, 40, and John Kenneth Goodman, 41, both of Radcliff.

    Theresa Mae Patrick, 56, Elizabethtown, and James Arthur Ferner, 53, Radcliff.

    Regan Michelle Pierce, 22, and Taylor Ray Miller, 23, both of Cecilia.

    Sarah Elizabeth Trulock, 25, and Michael Allen Klinglesmith, 31, both of Glendale.

    Debra Ann Blanford, 34, and Eric Landis York, 36, both of Radcliff.

  • Nov. 15 editorial: The light at the start of a tunnel

    The city of Elizabethtown and the Heritage Council on Wednesday held a joint news conference to announce a “Light Up Old Towne” downtown art walk to run weekends through the holiday season. They hope to spur economic growth and rejuvenate the area.

    A dozen or more downtown buildings will become art galleries when their windows are used as displays. Organizers expect to feature 15 artists and the music of nearly a dozen musicians who will play in the area. There will be food vendors and several shop owners have agreed to keep their doors open during the walk hours.

  • Radcliff Optimist Club attends district meeting

    1 Pictured are Savannah Haynes, daughter of Denise Haynes, left, and Jessie Lee, right.

    2 Jessie Lee is presented the trophy for “Best in Show” by Wayne Dunn, the governor for the Kentucky/West Virginia District.

    Jessie Lee, chair, and Denise Haynes, co-chair, for the Kentucky/West Virginia Optimist District Scholarship program, and members of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, attended the first District meeting of the 2009-10 Optimist year, at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

  • Dec. 2 editorial: H1N1 and schools ... and you

    “An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure” as a wise Benjamin Franklin stated over 200 years ago with no way to fathom the advances medicine would have made by 2009. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department concurs with this philosophy and is taking it as far as to bring the preventative vaccine for the current H1N1 virus out of the clinic and into local schools.

  • Season's givings



    HARDIN COUNTY — Local agencies are working to make sure the Great Recession won’t be a Grinch and steal Christmas.

    This season’s Angel Tree program will put presents under trees and food on the table for hundreds of needy families.

    The number of participants this year has increased 20 percent over 2008, said Carolyn Scifres, local Salvation Army director.