Today's News

  • Grandparents welcome twins

    Forrest and Pat Nelson of White Mills announce the birth of twin grandchildren, Julie Danielle and Michael Jude Dirr on Aug. 11, 2008, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Florence. Julie weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and Michael weighed 7 pounds.

    Parents are Laurie and Steve Dirr of Independence.

    Siblings are Andrea and Eric of Independence.

    Paternal grandparents are Gene and Margie Dirr of Independence.


  • Jan. 2 editorial: This TARP covers too much

    Taxpayers should be outraged by the result of an Associated Press survey of banks receiving public money through the $700 billion financial industry bailout.

    Seeking answers to four questions, AP reporters contacted officials of 21 banks that received at least $1 billion in taxpayer money through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, otherwise known as “TARP.” Their questions: Of the TARP funds received, how much has been spent? What were the funds spent on? How much is being held in savings, and what’s the plan for the rest?

  • Hackett celebrates 90th birthday


    Hackett celebrates 90th birthday

    John Hackett of Elizabethtown recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

    Mr. Hackett is a former football coach and recently reconnected with a former student, Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel.

    Crennel played football under Hackett from 1964 to 1965 as a student at Fort Knox High School, where Hackett coached football from 1955 to 1968. Hackett received an autographed football from Crennel for his birthday

  • Parents welcome Claire Brooklyn


    Parents welcome Claire Brooklyn

    Ben and Brooke Taylor of Rineyville announce the birth of a daughter, Claire Brooklyn Taylor, on Oct. 3, 2008, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    She has a brother, Conner and a sister, Kennedy.

    Grandparents are Carol Padgett of Rineyville and the late Danny Padgett and Tony Taylor of Rineyville and the late Janet Taylor.

    Great-grandmother is Anna Wathen of Flaherty.


  • Raines celebrate 50th wedding anniversary


    Raines celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Bill and Betty Raine will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their daughters, from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9, 2008, at the Mulberry House in Elizabethtown, hosted by their daughters.

    The couple was married Nov. 6, 1958.

    Mr. Raine is retired from LG&E in Louisville.

    Mrs. Raine is retired from Fort Knox.

    They have two daughters, Susan Elaine Howard and Nancy Ann Brewer; and three grandchildren.

  • Central Kentucky Art Guild names November Artist of the Month

    At the November meeting for the Central Kentucky Artist Guild, member LaVerne Arkenberg was named Artist of the Month. Her watercolor is entitled, Gentle Winds.

  • Thank you from Howevalley PTA

    The Howevalley PTA would like to thank the following businesses for their contributions in making our Fall Festival such a success: Southern States, The Cincinnati Reds Baseball Organization, Movie Palace, E-town Bowling, Rafferty’s, Ruby Tuesday, Alice’s Sweets, Treats and Crafts (Alice Slaughter), Shirley Meredith, Otter Creek Tavern, Louisville Zoo, Louisville Bats Baseball, Louisville Ghost Tours,, Nolin Electric, Pine Valley Golf, Hallmark, Mr. Gatti’s, Tim Martin of Napa, Mini-Mart, South Hardin Sports, Players Dug Out, The Dance Center, Dr.

  • Hughes wedding

    Lauren Elin Kinkade and Donald Troy Hughes were married Oct. 3, 2008, at the Kinkades’ family farm in Leitchfield.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kinkade of Leitchfield and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kinkade and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duvall,, all of Leitchfield.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob Hughes of Clarkson and is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Albright and Mrs. Trudy Hughes, all of Clarkson.


  • Conner and Taylor welcome brother


  • Alvis wedding



    Erin Priddy and Tony Alvis were married Aug. 23, 2008, at the Pritchard Community Center garden with Brother Doug Sanders officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Alfred and Lienna Priddy and the granddaughter of Wes and Maryann Priddy of Glendale and Tom Mowbray of Tullahoma, Tenn. and the late Kay Mowbray.

    The groom is the son of Danny and Sandy Alvis of Cincinnati.