Today's News

  • Sept. 25 Obituaries

    Julian H. Keys

    Julian H. Keys, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009.

    Survivors include his wife, Mildred Keys; and two daughters, Anna Marie Curtis and Linda Peterson.

    The funeral is at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington with burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington.

    Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home.

    Rola James West

  • Akebono to buy North American Bosch brake operations

    ELIZABETHTOWN — An auto parts manufacturer that has a headquarters and factory here plans to take over Robert Bosch GmbH’s North American brake operations. Akebono Brake Industry, of Japan, said in a news release it expects the $10 million deal will increase its sales and competitiveness. Bosch sites targeted are plants in Clarksville, Tenn., and Columbia, S.C. Other assets will

  • Sept. 11 editorial: Kentucky improves in nation's smoking rates

      We’re No. 3! We’re No. 3!

    Go ahead, chant it if you like. Pat us on the back. Hoist us up onto your shoulders and carry us off the field.

    We’re No. 3! And after a decade of leading the nation in adult smoking rates, this is great news.

  • Sept. 1 editorial: UK, WKU to meet on gridiron


    The University of Kentucky football team, fresh off three straight bowl wins, opens the season Saturday against Miami of Ohio at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

    And the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers, in their first full season as an official member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A), will tangle with Tennessee in Knoxville.

    But it is next season when college football excitement in the state of Kentucky may soar to new heights. Starting in 2010, Kentucky and Western Kentucky will begin a four-year series of games.

  • Sept. 16 editorial: Obama to students: 'Make your own future'

    For some students throughout the community and across our country, current controversy and consternation regarding a variety of very important issues facing our nation caused them to not miss an opportunity to hear a recent address made by President Obama. Almost as quickly as the White House announced the planned address, grumblings rose to a virtual roar in cyberspace in protest of the speech, with many calling for an all-out boycott. That’s too bad, because his speech delivered an important message and challenge to students who participated and paid attention.

  • Sept. 10 editorial: A fine speech, a flawed reaction

          Parents who elected not to allow their children to watch President Barack Obama’s back-to-school speech Tuesday did themselves, their children and the nation a disservice.

    There was much anticipation and fear leading up to the speech that the president would attempt to use the opportunity to indoctrinate impressionable youngsters into his liberal ideology.

  • Hardin County men face theft charges

     BOONVILLE, Ind. — Two Hardin County men were arrested Thursday in connection with southern Indiana burglaries.

  • From the front lines of the Tea Party protest


    Guest Columnist

    I remember what was running through my mind as I boarded the jet for Washington, D.C., on the morning of Sept. 11 heading from Louisville: “What in the heck are you doing? You’re over 50 years old, yet you’re taking time off work to attend a protest?”

    Dismissing these thoughts from my mind, I found my seat and began planning the rest of my weekend.

  • Sept. 4 editorial: Success is just the beginning

    The Elizabethtown Hardin County Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers took a risk to make alterations to what was becoming a stale festival recipe. Instead of adding the same ingredients in the same way organizers changed the formula and created a more interesting flavorful dish to serve the community.

    Extra music was added to appeal to a region of concert goers who have proved time again they will attend outdoor performances at Freeman Lake through the summer concert series and Pops in the Park.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Meade County tops Bardstown (09/25)