Today's News

  • Siblings welcome Brian Robert


    Siblings welcome Brian Robert

    Christian and Lillian Courtney, both of Rineyville announce the birth of a brother, Brian Robert Courtney, on Oct. 21, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Parents are Georg and Brianna Courtney of Vine Grove.

    Grandparents are Christiane Courtney of Vine Grove and Steven and Kathleen Pickett of Cecilia.

    Great-grandparents are Carol Fisher of Manito, Ill., Hilde and Bernd Heinen of Germany and Ruth and Lyle Rogers of Houghton Lake, Mich.

  • Parents welcome Turner Jamison


    Parents welcome Turner Jamison

    Darrell and Kelsey Alicna of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a son, Turner Jamison Alicna, on Sept. 15, 2008, at Ireland Army Hospital at Fort Knox. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jack and Pam Alicna and Jesse and Laura Floyd, all of Elizabethtown.

    Great-grandparents are Polly Kerr of Elizabethtown and Larry and Barbara Hedges of Newburgh, Ind.


  • Crady attends 2008 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College


  • Shafer



    Camie Self and Greg Shafer, both of Elizabethtown, were married Oct. 25, 2008, by the Rev. David Aldridge.

    The bride is the daughter of Sondra Self and Gary Self, both of Elizabethtown. The groom is the son of Kathy Raymer of Elizabethtown and Danny Smith of Louisville.

    Debra Beatty and Nathan Hobbs served as witnesses.

    The couple reside in Lebanon Junction.


  • 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.