Today's News

  • Feb 26, 2010 editorial: We know where we stand, let’s climb higher

    We now know that Hardin County ranks as the 15th healthiest county in Kentucky, at least based on criteria used in a study conducted and recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.


    Measures include the rate of people dying before age 75; the percentage of people who reported being in fair or poor health; the number of days people reported being in poor physical health; number of days in poor mental health; and the rate of low-birth weight infants.


  • Breaking NewsLouisville worker dies in early a.m. wreck



    ELIZABETHTOWN — A Louisville employee of Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health died in a two-vehicle crash along U.S. 31W near Ky. 313 Thursday morning.

    According to Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate, Mary McCliment, of Louisville, 53, was pulling out of a McDonald’s parking lot and crossing lanes into southbound traffic when a northbound Ford Explorer collided with her driver’s side door.

  • March 11 Services


  • Feb. 12, 2010 Editorial: Soldiers deserve pay

    As Fort Knox began to welcome soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Division, some members of the infantry unit were greeted rudely by Kentucky state government.

    Soldiers transferring with the division from Fort Hood, Texas, faced a cut in their take-home pay. The move from Texas, which has no state income tax, meant less disposable income in their new Kentucky homes.

  • Marrow registry event personal for local family


    At The Pritchard Community Center

    Friday from 5-8:30 p.m.

    Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

    To register, you must be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient and meet health guidelines. The suggested donation is $25.



  • Feb. 28, 2010: Our readers write

    Another side of a story

    Recently, about 20 minutes into our mother’s morning commute, the unexpected happened. From out of nowhere, charging straight at her was a 1,500-pound horse. Her instincts took over; she braked and swerved but was unsuccessful. She was left by the side of the road, bewildered and unable to move from fear and shock. The next thing she heard was a voice asking if she was OK. She said she didn’t think she was, but after a little while, shaken and trembling, managed to get out of her car.

  • March 11 Obituaries

    William Brian Bohne

    William Brian Bohne, 27, of Murray, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at his residence, following an extended illness.

  • Feb. 14, 2010 editorial: E'town's effort encouraging business

    • Elizabethtown expects a half-million dollar occupational tax deficit.
    • E’town offers qualifying businesses a rebate on occupational taxes.

    A first glance these two recent headlines appear to be in conflict. Faced with a significant deficit in a key local revenue source, why offer to give some of the money back?

    To understand, review the details of city government’s job incentive plan approved earlier this month by the Elizabethtown City Council.

  • Reducing mail service would save billions

    Almost a year ago, the postmaster general made noise about discontinuing Saturday mail delivery. At the time, a more dramatic solution to the U.S. Postal Service's issues came to mind and I wrote a column outlining the brainstorm.

    My idea was met with widespread disregard.

    Well, the postmaster general has not given up on his proposal and the concept made news again last week. So I'm reviving mine too.

    Here goes:

  • Feb. 21, 2010: Our readers write

    Learning from others

    It looks like our local officials have learned from the big boys, how to skate around the laws. Reclassification of Elizabethtown should be done. It’s a constitutional law but in the name of collecting money our elected officials seem to be above the law.