Today's News

  • June 30, 2008: Obituaries

    George Edwin ‘Eddie’ Davis

    George Edwin “Eddie” Davis, 52, of Cecilia died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at his home.

    The Hardin County native was a 33-year employee of ADM, formerly Moormans Feed. He was a dedicated deacon and Sunday school teacher at Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church. He served on three mission trips to Kenya, Africa, where he shared the gospel and farming skills with the tribesmen. Eddie was a member of the Order of Kentucky Colonels and a well-known farmer in Hardin County.

  • Add family, mix well


  • Domestic dust-ups

    Domestic dust-ups


    WASHINGTON -- The only thing more tedious than doing housework is reading about housework.

  • Dozens of new laws take effect, including many aimed at protecting children



    ELIZABETHTOWN — New laws going into effect aim to keep children safer traveling in vehicles, crack down on school bullying, toughen penalties against authority figures convicted of sex crimes against minors, and more effectively combat theft of copper and other metals.

    More than a dozen laws hit the books in Kentucky today — ranging in issues from adventure tourism to stolen military valor.

  • Ask the Vet

    Dear Dr. Ayers, My dog has a place on his back near his tail that has hair loss and is very red and oozes mucus that clumps in his hair. He licks at it constantly but acts like it is very painful whenever I try to put anything on it. Do you know what this is and what could cause it? What can I do to make it go away? Please help. — Painful Spot

  • Hardin County government works to conserve, preserve environment

    By Harry Berry

    Guest Columnist

    Society’s current quest to protect and improve our environment spans five decades with many of our laws and regulations dating back to the ’60s and ’70s, including the National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.

    I first became actively involved in environmental protection in the late ’80s and early ’90s while serving as the Environmental Engineer for the Defense Nuclear Agency.

  • July 15, 2008 editorial: E'town earn first Tri-County Cup

    ISSUE: All sports honor

    OUR VIEW: Deserved recognition for all the schools

    Each school year, thousands of area student-athletes take to the field of play in their particular sports, driving to make themselves and their school the best that they can be.

    Last year, no school did it better than Elizabethtown High School, the winner of the first Tri-County Cup, which recognizes the success of athletic teams with a formula based on how well, for example, each team does in district, region and state tournament play.

  • Others’ perspectives can change my own

    By Jeff D'Alessio

    The conversation lasted no more than two minutes between three friends.

    One in the group had learned earlier that high school friends had had a death in their family: Their 12-year-old son.

    A healthy, sports loving child never woke up.

    A snap of a finger and life turns tragic.

    It would be insulting to those parents who have lost a child, particularly at such a young age, to try and express that I know how they feel. I don’t and pray that I never do.

  • Stiles celebrate 60th wedding anniversary


    Stiles celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Holmes B. and Mary Stiles of Howevalley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 25, 2008.

    They were married June 25, 1948, at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    They have two sons, Tommy Stiles of Rineyville and Dwight Stiles of Howevalley; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Best Government is the Most Open Government

    By Trey Grayson and Mike Farrell

    Guest columnists

    The phrase “open government” is supposed to be a redundancy, an unnecessary repetition of an idea. As Abraham Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg Address, ours is a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” but sometimes those principles are overlooked by governments today.