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Today's News

  • A historic gem in our backyard ... and it’s free

    ISSUE: Rededication of Patton Museum
    OUR VIEW: Facility refocused and still free

  • A hall of old things no more

    Friday’s reopening of the Gen. George Patton Museum of Leadership will be a cause for celebration for Fort Knox, the Army and the state, Director Christopher Kolakowski said.

    The museum will return following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Gov. Steve Beshear and Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox, are scheduled to speak and tour the museum following the ceremony. Music will be provided by the 113th Army Band.

  • LaRue Fair starts soon with 'a better carnival'

    The longest continuously running county fair in Kentucky will be one of the earliest this year.

    The LaRue County Fair, historically held the first week of August or the last week of July, is Friday through June 22.

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison, president of the LaRue County Fair Board, said the earlier date made it possible to book “a better carnival.”

    Kissel Brothers Shows will supply 14 to 15 carnival rides, games and food booths.

  • PREP TRACK: North Hardin's Gray leads area's All-State honorees (06/12)

    It was quite the season for North Hardin’s track teams.

    The Trojans and Lady Trojans swept the Class 3-A state meets last month, becoming the first 3-A school to pull a double since Lexington Bryan Station in 1982.

    Now, accolades just keep rolling in for North Hardin.

    Led by sophomore Kianna Gray’s three first-team selections and one second-team honor, North Hardin had an area-best 15 individual event selections and five relay teams chosen to the Kentucky Track & Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-State teams released Sunday.

  • AREA NOTEBOOK: Swope Nissan sponsoring Jaggers Classic at North Hardin (06/12)

    The eighth annual high school football bowl games at North Hardin High School’s Ray Story Stadium have new teams and a new sponsor.

    The Swope Nissan Joe Jaggers Classic is set for Aug. 31, the second Saturday of the regular season.

    The host Trojans will take on the Louisville Doss Dragons in the opener at 5:30 p.m., while the Meade County Green Wave will face the Louisville Western Warriors in the nightcap at 8:30.

    It will be the first appearance for Doss and Western in the bowl.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin's Elam receives offer from Notre Dame (6/12)

    John Hardin senior Matt Elam hadn’t heard much from the Notre Dame coaching staff, but when they joined in sweepstakes for the defensive tackle’s services, it made an enormous impression on him.

    John Hardin coach Chad Lewis said Notre Dame assistant coach Bob Elliott offered Elam a scholarship Tuesday. Elam, who was at a two-day camp at the University of Kentucky, was caught off guard by the Fighting Irish.

  • Hardin County case to be heard in Ky. Supreme Court

    The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Frankfort concerning an April 2009 drug bust in Elizabethtown.

    Asia F. Bucalo, 36, was sentenced in January 2010 after entering a conditional guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    She was sentenced to 12 years in prison with seven years to serve and five years probated.

  • Man pleads guilty in connection to Boone Road fatal wreck

    The brother of a man charged with murder in connection to an April 2012 fatal wreck pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to drug-related charges.

    Matthew S. Stallins, 26, of Elizabethtown was a passenger in the Honda Accord that hit a tree April 24, 2012, on Boone Road in Elizabethtown. His brother, David L. Stallins II, was the driver.

    The wreck left the brothers seriously injured and killed passenger Jessica L. Fisher, 30, of Elizabethtown.

  • One injured in wreck on South Dixie Highway
  • Radcliff Woman’s Club members cater breakfast

    On May 16, members of the Radcliff Woman’s Club helped local community leaders start their day off right at Colvin Community Center. Members catered a meal for the Breakfast Club, a partner organization of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and the North Hardin County Advisory Council.

    The breakfast consisted of ham, scrambled eggs, muffins, sausage breakfast casserole, fresh fruit salad, croissants, coffee, orange juice and apple juice.