Today's News

  • PREP BOWLING: Ledford, Ward shine at Hardin County ToC (01/22)

    Karen Ledford and Lucas Ward emerged on top of Dix-E-Town Lanes’ new top-hat oil pattern Monday during the second Hardin County Tournament of Champions.

    The John Hardin seniors were the big winners on the afternoon, with Ledford winning a day-high three events and Ward picking up a boys’ high two wins on the same surface which will be used for this coming weekend’s 2nd Region Bowling Tournament.

    Ledford won the three-game girls’ individual series with a 558.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North girls win, Central boys fall in double OT (01/22)

    Senior forward Chanel Roberts had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the North Hardin Lady Trojans to a 66-34 win over visiting Bullitt Central on Monday.

    Junior forward Morgan Barrick added 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals, while senior forward Brianna Edmunds had 14 points and nine rebounds.

    Junior guard Domeneque Taft chipped in with nine points, four assists and three steals for North Hardin (17-4), which won for the fourth time in five games.


  • PHOTO: Heading home
  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue County stuns No. 6 Elizabethtown (01/22)

    After Monday night, it’s going to be a lot easier for LaRue County fans to remember the last time their Lady Hawks beat the vaunted Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

    Junior guard Ivy Brown found sophomore guard Alexis Brewer for a deep 3-pointer to give LaRue County the lead for good with 5:42 left in the game as the homestanding Lady Hawks stunned the sixth-ranked Lady Panthers, 49-39.

  • Unforgiving nature of the Internet

    The Internet, that daily source of information upon which so many of us depend for so much — from the daily news to updates on friends and their status — cannot only be an avenue offering help for today and even hope for tomorrow, but also unfortunately, an escort to our demise, bouncing us along the boulevard of broken dreams, pointing us finally to the exit ramp that lands us in a parking lot bounded by past mistakes.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Mark Brown retires after 12 seasons as John Hardin's coach (01/21)

    Mark Brown has been considering retirement for several years, but after nearly four decades in football, he finally decided the time was right.

    Brown built John Hardin into a perennial power after previous coaching stops at Nelson County and Marion County. He spent 36 years coaching, the last 32 as a head coach.

    “It’s been a good run,” Brown said. “I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.

  • PREP SWIMMING: Fort Knox's Smith sisters have shined in water after moving from Seoul (01/21)

    Monica and Miriam Smith didn’t realize how serious swimming was until they arrived at Fort Knox.

    The sisters had spent the past four years in Seoul, swimming on a developmental team which had around 80 swimmers and a more laid-back atmosphere.

    Then, second-year coach Jonas Sosa showed them what it was like to really work. They went from practicing three days a week and swimming around 1,000 yards a day in Seoul to going five days a week and 4,000 yards a day – not including meets – at Fort Knox.

  • Goodwill, good job

    After a career working in warehouses ended about six months ago because of a disability, Tracy Torres wanted to begin supporting himself and stop drawing Social Security income.

    Finding a job with a disability and no car was difficult until his Communicare case worker suggested the Elizabethtown man apply at a local Goodwill.

    “I was kind of nervous because I was on S.S.I. for a long time and I wanted to be independent,” he said.

  • Hardin County's fair queen captures state title

    Jenna Walters was contestant No. 86 out of the 91 young women competing in the Miss Kentucky County Fair on Jan. 12 in Louisville.

    Walters watched as 85 contestants got ready, practiced walking in their dresses and went before the judges.

    “You lose a little confidence because you’re like, ‘These girls have gone up before me. They look great and here I am,’” she said

    “It was intimidating going up against girls who had been doing it their whole life,” Walters said. “I had no idea I would win.”


    Local probation and parole officers are searching for a Radcliff man who has failed to complete his probation and also has failed to appear in court for a felony burglary charge.

    Dominique Flagg, 20, was indicted in November 2011 for first-degree burglary. The indictment alleges Flagg was armed with a handgun during the incident.

    Probation and Parole District 5 has labeled Flagg as an absconder and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office lists him among its most wanted.