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Today's News

  • Grade school principals to get some help

    Elementary schools with a student enrollment of 400 or more in the Hardin County district now can employ a half-time assistant principal and a full-time counselor after a policy change was made Thursday.

    At its regular monthly meeting, the Hardin County Schools board approved a change in staffing guidelines concerning elementary principals and counselors. Before the change, a minimum of 500 students were required before the district allowed additional administrative staff.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins roll to two lopsided wins (04/22)

    Not even wood bats could slow down the sixth-ranked Central Hardin Bruins.

    The Bruins pounded out 18 hits in two games Friday as they beat Franklin-Simpson, 10-0 in five innings and Campbellsville, 9-0 in their own Wooden Bat Classic.

    Saturday’s games were rained out.

    n Sophomore Josh Krupinski threw a one-hitter as Central Hardin (17-4) mercy-ruled Franklin-Simpson.

    Krupinski (4-1) struck out seven and hit one batter.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Sheeran, Hawks edge John Hardin (04/22)

    Standing on third base with two outs in the seventh Friday afternoon, LaRue County senior Kyle Sheeran couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

    LaRue County senior Jesse Johnson attempted to steal second base, and John Hardin junior catcher Zach Miller tried to throw him out. Sheeran saw his opportunity and stole home to score the winning run as the visiting Hawks topped 5th Region rival John Hardin, 5-4 for their fifth straight win.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Thompson named North football coach (4/22)

    The search for North Hardin’s next football coach kept leading the committee back to one guy – Brent Thompson.

    Thompson was named North Hardin’s football coach Friday evening after the five-member committee completed its extensive search to find Crad Jaggers’ replacement. Thompson, 36, was an assistant coach last season at North Hardin.

    “I’m ecstatic,” Thompson said Saturday. “It’s a great school and we have great kids. It’s a great opportunity for me.”

  • PHOTOS: E'town commemorates sesquicentennial with walking tour
  • Knox nixes Nugent and a debate ensues online

    Ted Nugent expresses his opinion about the Obama administration. It was quite unfavorable. A video found its way to YouTube and his rock music status fueled ferver over the remarks.

    The issue surfaced locally last week when Nugent was dropped from plans for a summer concert at Fort Knox. This newspaper’s posting to Twitter and Facebook lit up with comments Thursday afternoon.

    Many, but certainly not all, offered support for Nugent.

  • Shouts heard across Kentucky

    ISSUE: 2012 General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: Politics in the way, again

    It’s all over but the shouting.

    Rarely has an adage been so fitting. The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2012 session ended April 12 on the statutorily mandated 60th day. Outwardly, it seemed to be without much of the snarkiness and maneuvering that have been Capitol hallmarks in recent years.

  • Motherhood and More: Thinking about a third

    When I was younger, before I knew the ins and outs and all the weird, difficult things that went along with parenthood, I always said I wanted four children.

    I wanted to hear all the laughter and the giggling and I wanted to see a passel of children, my children, riding bikes together or kicking a soccer ball or making mud pies. Apparently, in my mind, kids only existed outside.

    My husband, on the other hand, only wanted two kids. We decided to compromise and settled on three.

  • Civil War haunts downtown

    Mortar and gun fire sounded and gray smoke billowed Friday through downtown Elizabethtown.

    Children in pinafores and overalls played capture the flag, and a field surgeon amputated the lower leg of a Civil War soldier beneath a canopy tent that blocked the rain that had begun to fall.

    Nurse Elizabeth, played by Jody Ingalls, described a Civil War battle that raged in the area. More than 100 cannonballs fell in 20 minutes during the Christmas raid of 1862, she said.

  • Limited alcohol use to be allowed on Radcliff property

    Radcliff could allow some alcohol consumption in Colvin Community Center and Radcliff City Park North.

    City council members met Friday for a work session to discuss what policies should be set for the consumption and sale of alcohol on city property.

    Alcohol sales will be allowed at private events at Colvin Community Center when the entire building is rented if issues on which council members reached consensuses are approved.