Today's News

  • Bond reduction sought in teen’s attempted murder case

    A Vine Grove teen accused of stabbing an ex-boyfriend in the leg will appear today in Hardin District Court when her attorney presents a motion to reduce bond.

    Jierianna LaPorte, 18, was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder. LaPorte is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond, which her defense counsel Dwight Preston argues is “oppressive” in a written motion for bond reduction.

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  • 'Our Town' returns to PAC stage

    For the second year, the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High school presents a community pro-am drama with “Our Town.”

    The run of the play is followed by Our Copland Concert by the Heartland Winds.

    Bart Lovins, PAC director, sees the pro-am production as a great way for amateurs in the area to interact with professionals in a high-quality production.

  • FFA gets donation from local winner

    Local students are benefiting from a Cecilia farmer’s luck and generosity.

    Will Simcoe of Cecilia donated $2,500, which he won from a program to help nonprofit organizations in farming communities, to the Central Hardin High School FFA.

    He won the money from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program through the Monsanto Fund. The program randomly selects an entrant from qualifying counties throughout the nation and awards each of those farmers money to donate to a nonprofit organization of choice.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Waves fall; Meade County wins three games in Cal Ripken Experience (04/06)

    The Meade County Lady Waves lost their second straight game as they fell to Hartselle, Ala., 8-3 on Thursday in the Bob Jones Classic in Huntsville, Ala.

    No statistics were available.

    The 18th-ranked Lady Waves (4-4) were scheduled to play twice, but their second game was rained out.

    UP NEXT: Meade County plays Buckhorn (Ala.) at 5 p.m. and Enterprise (Ala.) at 8:30 p.m. tonight in the Bob Jones Classic in Huntsville, Ala.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: McGuffin, Central Hardin rally by Elizabethtown (04/06)

    The suddenly resurgent Elizabethtown Lady Panthers finally found a way to outhit 17th District rival Central Hardin. But Kelsey McGuffin ensured Elizabethtown didn’t outscore her 14th-ranked Lady Bruins.

    The freshman second baseman breathed new life into the Lady Bruins’ lackadaisical offense with a tying three-run home run in the top of the third and sophomore pitcher April Pence shut down Elizabethtown after that as Central Hardin rallied for a 7-3 win Thursday night.

  • PREP TRACK: North Hardin Invitational has a strong field once again (04/06)

    The “state meet before the state meet” is back and possibly stronger than before.

    Saturday’s North Hardin Invitational, long regarded as one of the best meets in the state, features one of the strongest fields in the last few years.

    With three powerhouse Louisville squads competing at the Jeter-McKinney Track Complex, the buzz surrounding this meet has increased.

  • Value of jail ministry not in question

    For the past 36 years, the Hardin County Detention Center has enjoyed a very active and successful jail ministry with a variety of local churches. 

    Currently, 32 separate denominations or religious groups participate in jail ministry. This unique ministry began in 1976 when  jail chaplain Larry Vance along with Dr. Les Langley, Bill Evans, Kennett Smith and Patricia Wheeler  began the ministry on the “cell block.” They literally shared with inmates “through the bars” at the Hardin County Jail. 

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin knocks off Elizabethtown (4/6)

    The Central Hardin Bruins showed once again why they’re atop the 17th District standings.

    After Elizabethtown rallied to tie the score at 2-all in the top of the sixth, the third-ranked Bruins didn’t panic, but calmly answered in the bottom half of the inning with two runs to knock off the visiting Panthers, 4-2 on Thursday evening.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North defeats Lady Bulldogs, wins fourth straight (04/06)

    North Hardin coach Donnie Baker spotted some new battery combinations in  the field for the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs.