Today's News

  • Three area teachers ExCELing in what they do

    TOPIC: ExCEL winners
    Teachers excelling at what they do

    One teacher has spent her entire 18-year career inside the same walls of a school shaping young minds.

    Another teaches at the same school where she grew up and studied as a child.

    And the third, in addition to her teaching duties, is the academic team coach and sponsor for the school’s Junior Beta Club.

  • Four former officers awaiting case's outcome

    After allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl surfaced in September, four former area law enforcement officers still are awaiting the outcome of a special prosecutor’s investigation.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young were terminated from employment Sept. 13 and have been named as subjects of an investigation by special prosecutor Thomas Wine, Jefferson County commonwealth’s attorney. He confirmed his office is investigating two other officers, but would not release their names.

  • Sinkhole concerns rise

    After a sinkhole collapsed under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, taking eight Corvettes underground with it, concerns surrounding Kentucky’s geologic landscape have surfaced. 

    Kentucky geography consists of karst, landscape developed on limestone or other types of rock that have sinkholes, sinking streams, caves and springs. According to the Kentucky Geological Society, the state is one of the “most famous karst areas in the world” with about 38 percent of it having some karst development recognizable on topographic maps.

  • Men to be sentenced for sex crimes

    Two men are expected to be formally sentenced today in Hardin Circuit Court for crimes against children younger than 12.

    Sherman L. Smith, 69, of Eastview, who fled to Texas after allegations were made against him in 2012, will be sentenced to 10 years in prison on two counts of sexual abuse against a child younger than 12.

    Smith received 10 years on each count and will serve the terms concurrently. A charge of first-degree rape was dismissed in the case.

  • Hardin County Schools to host diversity fair

    Hardin County Schools is inviting the community to celebrate diversity in the county.

    The community diversity council for HCS hosts a diversity fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at John Hardin High School. The fair features representations of diversity from more than two dozen students and local businesses and organizations.

  • Kitchen Adventures: Pancake Bites perfect for Saturday morning family time

    Making Saturday morning pancakes is about to get more fun, especially if you let the kids in the kitchen.

    Pancakes of any kind are usually tasty. A tall stack, flavored or my favorite kind: silver-dollar pancakes. They are all delicious, especially smothered in syrup.

    Scrolling through Pinterest the other day, I saw a quick and easy pancake recipe that would be great for a family to cook together. It’s a particularly good choice if each member of the family likes a different flavor of pancake.

  • Dash of Class: Lots of taste, no gluten

    In the last 20 years or so, we have started hearing more about celiac disease. It is a genetic autoimmune disorder and those who have it cannot eat gluten because it damages their small intestines.

    The disease is estimated to affect one in 100 people worldwide. About 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation.

  • Promoting efforts of local students

    Local schools produce excellence every day. It’s important to acknowledge and encourage those successes and the programs which provide opportunities to excel.

    TWO BITS, FOUR BITS. As we offer three cheers today, let’s begin with cheerleaders.

    Three area squads competed in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship recently in Orlando, Fla.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins excited with hiring of Mattingly (2/18)

    When the news broke last week that former Meade County defensive coordinator Tim Mattingly would be taking over the Central Hardin Bruins, the players were a little surprised.

    Mattingly, after all, was the architect behind the only defense to stymie the Bruins this past season.

  • Is your planter ready for spring?

    Last week, at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, John Deere released its new line of planters with its new ExactEmerge metering systems.

    Producers lined up for a chance to talk to Deere techs about the 48-row planter on display, while a sign hung above the planter that read, “Plants accurately at 10 mph.”