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Today's News

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters hires new development director

    Emily Saul has taken over as branch development director for the Hardin County branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Saul came to the position at the beginning of November after working in Chicago for the sales department of a cabinetry company.
    Saul had heard positive comments about the non-profit organization, and thought the local position was a perfect fit for her and her experience.

  • KSP investigate I-65 wreck

    Staff Report

  • City honors mayor at final meeting

    Staff Report

  • Deadline nears to switch party affiliation for primary

    Staff Report

  • TACK Santas show their hearts, provide meals for clients

    If Santa Claus represents the spirit of giving selflessly during the Christmas season, Santa drives a TACK bus.
    For the third year, employees of Transit Authority of Central Kentucky collected food items for clients they transport in their vehicles.
    The employees were not required to do this.
    TACK assistant director of transportation George LaFollette recalled how, in previous years, drivers were given calendars or pens for Christmas. They began to think it would be better to provide assistance to some of their clients.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin, Central Hardin, LaRue County and Meade County notch wins (12/22)

    Senior wing Kristin Shonkwiler hit three of her team’s eight 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and four assists as the host John Hardin Lady Bulldogs routed Henry County, 65-43, on Tuesday night in the Pinkham-Lincoln-Mercury Christmas Tournament.

    John Hardin (5-3) will play Pikeville (4-3) for the title at 2 p.m. today as both teams are 2-0 in the four-team round robin.

    Freshman wing Tajah Haley added 16 points, five steals and four assists Tuesday, while sophomore wing Ieshia Hopwood had 11 points and four assists.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin, Elizabethtown win; Central Hardin, North Hardin fall (12/22)

    John Hardin’s inside-outside attack was just too much for Logan County on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the Hardee’s Classic at Warren East.

    Senior forward Jeff Richard scored a team-high 23 points and junior guard Jeremy Harness hit four 3-pointers en route to 18 points as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten with a 79-63 win over the Cougars (6-1), who were off to their best start since 1997.

    Senior forward Blake Bonner added 16 points for John Hardin, while senior guard Malcolm Foster chipped in with 11 points.

  • Soccer community benefits from university success

    An important collegiate athletic event took place over several weekends late this fall. The University of Louisville men’s soccer team participated in the NCAA championship tournament. Unfortunately they lost the championship game by a score of 1-0 to the University of Akron.
    This sporting event was important to the athletic community of Kentucky for many reasons. First, all of central Kentucky benefits when a local university succeeds. It helps every student in our area to know about the successful events connected to University of Louisville.

  • Proffitt motivated by leading 'my Mayberry'

    Blake Proffitt loves the city of Vine Grove.
    He has spent most of his life there. It’s where he is raising his family. He calls Vine Grove “my Mayberry.’’
    Now, the 49-year-old, is charged with leading the city as it faces challenges that come with a growing population.
    “It is where I always wanted to raise my kids; it has always had a small town feel,’’ Proffitt said of Vine Grove. “You can get to places like Louisville and Nashville without too much trouble if that’s what you want from here.

  • Finding the perfect baby sitter

    Editor's Note: Who is Wednesday's Woman?
    She is a CEO, a minister, a mom, a grandmother, a volunteer.
    Someone's daughter, someone's friend. A somebody to someone.
    She has a story that's moving, or touching, or inspirational, or that just feels good. 
    She is special in some way, or in every way.
    We want to share the stories of the very special women in this community.