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Today's News

  • A sweet day for Morningside Elementary

    Barbara Rowland discovered an effective way to teach math and reading to her students — just add chocolate.

    Rowland’s fifth-grade class at Morningside Elementary School has studied chocolate for the end of school year, a tradition that dates back 20 years. This year marked a first when Rowland and students prepared chocolate in class.

    The tradition began as a chocolate day, which originally was a chance for a sweet treat at  year’s end, Rowland said.

  • Columnist's saga is crunchy and creamy

    The Peanut Butter Saga.

    That’s what my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, named a recent and ongoing experience at our home.

  • Review: Let darkness fall on 'Shadows'

    “Dark Shadows”
    Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking.
    Runtime:113 minutes
    Release date: May 11
    Rating: Not good.

    First reactions to “Dark Shadows” might be the same question you ask any time Tim Burton and Johnny Depp get together for a film: “Are these guys nuts?”

  • First Federal announces sale of Louisville branches

    The sale of four Jefferson County branches will help First Federal Savings Bank’s parent company meet financial assurances required by its consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the corporate president said.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity for the Elizabethtown-based bank, which has failed to record an annual profit since 2008.

  • Court martial conviction offers degree of closure

    ISSUE: Burke found guilty in court martial
    OUR VIEW: Justice and closure provided 

     The lifeless bodies of Tracy Burke and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, were discovered by law enforcement officers inside Comer’s Rineyville home in September 2007. An investigation revealed the women had been shot to death inside Comer’s  home near Rineyville while Burke’s young sons, just 4 and 9 year olds at the time, hid inside a bedroom closet after witnessing the grizzly scene.

  • Hodgenville moves closer to restaurant tax

    Persistence has paid off for members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board.

    Since February, the group has pressured Hodgenville City Council to enact a restaurant tax to provide money for the park. Until Monday’s meeting, support was minimal at best.

    In a 4-2 vote, the council voted to proceed with an ordinance enacting a 2 percent tax on prepared food within city limits.

  • Dawley Park target of vandalism

    Radcliff Police Department is investigating two acts of vandalism at Dawley Park, which Mayor J.J. Duvall said resulted in roughly $5,000 worth of damage.

    Seven windows were shattered May 4 and glass was broken out of a screen door at a home on park property, said RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate. Duvall said the door also was pried open.

    Local athletic associations use the home as a makeshift clubhouse for meetings and to arrange signups, Duvall said. The park is fronted by Rogersville and Shelton roads.

  • New law advances unified government conversation locally

    By Ken Howard

    If someone asked you "What is the third largest community in Kentucky" what would you think?

    Louisville Metro is first. Lexington/Fayette Urban County is second. But who is third?

    When Hardin County residents are asked this question the common answers are Covington-Kenton County or Bowling Green-Warren County or Owensboro-Daviess County.

    The correct answer is us, Hardin County.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin tops Bethlehem, 5-3 (05/17)

    Sophomore Dale Gumm’s solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning helped John Hardin snap a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over 5th Region foe Bardstown Bethlehem on Wednesday.

    Gumm’s homer gave the Bulldogs (20-14) a 5-0 lead over the Eagles (14-19), who scored three runs in the sixth. Senior Brandon Arel added a double, triple and two RBIs for John Hardin, while freshman Dakoda Rothermel had a double.

  • PREP TRACK: Area continues to produce elite athletes in the hurdles (05/17)

    Having coached hurdles since his rookie season under former North Hardin coach Rudy McKinney, James Webb knows just how much of an impact a hurdler can have on a team.

    An elite hurdler can score a lot of points for a team, often times picking up the slack when other events don’t go as planned.