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Today's News

  • Mitch McVicker headlines Acoustic Cafe

    The Bridge Acoustic Café will welcome Mitch McVicker in concert at 7 p.m. Friday.

    McVicker was a guitarist in the Ragamuffin band, which performed with the late Rich Mullins. He also shared a Dove award with Mullins for writing the song “My Deliverer.” McVicker also was in the car wreck that killed Mullins, suffering many injuries resulting in a long recovery.

    Local musician Lyndsay Taylor will open the show. She recently released the CD “Who We Are While We Wait.”

  • Hardin County Playhouse holds 'Gypsy' auditions tonight and Tuesday

    The Hardin County Playhouse begins auditions for the musical “Gypsy” on Monday.

    “Gypsy” is a Stephen Sondheim musical following the life of famed striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her mother Rose, the picture of the ultimate stage mom.

    Noted songs “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You” are featured in the Broadway musical. The musical also was made into a film staring Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood.

  • Hardin County native's art takes on epic proportions

    Wrestling a grizzly bear might seem like an unusually dangerous undertaking for most.

    Wrestling one with laser beams shooting out of its eyes and a chainsaw and flame thrower duct-taped to its paws is epic.

    For Central Hardin High School graduate Tony Aros it’s also the subject of the first in his latest art series, epic portraits. The portraits depict subjects performing “over-the-top feats of strength.”

  • Reaching out and making an impact

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity for acknowledgment

    Xiaoyun Willoughby is a shining example that living a life that can impact others has no age barrier.

    She is 14.

    Xiaoyun has endured plenty in her young life with multiple surgeries for scoliosis. An orphan from China, she was adopted by Virgil and Cindy Willoughby of Elizabethtown.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs, No. 10 Lady Bruins each earn wins (03/30)

    Host John Hardin scored six runs in the final four innings to pull away for an 8-3 win over North Bullitt on Thursday.

    Senior Hannah Howard went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI, while junior Katlyn Geer went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and an RBI single. Junior Brooke Reed went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers rally by Bulldogs (03/30)

    Impatient and chasing nearly everything John Hardin starting pitcher Sam Brashear threw at them, the Elizabethtown Panthers struggled to get in any type of groove Thursday.

    Relying on his breaking ball, Brashear struck out five batters and John Hardin took a one-run lead after the first three innings. After tying the game in the bottom of the fourth, Elizabethtown finally got its bats going in the fifth.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Harrington, Central topple North (3/30)

    Drew Harrington giveth and Drew Harrington taketh away.

    The North Hardin Trojans scored a run off Harrington in the top of the first, but the Central Hardin junior atoned for it in the bottom half of the inning.

    With one out and runners on second and third, Harrington launched a three-run homer to left to spark the third-ranked Bruins to 6-2 victory over North Hardin in a 17th District game Thursday at Central Hardin.

  • Student arrested for distributing pills at school

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A 15-year-old Elizabethtown High School student was taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly distributed prescription pills to other students.

    Police responded at 8:50 a.m. to the high school in reference to drugs being found on a student, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. Multiple students reported the incident to staff members, who notified police.

    Police say the teen possessed oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine.

  • Police release sketch of man suspected of sexual abuse

    Elizabethtown police are searching for a man wanted on sexual abuse charges in connection to multiple incidents reported recently along East Dixie Avenue near the Interstate 65 overpass.

    Officers responded at 11 p.m. Wednesday where a woman described an encounter with a man in his mid-20s to early 30s. She was walking north when he approached her on foot. The two talked for a few minutes before he tried to grab and pull her toward him, she told police.

  • Students' use of technology in the classroom grows

    By Nannette Johnston

    Hardin County Schools students use technology every day in their classrooms. In fact, a lot of those students carry those technological skills home and use them to do research, homework or to play educational games. HCS students are making groundbreaking strides with technology. Some of them displayed their work at the second annual Hardin County Schools Technology Fair last month.