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Today's News

  • County could earn Bucks for Bright Ideas

    While most everyone thinks they should get paid for their good ideas, Hardin County residents have a rare opportunity to make that happen this spring.

    The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications for this year’s Bucks for Bright Ideas competition. The center, which has a branch in Hardin County, is taking ideas for potential products or services from residents in 26 counties. Applications will be accepted through April 18.

  • Buddhist monk returning to speak at ECTC

    A popular visitor to the local community college is making a return visit this week.

    The Venerable Tsering Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk from Bir, India who visited Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is returning to speak to students and the community about the Dalai Lama.

    Phuntsok will be at ECTC at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 112 of the Administration Building. His talk is called “The Dalai Lama: His Life and Teachings.”

  • Senior Life: The oxygen mask theory

    If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’ve heard the flight attendants go over important instructions prior to take off: Emergency exits are located on the right and left, seat cushions may be used as floatation devices and in the event air pressure drops in the cabin, put the oxygen mask on yourself before others.

    Caregiving is much like those instructions. They may sound simple, or silly, but knowing what to do in case of an emergency may help save your life. For this column’s purposes, these instructions may save your sanity and energy.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: North has to keep up tempo (02/27)

    Coach Chris Corder hopes the North Hardin Lady Trojans can keep their relentless pressure defense going all game.

    They have to control the tempo in the Girls’ 5th Region Tournament’s opening game.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: John Hardin to face former coach (2/27)

    There will be a sense a familiarity when the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament starts this week.

    Never is that more evident than the first round matchup between the John Hardin Bulldogs and the Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles. Current John Hardin coach Mark Wells was an assistant for Artie Braden, who started the Bulldogs’ program and led them to their only region title in 2006.

  • 3RD REGION TOURNAMENTS: Green Wave open with Butler; Lady Waves draw Muhlenberg (2/27)

    Jerry Garris was happy to see his Meade County Green Wave’s quarterfinal opponent for the Boys’ 3rd Region Basketball Tournament: Butler County.

    The Bears (11-19) and the Owensboro Apollo Eagles (14-14) are the only two teams with non-winning records in the eight-team field at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

    That’s the good news. The bad news: If the Green Wave advance, they could meet the ninth-ranked Ohio County Eagles in Friday’s semifinals.

  • March of Dimes: West family has twice the stories as ambassadors

    At 24 weeks pregnant and already two centimeters dilated, Serena West was put on bedrest until she delivered her daughter. Doctors and nurses began to fill her in on what she could expect for the rest of her pregnancy, however long that would be. She was given a rule — don’t search for information about premature babies on the Internet because it would just scare her, she said. But she didn’t listen.

    “The first thing I did was start Googling,” she said, chuckling.

  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake rolls toward goal

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake knocked down all 10 pins this weekend.

    The fundraiser for Big Brothers  Big Sisters was off to a good start as Emily Reder, branch development director for BBBS of Kentuckiana, estimated the group would end Saturday with more than $10,000.

    The Saturday morning bowl was full, and the afternoon saw the first-ever Big/Little Bowl, which raised more than $2,000.

    “We’ve had more Bigs bowl this year than ever before,” Reder said.

  • Star of 'Little People, Big World' coming for April program

    Money raised by an event geared toward women will go back to help them, too.

    SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter is hosting its first G.R.A.C.E conference, which stands for Get Real And Create Excellence, this spring. It offers women several workshops and an opportunity to hear from Amy Roloff, the star of “Little People, Big World,” Sheila Ray Charles, daughter of Ray Charles, and Christian comedians The Spa Girls.

  • Priceless: Hurray for United Way

    ISSUE: United Way success
    OUR VIEW: Plenty of praise to share

    History has been made in the Heartland. Congratulations to United Way of Central Kentucky not only for meeting its $1,025,000 goal, but surpassing the mark to collect a record-breaking $1,031,236.

    Despite tough economic times, despite naysayers who felt the goal was too high and despite economic issues impacting  some workplaces, United Way and this community gave with their hearts and heads to help meet a financial goal and a human services goal.