Today's News

  • 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.

  • PREP TENNIS: Skaggs, others look to fare better this year at State (5/17

    There’s going to be a more comfortable, more prepared and more confident Tad Skaggs at this year’s KHSAA Boys’ State Tennis Tournament.

    Now that he’s making his second straight trip, the Central Hardin junior singles player has a more focused approach for his preparation. Those first-year jitters have dissipated.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town's Fiepke signs with Belmont (5/17)

    AnnLauren Fiepke wanted to delay her college decision as long as possible.

    The Elizabethtown senior admits she still has a soft spot in her heart for home and isn’t ready to leave just yet.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Covington named new Central coach (5/17)

    Kristina Covington realized where she wanted to spend her coaching career when she became a girls’ assistant at Central Hardin last year. Central Hardin’s administration made Covington’s dream come to fruition Wednesday.

    Central Hardin hired Covington as its girls’ basketball coach Tuesday and it became official when the school’s site-based council approved the hiring Wednesday. Demond Thomas resigned following this season after one year on the job.

  • May's student editor

    Autumn Sandlin is this month's student editor.

    Autumn is a 18-year-old 2012 graduate of Elizabethtown High School.

    She enjoys going to concerts, hanging out with her best friend, writing and everything about Nashville. Her future goals are to be a journalist, English teacher, elementary school teacher or author.

    Autumn joined Rising Voices to gain journalistic experience and improve her writing skills and share her writing with others.