Today's News

  • BOYS' 10TH DISTRICT SOCCER TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Parity reigns supreme (10/10)

    This week’s Boys’ 10th District Soccer Tournament at Central Hardin is a lot like the Kentucky Lottery – somebody’s gonna win, might as well be you.

    But who is that you?

  • Jim Routt, grill master and Carpenter for Christ

    Jim Routt of Sonora worked construction for 35 years. When he retired at 65, he stopped building frames and began building fires for barbecue.

    Along with his barbecue business, Bucksnort Barbeque, he also volunteers with Carpenters for Christ.

    Routt, 68, has lived in Hardin County most of his life. He lived outside the county for 10 years when he served in the U.S. Navy and worked for a telephone company in Florida. In 1969, he moved back to Hardin County and started to work in the construction business.

  • The Art of Performance: Preparations, breathing exercises fight test-taking anxiety

    Virtually everyone has some type of emotional reaction concerning taking tests. Tests are important. They produce a record of knowledge. They provide an entrance to a new program or confirm to the world you have the knowledge to be licensed in your professional field. The higher the stakes of the test, usually the higher the test anxiety.

  • KSP to participate in Take Back Day

    Kentucky State Police will collect prescription medication Oct. 29 at posts across the state as part of the national Take Back Day.

    The initiative is an annual collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Agency and law enforcement agencies across the country. The effort's aim is to "remove controlled substances from home medicine cabinets," according to a KSP news release.

  • Photo: Pretty Piper, pumpkin painter
  • GIRLS' 10TH DISTRICT SOCCER TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS: North Hardin 2, Meade County 0 (10/10)

    North Hardin showed free can still be valuable in the Girls’ 10th District Soccer Tournament’s first quarterfinal Sunday at John Hardin.

    The fifth-seeded Lady Trojans cashed in on a pair of free kicks to upset the fourth-seeded Meade County Lady Waves, 2-0.

    “We’ve been concentrating on corner kicks and other set pieces and it finally paid off. It’s just that it took all year,” said North Hardin coach Hayley Yourous.


    Hannah Howard is dangerous close to the goal. Macy Higdon is effective far from it.

    Together, the John Hardin senior duo was too much Sunday for the sixth-seeded Fort Knox Lady Eagles as one of the two was involved in each of their team’s six goals as the third-seeded and tournament host Lady Bulldogs recorded a 6-0 shutout in the Girls’ 10th District Soccer Tournament’s second quarterfinal.

  • Senior Life: Medicare Prescription Drug Program changes for upcoming coverage

    Every year, open enrollment for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D) offers interesting changes and benefits for eligible senior citizens. This year is no different. Not only is the enrollment time frame changing, but there are changes occurring with drug discounts and the now familiar, but dreaded, “donut hole.”

    The changing time frame is one of the biggest adjustments. For the first time since its implementation, the enrollment period starts and ends earlier. Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Coverage begins Jan. 1.

  • Second Saturday celebrates Halloween

    Downtown parking lots received a Halloween-themed makeover this weekend.

    Parking meters in Elizabethtown were decked out both ghoulishly and playfully Saturday evening as part of the monthly Second Saturdays. The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting different events downtown on the second Saturdays of the month. To celebrate October, community members were invited to decorate the parking meters throughout downtown in costumes, as well as paint pumpkins, grab some popcorn and check out the shops, which stayed open late.

  • After multiple heart attacks, Brian Davis faces his trials with faith, humor

    At age 32, Brian Davis experienced a heart attack.

    In the years since, he’s had 16 more plus two pin strokes, 22 heart catheterizations, eight angioplasties, six stint placements and three open heart surgeries. His first surgery was a seven-vessel bypass with complications.

    He is 45 now, living in Hodgenville and a single father of five with his youngest three children still at home.