Today's News

  • Life or something like it: Student bloopers

    Over the course of teaching freshman writing for 21½ years, I’ve read thousands and thousands of essays.

    Some delighted and surprised me (criteria one of my colleagues requires of an “A” paper). The vast majority of them were uninspiring, written hurriedly and with little attention to detail, penned just to satisfy the requirements of the assignment.

  • Husband arrested in 2002 murder


    On the day that her former son-in-law was indicted for the murder of her daughter, Bonnie Dickerson spent time visiting her daughter’s grave in Cincinnati.

    “I took up her cause to get her justice,’’ Dickerson said. “I’m her mother.’’

  • German restaurant relocates, grows

    A local restaurant owner is betting on schnitzel.

    Demolition crews will take apart Caroline’s Schnitzel Barn in Vine Grove in the coming months to make way for the extension of Ky. 313. Owner Caroline Moses has gathered all her resources to reinvest in a 7,000-square-foot restaurant and reception room. Caroline’s Alpine Haus is expected to open in April.

    The land and construction of the new restaurant, rising near the corner of U.S. 31W and Battle Training Road, will cost about $1.2 million.

  • Expanded alcohol sales push begins

    What started as a whisper has become a clarion call.

    The push for expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County officially started with a new group called Yes for Economic Success (Y.E.S.) leading the charge.

    The group is the collaborative result of local economic development organizations and residents who feel expanded alcohol sales are needed to capitalize on economic opportunities and keep money in the county.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North falls to Campbellsville in double-overtime (02/09)

    The city of Campbellsville hasn’t been all that friendly to the North Hardin Trojans this season.

    Visiting North Hardin lost its fourth game in the city Tuesday night, as it fell to 5th Region rival Campbellsville, 74-71 in double-overtime.

    Senior guard Trevino Coney paced the Trojans (15-9) with 29 points, nine rebounds and two assists, while senior forward Chris Sterusky posted a double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPINION: UK gets much-needed win over Tennessee (02/09)

    LEXINGTON — Nothing cures a team’s ills like winning.

    After dropping back-to-back games for the first time during the John Calipari era, the Kentucky Wildcats got back on track Tuesday night, dumping archrival Tennessee, 73-61 in a pivotal Southeastern Conference game in front of a raucous Rupp Arena crowd.

    This was a much-needed victory for the Wildcats and it was a dagger in the heart of Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, who returned to the bench after serving an eight-game suspension by the SEC for NCAA violations.

  • 117-lot development coming to Vine Grove

    A unanimous vote Tuesday by Hardin Fiscal Court clears a hurdle for a 130-acre housing development in Vine Grove.

    The city plans to annex the Pug Hargan farm and provide sewage for the development, which is expected to include 117 building lots.

    Action was required by Fiscal Court because county government designated unincorporated areas as wastewater service areas for the two water districts.

  • Leitchfield announces 115 jobs

    New manufacturing jobs are coming to Grayson County, which has the region’s highest unemployment rate.

    The expansion of Plastikon, a plastic mold injection business tied to the automotive industry, was announced Monday at the Leitchfield City Council meeting. The manufacturer is expected to add 115 jobs by August or September.

  • Local school districts ready for college and career challenge

    The pledge that students are most likely familiar with is the one that involves crossing a hand over the heart in front of the American flag, but educators have been concerning themselves with an entirely different sort of pledge since Friday.

    A pledge to improve the college and career readiness of public school students has been sent to all Kentucky districts by the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools districts likely will bring the pledge to their school boards to approve this month or next.

  • Women With A Purpose offers "royal" help

    A special group of women have been lending their hands to help the community, leaving behind a purple wake of good deeds.

    Purple is the signature color of Women With A Purpose, a group whose mission statement describes them as "a group of dynamic Christian women" whose puprose is to be a positive influence. The group seeks to provide cultural acitvities and civic and social entertainment to the Hardin County community.