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Today's News

  • First Financial Service Corp. records $12.2 million loss

    First Financial Service Corp., parent holding company of First Federal Savings Bank, has recorded a second-quarter net loss of $12.2 million, which equates to a loss of $2.57 per share of the company’s stock.

    Bank officials said First Federal removed a number of nonperforming assets from its books, primarily problematic high-end residential loans that have stalled and lost value related to national real estate trends.

  • Land acquired in Cecilia for new elementary

    A 600-student elementary school will be constructed on 38.54 acres off Ky. 86 in Cecilia that now serves as a soybean field.

    A purchase option, which the board approved Thursday night and is contingent on approval from the Kentucky Department of Education, is the first step in replacing Howevalley Elementary School, which has served the area for nearly eight decades.

    “This is another project that’s been a long time coming and it’s much needed,” Board Chairwoman Kay Sharon said.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: Central field loaded again (08/19)

    When other girls’ golf tournaments started popping up the same weekend as his long-running Lady Bruin Invitational, Central Hardin coach Chris Adams wondered if this year’s annual event Saturday at Fort Knox’s par-73 Lindsey Golf Course would have the same appeal as its proud past.

    Um, yeah.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Pressure on Todd key for Knox (08/19)

    Since getting an up-close view of Kyle Todd two seasons ago when he was a Louisville Male assistant, Shawn Thompson has been thoroughly impressed by what he’s seen from the Elizabethtown senior quarterback.

    Todd threw for 281 yards and led the Panthers to two touchdowns in their first two possessions, but Male turned up the heat on Todd and rolled to a victory in the 2009 season opener.

    Just like in that game, Thompson said the key is getting pressure on Todd and not letting him stand in the pocket for long.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Thursday's results (08/19)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    THURSDAY’S MATCHES

    BARDSTOWN 180, JOHN HARDIN 182,

    GREENCOUNTY194

    BARDSTOWN — Results from Thursday’s match at Bardstown Country Club’s Woodlawn Course:

    John Hardin

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: No. 10 Louisville Male tops Central; Trinity shuts out John Hardin (08/19)

    The 10th-ranked Louisville Male Bulldogs scored twice in the first 40 minutes and tucked away another goal after halftime as they beat No. 18 Central Hardin, 3-0 on Thursday night in the Fayette County iHigh Soccer Frenzy at Lexington Lafayette.

    The Bruins (1-1) were outshot 17-6 as senior Kyle Weiner made 12 saves.

    UP NEXT: No. 18Central Hardin plays No. 5 Lexington Paul Dunbar at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Fayette County iHigh Soccer Frenzy at Lafayette.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: No. 8 Henry Clay tops No. 20 Central Hardin (08/19)

    Eighth-ranked Lexington Henry Clay rolled to its fourth straight win as the Lady Devils beat No. 20 Central Hardin, 25-12, 25-17 on Thursday.

    Junior Afton Conner paced the Lady Bruins (6-2) with five kills and six digs, while junior Sydney Hall had five kills.

    Junior Abbey Sorrells chipped in with six assists, and senior Nicole Lanford had two kills.

    UP NEXT: No. 20Central Hardin hosts John Hardin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Let there be football

    The issue: NFL is back
    Our view: At what price?

    After many months of battle between millionaires and billionaires, the NFL is back on track for the 2011 season.

  • Plane crash survivors remain hospitalized

    Three members of a LaRue County family involved in a Monday afternoon plane crash remain hospitalized in Louisville.

    Pilot Joshua Marksbury, 31, his wife, Jamie, 32, and their son, Jacob, 4, were injured when the single-engine plane crashed shortly after take-off next to  Abraham Lincoln Elementary School on U.S. 31E.

    Jimmy Shaw, brother of Jamie Marksbury, said Thursday afternoon all three family members remain in Louisville hospitals. He said he preferred not to discuss specific injuries.

  • Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.