Today's News

  • Involved parents make stronger kids

    ISSUE: Parent involvement
    OUR VIEW: Parents need support

    Parental involvement is key to children’s success in school and extra-curricular activities. Formal research and anecdotal evidence both show that when mom or dad show interest, show support or just show their faces, kids and schools improve.

    Kentucky law recognizes the importance of parental involvement in schools, mandating that parents have representatives on site-based councils and tracking some parent involvement data on annual school report cards.

  • Petershas graduates from basic training

    PETERSHAS. Army Taylor J. Petershas graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

    Peters is the grandson of Opal Wright of Onaway, Mich., and son of Cindy Peters of Radcliff.

    He is a 2011 graduate of Onaway High School.

  • County’s largest cities defying national trends

    An annual report issued by the National League of Cities on fiscal conditions shows a large majority of U.S. cities continue to struggle with tax revenue shortfalls brought on by a desiccated property market, a lifeless economy and flat consumer spending.

  • Army soldiers welcomed home at Fort Knox

    The homemade signs and nervous energy of the crowd made it seem as if they were waiting for their favorite band to take the stage, but each of them was waiting to see someone much more important.

    Soldiers from the 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment returned to their families Sunday at Godman Army Airfield after a 13-month deployment to Iraq. A welcome home ceremony was held for them in the afternoon.

  • Via Colori winner drawn

    On Sept. 22, Debbie Smith was drawn as the winner of the 50” plasma television donated by Best Buy for the Advocacy & Support Center’s Via Colori.  

  • 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