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Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL/PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Knox falls to North before beating Bardstown (05/08)

    Freshman Bailey Blair struck out seven and threw a perfect game Monday as the North Hardin Trojans topped visiting 17th District rival Fort Knox, 15-0 in a game that was stopped in the second inning last week.

    Blair also helped herself out with a single, double and four RBIs. Sophomore Dalani Rainwater added a single, two runs and an RBI for North Hardin (7-13).

  • PREP BASEBALL: Tommy John surgery is a pitcher's best friend (05/08)

    When pitchers tore their ulnar collateral ligaments prior to 1974, they became former pitchers. But Dr. Frank Jobe changed that when he performed ligament-replacement surgery on former Major League pitcher Tommy John.

    Now, pitchers are back on the mound within a year of having the surgery. Some come back stronger, some struggle. According to a Sporting News study, more than 150 current Major League players have had the operation.

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's Johnson returns to mound after having Tommy John surgery (05/08)

    Baseball is just a game to some high school student-athletes. To others, it is a way of life.

    For Jesse Johnson, it is something he can’t live without.

    If it wasn’t, why would Johnson go through the pain – physically and emotionally – to get back on the baseball field for his senior season at LaRue County?

    “It’s been a great feeling to be back,” Johnson said. “I wish words could explain it. I love baseball and I didn’t want to go through another year like last year.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Blair, Trojans blank Lady Bulldogs (05/08)

    In the eyes of veteran coach Donnie Baker, North Hardin freshman pitcher Bailey Blair grew up a little more Monday afternoon.

    Blair dominated the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs as she took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before settling for a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts to lead the Trojans to a 5-0 win.

  • PREP TRACK: Austin, Knox shooting for region title (05/08)

    Kiara Austin remembers the pain she experienced last season, when nagging heel and ankle injuries prevented her from successfully defending two state titles she won in 2010.

    After taking the 100-meter hurdles and triple jump and making the medal podium in two other events as a sophomore, Austin had a forgettable day last season in the Class 1-A state meet at the University of Louisville.

    She finished second in the triple jump, but slipped to 17th in the high jump and 20th in the long jump.

  • Burke deliberations begin

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For The News-Enterprise
    FORT CAMPBELL — After calling just one witness, defense attorneys for Brent Burke, accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in Rineyville in 2007, rested their case Monday morning.

    The case is being tried at Fort Campbell where Burke was stationed at the time of the shooting deaths.

    William Carter, private defense attorney, called to the stand a Kentucky State Police detective who interviewed the Burke children three times about the homicides.

  • Injury in Radcliff wreck
  • Bloat problems continue

  • LaRue County constable arrested

    Kentucky State Police troopers arrested a LaRue County constable Monday after the man attempted to flee from them, KSP spokesman Trooper Norman Chaffins said.

    Troopers went to the Hodgenville home of  Jeffrey W. Metcalf, 40, around 1 p.m. Monday with a Hardin County arrest warrant charging Metcalf with theft by deception related to bad checks.

    Meltcalf's girlfriend met troopers at the door. 

  • PREP SOFTBALL: McGuffin, Central Hardin top LaRue (05/08)

    Kelsey McGuffin put Central Hardin on Cloud Nine on Friday night as her two-run home run lifted the Lady Bruins past top-ranked and defending state tournament champion Allen County-Scottsville.

    A two-day hiatus did little to slow down the freshman shortstop at home Monday as she launched another two-run homer into the clouds as the 14th-ranked Lady Bruins completed a regular-season sweep of the LaRue County Lady Hawks, 8-1.

    Following the game, Central Hardin coach Jamie Goodman was asked if the hottest-hitting young player in the state was in his dugout.