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Today's News

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: E'town takes fifth place in Central tourney (12/23)

    Sophomore Nic McDonald scored 14 points and sophomore Bryce Byrd added 12 as the Elizabethtown Panthers finished fifth in the Bluegrass Cellular Holiday HoopFest with a 62-50 win over Erlanger St. Henry on Thursday at Central Hardin.

    Senior Jansen Flood added 10 points, and sophomore Ja’Von Cotton had nine. Senior Todd Lucas scored six and sophomore Dominique Harding had five.

    Elizabethtown (5-3) led 28-19 at the half and 40-35 going to the fourth.

    ELIZABETHTOWN 62, ERLANGER ST. HENRY 50

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Grayson County tops Central Hardin in HoopFest final (12/23)

    After they lost to the Central Hardin Bruins in the teams’ first meeting this season, Thursday night was the Grayson County Cougars’ turn to be the teacher.

    And the host Bruins failed the Cougars’ English lesson.

    Senior forward Ollie Roberts, a foreign exchange student from Southampton, England, had 18 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in just 20 minutes as turnover-prone Grayson County stormed past the cold-shooting Bruins, 57-42 in the championship game of the eight-team Bluegrass Cellular Holiday HoopFest.

  • Photo: Warm Blessings hosts Christmas dinner
  • Don’t let gift returns ruin holiday cheer

    The holiday returns season is just getting started.

    More than a third of shoppers are expected to return gifts this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation, and there are several ways to make the process as painless as possible.

    The best way to make returning an item easy is to have a receipt ready to hand back along with the sweater that didn’t quite fit.

  • More 3/1 soldiers return
  • White Christmas is unpredictable for area

    It is expected to be too warm for a white Christmas this year.

    A white Christmas in Hardin County is a rare sight, although there have been some flurries the last two years here. The area has seen flakes fly on Christmas twice during the past five years, with flurries in 2009 and 0.02 inches last year.

    Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox Weather Station, gets many questions from people who know his line of work about whether there will be snow on Christmas and whether to expect much snow during the winter.

  • Tips for holiday travelers to stay safe on roadways

    The number of holiday travelers is up, which means the need for safe traveling is increasing this season.

    The American Automobile Association expects an increase in the number of Americans who will be traveling for the holidays this year, according to a news release from the organization. The 91.9 million who will be traveling 50 miles or more can take several steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their possessions.

  • Memorial for Vine Grove man is next Thursday

    David Daniel Pandy III started attending church in September and had completed the first year of an associate’s degree program.

    “He was starting to get his life back together,” said Deshana Pandy, his sister.

    Monday, the 35-year-old Vine Grove man died in a four-car crash on U.S. 31W, one mile south of Muldraugh in Meade County.

  • Donations bring Christmas to military families

    Area donations are helping military families have a more bountiful Christmas this year.

    Rae Darefsky of Fort Knox clasped a hand over her chest as she viewed the stack of presents meant for her three children and talked about how much they’ll enjoy the gifts when unwrapping them on Christmas day.

    “I need a bigger tree,” she said.

    A Louisville-based corporation gave USA Cares $3,100 worth of Christmas toys to give to three Kentucky military families. The toys were delivered this week.

  • This Digital Life: A few good stops for your next surf

    Sometimes there’s just too much goodness to focus on one topic. So for December’s column, I’m providing a grab bag of items I hope you find interesting.

    Follow me. I’ve mentioned this before, but it warrants a few more words. If you have not yet checked out Google+, you really should. Yes, it’s another social media platform, and I know, you’re already wasting too much time on Facebook. But Google’s approach appeals to me. The best way I can describe it is “Facebook for grown-ups.”