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Today's News

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: Cold shooting does in John Hardin (3/18)

    LEXINGTON — John Hardin’s offense carried the Bulldogs to the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen, but it ultimately is what doomed them once they reached Rupp Arena.

    No matter who shot the ball or how close, the Bulldogs struggled to knock down shots Friday night in the state quarterfinals and the Scott County Cardinals made them pay. The Cardinals pulled away in the final 12 minutes for a 61-40 victory.

  • Faces and Places: Scenes from the Sweet Sixteen

    John Hardin High School boys’ basketball team made its second trip in school history to the PNC/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen. The Bulldogs opened tournament play Thursday night against Johnson Central chalking up a win and fell prey to Scott County on Friday night. Included are scenes from Rupp Arena where the tournament was held.

  • Focus on finance: Paying off a mortgage

    By Frank Anderson

    Question: If we are able to, should we pay off our mortgage?
    Answer: The subject of this column is one that comes up as soon as a family has the resources to pay off their mortgage.
    Everyone hates the burden of a big mortgage payment each month and would like to remove it, but how and when does it make economic sense?

  • ‘Bridging the gap’ breakfast to focus on at-risk students

    Community leaders are looking for ways to keep Hardin County youth out of the courtroom.

    They are inviting community members to participate in the conversation at the Radcliff-North Hardin Ministerial Association breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    The breakfast is themed “Bridging the Gap” and is focused on finding ways to help all students achieve their potential.

  • Photos: Flipping for flapjacks
  • Hardin County's Most Wanted

    Kentucky State Police seek help tracking two suspects wanted in connection to a burglary at a Radcliff school.

    On Sept. 7, an unidentified man and an out-of-state woman walked into North Hardin Christian School and took credit cards from a purse in an unoccupied classroom. According to a KSP news release, the burglary occurred at 12:38 p.m.

    Although the suspects were able to circumvent the school's security, police recovered surveillance footage of the suspects and the vehicle they were operating.

  • Teacher recognized for devotion to history

    A local retired teacher is being honored at local and state levels of the Daughters of the American Revolution for her community service and dedication to preserving and promoting local history.

    Carolyn Wimp of Cecilia is not a member of DAR.

    “Maybe someday if I have time,” she said with a laugh.

  • EPD swears in two new officers

    Mayor Tim Walker swore in two new officers Friday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department.
    Officers Daniel Powell, 40, and Rob Cote, 22, were hired Oct. 3 and two weeks later began Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 18-week academy in Richmond. They are the first of six officers hired since Chief Tracy Schiller took over leadership at the department last summer.

  • March Student Editor: April Winebarger

    April Winebarger is this month's student editor.

    April is a 17-year-old senior at Elizabethtown High School. She is involved with her school's academic team, SADD club, Beta Club, Tae Kwon Do and Y-Club.

    She enjoys reading and volunteers at school and church.

    April joined Rising Voices "because it rocks," and hopes to learn more about writing and the journalism experience.

    April plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

  • Point/Counterpoint Facebook is the Worst

    By Autumn Sandlin

    With 110 million users in the United States alone, Facebook is one of the biggest social networking sites out there right now. Teens have found solace in the site with their status updates, pictures and easy access with friends.

    Something about Facebook really just rubs me the wrong way, though. Having deleted my profile back in October, I can’t convince myself to go back.