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Today's News

  • Outing introduces innovative career-focused school

    GEORGETOWN — A collection of more than two-dozen community and business leaders took an educational field trip Thursday to explore one of Kentucky’s more innovative schools.

    Elkhorn Crossing School near Georgetown offers technical and vocational training to more than 600 teenagers in an environment known for high expectations. Arranged by Hardin County Schools and the North Central Education Foundation, the trip sought to collect more insight and involvement in developing a similar program locally.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade County rallies by Central Hardin (05/04)

    As they try to rally for a solid finish to the regular season, Ashley Nikolao and the visiting Meade County Lady Waves needed to rally Thursday for a big win over the 14th-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins.

    Nikolao homered twice and reached base all four times as the sophomore shortstop helped the Lady Waves come back from a pair of one-run deficits to down the Lady Bruins, 8-3.

    After hanging around the .500 mark for most of the season, the formerly ranked Lady Waves (13-10) have won two straight and 5-of-6.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Trojans top Knox; Lady Hawks win (05/04)

    North Hardin junior Jordan Sanchez hit two doubles and drove in four runs to lead the homestanding Trojans to a 12-0 five-inning win over 17th District foe Fort Knox on Thursday.

    Freshman Javier Echevarria went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while senior Brady Patterson was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and three stolen bases. Sophomore Graham Mathews finished with two singles, two runs and an RBI for North Hardin (16-11 overall, 3-5 district).

    Sophomore Sy Ogden (2-1) struck out four and gave up one hit in three innings.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town's Fiepke ready to snap region streak (05/04)

    AnnLauren Fiepke will try to finally shed her string of 5th Region Tennis Tournament runner-up finishes.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins thump Bulldogs, win 25th straight district game (05/04)

    A knockout punch can end all contests decisively. Just ask the John Hardin Bulldogs.

    The Bulldogs kept hanging around Thursday night, even taking a two-run lead in the top of the third. They appeared to have the Central Hardin Bruins on the ropes again in the sixth, but failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity.

    The Bruins didn’t make the same mistake.

    Central Hardin landed a haymaker in the bottom half of the sixth, exploding for nine runs to roll to a 16-7 victory over the visiting Bulldogs to run its 17th District winning streak to 25.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Boley bombs E'town past North (05/04)

    With one swing of her bat Thursday evening, Elizabethtown eighth-grader Erin Boley helped the visiting Lady Panthers end a long losing streak to 17th District rival North Hardin.

    Leading off the fifth, Boley crushed a high-and-tight fastball from North Hardin freshman Bailey Blair over the left field fence to spark Elizabethtown to a 5-2 win.

    “I love the inside and chest-high pitch. That’s my favorite pitch,” Boley said. “As soon as it came off the bat, I knew it was gone because I hit it really hard. It was awesome.”

  • FACES & PLACES: Wild Game Buffet
  • County fair pageants registration is May 29

    Hardin County Fair Pageants registrationis from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 29, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    Contestants must reside in Hardin County and will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate at time of registration. Pageants are July 9-14 during the fair.

    For information, call  Miss, ages 16-21, Linda Thomas, 735-6054; Miss Teen, ages 13-15, Michelle Tonietti-Goodman, 369-6194; Miss Pre-Teen, ages 8-12, Carol Jaggers, 369-6098; and Little Miss and Mister, ages 5-7, Alane Preston, 735-6429.

  • Howell graduates from basic training

    HOWELL. Army Pvt. Gilberto E. Howell has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. A 2009 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, he is the son of Sandy and Gilberto Howell Sr. of Radcliff.

  • Valle receives Academic Excellence Award