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Today's News

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bruins' Squires, Kinney sink Eagles (1/15)

    A little pep talk before Friday night’s 17th District road game spurred Central Hardin’s Troy Squires out of a new year shooting slump.

    Bruins’ assistant coach Chan Walsh planted the right idea in his head.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin routs Knox (1/15)

    First-year coach Central Hardin Lady Bruins coach Demond Thomas hadn’t been happy with his team’s defense to start the month. 

    Where was the hustle? Where was the energy? Where was the doggedness?

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: LaRue County 88, Hart County 65 (1/14)

    MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County bounced back from one of its worst offensive performances of the season with one of its bests Friday at Hart County.

    Junior guard Kelton Ford led three Hawks in double figures as LaRue County locked up the top seed for next month’s 18th District Tournament with an 88-65 pounding of the Raiders.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: Elizabethtown 59, North Hardin 49 (1/14)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers started strong and finished in the same manner.

    The result was a 59-49 victory over the North Hardin Lady Trojans in a 17th District game Friday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

    The Lady Panthers raced out to a 27-7 lead after the first quarter. North Hardin cut the lead to seven in the fourth quarter, but Elizabethtown closed the game with an 11-8 run to seal the win. The Lady Panthers made 9-of-10 free throws in the final 2 minutes.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: John Hardin 61, North Hardin 51 (1/14)

    Senior guard Jeremy Harness and the John Hardin Bulldogs are starting to get in sync.

    Harness scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Bulldogs to their fifth consecutive victory – a 61-51 win over the North Hardin Trojans in a 17th District game Friday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

    Harness, who has missed two games because of football, made 9-of-12 shots from the field, including going 5-for-7 from behind the 3-point line. He entered the game shooting 29.7 percent from the field and 26.1 percent from 3-point range.

  • Local students succeed in KYA elections

    Several Hardin County students will lead the next Kentucky Youth Assembly conferences.

    Four students have been named to the executive committees of the KYA, a YMCA-sponsored mock legislative event that allows students to learn about the democratic process first-hand.

  • New comic focuses on school antics

    He's known as Big Nate but actually he's a little guy. As comic strip fans will come to realize, his name has more to do with his attitude and his impact on a tight circle of friends.

    On the funny pages, Big Nate is perpetually an 11-year-old sixth-grader trying to avoid detention, who hopes to become a cartoonist. In real life, this creation of artist Lincoln Peirce has been published for 20 years before recently becoming an overnight success.

  • Teen MOPS group offers support

    Madge Hearne had always been a big supporter of Mothers of Preschoolers. During her second time attending a MOPS program, she began to realize the need for a Teen MOPS chapter in Hardin County.

    “My oldest son was a student at Central Hardin High School and the summer before his senior year, a friend of his had a baby,” she said.

  • Ex-teacher due back in court Feb. 3

    Two days after a Hardin County prosecutor filed a motion to dismiss Steven Gray’s sexual abuse charges, another former teacher was under arrest by Kentucky State Police, charged with having sexual relations with a student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown, was fired from LaRue County High School on Oct. 24 after KSP began investigating allegations the English teacher was having sexual contact with male students.

    All alleged victims in both cases were older than 16 years of age.

  • Vote on unification bill may be looming

    A House bill filed to clear up vague language in the state’s unification law could reach the floor for a vote this week.

    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, is one of the sponsors of House Bill 190 and said the proposed legislation is positioned for a potential vote by Wednesday.