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Today's News

  • JROTC cadets compete in invitational

    North Hardin High School was littered with the sounds of JROTC cadets on Saturday morning.

    The halls were full as units lined up ready for their turn in a competition that continues to grow, attracting teams from numerous states.

    North Hardin, John Hardin High School and North Park Elementary School played host to the annual Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Paul C. Gray JROTC Invitational, now named after a former JROTC teacher at North Hardin, on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Ag commissioner talks farm safety at Dixie Fire School

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer spoke Friday of the need to infuse youth into the farming industry because the average age of a farmer is increasing with time.

    “It’s a dangerous occupation, but it’s the most vital,” Comer told a small group gathered at the Regional Postsecondary Education Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Children need education on prescription drugs

    ISSUE: Keep Kentucky Kids Safe
    OUR VIEW: Message to children needed earlier, more often

    Somewhere, a teenage girl is fretting over her body image and the upcoming ACTs. She’s thinking about how, for her friend, ADHD medication not only kills an appetite but improves focus.

    Somewhere else, an aching student athlete is wondering about the powerful pain medication a relative took after a back injury.

  • Championship depends solely on victories

    Basketball can dominate any Kentucky conversation at any time of year. But in March, there’s really nothing else.

    Kentucky’s girls’ state champion was crowned Saturday night and John Hardin students will be living the fantasy this week as the Bulldogs participate in the boys’ Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. But much of the attention surrounds the NCAA pairings being set tonight.

    The 68-team “Big Dance” determines the best in men’s college basketball and certainly fuels most every casual conversation for about three weeks.

  • ECTC celebrates brave women for International Women's Day

    The gutsy, bold actions of local women were celebrated Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    ECTC hosted the international event That Takes Ovaries, a women’s empowerment movement, to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday. Women and men gathered in the Regional Postsecondary Center to discuss and celebrate the bold actions of themselves and women they know.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Meade County beats Knox, Barren downs Elizabethtown (03/11)

    Meade County got off to a hot offensive start in its season opener.

    Senior Bo Wilson went 3-for-5 and combined for a no-hitter with junior pitcher Jake Wilson on the mound Saturday afternoon as Meade County shut out Fort Knox, 16-0 in five innings.

    Meade County (1-0) scored eight runs in each of the first two innings en route to the blowout.

    Bo Wilson pitched the first three innings and recorded eight strikeouts, while Jake Wilson went the final two and had six strikeouts and walked one.

  • Contract awarded for White Mills bridge repairs

    The state is ready to move forward on repairs to the White Mills bridge.

    The contract for the work was awarded last week to Adelphi Inc. DBA G-Force Contracting at the low bid of $763,857.20, which was lower than an engineer’s estimate of $829,528.50. Euro Paint LLC offered the other bid at  $856,792.50.

    The contract also includes two bridge painting projects in Grayson County.

  • Focus on finance: Retirement reasons for updating life insurance

    Question: When, if ever, should I look at updating my life insurance?
    Answer: As you approach or begin retirement, there’s much to look forward to for you and your spouse. The easing of stressful work, relaxation time and enjoyment of things long put off may come to mind. Insuring for replacing your income for children, their education and upbringing are gone. And life expectancy statistics put many years ahead of you to enjoy.

  • PREP BOWLING: Taylor County girls, Nelson County boys win titles at John Hardin tourney (03/11)

    Although they have little to do with offense in baseball or horse racing wins, the Taylor County Lady Cardinals completed a regular-season triple crown against their 2nd Region bowling rivals.

  • Custer woman dies in Friday crash

    A housewife and mother was killed and her teenage son was injured Friday in the latest in a rash of deadly car crashes in Hardin County over the last few months.