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Today's News

  • Artist behind HMH mural dies in Lexington

    The artist who created the murals depicting the history of local medicine on display at Hardin Memorial Hospital has died.

    A funeral for Joseph Victor Petro Jr., 78, was Monday at the Chapel in Old Morrison Hall at Transylvania University in Lexington. He died June 7.

    Petro created the murals at HMH in 1983. They are nine feet tall by 75 feet wide, and are scattered throughout the lobby of the hospital.

  • PREP BASEBALL: John Hardin's Lindsey resigns after five seasons as Bulldogs' coach (06/15)

    Coaching three sports for several years took a hit on Adam Lindsey and as a result, he’s decided to give up coaching the sport involving a bat.

    After five seasons in charge of the John Hardin Bulldog baseball program, Lindsey tendered his resignation last week.

  • Kentucky man found dead in Arkansas

    A Kentucky man with ties to Radcliff was found dead in Blytheville, Ark., and investigators believe it is a homicide.

    Dexter Burgess, 33, was found Friday slumped over the steering wheel of his car “with injuries consistent with a homicide,” according to the Blytheville Police Department.

    Darvin Burgess, Dexter’s uncle who lives in Radcliff, said his nephew was shot.

    “I don’t know what to think,” Darvin Burgess said about his nephew’s death.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Graffree accepts UK's scholarship offer (6/15)

    Central Hardin senior-to-be Patrick Graffree has had a whirlwind last three days, but he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

    The 6-foot-4, 277-pound defensive end attended the University of Kentucky’s camp Sunday, and a day later, Graffree had a scholarship offer from Wildcat coach Joker Phillips. Graffree accepted on the spot, choosing Kentucky over Western Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina State and Tennessee, all of which showed an interest in him.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins face Apollo in state tourney (6/15)

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson realizes how good the Owensboro Apollo Eagles are. Especially since the Eagles are nearly a carbon copy of his Bruins.

    “I was talking to a coach earlier today and he said, ‘They are a lot like you guys,” Thompson said. “They have a coach in Coach (Bob) Mantooth who has over 800 wins and is very well respected. He’s one of the best coaches in the state. They have a veteran ballclub. They play some young kids, but they are a very experienced team.”

  • ATHLETICS: Toppers on Tour stops at Freeman Lake (06/15)

    A countdown on the home page of Western Kentucky University athletics tells fans the season-opening game with the University of Kentucky in Nashville, Tenn., is 79 days away.

    Hearing second-year coach Willie Taggart speak Tuesday during the school’s Toppers on Tour stop at Freeman Lake Park, one might think the game was mere days away.

    Taggart, a former Hilltopper standout who is only 1-of-4 players to have their jersey retired by the school, is amped for the game already.

  • Elementary teacher charged with solicitation

    A 36-year-old man who worked briefly as a Hardin County Schools teacher has been arrested for solicitation of a minor.

    Chad Meadows of Flaherty was arrested June 6 and charged with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    Meadows, who taught at Vine Grove Elementary School, allegedly propositioned a 13-year-old female to engage in a sexual activity during a Facebook chat.

  • Names released of women killed in Monday wreck

    Police identified the two women killed Monday when a black sedan ran into a tree along the Western Kentucky Parkway near Elizabethtown.

    Marion A. Petrie, 80, of Fairview in northern Kentucky and Yolanda Davis, 38, of Cincinnati were passengers in the black Chrysler 300 involved in the single-vehicle crash, Kentucky State Police said.

    The wreck occurred near mile marker 132 on the parkway about four miles from the U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown.

  • HCS launches social media efforts

    Hardin County Schools has entered the world of social media with an official Facebook page and Twitter stream. 

    “Our world communicates in so many different ways,” Superintendent Nannette Johnston said. “This is another way to keep in touch with our students, parents, faculty, staff and our community friends.”

    The district will post on facebook.com/hardincounty schoolsand twitter.com/ HardinCoSchools or search @HardinCoSchools.

  • State plan would limit entry to U.S. 31W on 10-mile stretch

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has drafted an access management plan for U.S. 31W that will restrict median access on a 10-mile stretch connecting Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    State highway officials have patterned the estimated $6 million project after similar road plans across the country and believe the changes will reduce the number of crashes on the heavily trafficked corridor.