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Today's News

  • Tribute to a teacher who provided lifetime of inspiration

    I was skinny then, with toothpick legs, curly hair, freckled cheeks and two front teeth that were longer than the others. I was, therefore, quietly self-conscious as a seventh grader, and even though I appeared to be confident enough, I was insecure on the inside.

    Instead of standing out and looking people and life straight in the eye, inside the urges to blend in and look away can keep dreams from being reached and personalities from unfurling.

  • Riggs tapped for interim chief post in Vine Grove

    Nearly five years after then-mayor Donovan Smith demoted him to captain, Dale Riggs was tapped again to serve as Vine Grove’s police chief.

    On Thursday, Mayor Blake Proffitt announced Riggs will fill in as interim chief until the city finds a permanent one, he said. With 29 years of experience at the Vine Grove Police Department, Proffitt referred to Riggs as the “obvious choice.”

    Former Chief Steve Manning, 60, was removed from the position last Tuesday. Smith appointed Manning, a former state trooper, after demoting Riggs.

  • Lightning strikes Hardin County Detention Center

    Lightning struck Hardin County Detention Center during early morning storms Thursday, causing electrical problems.

    Besides knocking out some computers, Jailer Danny Allen said locks for five cell units failed.

    Inmates in those cells were unaware, the jailer said. The inmates were not maximum security and jail deputies in that wing were given weapons.

    Staff members were sent to Indiana for new lock parts, Allen said. They were expected to return Thursday to fix the cell locks.

  • Photos: Cramming for finals week
  • Electronic recycling collection scheduled for Saturday

    Hardin County residents can dump unused and unwanted electronics this weekend during an annual e-scrap collection.

    The recycling outreach is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at AGC Automotive Americas off Leitchfield Road near Central Hardin High School.

    In its fifth year, the e-scrap collection is sponsored by AGC and Hardin County government in conjunction with Akebono, Metalsa, The League of Women Voters and 2trg, a Cincinnati-based company that recycles the products collected.

  • KSP arrests former Grayson deputy

    A former Grayson County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home near Smiths Grove in Edmonson County.

    Terry Blanton, 48, was served an arrest warrant by Kentucky State Police on a charge of hindering prosecution or apprehension, second degree. The warrant claims that Blanton helped a woman wanted for a crime avoid apprehension, a KSP news release said.

    He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

  • PREP BASEBALL: John Hardin upends North (4/27)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs kept setting the table for cleanup hitter Brandon Arel and Arel kept clearing the bases.

    Arel smacked two doubles and drove in five runs to spark the Bulldogs to a 6-4 victory over the North Hardin Trojans on Thursday in a pivotal 17th District game at James R. Aldridge Field.

    “It’s just a good feeling to help us end a long losing streak,” Arel said. “Coach (Kevin) Oldham kept telling me to keep my hands back and wait on it. It finally came to me after seven losses.”

  • Rotary Club members welcome John Hardin students

    Kelsey Basham and Michael Gann of John Hardin High School were student guests at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting April 24.

  • Beam speaks to Radcliff Rotary Club members

  • KBC-LEO members attend executive board meeting

    Members of KBC-LEO attended the executive board meeting in Radcliff. Pictured are Mayor of Bardstown Bill Sheckles and Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes.