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Today's News

  • Judge grants dismissal of charges against ex-teacher

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton granted the prosecutor’s motion Wednesday to dismiss the indictment against Steven Gray, the former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students and scolded the local commonwealth’s attorney.

    Though the judge ultimately approved the motion, he identified in a written order several problems with both the statute the former teacher was accused of violating and the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office’s presentation of its case.

  • Community colleges address achievement gap

    Every February during Black History Month, we honor outstanding African-American inventors, activists and trailblazers who have made significant impacts on society. But not everyone who has made a difference will find their names in a textbook. There are thousands of unsung heroes in every Kentucky community who deserve recognition.

  • City audit finds weaknesses in financial reporting but no major deficiencies

    An independent audit revealed the city of Elizabethtown is fiscally sound but provided guidance on how the city and the Elizabethtown Airport Board could improve weaknesses found in financial reporting.

    Brian Woosley, a certified public accountant with Stiles, Carter & Associates P.S.C., presented a summary of the audit findings to the Elizabethtown City Council on Monday during its voting meeting.

  • Hardin County students to compete in spelling bee

    The spelling skills of students in Hardin County will be put to the test today.

    The Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee is at 4 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The competition, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s spelling bee, qualifies the winner to participate at the state level.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North, Meade notch wins (2/7)

    The News-Enterprise

    North Hardin junior guard Domeneque Taft erupted for a career-high 26 points and the Lady Trojans trounced Louisville Fern Creek, 93-41 on Monday to earn their second straight win.

    Taft went 4-of-9 from 3-point range and also had five steals, while senior guard Brianna Woodson scored 20 points.

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts recorded a double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and five steals for North Hardin (18-8). Eighth-grade guard Tamiah Stanford added 13 points.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue receives seven No. 1 seeds for region tourney (2/7)

    DANVILLE — When it comes to seeding the Region 2 Wrestling Tournament, nothing really surprises longtime LaRue County coach Gary Canter.

    Following a dominant regular season in which they didn’t lose a match to in-state competition until the State Duals final against Union County, the top-ranked Hawks received seven top seeds for Saturday’s tournament that begins at 10 a.m. at Danville High School.

  • ON CAMPUS: Randles excels for CU (2/7)

    Former area athletes P.J. Randles, David McKellar, Tiana Benjamin and Kamika Joyner qualified for the National Christian College Athletic Association Indoor Championships while competing for Campbellsville University in Upland, Ind., on Saturday.

    Randles, a former North Hardin star, broke the school record in the 55-meter hurdles as he finished second in 7.94 seconds. He also qualified in the triple and long jumps. Randles finished second in the triple jump (13.75 meters) and seventh in the long (6.22 meters).

  • Celebrating with a little schmaltz

    Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, and I can’t help but reflect on how Valentine’s Day means different things to different people.

    For some, it’s an occasion to shower loved ones with cards, candy and gifts.

    Others decry what they consider the over-commercialization of a pseudo-holiday or the outright fabrication of an occasion as an excuse to spend money.

    As jaded as I am, in general, I must admit I’m closer to belonging to the former group than the latter.

  • Empty Bowls event today helps feed hungry

    Warm Blessings is known for filling the plates of people in need.

    But those who visit the organization’s building Saturday on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown will leave with empty bowls.

    A handmade, ceramic bowl is given to anyone who makes a $15 donation to the organization during the Empty Bowls fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Other donations are accepted.

  • EIS Community Nights provide forum for input

    ISSUE: EIS Community Night
    OUR VIEW: Vital information shared

    If the debut is any example, Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ new series of Community Night discussions hold great promise.

    The Community Night format is not another school social gathering or feel-good session. The Jan. 30 meeting offered a serious topic thoughtfully discussed with access to experts and fact-based information.

    That’s a formula for brainstorming and discovering a path to success.