Today's News

  • Attorney general warns HCS students of prescription pill dangers

    During the state attorney general’s visit Tuesday to John Hardin High School to discuss the growth of prescription pill abuse, the most poignant words came from Mike Donta.

    Donta watched his 24-year-old son battle a pill addiction until succumbing to it two years ago. He emphasized to students their decisions impact their lives and the lives of those around them.

    “Just remember, it’s all about choices,” he said.

  • Travels take Hortensia Mayer full circle

    Hortensia Mayer left her hometown of San Francisco Morazán, El Salvador, in 1979 just before civil war broke out, beginning a journey that brought her to teach in Elizabethtown.

    Mayer teaches Spanish at St. James Catholic Regional School. It has been 33 years — and many travels — since she married a Peace Corps volunteer, came to the United States and learned English on her own.

  • Why women have difficulty losing weight

    There are many reasons women give themselves as to why they can’t lose weight. Whether it is having no time to exercise and eat right or not wanting to spend an extra dollar or two at a fast food restaurant to choose something healthier, we tend to make excuses.

  • State highway plans for a slimmer Dixie

    ISSUE: Changing U.S. 31W in E'town
    OUR VIEW: Give this 'road diet' a try

    No one ever celebrates a diet. Even when you're committed to it and need it, dieting typically is not welcomed.

    So it's not surprising that news of a "road diet" for a stretch of U.S. 31W in downtown Elizabethtown is met with apprehension, questions and even ridicule.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Hawks hoping region experience pays off (2/29)

    The LaRue County Hawks are no strangers to the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament, and they are hoping that experience pays off this season.

    The Hawks, who have won four consecutive 18th District Tournaments, are making their sixth consecutive appearance. Several players have made multiple appearances during this stretch and that could play in LaRue County’s favor.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Bulldogs look to sole Eagles' zone (2/29)

    If anyone knows how effective the matchup zone Bardstown Bethlehem coach Artie Braden employs, it’s former Braden assistant and current John Hardin coach Mark Wells. He saw it first hand for six years.

    Although Wells is familiar with the zone, that doesn’t mean he’s not concerned with designing a scheme to score against it. The Eagles are giving up just 47.2 points a game and they have held 15 opponents to 50 or fewer points. Only three teams have scored more than 60 points against the Eagles.

  • GIRLS' 3RD REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Meade falls to Muhlenberg (2/29)

    OWENSBOROJosh Hurt and the Meade County Lady Waves could only watch as shot after shot clanged off the rim Tuesday night.

    The one thing that had carried them late in the regular season and through the 11th District Tournament failed them in the Girls’ 3rd Region Basketball Tournament quarterfinals.

    Meade County struggled from the field, going 15-of-46 overall as Muhlenberg County pulled away for a 60-41 win at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

  • Passenger in Sonora wreck dies from injuries

    A 10-year-old girl involved in a two-car collision Monday afternoon in Sonora died from her injuries Tuesday morning at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Ruby Salinas of Louisville was a passenger in the backseat of a 1999 GMC Jimmy operated by her father, Gustavo Salinas, 41, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. The SUV was traveling east on Ky. 84 and for unknown reasons entered the intersection and into the path of a dump truck, which had the right-of-way.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Washington County can't slow down Elizabethtown (2/29)

    Despite the slow-moving nature of their Girls’ 5th Region Tournament quarterfinal Tuesday night against the Washington County Commanderettes, the only breaks Erin Boley and the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers needed were fast ones.

  • County tweaks step-in-grade system

    Hardin Fiscal Court authorized policy changes Tuesday to the employee step-in-grade system concerning promotions.

    When an employee is promoted to a higher grade under the step-in-grade system, they are moved to the lowest step in the new grade which provides at least a five-percent salary increase.