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Today's News

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Eagles looking to build under new coach Rodriguez (08/07)

    The Fort Knox Lady Eagles are going through a period of transition.

    For the first time in 18 years, Jackie Prather won’t be the head coach. Ramon Rodriguez, who moved to Fort Knox from Georgia, is the team’s second head coach – Prather is credited with starting volleyball on post.

    “We have just four returning players and we have 14 or 15 girls in the program so far,” said Rodriguez, who was in the National Guard for five years. “Hopefully we get a few more. They’ve worked very hard this summer.”

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: North Hardin Christian going through rebuilding year (08/07)

    The North Hardin Christian Lady Falcons have played for the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state volleyball championship each of the last nine years.

    They won three straight titles from 2007-09 and have finished runner-up a handful of times.

    With only four players back who saw significant playing time last season, that streak could be in jeopardy. North Hardin Christian, which finished runner-up to Hopkinsville Heritage Christian last season, lost nine players to transfers and one to graduation.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Expectations soaring at Central once again (8/7)

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins are coming off their best year in school history which has fueled expectations for this season.

    The Lady Bruins went 35-6 last season and included 17th District and 5th Region championships and a trip to the state tournament. Despite graduating five players, they have a strong nucleus returning, including nine players who saw playing time last year.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bulldogs mix old and new together (8/7)

    The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs are using the recipe of one part experienced veterans and one part up-and-coming youngsters this season. They are hoping it’s the right blend to get the program heading in the right direction.

    John Hardin, which went 14-16 last season and lost in the 17th District Tournament semifinals, graduated five players – Dawn Duda, Allison Anderson, Kerri Ecklund, Aunna Howard, Crystal Falefata – from last year’s squad.

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  • Dogs audition for PAC's production of 'Annie'

    Madison Case, 13, stood in a hallway at John Hardin High School. She was bent over, patting her knees with her hands.

    “Sandy! Sandy!” she called.

    Five-year-old miniature Australian shepherd, Grace Kelly, obediently ran to her, laid down and rolled onto her back, patiently waiting for Case to rub her belly.

    Grace was the third dog to audition for the role of Sandy in the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center’s production of “Annie,” Director Eric Pope said.

  • Deputy jailer arrested

    For the second time in nearly three months, a Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer is behind bars.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Shadrick Blackmon, 32, on Friday following an undercover operation that allegedly discovered the deputy jailer took cash from a cooperating witness.

    Blackmon is charged with one count of bribery of a public servant. Jailer Danny Allen said the deputy had been working for the jail since August 2010 and his employment will be terminated.

  • Hardin County deputy jailer arrested

    A Hardin County deputy jailer was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with bribery of a public servant.

    Shadrick A. Blackmon, 32, of Radcliff was arrested as part of an undercover operation. Friday's operation revealed Blackmon taking cash from a cooperating witness at a location in Radcliff. 

  • ECA selects new principal

    Elizabethtown Christian Academy will have a new leader at the beginning of next month.

    Willie Dean Thomas, a retired chemistry teacher at LaRue County High School, has been hired as the new principal of the private school.

    Thomas began her teaching career in Hardin County Schools and went to LaRue County in 1994. Along with her time at the high school, she also served as an assistant principal at LaRue County Middle School.

  • Free lessons draw new faces to square dancing

    Dancers tentatively clasped hands and walked paths around folding chairs during a free lesson offered last Monday at the Hardin County Fair Squares building on Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown.
    A caller directed the dancers to promenade, circulate and sashay.
    Move by move, he showed new dancers the basic steps that make up modern square dancing during one of the short series of free lessons the Fair Squares offer annually.