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Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's small ball takes care of North Hardin

    Coach Chris Price’s small ball philosophy continues to keep the LaRue County Hawks soaring back into games.

    They’re moving runners over with perfectly executed bunts, staying aggressive on the basepaths and stealing their way back from some significant deficits and turning them into wins.

  • Tax filing time's up

    Clients were lined up to the door at Packages and More Inc. in Elizabethtown before work and school at 9 a.m. Monday.

    It was the last day to file taxes without an extensio, and there was a last-minute rush to get tax returns in the mail.

    Katie Buchanan, a customer service representative for Packages and More, said the company served a lot of filers the last few days of last week and Monday. She thinks many wait to file their taxes because they procrastinated, and they could have saved themselves some worry by finishing a little earlier.

  • Morgan donates hair to Locks of Love

    Morgan Hogan, 11, holds her hair, which was donated to Locks of Love so that wigs can be made for cancer patients. Nicky Redmon-Wootton, hair stylist with Platinum Salon in Elizabethtown, performed the cutting procedure. More than one year of hair growth was required for Morgan’s hair to reach the minimum donation length. Morgan is a fourth grader at Morningside Elementary School.

  • Getting ready to 'play ball'
  • Fort Knox soldier killed in combat

    A Fort Knox soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

    The Department of Defense says U.S. Army Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy of St. Paul, Minn., was killed Friday in Ghazni Province when his unit was attacked.

    Kennedy was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke. He joined the Army in 2009 and was assigned to Fort Knox in September 2010. He was on his first tour of duty.

  • Male carpenter bees must earn the ladies' respect

    A large carpenter bee hovers above tulips in my front yard.

    My wife talks to it (our cat recently passed away), and she says it looks at her.

    “You’ve got a stud,” said Perri Eason, a University of Louisville professor who specializes in animal behavior. She means male carpenter bees – who hurl themselves at any bug that comes near – must be strong if they’re able to keep rivals away from prime real estate. They’re telling a potential mate: “Check out my flowers, honey. Good food. Good genes.”

  • Lincoln dinner proves to be Reagan's day

    The dinner was held to celebrate the Hardin County Republican Party’s connections to Abraham Lincoln, but many of the candidates gathered attached themselves to former President Ronald Reagan.

    With state primary races heating up, a flock of candidates appeared Saturday night at the Historic State Theater during the annual Lincoln Day dinner, emboldened behind a conservatism they feel is lacking in Frankfort.

    Gubernatorial candidates Bobbie Holsclaw and Phil Moffett made their cases, arguing the status quo is unacceptable.

  • Telecommunicators: An invisible source of aid

    When a Kentucky State Police officer radioed in about a traffic stop he was making, Jodi Shacklette and Nita Franklin set to work.

    Shacklette clicked away at her keyboard, peered at five computer monitors mounted at her work station and told the trooper that the driver he was dealing with was someone who had been charged with an assault and multiple instances of driving under the influence.

    Both KSP senior police telecommunicators have been doing their job at one post or another for the past 16 years.

  • Police: Road rage led to Sunday night shooting

    Police say a Sunday night shooting at the Five Star Food Mart near Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown stemmed from road rage a few miles earlier in the northbound lane of Interstate 65.

    The shooting left Su Hong Springer, 53, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK: North learns from loss to defending 3-A champion Louisville Male (04/18)

    The North Hardin High School boys’ track team tried to everything back together Friday afternoon following a faceoff that didn’t go as planned with four-time Class 3-A state champion Louisville Male in a dual meet Thursday.

    A former athlete helped lessen the sting of the loss. Coach James Webb asked Travis Thompson, a 2002 North Hardin graduate, to briefly speak to the current boys’ and girls’ teams.