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Today's News

  • HCS hosting 'Round-Table' sessions

    The Hardin County Schools Board of Education will host four evenings of roundtable discussions to talk about programs currently implemented by schools and the possibility of state and federal funding shortfalls.

    The sessions begin today.

    The discussions involve school and district administrators, site-based decision-making council members and the Hardin County Schools Board of Education.

  • Police uncover meth lab at Vine Grove residence

    A Vine Grove man was arrested Tuesday after investigators discovered a meth lab at a Shot Hunt Road residence in Meade County.

    Investigators with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown and the Meade County Sheriff's Office served an active warrant on 22-year-old Joseph Milby, who was renting a detached garage at the Meade County home, according to a KSP news release. His girlfriend, Emily Dunn, owned the residence, police say.

  • ECTC offers Super Sunday program today in Radcliff

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is planning on this Sunday being super.

    The second Super Sunday, an information fair sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Radcliff.

  • Area academic teams head to Governor’s Cup

    Two teams will represent Hardin County in next month’s 2012 Governor’s Cup state competition.

    The academic teams of St. James Middle School and T.K. Stone Middle School placed first and second, respectively, in the regional competition of the 2012 Governor’s Cup last week, and both teams are headed to state competition March 10-11.

  • Zumba for Paws to benefit new animal shelter

    Hardin County residents can shake it for a cause this weekend.

    Zumba for Paws is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at E-town Swim & Fitness Center, offering visitors a Zumba class as well as a chance to view pets from the Hardin County Animal Shelter and fill out adoption applications.

    E-town Swim & Fitness Center has teamed up with Zumba instructors at the facility to raise money for PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. The organization is in the process of raising around $1 million to transform a facility on Peterson Drive into a new county animal shelter.

  • Meade County man arrested after wife shot

    A Meade County woman is in a Louisville hospital after suffering a gunshot wound police believe was delivered by her husband.

    Terry C. Lawhorn, 55, was charged Wednesday morning with first-degree assault after police arrested him for shooting his wife, Toni M. Lawhorn, 34, once in the stomach at their residence, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Lawhorn also is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment for shooting at police as they arrived, said Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • The Art of Performance: Eli Manning delivers a confident, calm performance

    Players wants to be at their best when it matters most. The regular season can be gratifying but to play at the highest level in a championship game is sublime.

    Eli Manning has superb physical gifts as an athlete. He had many advantages growing up since his father was an NFL quarterback. Manning was born to be a NFL quarterback.

  • The Best: More favorite dessert recipes

    wo of my favorite dessert recipes are Theresa Pickett’s Pumpkin Squares and a recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake I got out of a cookbook years ago.

    Theresa, photographer Jill Pickett’s mom, says she thinks it’s the frosting that makes the Pumpkin Squares so good. I think she’s right, and the Cool Whip in the frosting makes it really light and fluffy. Although I generally start thinking of pumpkin recipes in October and November, I find myself making these at any time of year.

  • West Hardin student wins Hardin County spelling bee

    The words ranged from “weird” to “wasabi” in a county-wide spelling bee Tuesday.

    Dillon Brock won the Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee at the Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Brock, a seventh-grader from West Hardin Middle School, won with the word “Gestapo.”

    The runner-up in the contest was Teresia Buissereth, a fifth-grader at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

  • Cheering with a purpose: Donna Stringer dedicates time to Special Olympics squad

    Donna Stringer, 53, often can be found in the middle of a squad of cheerleaders. Since 2004, she has coached a Special Olympics cheerleading team.

    She became involved with the program when she worked in a special needs classroom in Hardin County Schools. The first group she worked with included five girls. The person who oversaw the program had to leave and Stringer helped take over the squad.

    Stringer finds her work with cheerleaders exciting. She looks forward to her work with the squad every year and wishes the season was year-round.