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Today's News

  • Knox photos make history more colorful

    In the age of high-definition, we’re used to the media offering us an almost literal window to the world.

    But what about our window to the past? What did things look like, say, 70 years ago? Newsreels and iconic photos – such as the Times Square V-J Day kiss and the Iwo Jima flag raising – lack a certain quality of “being there” because there’s no color.

  • History comes alive at Fort Duffield

    Hunter Mudd, an 8-year-old from Shepherdsville, was absorbed by a cloud of smoke after he fired a Civil War-style rifle.

    Mudd earned a Sacagawea dollar, a right to fire the rifle and a photo of himself in gear representing the 1800s after correctly answering three questions about American history.

    His family was among the visitors at the 150th anniversary at Fort Duffield, the 1,000-foot-long earthen fort near West Point.

  • LOCAL NOTEBOOK: Delabar earns promotion; Clements turns pro (05/30)

    Stevie Delabar is quickly working his way up the Seattle Mariners’ organizational ladder.

    After signing with the Mariners on May 1, Delabar was sent to Class-A High Desert, where he made seven appearances before getting called up to the Jackson Generals, Seattle’s Double-A club.

    Delabar made a splash in his debut with the Generals on May 25, tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings. He struck out four, but allowed three hits and three walks.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin to host eight-team holiday tournament (05/30)

    Central Hardin boys’ basketball coach J.C. Wright has spent the last several seasons going to different holiday tournaments and the thought he had was why the Bruins couldn’t do the same.

    Wright and Central Hardin athletic director Chris Bauer discussed the idea at great length in the past year, and after all the talks and finding a sponsor, their efforts came to fruition as Central Hardin will host the Bluegrass Cellular Holiday Hoopfest from Dec. 20-22.

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Pitching could determine who wears the crown (05/30)

    High school baseball coaches like to describe the season as a marathon, not a sprint. But at this point of the season, the analogy couldn’t be further from the truth.

    The 5th Region Baseball Tournament begins today at Central Hardin High School, starting a three-day race to the state tournament (barring any rain, course). While coaches like to talk about it being a race, that might be true, but it has nothing to do with a team’s legs.

  • 3RD REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT DRAW: Meade County faces Grayson County in quarterfinals today (05/30)

    GREENVILLE As a district tournament runner-up, the Meade County Green Wave received a fortunate draw when the 3rd Region Baseball Tournament bracket was released Sunday at host Muhlenberg County.

    The second-round opponent, however, is far less favorable.

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Why Central Hardin's J-Lo has had a season in slow-mo (05/30)

    With one swing of the bat last week at North Hardin, Jordan Lasley ended John Hardin’s softball season.

    Lasley’s towering three-run home run to left field forced the mercy rule into effect and gave 11th-ranked Central Hardin a 13-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs in the 17th District Tournament semifinals. The next night, Lasley was at it again as the sophomore shortstop cranked out a triple to help lead her top-seeded Lady Bruins to a 5-1 win over second-seeded North Hardin in the district final.

  • When a parent’s behavior is questionable

    As a parent, I have often uttered the phrase “my kids are driving me crazy.” Some of their behaviors have left me shaking my head, embarrassed and questioning how they could possibly pull such stunts.
    But as we age, the tables turn. The phrase now becomes “my parents are driving me crazy.” So-called bad behavior from parents often stems from the general aging process to chronic illness, physical limitations or mental illness.

  • Memorials big and small

    MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

    American Legion Post 113 56th annual parade, 10 a.m., from Pritchard Community Center to American Legion Park in Elizabethtown, followed by a memorial ceremony

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, memorial ceremony at 2 p.m.

    Louisville Bats annual Memorial Day Veterans Appreciation Day Game, begin at 4 p.m.

    Fort Duffield Memorial Day services, noon, in West Point.

    Ceremony at Fort Knox's Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex at 11 a.m.

  • Hearts break as cancer claims toddler

    Addison Jo Blair of Elizabethtown died Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer that began shortly after Christmas
    The community rallied around the 3-year-old as she fought stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare form of the disease.
    There are only about 650 new cases in the U.S. each year, but it is the most common tumorous cancer among children, especially infants.
    Area residents and businesses have been supporting Addison and her family throughout the struggle by sending cards, emails, online messages, gifts and money and hosting fundraisers for them.