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Today's News

  • Central Hardin: Ringing in a new era
  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Trojans defeat Fort Knox in rout (12/10)

    Even with a runaway 17th District win, the North Hardin Lady Trojans didn’t provide maximum effort.

    First-year coach Chris Corder thought they were too lackluster and players agreed. They’re learning that having a strong mental game is just as important as talent.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue rolls past Hart, 81-53 (12/11)

    With a 22-point halftime lead over 18th District rival Hart County, the LaRue County Hawks hit a lull and went ice cold coming out of the locker room Friday night.

    Settling for long jump shots and 3-pointers, the Hawks were held scoreless for nearly 5 minutes after halftime. Veteran coach Paul Childress burned two timeouts in that span, and got on his players for not executing the game plan.

    The Hawks responded with an 18-8 run to close the third quarter en route to an 81-53 win over the visiting Raiders.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bardstown pulls away from John Hardin (12/10)

    The Bardstown Tigers had a hard time Friday night in Radcliff with John Hardin’s new big Greene monster.

    The visiting Tigers countered with a big game from one of their smallest players.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Hart rolls past LaRue (12/11)

    The scouting report LaRue County coach Travis Wootton drew up for the Hart County Lady Raiders was a simple one: keep tabs on senior guards Lexee Wilson, Jordan Strother and Leah Burd.

    Task not accomplished.

    Burd, Wilson and Strother combined to hit six 3-pointers as the visiting Lady Raiders knocked off 18th District rival LaRue County, 52-32 on Friday night.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Panthers start 17th District play off right (12/10)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers started off 17th District play on the right foot.

    The Panthers outscored the Central Hardin Bruins, 16-6 in the third quarter and then held on for a 55-46 victory Friday night in a district game on Central Hardin’s Terry Buckles Court.

    Elizabethtown (2-2 overall, 1-0 in district) was led by senior Jansen Flood with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Sophomore guard Bryce Byrd added 12 points, while sophomore guard Nic McDonald had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists.

  • Teenage girl struck by vehicle

    A 15-year-old girl received minor injuries Friday after being struck by a vehicle.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department responded at 3:05 p.m. to the area of U.S. 62 and Williams Street in response to a traffic collision involving a juvenile pedestrian.

    John T. Novince, 25, of Sonora was driving a 1997 Buick Park Avenue and was stopped at a stop sign on Williams Street preparing to make a left turn to go west on U.S. 62. As he was turning, police say he failed to see the girl, who was crossing southbound on U.S. 62.

  • Musical group releasing Civil War CD has local ties

    A group of mostly Kentucky musicians, including a former Hardin County resident, has released a CD of Civil War compositions.

    “Hardtack & Saddlesores,” produced in Hodgenville, is a collection of original ballads and instrumentals about the Civil War with a few traditional songs included.

  • Cecilia girls get their Christmas wish: Dad's home from war

    Bailey and Katie Neel sat quietly on the floor listening to a reading of “Santa Claus the World’s Number One Toy Expert” by Marla Frazee.

    The sisters settled next to each other Friday with their classmates and some spectators surrounding them in the library of Lakewood Elementary School in Stephensburg.

    Some of the children answered questions about the library, having been told that all the attention was because reporters wanted to know all about the school’s library and hear a story there.

  • Front-loading education can address many ills

    ISSUE: Early childhood education
    OUR VIEW: Apply solutions on front end

    Young children have a high capacity for learning. Confronted with new discoveries daily, their minds act like sponges of information.

    But sometimes kids absorb the antics of SpongeBob SquarePants instead of educational building blocks such as reading and math. It's time to refocus.

    Get Ready!