Today's News

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Pivotal district games abound tonight (1/6)

    The first Friday of the New Year gives high school basketball fans some choices as there are two 17th District boys’ games, an 18th District doubleheader and a matchup of former district foes.

    Elizabethtown hosts Central Hardin and Fort Knox plays at North Hardin in two key 17th District games. LaRue County travels to Green County to renew its rivalry with the Dragons in the 18th District. Meanwhile, John Hardin hosts Meade County in a battle of former 17th District rivals.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Panthers ahead of schedule (1/6)

    During the preseason, John Hardin and North Hardin were the easy choices when asked to pick a favorite to win the 17th District this year. It’s hard to argue with the coaches’ logic. John Hardin still returned plenty of talent despite losing four seniors. Meanwhile, North Hardin had a roster stocked full of athletic players and senior point guard Jermaine Ruttley was back in the fold after missing his junior season because of an injury.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Boley, Elizabethtown rout Central Hardin (01/06)

    Playing against a senior-laden Central Hardin squad, a rising youngster stole the show early in the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ home opener Thursday night.

    Eighth-grade forward Erin Boley scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the first 9 minutes as the Lady Panthers jumped on Central Hardin from the start before cruising to a 67-34 win over the Lady Bruins.

    Boley made two jumpers and a free throw in Elizabethtown’s first five possessions as the Lady Panthers (10-2 overall, 4-0 district) opened with an 8-2 run.

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  • United Way surpasses last year's campaign total

    United Way of Central Kentucky is inching closer to its record-setting goal for the 2011 fundraising campaign.

    The agency has surpassed last year’s total, collecting $947,650 as of Thursday afternoon, according to Executive Director Christopher Wilborn. The 2010 campaign finished around $942,000.

    Wilborn said the total is more than 92 percent of the $1,025,000 the campaign hopes to collect by the close of its campaign at the end of February. If successful, it would shatter the previous record of $1,013,779 collected in 2007.

  • State status for UPike proposed at bad time

    ISSUE: Proposal to add UPike to state system
    OUR VIEW: Don't add to funding burden now

    It’s easy to understand interest in improving educational opportunities in the eastern Kentucky coal fields. Nothing impacts the potential for success in life quite like education. It’s value is immeasurable.

  • Education officials request state money

    Area educators agree with colleagues across the state who are stressing the importance of providing more money for education.

    All superintendents and a staff member from each district throughout the state were invited to join the Kentucky Education Association in a news conference Wednesday morning.

    The conference’s aim: Helping convince state legislators and Gov. Steve Beshear there is an urgent need for school funding. Educators encouraged officials to reverse four years of state cuts to services they say support teaching and learning in public schools.

  • Abdullah White captured at Louisville motel

    Late Wednesday night, police arrested a Radcliff man seen fleeing in a white Toyota Camry at the site of Kristie Allen’s death last Friday in LaRue County.

    No one has been charged in her death.

    Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Abdullah White, 35, at an Econo Lodge Motel on Preston Highway in Louisville. He is charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

    A combined effort led to finding White.

  • Radcliff health expo offers info for all ages

    Hardin County residents looking for a fresh, healthy start in 2012 can gain some helpful hints Saturday at Radcliff’s Health and Wellness Expo at Colvin Community Center.

    For the last four years, Radcliff has organized its health expo in early January, said Lori Jury, recreation director at Colvin. This year the event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    “January seems to be the time of year for health and wellness,” Jury said.

  • Featherstone selected as Realtor of the Year

    After 16 years in the real estate business, Pam Featherstone has been recognized for her contributions.

    Featherstone, a Realtor with Network Realty who is moving to Semonin Realty, was awarded the title of Realtor of the Year from the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors.

    Featherstone has been in real estate since 1995, and involved on the board of the association for the past several years, including serving as board president for the past year.