Today's News

  • A life dedicated to fighting poverty

    Linda Funk’s life of helping others began when she volunteered for a mentoring program during her college days at Eastern Kentucky University.

    She thought she would be a physical therapist but after meeting the two slightly hyper boys she mentored through the program, she knew she wanted be involved in social work. Visits to the boys’ home, where they experienced poor living conditions, first exposed her to the life of those in poverty.

  • Motherhood & More: Kids' meals a source of anxiety

    As a parent, I hate being mostly responsible for making sure my children are given the nutrition they require.

    I mean, no matter how many kale and spinach-infused fruit smoothies I force down their little throats, I’m not sure it makes up for the ridiculous amounts of plain macaroni noodles they eat. Or the peanut butter sandwiches.

  • NCLB waiver doesn't solve school issues

    ISSUE: Getting out of No Child Left Behind
    OUR VIEW: Not the answer alone

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was proposed by former President George W. Bush to help fund federal programs targeted to improve student performance in U.S. schools. The program was aimed at accountability for states, school districts and schools in addition to providing parents with choices regarding which schools their kids would attend.

  • HMH Board of Trustees approve strategic plan

    Hardin Memorial Health has set new goals its staff acknowledges will take sweat and toil to meet.

    Those goals — and strategies for how to meet them — were outlined in the fiscal year 2013-15 strategic plan approved Tuesday by the HMH Board of Trustees.

    Healthcare Strategy Group of Louisville helped develop the plan, which HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said will serve as the health system’s compass as it strives to improve services, facilities and programs and attract new physicians.

  • 18TH DISTRICT GIRLS' BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Raiders build lead, hold off LaRue (02/22)

    GREENSBURG With their frontcourt plagued by fouls Tuesday night, the second-seeded Hart County Lady Raiders looked to their backcourt to deliver against the third-seeded LaRue County Lady Hawks.

  • 11TH DISTRICT BOYS' BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Meade rolls past Hancock, 82-36 (2/22)

    This game took Meade County coach Jerry Garris by surprise.

    After picking up an overtime win and a blowout victory over Hancock County in the regular season, the longtime Green Wave coach didn’t know what to expect from his team Tuesday night.

    But Meade County took the sting out of the Hornets early and coasted into the championship game of the 11th District Tournament.

    Senior forward Thomas Wilson scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures as the host Green Wave cruised to an 82-36 win in the second semifinal.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha members attend Black History celebration

    Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. attended the Fort Knox Celebration of Women for Black History month. Those pictured are Col. Louis Wingate, Judge Larry Smith, guest speaker Major Gen. Marcia Anderson, NAACP President Marcus Ray, Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes and Major Jason Lucky.

  • E'town City Council: The battle over alcohol

    After an assembly line of motions and amendments and another fevered debate, Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday axed the possibility of alcohol at city parks and recreational facilities for now.

    However, the council did approve an alcohol policy at Pritchard Community Center and authorized the boards of the Historic State Theater and Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau to have oversight over the use and sale of alcohol at their facilities.

  • 17TH DISTRICT BOYS' BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Streaking Trojans cruise past Fort Knox (02/22)

    The 17th District’s hottest team didn’t have too much trouble with its opening-round opponent Tuesday night.

    The North Hardin Trojans blitzed the Fort Knox Eagles in each of the first two periods and the Trojans rolled into Thursday’s semifinals.

    After taking care of one youth-filled team, the Trojans are gunning for another.   

  • Junior Achievement hosting Penguin Plunge

    Those who can’t wait until July to take a dip in some chilly water will have their opportunity at the beginning of March.

    Junior Achievement of Hardin County will host a Penguin Plunge on March 3 at the headquarters of Bluegrass Cellular, title sponsor for the event. Participants who can raise at least $50 can dive into a pool donated by Walmart, complete with bags of ice. Registration is at 10 a.m.

    Junior Achievement works to bring lessons on financial literacy into classrooms and includes topics such as business and economics.