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Today's News

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: John Hardin's Wells says it's hard to prepare for Johnson Central (03/15)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have faced dozens of teams and hundreds of players this season heading into their showdown at 8 tonight with the Johnson Central Golden Eagles in the first round of the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament at Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

    While waiting for his dinner Wednesday night at a Lexington-area Cracker Barrel, Bulldogs coach Mark Wells said no player compares to Johnson Central star sophomore forward Shane Hall and no team duplicates the young and lanky Golden Eagles (25-10).

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown, John Hardin win (03/15)

    Juniors Garrett Morgan and Cannon Pender each had RBI doubles as the host Elizabethtown Panthers rolled to a 10-0 win in five innings over Bullitt Central on Wednesday.

    Freshmen Cody Bridges and Zeke Pinkham and junior Josh Williams all singled.

    Austin Freyberger (1-0) struck out three and gave up four hits in four innings.

    Elizabethtown (1-1) led 5-0 after three innings before scoring four runs in the fourth.

    ELIZABETHTOWN 10, BULLITT CENTRAL 0

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN OPINION: John Hardin an emerging power in 5th Region (3/15)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are emerging 5th Region basketball power. Since the school opened its doors in the fall of 2001, only one school – North Hardin – in the region has more championships than the Bulldogs.

    The Bulldogs have won two region titles in the last seven years. The same number as established programs such as Bardstown and Adair County. One more than traditional power Elizabethtown. The Bulldogs are quickly becoming a program to be reckoned with.

  • GIRLS' PREP TENNIS: Wednesday Results (03/15)

    TENNIS

    GIRLS’ PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S MATCHES

    LOUISVILLEBALLARD 3, CENTRAL HARDIN 2

    Results from Wednesday’s match in Louisville:

    Singles

    Emily Novak (CH) def. Lilly McConaugh (LB), 7-6 (7-0), 6-0, 6-1

    Hannah Thomas (CH) def. Thalia Brenan (LB), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-4

    Marjorie Spears (LB) def. Ashlee O’Brien (CH), 6-1, 6-3

    Doubles

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Central Hardin's Haberman commits to play for EKU (03/15)

    Going into her senior season this summer and fall for the Central Hardin Lady Bruins, goalkeeper Savannah Haberman wanted to do two things: Decide to play on the NCAA Division-I level and not have to figure out where that was going to be during her high school season.

    She recently accomplished both goals, giving a verbal commitment to play for the Eastern Kentucky University Lady Colonels.

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: John Hardin adopts its mascot's mentality (3/15)

    Bulldogs are known for having a certain type of mentality. It has been described as being tough and not giving up on anything. The bulldog mentality means relentlessly fighting.

    Legendary Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser earned the nickname “Bulldog” for having that mentality. Other teams and players have been labeled as having a bulldog mentality.

  • Fire destroys Radcliff residence

    A preliminary investigation indicates a fire began Tuesday night in the kitchen and turned a home into a “total loss.”

    Vine Grove Fire Chief Steve New said homeowner Jesse Freeman and his two young children were cooking in the kitchen when the blaze started, New said. A preliminary investigation indicates the flames started as a grease fire.

    The residents were not injured, New said. One firefighter went to Hardin Memorial Hospital for chest pains but is fine, the chief said Wednesday.

  • White Mills camp to undergo construction

    Changes are coming to White Mills Christian Camp.

    Fundraising is under way to add a dining room and kitchen to the Retreat Center, one of the most recent additions to the camp that has operated along the Nolin River since 1949.

    Ground work has been completed for the project. The multipurpose building was constructed with the intention of eventually adding a kitchen and dining area in a second phase.

    Eventually, the facility could add hotel-style bedrooms as comfortable overnight spaces for adults on retreat at the camp.

  • Saunders Springs cabins open for public view

    The historic cabins at the entrance of Saunders Springs Nature Preserve will be open for public viewing during the next two months for those looking to delve into local history.

    Radcliff has partnered with the University of Louisville’s Leadership and Human Relations Education Program at Fort Knox to open the three vintage 1800s-era cabins for 19 dates through April 13, according to a news release issued by the city. There is no charge to view the cabins.

  • State implements Operation Preparation

    The Kentucky Department of Education is asking school districts to take on a mission of preparing students for college and careers. Local districts have chosen to accept the challenge.

    The education department and Gov. Steve Beshear declared this week as Operation Preparation College and Career Advising Week. School districts are encouraged to schedule meetings with community advisers, eighth-graders and 10th-graders to discuss college and career plans. The districts also will review whether students are on track to meet their goals and prepare for life after high school.