Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL: Casey Chiropractic/South Central Bank Classic tournament begins today at Elizabethtown (04/08)

    Elizabethtown coach Don Pitts doesn’t have a hard time finding teams to play in the program’s spring break round robin because of the support of the community.

    This is the third year for the event – the Casey Chiropractic/South Central Bank Classic. The two sponsors make it possible for Pitts not to charge an entry fee.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Whelan strikes out 10, but Trojans fall (04/08)

    Andrea Whelan had another brilliant outing for the North Hardin Trojans, but her offense couldn’t back her up for the second straight game.

    Whelan, a senior, struck out 10 but the Trojans couldn’t produce much at the plate as they lost to Choctaw (Fla.), 2-1 on Thursday.

    Whelan scattered two hits – both singles – and one walk in six innings.

    Whelan also went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Sixth-grader Aubree Muse and freshman Stephanie Thomas each had a single.


  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins win twice in Bowling Green (04/08)

    The Central Hardin Bruins continued to roll Thursday in the Bowling Green/Warren County Invitational.

    Central Hardin (9-1) picked up a 15-2 win over McCreary Central and beat Monticello, 15-0 to push its winning streak to six.

    n Junior Cannon Ray had three singles, three RBIs and a run, while sophomore Troy Squires had two singles, two RBIs and a run to lead the Bruins over McCreary Central.

  • Police say after shooting neighbor, accused dialed 911

    A police citation says the suspect in Thursday afternoon's fatal shooting called 911 to notify police.

    A 36-year-old woman was shot and killed in her home on Bardstown Road at approximately 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Kentucky State Police arrested her next-door neighbor, 24-year-old Joshua Norman Hines, and lodged him in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    The state police citation filed at the jail says Hines "called 911 and advised dispatch that he had shot his neighbor and believed she was dead."

  • USA Cares to offer aid if soldier pay disrupted

    With the potential for a federal government shutdown looming and the possible disruption of military pay, a local charity is urging military families to take precautions in advance.

    Officials with Radcliff-based USA Cares said Thursday the organization is ready to help with unmet needs that arise for military families because of a shutdown. Executive Director Bill Nelson said the organization is open to starting an emergency fund for essentials such as food and transportation costs.

  • Former teacher indicted on sex charges

    Former Central Hardin High School teacher Steven Blake Gray has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury for alleged sexual relationships with two students.

    Gray, 28, was indicted in March on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was arrested in December for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student multiple times, as well as accusations that he had a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old student.

  • Photos: A Day at the park
  • Area conservationist earns award

    Named as Kentucky’s Outstanding Service Forester, Steve Gray of Vine Grove has loved the outdoors since he was a boy.

    He collected rocks on his own and camped and learned to read a topographic map as a member of the Boy Scouts.

    By the time he graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in forestry, he learned to identify tree species by name.

    It wasn’t out of character for Gray to take a job with the Kentucky Division of Forestry 30 years ago.

  • Arby's moves out of Towne Mall, new eateries coming

    Since the departure of Arby’s from Towne Mall, only Fergus Mor delicatessen and The Cookie Store remain in the food court.

    Arby’s representatives refused to comment on why the business moved out of Towne Mall. Businesses such as Arby’s have to progress with their own business plans, said Tee Masaniai, Towne Mall property manager.

    “We’re not concerned at all,” he said. “It’s not a hit for the mall.”

  • Potential federal shutdown could be felt locally

    The impact of a possible government shutdown could have an affect locally, but most regionally-located national institutions aren’t sure what those effects will be.

    The National Park System would close for the time being in the event of a shutdown, according to a statement from NPS spokesman David Barna. That would affect the Lincoln Birthplace park in Hodgenville and Mammoth Cave in Cave City.

    That could impact spring break plans, but it could have a ripple effect beyond the parks.