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Today's News

  • State retirement plan demonstrates little planning

    ISSUE: Kentucky's public pension system
    OUR VIEW: Without change, disaster is ahead

    One of the true perks associated with working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the retirement plan. It's also becoming one of the great threats regarding living in this state.

    It's alarming to see the state falling behind in its commitments to its workers and retirees as well as its unwillingness to address the issue.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: It's up to them to make the most of their second chance (02/16)

    You have been given a second chance. A fresh start maybe. A clean slate, so to speak. What are you going to do with it?

    That’s the question North Hardin seniors Jauan Akins, Sam Coachman and Duwayne White need to ask themselves. They are extremely fortunate to be playing basketball again this season. They have been given a second chance.

  • PREP BOWLING: John Hardin sweeps Green County (02/16)

    BOWLING

    BOYS’ PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S SCORES

    JOHN HARDIN 5, GREEN COUNTY 2

    CAMPBELLSVILLE— Results from Wednesday’s dual at Phillips Lanes (x-denotes earned team point; in baker, a team has five bowlers rotate, each bowling two frames; 1-6, 2-7, 3-8, 4-9, 5-10):

    Team Scores

  • County votes down request for Radcliff recycling trailer

    Hardin Fiscal Court silenced a debate Tuesday that has raged for months.

    The county’s governing body voted, 6-3, against moving a county recycling trailer to Radcliff. The issue was postponed last year to give magistrates time to research feasibility and need for a trailer.

    Magistrates Roy Easter and Doug Goodman championed the issue with the blessing of Radcliff City Council, arguing the city has the size and trash volume to justify placing a trailer there.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs top Western (2/16)

    Sophomore post Nawdya Fletcher posted a double-double to lead the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to a 50-47 win over visiting Louisville Western on Wednesday.

    Fletcher had 14 points, 15 rebounds and two assists, while junior post Michelle Montgomery chipped in with 11 points and eight rebounds.

    Sophomore guard Zacchea Small added nine points, seven rebounds and four assists, and junior wing Desireah Mills scored nine points.

    John Hardin (19-7) won its fourth straight.

    JOHN HARDIN 50, LOUISVILLE WESTERN 47

  • PREP WRESTLING: Longtime friends are voices of state wrestling tourney (2/16)

    Their voices bellow countless bits of information throughout the arena, be it about a car that needs to be moved before it’s towed or a lost set of keys has been found or the action taking place all around them.

    Their voices are what help keep things lively at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

    And their voices energize the thousands of people in the stands, urging them get behind the wrestlers on the mat.

  • Young Cooks: Fashionable baker Mallory Simon

    Armed with a KitchenAid mixer and an iPhone, Mallory Simon, 15, likes to bake.

    Donning a brown and pink polka dot apron that matched her outfit, the Elizabethtown High School freshman whipped up a batch of snickerdoodle cookies while explaining her love for baking one afternoon after school.

    Most of the time she searches through the family recipe box before baking but this time she went to the web and pulled up the recipe on her iPhone.

    She often goes to the web for a recipe when she’s bored and looking for something new.

  • United Way cracks $1 million mark

    United Way of Central Kentucky has broken the $1 million campaign mark for the second time in its history.

    Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said the agency has received more than $1 million in donations as part of its 2011 campaign, which continues through February.

    The number puts United Way in reach of its goal of $1,025,000. The organization collected slightly more than $1 million in 2007.

    “What we have really seen is an (outpouring of support) from the community that, when asked, has risen to the challenge,” he said.

  • Fiscal Court votes to reject Radcliff recycling trailer

    Hardin Fiscal Court has officially closed the door on the possibility of placing a recycling trailer in Radcliff for the foreseeable future.

    Fiscal Court voted, 6-3, against placing a trailer in Radcliff during its Tuesday voting meeting. The motion had been postponed from last year as the magistrates researched the issue more thoroughly.

    Magistrates Roy Easter and Doug Goodman have lobbied for the trailer for months on behalf of the county’s second-largest city, saying Radcliff has the trash volume to justify the expense.

  • ‘The Best’ cook and friend

    As you know, for the past several months I’ve been featuring “The Best” recipes – those recipes that really are my favorites. Today, I want to feature “The Best” cook and friend – Polly Shaw of Elizabethtown.