Today's News

  • Losing a landmark: Spencer’s to close later this month

    After 34 years operating in Stephensburg, Spencer’s Valu-Mart will close its doors by month’s end.

    It is a family business and, along with Laker Drive-In, a recognizable part of the community along U.S. 62.

    Owner Tommy Spencer began in the grocery business in 1977, just a few doors down from its current location. In 1984, he bought the current building to expand.

  • Xiaoyun Willoughby is working to feed the hungry with Chicks for children

    At 14, Xiaoyun Willoughby has endured struggles, but her thoughts often are on others rather than herself.

    Xiaoyun was born in the Guizhou providence in China. An orphan, she was placed with foster parents at a young age and stayed with them for nine years.

    She has scoliosis and was in great need of surgery.

    In China, once a child turns 14, he or she no longer is eligible for adoption. Xiaoyun was only months away from turning 14.

  • Comer promotes new ag initiative in Hardin County

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer this week said he is actively working to repair bridges and reopen lines of communication to agriculture groups across the state.

  • County approves agreement to purchase LiDAR system

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with the Kentucky Division of Geographic Information to purchase a light detection and ranging system at $31,545.

    The LiDAR system, which will be used for projects such as mapping, is similar to radar but uses light pulses rather than radio waves. LiDar is usually gathered by planes and collects elevation data with high resolutions and centimeter accuracies, according to county documents. The system also can cut through forest terrain. 

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's Results (03/14)





    Results from Tuesday’s match in Hodgenville:


    Zachary Lee (LC) def. Andrew Butler (MC), 6-2, 6-2

    Tate Wilson (MC) def. Trevor Sanders (LC), 6-4, 7-5

    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Matthew Miller (MC), 6-0, 6-1


  • PREP BASEBALL/PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: North Hardin one-hits Fairdale (03/14)

    Tori Cunningham and Andrew Boyles combined on a one-hitter as the North Hardin Trojans topped visiting Louisville Fairdale, 4-2 on Tuesday.

    Cunningham (1-0) struck out five and gave up five walks, one hit and one earned run in five innings.

    Brady Patterson went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while Javier Echevarria had two singles and an RBI. Boyles singled, drove in two runs, scored a run and stole one base.


  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN OPINION: Heart and now head is finally in it for John Hardin’s Harness (3/14)

    When the basketball season began, John Hardin senior guard Jeremy Harness’ heart was in it. His head, on the other hand, was filled with everything except basketball.

    Harness’ dream of winning a state championship in football was dashed in horrific fashion. The Bowling Green Purples dismantled the Bulldogs, 62-20. It was a painful ending to such a brilliant prep football career, which saw Harness set numerous John Hardin records.

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: Pieces fall into place for Bulldogs (3/14)

    Brandon Price and Jeremy Harness expected immediate results this season. Ervin Montgomery and Daveon Greene thought it might take some time. Coach Mark Wells kept preaching patience – to his players and himself.

    So when the John Hardin Bulldogs’ season got off to a rocky start, there was concern. Price and Harness, who both started last season, thought the Bulldogs would pick right up from the previous year when they went 22-4.

  • Suspect steals gloves from local gas stations

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking help identifying a suspect wanted in relation to local gas station thefts.

    EPD responded Tuesday morning to the Five Star at 1046 N. Mulberry St. in reference to a theft that occurred March 2.

    According to police, the store manager reported a white man in a hoodie, appearing to be in his 40s, entered the store and proceeded down the outer aisle where he took multiple pairs of University of Louisville and University of Kentucky gloves.

  • Encouraging legislators to ban sale of synthetic drugs

    ISSUE: Outlawing synthetic drugs
    OUR VIEW: HB 481 should be approved