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Today's News

  • Lip sync contest entries due today

    Today is the deadline to sign up for the 2011 Heartland Music Festival United Way of Central Kentucky Lip Sync contest. Organizers extended the deadline to line up more entries.

    “Anyone can join the lip sync (contest),” said organizer Jennifer Meyers, noting businesses, schools, civic groups, churches and any group of friends are welcome to enter. All entries must include two to 25 people.

  • Summer reading program encourages world exploration

    Area children can explore the world this summer at Hardin County Public Library.

    The theme for summer reading this year is “One World, Many Stories.” It focuses on introducing children to stories, travel and cultures from throughout the world.

    The program kicks off with professional storyteller Mary Hamilton and folktales from around the world from 11 a.m. to noon June 7.

  • Saturday event honors local heroes

    As it has for many years now, the city of Radcliff will host an event Saturday to honor military personnel, their families and first responders in Hardin County.

    “We honor everyone who has served or is serving,” said Jo Emary, Hooray for Heroes board of directors member.

    Beginning at noon, live music, prizes, giveaways, food, games and other activities fill the agenda for Hooray for Heroes. The event begins in the adjoining parking lots between Stithton Baptist Church and Walmart Supercenter in Radcliff.

  • Fire damages Radcliff home

    An early morning fire damaged a Radcliff home Wednesday and investigators later in the day were trying to pinpoint the cause.

    Police say they found a meth lab in the residence on Vine Street. The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force was called to the scene as well as fire departments from Radcliff and Vine Grove.

    Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said while the home appeared to be lived in, nobody was home when fire trucks arrived on the scene.

  • Light voter turnout equates to turning backs on freedom

    If you are one of 6,148 Hardin County residents who voted Tuesday, we salute you.

    If you were one of the 53,206 registered and eligible who avoided the polls yesterday, we encourage you to remain engaged in the election process.

    If you are one of several thousand voting-age adults who is not registered, we challenge you to take this freedom seriously.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Cardinal Caravan returns to area (05/19)

    Cierra Robertson-Warren stepped into the spotlight Wednesday and nearly upended the big bird.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lancaster records 11th win as Lady Waves roll (05/19)

    Junior Brittany Lancaster struck out seven and improved to 11-0 as the 18th-ranked Meade County Lady Waves rolled to a 10-0 win over Jeffersonville, Ind., on Wednesday.

    Lancaster gave up only a single in five innings.

    “She threw extremely well,” said Meade County coach Mike Harreld.

    Senior Kayla Padgett hit a walk-off two-run homer and finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored, while senior Kristin Benton and junior Nicole Brown each went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

    MEADECOUNTY 10, JEFFERSONVILLE 0

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Knox qualifies 13 for State (05/19)

    BARDSTOWN — The Fort Knox boys’ and girls’ track teams are sending 13 athletes to the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships next Friday at the University of Louisville.

    Of those 13, six are sophomores or younger.

    Eighth-graders Sydney Hill (3,200-meter run), Regene Gill (100 hurdles, 400 and 800 relays) and Whitney Anderson (400 and 800 relays), freshmen Andre Dean (pole vault) and Kevin Dyer (400 relay) and sophomore Kierra Priest (400 and 800 relays) all qualified for the state meet at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Lady Panthers gunning for sixth straight region crown; Panthers going for fourth (05/19)

    When it comes to winning region championships, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have had no match over the last five years.

    Elizabethtown has won the last five Class 2-A, Region 2 championships, winning by an average of 65.8 points in that span. But coach Dickie Jones said things could be a little more interesting today at Central Hardin High School.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central's Martin resigns as coach (5/19)

    Central Hardin softball coach Mark Martin resigned Wednesday effective immediately and assistant coach Jamie Goodman will finish the season as interim coach.

    Central Hardin athletic director Chris Bauer said Martin cited personal and health reasons for his resignation. Martin had compiled a 135-81-1 record since taking over the program in 2006. He led the Lady Bruins to a seventh-place finish in the 2008 state tournament. During his tenure, the Lady Bruins won one 5th Region title and two 17th District championships.