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Today's News

  • Lawmakers weigh into ‘Obamacare’ suit

    Challenging reform regulations as an inappropriate federal imposition into health care, 27 states have entered a legal battle that will reach the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

    While Kentucky has declined to join the case, a group of 59 state legislators – all Republicans – signed onto a legal brief to be filed Monday with the nation’s highest court. It formally adds their voices to opposition of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: No. 2 Lady Knights down North Hardin (02/11)

    The second-ranked Marion County Lady Knights did what good teams do late in games and the North Hardin Lady Trojans didn’t have an answer for it.

    Leading by eight, the Lady Knights opened the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run and clamped down defensively to knock off the pesky Lady Trojans, 55-40 on Friday night in the Roby Dome.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: North Hardin beats Marion County, wins fourth straight (02/11)

    The North Hardin tandem of senior center Adam Hendrix and senior guard Jermaine Ruttley was too much for the Marion County Knights too handle.

    Hendrix and Ruttley combined for 48 points to lead the Trojans to their fourth consecutive win – a 63-50 victory over the Knights on Friday night at the Roby Dome.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: Price's buzzer beater lifts John Hardin over J'town (02/11)

    Junior guard Brandon Price’s last-second shot lifted the John Hardin Bulldogs to their third straight win. It’s a 3-pointer that’s going to be talked about for a long, long time – especially since it knocked off Jeffersontown.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Price lifts Bulldogs in overtime thriller (02/12)

    Brandon Price deviated from the John Hardin Bulldogs’ last second-shot plan.

    With only 3.4 seconds remaining in overtime and John Hardin trailing by one, the junior guard decided to go up the middle instead of to the sideline.

  • E'town fruit shop celebrates grand opening

    As it prepared for its first big holiday, the Elizabethtown location of Edible Arrangements held a grand opening Friday.

    The fresh-fruit-arrangement shop on North Dixie Avenue has been open since Jan. 11, owner Kornkamol Randlett said, but owners wanted to have a few weeks of business under their belt before having a  grand opening.

    “We’ve been doing very well, especially during this time because of Valentine’s Day,” Randlett said. “We’ve been extremely busy the last couple of days.”

  • Dow Corning donates close to $13,000 for HCS technology

    Several of Hardin County Schools’ middle schools received money from Dow Corning to use for technology.

    Dow Corning reached out to HCS to offer funding for programs that dealt with science, technology, engineering or math, known as STEM, said John Wright, HCS community relations director. Middle school officials filled out grant applications detailing what they would use the money for, and Dow Corning handed out almost $13,000 to four schools, according to an HCS news release.

  • Hodgenville could be headed to a restaurant tax

    Will Hodgenville residents support a restaurant tax?

    Members of the LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board hope so. The group will present a proposal Monday to Hodgenville City Council asking for a 2 percent tax – or less – to be added to prepared food in establishments within city limits.

    State law permits cities to enact such a tax with proceeds going to the tourist and convention commission.

  • Kenzi Lewis cut from Idol

    Kenzi Lewis, Hodgenville’s American Idol contestant, was cut from the popular TV show Thursday in round one of Hollywood Week.

    Lewis, a 16-year-old junior at LaRue County High School, has received two “golden tickets” to Hollywood after auditioning for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol. She was briefly seen onstage Thursday before half of the contestants were sent home.

    In last year’s Idol, Lewis made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

  • Veterans offered first chance to apply for jobs at GE

    Veterans have an advance opportunity this week to apply for new jobs available at General Electric’s Appliance Park in Louisville.

    Applications are being accepted through Feb. 17 for military veterans only. The hourly production positions will be opened to all applicants after that deadline.

    These are fulltime, permanent production assembly roles with GE and include benefits and paid holidays. The starting hourly wage is $13.01 for first shift and $14.01 for night shift.