Today's News

  • Dash of Class: Judy Bishop — One of Hardin County's Finest Cooks

    It is an honor and privilege to feature today’s “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” as she and I have known each other since high school. Even though we went to different high schools, I knew of her through her wonderful mother, who was a teaching colleague of mine. Today’s honoree is Judy Bishop of Vine Grove and her mother was the late Reva Kerfoot, a home economics teacher at North Hardin High School for many, many years. Judy says her mother was the finest cook she ever met and is still her inspiration.

  • NASCAR comes to Kentucky

    The issue: NASCAR Sprint Cup impact
    Our view: Thank you, Bruton Smith

    It has been a long wait but July 9 is right around turn four and the finish line is in sight.

    Finally, after years of waiting and many lawsuits between the previous owners and NASCAR, the big boys are racing at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

  • My stuff is not junk; it's my stuff

    “You’ll find you’ve brought too much stuff.”

    The words were softly spoken — almost as if to himself — by a retired pastor, a resident of my parents’ retirement community. He seemed to know by observation and personal experience that we take too much stuff with us.

  • BASKETBALL: Pettigrew part of WKU reunion at Kentuckiana Pro Am (07/07)

    After A.J. Slaughter and Jeremy Evans graduated from Western Kentucky University and went on to professional basketball careers, Steffphon Pettigrew thought his days of playing alongside those fellow Hilltoppers were over.

    Plans have since changed for the former Elizabethtown High School star.

    Pettigrew, Slaughter and Evans are on the same team – Shelbyville-based Team Jordan – in the 17th annual Kentuckiana Pro Am Basketball Tournament, which begins today and ends Sunday night at two Owensboro sites.

  • GOLF: Gumm off to great start at Junior Amateur (07/07)

    Lydia Gumm’s bogey-free round has propelled her to the top of the Kentucky Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship leaderboard.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior’s success on the par-5s and mistake-free 18 holes have lifted her to a three-shot lead after the tournament’s opening day.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: LaRue 10s outslug Meade (07/07)

    Blake Shelton hit an inside-the-park home run to go along with a double and single to help the LaRue County 10-year-old All-Stars hang on for an 18-16 win over Meade County on Wednesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament in Hodgenville.

    Meade County, which trailed 18-7 in the fourth inning, had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning. But Hunter Howell, who earned the win, got LaRue County out of the jam. Howell finished with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

    Chase Childress added two singles for LaRue County, which had eight hits.

  • NASCAR: NASCAR has a pit stop on post (07/07)

    If there’s an event involving the military, Ryan Newman is there.

    The man who drives NASCAR’s U.S. Army No. 39 car has become one of the armed forces’ fan favorites. 

    He’ll do anything and everything with soldiers. Talk to them about their lives. Sign autographs. Swap stories during lunch. Even jump off a 50-foot rapelling wall with them.

    That’s just a snippet of what he did Wednesday at a Fort Knox military function, along with some of his other NASCAR cohorts and a handful of other soldiers.

  • Riding shotgun with NASCAR's Kyle Busch

    Inspiration can come in many forms and for the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck series driver Kyle Busch, it came in the form of a 12-year-old fan.

    Kyle Savoie wrote a motivational letter to Busch during the past offseason, which inspired the driver to begin an essay contest, which was titled “Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports.” The contest asked children ages 5 to 12 to submit a 150 words or fewer essay detailing an experience within the past year that affected their life in a positive way.

  • Husband pleads guilty in cold case murder

    An eight-year-old cold case with a connection to Elizabethtown came to a close Wednesday when Daniel Paynter pleaded guilty to murder in a Cincinnati courthouse.

    Paynter, 57, pleaded guilty to murdering his wife, Lori Paynter. The 35-year-old woman’s mostly nude body was discovered near a trash bin at the Bluegrass Inn on East Dixie Avenue on Dec. 18, 2002.

    She was strangled, shot in the head multiple times and identified only through fingerprints. Her clothes were found four months later in Hamilton County, Ohio.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club highlights June meeting