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Today's News

  • Probable cause found in JC Penney arson case

    Police reportedly have a videotape confession from a Big Clifty woman charged with multiple counts of arson and terroristic threatening.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 23, was arrested Oct. 31 and is accused of lighting four fires inside JC Penney at Towne Mall between July and October. She’s also accused of making bomb threats to the mall and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    At the time, Coolidge was a JC Penney employee and ECTC student.

  • Making a difference takes minutes today

    ISSUE: Voter turnout
    OUR VIEW: County's influence on the line

    Hardin County can gain the attention of the entire state today. It’s going to take cooperation from motivated individuals to make it happen.

    And you have to take action before 6 p.m.

    This is Election Day. Six statewide races are being conducted and, generally, the general election is being overlooked.

  • Restaurants show appreciation to veterans

    Veterans will be in line this week to receive free meals in honor of Veterans Day.

    Here are businesses with special offers:

    APPLEBEE’S: Applebee’s is offering a free meal Friday to veterans and active-duty service members. There are seven entrees from which to choose. Military ID or proof of service required.

  • Help returning soldiers adapt

    Back in 2005-06, my younger brother, Sam, spent a year in Iraq – an infantry soldier with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was in the Sunni Triangle going out on “missions” daily.

    Understandably, it was a stressful year for the entire family. So imagine our relief when he came home safe and sound. Everything was going to be OK. We could all go back to life as normal.

    But pretty soon we realized that wasn’t the case.

  • North Hardin hoping to get a note from 'Glee'

    A wildly popular but fictional show choir could benefit a real one in Hardin County with the help of votes.

    The newly reorganized show choir at North Hardin High School has submitted a video application for the “Glee” Give a Note competition, which will distribute thousands of dollars to talented and financially-strapped choir programs.

  • Hunting brings father and daughter together

    Kent “Hannie” Board of Big Spring doesn’t remember how old his outdoorsy daughter was when she asked to go hunting with him, but he remembers when each of his children bagged their first turkeys after shots ringing out in the stillness of the woods.

    “I don’t know who was more thrilled, her for shooting a turkey or me for being there while she shot her turkey,” he said.

    Kent Board’s son and daughter both received their own guns during their childhood, but his daughter enjoyed hunting more.

  • Tabb hopes county defies projected low voter turnout

    Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker has projected a 25 to 28 percent voter turnout Tuesday to determine the state’s top elected offices, but Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb hopes local voters defy those odds.

    Tabb said about 35 percent of registered voters in Hardin County voted in the last governor’s race four years ago, but a dismal 10 percent of voters made it to the polls for the May primary, indicating what he says is a disturbing trend.

    “I really hope we get more,” Tabb said Friday.

  • Public turns out for Fort Duffield's 150th anniversary

    West Point’s Fort Duffield honored the men who made the fort possible 150 years ago with a Sunday program.

    Fort Duffield commemorated the 150th anniversary of the installation’s construction with skirmish re-enactments and historical programs. Attendees were able to watch re-enactments, listen to re-enactors expound on the role of Fort Duffield in the war and witness life on a Civil War fort.

  • NHHS Gamer's Club members embrace nerd status

    With titles such as Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Empire instead of club president, the Gamer’s Club at North Hardin High School is admittedly a different sort of group.

    “We’re the biggest conglomeration of nerds in the school,” junior James Richason said.

  • Photo: A point divided