Today's News

  • Differentiated instruction becoming the standard in Fort Knox schools


    I am delighted to announce the adoption of differentiated instruction in the Fort Knox Community Schools. 

    This initiative is adapted from Carol Ann Tomlinson’s 2002 book on teaching and learning, "Differentiating Instruction for Academic Diversity." 

  • With beer for sale, DUI arrests increase marginally

    With beer for sale at various locations in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, driving under the influence arrests marginally increased in two of the cities during the holiday week from Dec. 24-Jan. 2.

    Area law enforcement agencies arrested more than 20 for impaired driving during the period, including nine DUI arrests in Elizabethtown, five in Radcliff and one in Vine Grove. In 2010, seven DUI arrests were made in Elizabethtown, two in Vine Grove and one in Radcliff.

  • The Best: A delicious, traditional snack mix

    I really love both of these recipes that are featured today.

    Photographer Jill Pickett shared this recipe for Nuts and Bolts with me recently. I was so glad to get it because I have always loved Nuts and Bolts but had lost my original recipe. I’ve looked online several times and there are many recipes out there, all variations of this one, but this one suits me perfectly. Jill’s Grandma Pickett always made this for family gatherings, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Jill’s mom, Theresa, has carried on this tradition.

  • Suzanne Shircliff is one of Hardin County's Finest Cooks

    For readers in the northern Hardin County area, the name Estelle Harper might ring a bell. She worked at North Hardin High School for more than 40 years, and her daughter, Suzanne Shircliff, worked there for 10 years. Suzanne’s mother was her mentor, much like my own mom.

  • Staff, students bond in face of principal’s death

    LaRue County Schools worked to support each other Monday after losing a beloved staff member.

    School officials and students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville tried to return to a sense of normalcy Monday after losing their principal, Amber Thurman, in a car crash Saturday morning.

    Teachers were given a statement to read to students to explain Thurman’s death, but administrators wanted to keep the day as normal as possible, Superintendent Sam Sanders said.

  • Prosecutors ask to dismiss sexual abuse charge against ex-teacher

    The Commonwealth's Attorney Office filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss charges against Steven Gray, the former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students.

    Judge Kelly Mark Easton said he would consider the motion. Before dismissing charges, the judge must decide whether dismissal is contrary to public interest.

    A Hardin County jury failed to reach a verdict in Gray's case last month. Faced with a hung jury Easton declared a mistrial.

  • Trying to stand without keystone

    ISSUE: Death of Bob Imel
    OUR VIEW: Foundations are hard to replace

    Bob Imel's life was one of serving and his impact in Hardin County has been felt for years and will be for many years to come.

    Imel died Dec. 30 in Bowling Green. He was 71.

    He was the first executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity. He was part of the foundation for the organization that stands tall today in building and repairing homes in the area.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bulldogs look to avenge earlier loss to Central (1/10)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs were one of the best teams in the 5th Region last year, but they’ve started off a little slow this year.

    But the Bulldogs are showing signs of turning it around. They’ve won their last three games heading into tonight’s showdown at Central Hardin. The game is set for 7:30. The slow start could be attributed to injuries and getting its players late from football, but the Bulldogs said it’s time to start winning.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Streaking Panthers set to hit the road to face North (1/10)

    Elizabethtown coach James Haire is aware of the struggles North Hardin has had early this season, but he understands the Trojans are a different team than they were in December.

    North Hardin is coming off an 85-36 thrashing of Fort Knox to snap an eight-game losing skid. Senior point guard Jermaine Ruttley played for the first time since the season opener, scoring 21 points and pulling down nine rebounds.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North tops Oldham; Central falls to Hart (1/10)

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and senior guard Brianna Woodson scored 21 points as the host North Hardin Lady Trojans cruised to a 69-43 win over Oldham County on Monday.

    Woodson also had six rebounds, five steals and four assists for North Hardin (13-3), which won for the sixth time in seven games.

    Eighth-grade guard Tamiah Stanford added 13 points and four steals, while sophomore guard Kiera Jones had seven points and four assists.