Today's News

  • "Virtually Me" confronts cyberbulling

    Cyberbullying and technology will be addressed in musical form Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School .

    “Virtually Me” is a musical presentation produced by Matt Murphy who also brought Tony nominated “Memphis” and “Thurgood” to the New York stage.

    The rock musical examines the pitfalls of technology that many teens face.

  • Gospel Music Extravaganza celebrates 25 years

    When the first Gospel Music Extravaganza was held in the 1980s, Pam Harper remembers there were as many people outside the Science Auditorium on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College as in the 175-seat facility.

    “You had no place to sit, but we had a good number of people there then and it has continued to grow so much over the years,” said Harper, coordinator of the musical.

  • Local violence advocacy groups call attention to teen dating violence

    It can start subtle, ballooning into something terrible over time.
    Jealousy and control can manifest into rage and abuse if left unchecked, leaving victims trapped in a domestic violence carousel with no happy ending.
    A counterattack for the growing problem of teen dating violence is rolling out this month as President Barack Obama signed a nationwide proclamation declaring February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • Two arrested on sex charges

    An Elizabethtown man and Radcliff woman were arrested Tuesday at their homes and charged with felonies for allegedly involving a child in sex.
    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, face Class B felony counts of complicity to use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance and complicity to promoting a sexual performance by a minor.
    Radcliff Police Department Detective Ralph Craig said the investigation that led to the charges has been ongoing for “about a year now.’’

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPINION: Could UK be ready to change its course?

    LEXINGTON — After Kentucky’s loss at Florida on Saturday night, Kentucky coach John Calipari knew he had to do something to get his young team’s attention if the Wildcats were going to change the course they were on.

    Calipari called his team “selfish” early this season and the Wildcats were falling into that trap. They had become too worried about their scoring and not about the game’s other fundamental parts. Calipari sat down with the team and challenged each player.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Central's Terry motivated by last year's loss in state semifinals (02/10)

    Kyle Terry knows this is it, his last shot to win a state championship.

    Terry had that chance as a junior last season, but those hopes were dashed with a loss to Independence Simon Kenton’s Kevin Cooper in the 130-pound semifinals.

    With his confidence shaken, Terry didn’t win another match and finished 3-3 to take sixth place. Just getting on the medal podium was no consolation, especially when Terry was a considered a favorite to win the title.

  • Students compete in Hardin County spelling bee

    Noah Vo learned Wednesday about the buzz one can get from the bee.
    The Hardin County area spelling bee took place Wednesday at Hardin County Schools’ central office. Nineteen elementary and middle school students participated, from 16 HCS schools, St. James School and North Hardin Christian School.

  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health identifies inefficiencies in emergency preparedness

    While administrators and staff at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System hope never to stare down the eye of a tornado, they placed themselves in the shoes of disaster victims Wednesday to locate areas in which they can improve preparedness.
    Radcliff Fire Department held a table-top disaster exercise at the medical facility, walking step by step through an F5 tornado scenario that, if real, could have wiped out a portion of the building and potentially killed 65 people or more.

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  • Honoring the sacrifice, heritage of black leaders

    It’s the month George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were born. The month we wait for a weather-predicting rodent, watch the Super Bowl and celebrate love through Valentine’s Day.

    February is many things, including an annual opportunity to focus on black history. Calling special attention to a cause or component of ourselves allows for education and overall improved awareness and understanding of each other.