Today's News

  • Celebrating a local Patriot

    Even the casual local fan watching Sunday’s Super Bowl pitting the New England Patriots against the New York Giants may have an increased interest in this year’s game: One of our own will share the field with the likes of Tom Brady and Eli Manning.

    Brandon Deaderick, a 2005 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, is a starting defensive lineman for the AFC champion Patriots and is very likely the first person from Hardin County ever to play in a Super Bowl.

  • Handful of local races set

    A court order has delayed the filing deadline for state House and Senate districts, but the stage was set Tuesday for a handful of local races.

    Four Radcliff residents, including a pair of former councilmen, will square off with the six incumbents on Radcliff City Council, while the six incumbents on Vine Grove City Council will recapture their seats in an uncontested race. The Commonwealth’s Attorney and Hardin Circuit Court Clerk races also will be uncontested.

  • Speakers With Spark: Reduce stress with these five steps

    The most popular request for a topic from Speakers With Spark speakers last year was stress management. Maybe it’s a sign of the times, maybe it’s the economy. Whatever it is, below are five tips to help you reduce stress in your life and insert more joy.

    The symptoms of stress include insomnia, tiredness, headaches, poor skin, short temper and inclination to cry, just to name a few. Stress can affect you physically, emotionally and will eventually make you sick. Therefore, it’s very important to get stress under control.

  • Low-snow January saves Hardin County hassle

    After a few snow-laden winters, January in Hardin County looked and felt more like April.

    With unseasonably warm temperatures and almost no snow to speak of, schools have stayed in session and salt has stayed off roads.

    Mark Adams, a meteorologist at the Fort Knox weather station, said the area records an average snowfall total of nearly 5 inches in January alone, but the month produced less than half an inch this year with 14 days or more registering in above 50 degrees.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Wright, Central Hardin topple Fort Knox (02/01)

    Cameron Wright had a thunderous dunk on Friday night to spur his Bruins past visiting 17th District rival North Hardin.

    As Central Hardin closed out district play at home Tuesday night against the Fort Knox Eagles, Wright went up to the rim to do it again.

    Or not.

    The senior forward lost control of the ball and tried to lay it up instead. After missing the gimme, he salvaged the play by getting fouled.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North Hardin boys stun Adair (02/01)

    North Hardin ended a six-game losing streak by going inside to its big man. Senior forward Adam Hendrix totaled team highs of 28 points and eight rebounds Tuesday night to lead the visiting Trojans to a 59-43 victory over Adair County.

    Senior guard Jermaine Ruttley added 15 points, six rebounds and three assists to give the Trojans (4-16) their first win since Jan. 6.

    Leading just 22-19 at halftime, North Hardin outscored Adair County (16-8) by 13 points in the second half.


  • PREP BOWLING: West Ky. Mini Invitational, Central Hardin at PRP Results (02/01)





    PADUCAH Completed results from Saturday’s West Kentucky Mini Invitational at Cardinal Strike & Spare (in each game, five bowlers per team rolled 10 frames each, all scores count toward total):

    Team Scores

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bo Wilson leads Meade past LaRue (2/1)

    Bo Wilson didn’t want January to end.

    The Meade County senior guard was on quite the tear during the month.

    Wilson hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to join Meade County’s 1,000-point club Tuesday night to lead the host Green Wave to a 71-59 win over the LaRue County Hawks.

  • Gospel musical on the horizon

    People looking for spiritual and historical education can find both at this week’s celebration of Black History Month.

    The 26th annual Gospel Musical hosted by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and First Baptist Church is at 7 p.m. Friday at the church on Bishop Lane in Elizabethtown.

    The musical is a longtime collaboration between the organizations that celebrates Black History Month in February. It’s that collaboration that’s behind this year’s theme for the musical, “Service Together Achieves Results.”

  • For April Jackson, volunteer work is ‘where my heart is’

    As guests arrived at the home of the superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools, April Jackson helped set up for a meeting that had been in the making since September 2010.

    It was just part of her passion for volunteer work.

    “This is where my heart is,” Jackson said, specifically of her work in education.