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Today's News

  • Author announces discovery of silver mine

    Meade County author Robert A. Prather might have been correct when his 2007 book, “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver,” said a famous literary pirate could have been based on a Virginia merchant with Hardin County ties.

    The book asserted that Swift, who 1800s folklore said might have lost a treasure in Kentucky, might have been the basis for Long John Silver, the famous pirate from the late-1800s Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island.”

  • Teenagers testify in trial of former CHHS teacher

    In sworn testimony Friday, two teenagers told of a teacher who engaged in flirting, passing notes, phone calls and texting, eventually leading to sexual encounters with both girls.

    Steven Gray, a 29-year-old former Central Hardin High School teacher, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse from accusations of sexual relationships with two students, a violation of a Kentucky Revised Statute that allows for persons of authority to be charged even if the alleged victims are older than 16, the age of consent.

  • Stigma, shame cause some AIDS sufferers to hide

    Sue Stiles didn’t know her brother was ill until February of 1995, after he had battled AIDS for several years. He died four months later.

    The Gay-Straight Alliance at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted a vigil Thursday in honor of World AIDS Day and those who have died from the autoimmune illness.

    Stiles and Rose Marie Rocha shared the story of Sue’s brother. Stiles said she and her brother were close, but he hid his illness from her and the rest of their family for years.

  • Vine Grove, Radcliff ring in Christmas season

    Northern Hardin County kicked off the first weekend in December with holiday celebrations.

    Vine Grove held its annual Dickens of a Christmas, while Radcliff tried out its revamped holiday festivities.

    Radcliff hosted its annual tree lighting, but didn’t have its traditional parade. The city instead hosted a new event, caroling at Saunders Springs on Saturday and held its annual Festival of Trees, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

    He said the city wanted to do something different by adding caroling. It also made good use of the cabins at Saunders Spring.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North rolls past Knox without Ruttley (12/04)

    Lack of depth at guard was a concern for North Hardin coach Ron Bevars before the season began. When senior point guard Jermaine Ruttley went down with an injury after the season opener, the Trojans were in dire straits.
    Playing without Ruttley for the first time this season, the Trojans showed things aren’t as bad as they seemed a couple days ago. North Hardin built a double digit lead less than 4 minutes into the game and cruised to an 82-55 victory over the Fort Knox Eagles on Friday night at Smith Gym on post in the 17th District opener for both teams.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Meade hangs on to knock off LaRue, 55-50 (12/04)

    Raley Johnson and the Meade County Lady Waves didn’t have to wait as long this season to record their first win.

    A sophomore guard, Johnson scored a team-high 21 points Friday night and the host Lady Waves hit 12-of-18 foul shots in the final 4:06 to hold on for a 55-50 win over former 5th Region foe LaRue County.

    Last season, it took Meade County nine games to finally break into the win column – in late December.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Panthers top John Hardin (12/04)

    Darian Ditto knows all too well what it’s like to have to watch from the bench, injured and helpless.
    After suffering season-ending ACL injuries each of the past two years, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers senior took one look at teammate Anna Bowling sitting on the bench with an injured back and that’s all she needed to inspire her Friday night.
    Ditto scored nine of her 16 points in the fourth quarter to lift Elizabethtown to a 59-45 victory over 17th District rival John Hardin.

  • Vine Grove auction nets big bucks for Christmas gifts

    Vine Grove residents’ and business’ cakes, blankets, ham, walking sticks and other donated items added up to $9,759 to help area children who might otherwise have few or no presents this Christmas.

    That amount was raised through bids, donations and pledges at the 12th annual Christmas for the Kids auction Thursday at Vine Grove City Hall.

  • Adams, Bramlett receive Farm Bureau honors

    Matt Adams, a Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 26th annual Farm Public Relations Award. He was honored at the organization’s 92nd annual meeting held last week at the Galt House in Louisville.

    Adams received a commemorative plaque and $300 prize. The award was developed to recognize Kentuckians who significantly generate a better public understanding of agriculture.

  • Avey takes job with Regional Leadership Council

    The News-Enterprise
    The Regional Leadership Coalition named Beth Avey, owner and president of Elizabethtown-based Heartland Communications Consultants, as its new executive director.
    A Hardin County resident and former U.S. Army officer, Avey also works on the One Knox and Wired65 regional initiatives. Avey will continue in her role with HCC.