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Today's News

  • Egg hunt outings
  • A little help for our friends

    The issue: Sister city earthquake assistance
    Our view: Time to return the favor

    Sisterhood: It’s a special bond that can’t be broken, undone or denied. Sisters laugh together, cry together, give advice to one another and share a unique, timeless friendship.

    Most of all, sisters celebrate the good times together and support each other when life is difficult.

  • Focus on finance: Is now a good time to purchase property?

    Question: Should I buy property now or wait?
    Answer: What a question! You’re a qualified buyer and you’re watching the real estate market thinking, “Prices are really coming down – I should wait to buy.”
    Shake that Magic 8 Ball again and now you’re thinking, “Interest rates are going up quickly – I should buy now.” Time to throw that Magic 8 Ball out the window and listen up:

  • Thunderstorm, tornado warnings impact the area

    A pair of strong storm lines led to a series of late afternoon and early evening tornado warnings that included Hardin, Bullitt, Nelson and Grayson counties. All the tornado warnings have expired but the area remains under a severe thunderstorm warning and a flood warning.

    Damaging hail has been reported in Big Spring, Radcliff, Fort Knox and Lebanon Junction, according to some weather sources.

  • PREP TENNIS: Sallee, Elizabethtown finish off conference sweeps (04/24)

    It was a Sallee-abration.

    Top-seeded Elizabethtown senior Jenna Sallee capped her high school career with her fifth straight Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament girls’ singles crown.

    Maybe organizers should consider naming their event after her since she’s dominated it so much the past half decade.

    Sallee defeated No. 2 seeded junior teammate AnnLauren Fiepke, 6-3, 6-2 in Friday’s final at the University Drive Park Tennis Courts.

  • Continuous flooding in county causing property damage

    It’s good weather for ducks and fish.

    For people, the ongoing rain is causing headaches and property damage.

    A series of storms brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours, with 0.5 inches of rain on Friday and another 1.94 inches between midnight and 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Kentucky Mesonet weather station in Cecilia.

    The rains created high-water situations and complicated river flooding issues.

  • Photo: Enriching Earth
  • Flood warning issued as rain total exceeds 2 inches

    A series of storms has brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours creating high-water situations and complicating river flooding issues.

    The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for several counties in Kentucky including Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Grayson, Meade, Nelson, Bullitt and Breckinridge. It lasts until 2:15 p.m. today. Also, a flood warning is in effect along area rivers until further notice.

  • Bowling to be added by HCS high schools next school year

    Hardin County Schools hopes its newest sport will strike up some interest among students.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved the addition of bowling as a competitive sport for high schools at its Thursday meeting. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will sanction the sport next school year and will allow teams to compete for a state championship.

    With the board’s approval, a boys’ team and a girls’ team will be offered to students at Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin high schools.

  • Probable cause found in Hines case

    In a court hearing Friday, Kentucky State Police revealed a few details of the murder investigation following the death of Toni M. Ballard earlier this month.

    Commonwealth’s attorneys met the burden of evidence in a pretrial conference for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with murder, said Hardin District Judge John Simcoe. Because Hines remains in jail, prosecutors have 60 days to obtain a grand jury indictment, Simcoe said following a court hearing at the Hardin County Justice Center.