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Today's News

  • Light voter turnout equates to turning backs on freedom

    If you are one of 6,148 Hardin County residents who voted Tuesday, we salute you.

    If you were one of the 53,206 registered and eligible who avoided the polls yesterday, we encourage you to remain engaged in the election process.

    If you are one of several thousand voting-age adults who is not registered, we challenge you to take this freedom seriously.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Cardinal Caravan returns to area (05/19)

    Cierra Robertson-Warren stepped into the spotlight Wednesday and nearly upended the big bird.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lancaster records 11th win as Lady Waves roll (05/19)

    Junior Brittany Lancaster struck out seven and improved to 11-0 as the 18th-ranked Meade County Lady Waves rolled to a 10-0 win over Jeffersonville, Ind., on Wednesday.

    Lancaster gave up only a single in five innings.

    “She threw extremely well,” said Meade County coach Mike Harreld.

    Senior Kayla Padgett hit a walk-off two-run homer and finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored, while senior Kristin Benton and junior Nicole Brown each went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

    MEADECOUNTY 10, JEFFERSONVILLE 0

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Knox qualifies 13 for State (05/19)

    BARDSTOWN — The Fort Knox boys’ and girls’ track teams are sending 13 athletes to the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships next Friday at the University of Louisville.

    Of those 13, six are sophomores or younger.

    Eighth-graders Sydney Hill (3,200-meter run), Regene Gill (100 hurdles, 400 and 800 relays) and Whitney Anderson (400 and 800 relays), freshmen Andre Dean (pole vault) and Kevin Dyer (400 relay) and sophomore Kierra Priest (400 and 800 relays) all qualified for the state meet at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Lady Panthers gunning for sixth straight region crown; Panthers going for fourth (05/19)

    When it comes to winning region championships, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have had no match over the last five years.

    Elizabethtown has won the last five Class 2-A, Region 2 championships, winning by an average of 65.8 points in that span. But coach Dickie Jones said things could be a little more interesting today at Central Hardin High School.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central's Martin resigns as coach (5/19)

    Central Hardin softball coach Mark Martin resigned Wednesday effective immediately and assistant coach Jamie Goodman will finish the season as interim coach.

    Central Hardin athletic director Chris Bauer said Martin cited personal and health reasons for his resignation. Martin had compiled a 135-81-1 record since taking over the program in 2006. He led the Lady Bruins to a seventh-place finish in the 2008 state tournament. During his tenure, the Lady Bruins won one 5th Region title and two 17th District championships.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central hires Thomas as new coach (5/19)

    Demond Thomas realized when he was in college what he wanted to do in the future – he wanted to be a head coach. He just didn’t know that first opportunity would be of a girls’ team.

    Thomas was hired Wednesday as the new Central Hardin girls’ basketball coach, taking over for David Robbins who resigned after two seasons. Robbins was 21-33 in his tenure, including a 13-13 mark this season.

  • E’town council approves Haycraft grant application

    The city of Elizabethtown is awaiting word on a grant application that will be used to repair a city neighborhood.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved Monday the application for a Community Development Block Grant through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The council plans to use any money received through the grant to continue the renovation of the Haycraft neighborhood near downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Motz Group picked to do turf work at sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council selected The Motz Group Inc. to install synthetic turf on two fields at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The council approved a bid Monday from The Motz Group, which at $1.2 million was the lowest bid received.
    The Motz Group is based in Cincinnati.
     

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