Today's News

  • Taking the fight against obesity to school cafeterias

    ISSUE: Nutritious school meals
    (Vegetables + whole grains) – fat = healthier kids

    The school lunch tray is getting an update.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new rules for school lunches and breakfasts last month. It’s the first time in more than 15 years school meal standards have been raised, and kids will start seeing the menu changes this fall.

    This effort to improve child nutrition and fight childhood obesity is a step forward in a very serious fight.

  • PARALYMPICS: Ogbe motivates Rotaract Club (02/08)

    He grew up 1-of-12 children in a rural Nigerian area where running water was nonexistent and electricity was a luxury. At age 3, he contracted malaria and polio, which left his left leg paralyzed. For a shot at a better living, he left his family thousands of miles away to attend Bellarmine University and move to Louisville.

    However, the greatest obstacle the multi-time Paralympics gold medalist Dennis Ogbe has tackled is with him no matter where he goes or what he does.

  • PREP BOWLING: Visiting Central Hardin sweeps Nelson County (02/08)





    BARDSTOWN — Results from Tuesday’s dual at Bardstown Bowling Center (x-denotes earned team point; in baker, a team has five bowlers rotate, each bowling two frames; 1-6, 2-7, 3-8, 4-9, 5-10):

    Team Scores

  • BOWLING: A lesson in longevity – Bell, 85, still loving life on the lanes (02/08)

    Bowling has been called a lifetime sport because participants young or old can still have success.

    Pearl Bell, who is proof of that, did something last month that many professional bowlers haven’t done on tour.

    The 85-year-old Hardin County resident and veteran of the Tuesday morning Young at Heart weekly league at Dix-E-Town Lanes picked up the wicked 4-6-7-10 split last month.

    It didn’t take her long to remember the last time she had pulled off the feat, which requires knocking down the back two left pins and the back two right pins.

  • Water districts inching closer to treatment solution

    Two county water districts may be closer to finding a solution to a lingering problem regarding the use of Louisville Water Co.’s supply from the Ohio River.

    Hardin County Water District Nos. 1 and 2 have joined Louisville Water Co. to determine how best to leapfrog treatment discrepancies between their systems and the analysis should be finished by September, said James Jeffries, general manager of Hardin County Water District No. 2.

  • Judge strikes down state redistricting plan as unconstitutional

    A state plan to redistrict Kentucky’s House and Senate districts was struck down Tuesday by a judge in Franklin Circuit Court.

    Judge Phillip Shepherd issued an order calling into question the constitutionality of the plan and extended the filing deadline for legislative districts to Friday. Shepherd last week issued a restraining order pushing the deadline back a week so he could hold a hearing and allow both sides to argue their cases.

  • Man sentenced to two years for sexual abuse

    An out-of-state man accused of having sexual contact with his stepdaughter in an Elizabethtown motel was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to two years in prison.

    Christifer P. Davis, 28, previously pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse. He was arrested April 5 by Kentucky State Police after he forcibly touched the breasts and buttocks of his stepdaughter last January at E’town Motel, according to the arrest warrant.

    The girl was younger than 16, the age of consent by Kentucky law.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Trojans down DeSales; Bruins edge Adair (2/8)

    Senior guard Jermaine Ruttley scored 26 points Tuesday and senior post Adam Hendrix had a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds as the visiting North Hardin Trojans knocked off Louisville DeSales, 74-63.

    Ruttley also had eight rebounds, six steals and four assists for the Trojans (6-16), who won their third straight.

    Senior forward Jauan Akins, playing for the first time since December, added 12 points and five rebounds.


  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Central falls to Green; Lady Bulldogs win (2/8)

    The host Central Hardin Lady Bruins couldn’t dig themselves out of a first-quarter hole.

    Central Hardin was held to five points in the first period en route to a 60-40 loss to 5th Region rival Green County on Tuesday.

    Senior wing Abby Newton paced the Lady Bruins (8-17) with 15 points, while sophomore guard Aislynn Barnes had 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. Senior post Alexis Johnson added nine points and nine rebounds.


  • Attorney, former basketball player dies

    Landmark News Service

    Leitchfield attorney and former University of Kentucky basketball player Jim Dinwiddie was discovered shot to death Tuesday morning in his home, an apartment that’s part of a former hotel on the Public Square in Leitchfield.

    Authorities believe the 63-year-old took his own life.

    Dinwiddie was found in a bedroom by staff members from his law office, which is just below the residence. He was the only resident of the hotel building, which he owned.