Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Woodson propels North Hardin over John Hardin (12/18)

    With 17th District rival John Hardin roaring back from an 11-point deficit Friday night, a revved-up Brianna Woodson put an end to the Lady Bulldogs’ second-half comeback.

    The North Hardin Lady Trojans’ lone senior carried them through and drove them ahead.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue dominates Bruin Duals (12/18)

    Heading into the ballyhooed Smoky Mountain Duals, the LaRue County Hawks are looking every bit the No. 1 team in the state.

    LaRue County continued its torrid start Saturday, rolling to four lopsided wins in the Central Hardin Bruin Duals. Nine wrestlers went undefeated as the Hawks knocked off Lexington Lafayette, Barren County, Meade County and Central Hardin.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin drops John Hardin, stays unbeaten in 17th District play (12/17)

    Junior Chanel Roberts scored a game-high 27 points, while senior Brianna Woodson finished with 12  to lead the North Hardin Lady Trojans to a 52-39 victory Friday night at 17th District rival John Hardin.

    Tied at 31 with 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Woodson scored 10 of the Lady Trojans' next 12 points --including eight straight -- to propel her team to a 43-37 lead with 3:36 to play. 

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown downs Central Hardin (12/18)

    It’s been said that practice makes perfect. The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers weren’t perfect Friday night, but they were improved. They have had a good week of practice since their loss to Nelson County on Dec. 8 and it showed.

    The Lady Panthers raced out to a 23-4 lead and never looked back as they routed the Central Hardin Lady Bruins, 70-45 in a 17th District game at Central Hardin.

  • HCS tables drug policy decision

    The Hardin County Schools board decided to table their decision on a change to a student drug and alcohol policy until June, when the board regularly reviews policies.

    The policy change was in regards to the length of suspension students received for a first violation of the policy, which deals with students using or possessing drugs or alcohol at school or a school-related event. Currently, those students receive a 10-day suspension or five days if they receive drug counseling.

  • HCS finalizes 2012-13 calendar

    Hardin County Schools’ winter break will be similar to this year’s despite objections from the district’s education association.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved the 2012-13 school calendar at a board meeting Thursday night. Disagreements arose over the structure of the winter break, but the board decided to schedule it very similar to this year’s upcoming break.

  • More Coca-Cola museum auction dates set

    The next set of auction dates have been set at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia and will feature some of the museum’s largest items up for public bid. The auctions are March 24 and 25 at the Elizabethtown museum and follow up on the first set of auctions that collected more than $3 million for around 650 Coke-related items.

    Some items were sold for more than $100,000, according to Museum President Larry Schmidt.

  • Kentucky First Lady visits HMH, packs care packages for 233rd Trans. Co. 3d Sustainment Command

    Kentucky First lady Jane Beshear joined members of the Hardin Memorial Hospital staff Dec. 6, to pack care packages for members of the 233rd Transportation Company.

    Beshear participated in the event as part of her initiative with the Military Spouse Task Force for Kentucky, which highlights issues facing military spouses.

  • Beer here: Stores begin sales

    Residents won’t have to wait until the New Year to purchase beer in Hardin County.

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued more than two dozen retail beer licenses last week to local vendors. Several more beer licenses are pending.

    Sales started as applicants secured licenses and contacted distributors to bring shipments.

    Laura Blair, spokeswoman for Bardstown-based Newcomb Oil Co., said the seven Five Star Food Marts in Elizabethtown now are licensed to sell beer, four of which have started sales.

  • Police cracking down on impaired holiday driving

    As Hardin Countians prepare to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family, area law enforcement are reminding the community of the dangers of impaired driving.

    During December 2009, 753 people were killed in wrecks that involved impaired drivers or cyclists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over the next couple weeks, area law enforcement will be cracking down on drugged and drunken driving to ensure the Hardin County community has a safe holiday season.