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Today's News

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North girls win (01/16)

    The North Hardin Lady Trojans overcame a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to post a 50-48 overtime win over 5th Region foe Washington County on Saturday in the Autism Awareness Classic at Marion County.

    Sophomore forward Chanel Roberts scored a team-high 19 points for North Hardin (7-9), while freshman center Jenna Spencer and freshman guard Domoneque Taft scored 10 points each and junior guard Brianna Woodson had eight points.

    NORTH HARDIN 50, WASHINGTON COUNTY 48, OT

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Slow start dooms John Hardin against Lady Hawks (01/16)

    A pair of technical fouls seemed to take the energy out of the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs on Saturday night.

    After falling into a big hole against LaRue County, the visiting Lady Bulldogs rallied to slice their deficit to 12 points on a 3-pointer by senior guard Kristin Shonkwiler with 50.7 seconds left in the third period.

    But the John Hardin bench was called for two technical fouls 21 seconds apart, and the Lady Hawks scored eight points to take control en route to a 61-44 win over their 5th Region rivals.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPINION: Wildcats respond in dominant fashion (1/16)

    LEXINGTON— After last Saturday’s 77-70 loss at Georgia in their Southeastern Conference opener, one had to wonder how the Kentucky Wildcats would respond.

    If the last two games are any indication, the Wildcats are going to be just fine.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Hawks cruise past Hart (01/16)

    The LaRue County Hawks realized the Hart County Raiders weren’t at full strength, so they might have been thinking a win was going to come easy.

    It didn’t. At least not at first.

    The Raiders jumped out to an 11-6 lead, prompting LaRue County coach Paul Childress to call a timeout where he challenged his team to start playing better on both end of the court.

    LaRue County responded just as Childress hoped, taking the lead less than 2 minutes later and rolling to a 77-43 victory over the visiting Raiders in an 18th District game Friday night.

  • USDA may make school meals healthier

    In light of the U.S. obesity epidemic, the Department of Agriculture proposed beefing up school nutritional guidelines for the first time in 15 years.

    Hardin County’s two largest public school districts say they’re already close to meeting the suggested standards — which, for instance, would reduce fat and sodium and increase offerings of fruit, vegetables and whole grains.

  • Photos: Charter bus catches fire
  • Ag Village wins national award

    The Hardin County Farm Bureau recently received a national recognition for its work with the 2010 Kentucky Heartland Festival Ag Village.
    The American Farm Bureau Federation picked the project as a winner in its County Activities of Excellence program.
    The village showed the public how agriculture has changed since the Vietnam War — how farmers produce more with fewer inputs, county Farm Bureau President Ray Allan Mackey said. The festival at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown was themed Thank You From the Heartland: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL UPDATE: LaRue County 77, Hart County 43 (01/15)

    The homestanding LaRue County Hawks ran their winning streak to seven as they overwhelmed the short-handed Hart County Raiders, 77-43 in an 18th District game Friday night.

    The Hawks used a 21-0 run over the second and third quarters to build a 51-20 lead. Junior Kyle Meredith sparked the run with seven points and six players scored during the spurt.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bishop, Central Hardin make short work of Fort Knox (01/16)

    Don’t look now, but Alysse Bishop and the rest of the Central Hardin Lady Bruins are starting to get their swagger back.

    The senior guard scored 10 of her 16 points in an early flurry and the suddenly surging Lady Bruins won a 17th District game for the second straight night Friday by routing the visiting Fort Knox Lady Eagles, 78-27.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin gets in a zone against Fort Knox 60 (01/16)

    Once Central Hardin got in a zone Friday night, it was out of its deficit against the visiting Fort Knox Eagles.

    The host Bruins, who trailed by eight points in the first quarter and were still down two with less than 4 minutes left in the third period, switched to their 2-2-1 zone defense and frustrated the Eagles, allowing them to rally for a 69-60 victory over their 17th District foe.

    “We made the switch to our zone, which got us some easy layups and a couple of steals,” said Central Hardin junior guard Jared Cromartie.