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Today's News

  • Need for blood donations up during holidays

    The holiday season is the time for giving. For some area residents, that means giving blood.

    The holiday season requires an increase in blood donation to meet the need, and having more blood drives than usual during this time of year can mean a different population of donors.

    The American Red Cross office in Elizabethtown sets up more blood drives during each Christmas season than is typical during the rest of the year.

    Part of the reason for the increase is that the holidays remind people to be generous, Director Sharon Thompson said.

  • Visual masterpiece fails to entertain

    “Hugo” is touted as Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. Visually it is stunning but it’s not particularly entertaining.

    Scorsese might be better known for mafia films filled with people being whacked but this, ironically, is a children’s film.

  • A wish for hope and joy this Christmas

    Long ago there was a time when a population was ruled by strangers in their own country.

    The ruling country was harsh and had an appetite for ruling the world. No talk of any other ruler would be tolerated. 

    People were heavily taxed, desperate for rest and stressed.

    They were frustrated and the gap between rich and poor was vast.

    They were waiting on a promise.

    Waiting until there were shepherds on a hillside, a star in the sky, wise men on their way and a baby in a manger.

  • Middle schoolers take victory in stock

    North Middle School this week is seeing a return on its investment in several students.

    North Middle School students placed first and second in the Take Stock in Kentucky stock market game sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education, according to a news release from Hardin County Schools.

    Gloria Gayfield, Anthony Piasecki-Mullins and Joshua Riddle placed first in the game, and Samantha Heighter, Selena Pinkham and Hannah Gatrost placed second, according to the news release.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin uses long ball to beat St. Xavier (12/22)

    With his team lacking size, Central Hardin boys’ basketball coach J.C. Wright knows there will be times when his Bruins’ rebounding prowess – or lack thereof – will be absolutely maddening.

    Wednesday night was one of those times.

    Fortunately for the height-deficient Bruins, they made sure they didn’t have to worry about rebounding too many of their own misses, especially from long range.

  • HCS considers drug and alcohol policy change

    ISSUE: Hardin County School drug and alcohol policy change
    OUR VIEW: Shortened suspensions benefit students, schools

    In June, the Hardin County Schools Board of Education is expected to revisit possible changes to the district’s drug and alcohol policy.

    District officials want to shorten suspensions of first offenders who possess, use or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school or a school event, intending for students to spend more time in the classroom.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Radcliff Waffle House

    What is it? Waffle House
    Location: 188 S. Dixie Blvd. in Radcliff
    Work Being Done: Renovation on interior and exterior of building
    Cost: About $230,000
     Completion Date:  Around early February

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

  • PREP WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Wednesday's results (12/22)

    WRESTLING

    PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS

    TSUNAMI DUALS

    BRANDENBURG — Results from the first day of the 10-team Tsunami Duals at Meade County High School:

    Central Hardin (5-0)

    Def. Louisville Moore, 41-25

    Def. Jeffersonville (Ind.), 53-15

    Def. Oldham County, 39-35

    Def. Bullitt East, 76-0

    Def. Louisville DeSales, 51-19

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin cruises past Fern Creek, 70-26 (12/22)

    Five players scored in double figures as the host John Hardin Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 70-26 win over Louisville Fern Creek on Wednesday in the Pinkham Lincoln Automotive Christmas Classic.

    Junior Michelle Montgomery led John Hardin (4-3) with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Tajah Haley had 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: E'town knocks off Holmes, 74-72 (12/22)

    Sophomore Nic McDonald hit a pull-up jumper as time expired to lift the Elizabethtown Panthers past the Covington Holmes Bulldogs, 74-72 on Wednesday afternoon in the loser’s bracket semifinals of Central Hardin’s Bluegrass Cellular Holiday HoopFest.

    Elizabethtown (4-3) led by 11 points at the half and still led 72-68 with 15 seconds left before Holmes (7-3) hit a 3-pointer with 14.3 seconds remaining and 1-of-2 free throws with 4.9 seconds remaining.