Today's News

  • PREP WRESTLING: Trojan Invitational Tournament set for Saturday (1/20)

    After seeing just how dominant the LaRue County Hawks have been this season, interim North Hardin wrestling coach Joe Burroughs hopes to attract some tougher competition in the years to come for the annual Trojan Invitational Tournament.

    The top-ranked Hawks have yet to lose a match to in-state competition and are coming off a lopsided win in last weekend’s Sycamore (Tenn.) Invitational. LaRue County went 9-2 in the finals and racked up 319 points.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue defeats Central, wins fifth straight (1/20)

    In the second half Thursday night, LaRue County remembered what it does best.

    Get the ball inside.

  • Photo: Taking flight
  • E'town man charged with criminal mischief

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with first-degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in public after he allegedly caused more than $1,000 worth of damage to a Radcliff food store, according to Radcliff Police Department.

    Terry A. Convington, 38, was involved in a fight Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Vine Street in Radcliff when he left the facility on foot and went to a nearby Marathon Food Mart, police say. Before police arrived on scene, he screamed for employees to call police and destroyed property inside the store.

  • 2012: End of the world theory lacks facts

    By Michael Thompson

  • House passes HB 190 in a unanimous vote

    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 190 Wednesday in a unanimous 94-0 vote.

    The bill’s primary goal was to clarify the language of the existing unification law, said Luke Schmidt, consultant for Hardin County United.

    Introduced by Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, HB 190 ensures a city will be exempt from joining unified government if the majority of its residents vote against unification.

  • Point/Counterpoint: Snow, hate it

    One recent afternoon at school, a few classmates nearly trampled my desk in their rush to crowd around the window. What caused this stampede? A few flakes of miserable snow.

    As they squealed with delight, I shuddered. They saw pretty specks of white fluttering from the sky while I saw dandruff accumulating on everything.

    Call me the Grinch, but I hate snow with a livid passion. I want to move far, far away to a land where it doesn’t exist. Like Florida.

    Why do I harbor such hatred for this miracle called snow?

  • Point/Counterpoint: Snow, love it

    When I grow up, I want to move somewhere where it snows for four months of the year. I think snow is one of the most beautiful things in nature, and the fact that it is relatively common just adds to the beauty. The sight of a perfectly flat, white lawn with the tracks of little birds that have hopped around under the frosted trees never fails to amaze me.

  • Sound the alarm: Grant money awarded for Stephensburg weather siren

    The Stephensburg Fire Department recently received awarded grant money to place a weather siren on Leitchfield Road between the fire department and old school building.

    “It’s just something we’ve needed for a long time,” said David Paynter, Stephensburg fire chief.

    The department applied for the mitigation grant about 18 months ago, the chief said. The siren, which will serve the entire Stephensburg population, must be installed no later than Dec. 30, said Leslie Mahoney, state hazard mitigation officer.

  • The long job search

    Recession has become commonplace in conversation the past few years. While many adults have been hit hard during these turbulent economic times, many overlook the fact that teenagers are feeling the strain as well.

    The 2011 national unemployment rate for job-seekers age 16 to 19 was about 25 percent, according to U.S. labor statistics.