Today's News

  • Tearful man pleads guilty to sex crimes

    A bailiff had to hand Loren Dale Asbell Jr. a tissue so he could wipe away tears as he pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to multiple counts of sex crimes with underage boys under a plea agreement with the Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
    Under the terms of the plea agreement, Asbell, 48, had to confirm he had committed each of the 20 acts of which he was accused as he stood before Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard and a courtroom nearly full of onlookers, including some of his victims.

  • Spring Fling teaming with KoC car show

    Event planners hope merging two annual community events will double attendance and promote a spirit of cooperation.
    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling and the Knights of Columbus fourth Annual Car & Bike Show will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 30.
    The car and bike show has increased in attendance every year and attracted 88 people last year, said John Pike, grand knight for the Knights of Columbus and show organizer.

  • BOYS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Meade punches ticket to region (02/23)

    CLOVERPORT — After banking in his first 3-pointer Tuesday night, junior guard Bo Wilson knew he and the Meade County Green Wave would be in for a good night.

    Sparked by Wilson, the Green Wave jumped out to a 9-0 lead over the Hancock County Hornets in the semifinals of the 11th District Tournament at the Cloverport Sports Center. But just like Meade County coach Jerry Garris predicted would happen, the Hornets slowed the tempo down in the second quarter and Meade County’s momentum evaporated.

  • Helping Hand of Hope set to launch in June

    Helping Hand of the Heartland partnered with North Hardin HOPE to build a wall of hunger that shattered a Guiness World Record. Now the two agencies are looking to tear down a few walls.
    Helping Hand and North Hardin HOPE are merging into a single agency serving Hardin County with a tentative completion date of June 30, said David Dozer, executive director of both agencies.

  • WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former North star Brown playing final home game for WKU (02/23)

    BOWLING GREEN — It shouldn’t be a surprise that a certain former area girls’ basketball standout has Hope the Western Kentucky University women’s basketball team can beat Florida International tonight in the Lady Toppers’ regular-season home finale.

    Tipoff is slated for 8:30 p.m., but senior night festivities get underway at 8:05 as WKU honors its senior trio of Arnika Brown, Amy McNear and 5-foot-8 guard Hope Brown, who still stands as North Hardin’s all-time leading scorer for both genders.

  • BOYS' 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Ford drives LaRue County to fifth straight region appearance (02/23)

    Kelton Ford isn’t a big social studies or history buff, but suffice to say LaRue County’s standout sophomore point guard liked learning from history.

    After struggling offensively in his Hawks’ two regular-season wins against Green County, Ford had no trouble getting in a rhythm against the third-seeded Dragons on Tuesday night in the 18th District Tournament semifinals. Ford hit his first five shots and scored his team’s first 12 points en route to career-high 32 points to lead the second-seeded Hawks to a 78-68 win.

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: North, Central meet with region berth on the line (2/23)

    Central Hardin and North Hardin have had two completely different battles this season

    In the first game on Jan. 27, it was a close battle with the Lady Bruins pulling out a 53-50 victory. Senior Alysse Bishop buried a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and North Hardin’s attempt to tie failed.

    Nine days later at Bruin Gym, the Lady Trojans returned the favor. They jumped out to a big lead – leading by as many as 17 – and held off a late charge by Central Hardin for a 51-44 win.

  • Elaine Walker hopes to leave footprint in Frankfort

    Newly appointed Secretary of State Elaine Walker found it hard to stay tight-lipped when Gov. Steve Beshear called her and asked if she was interested in replacing Trey Grayson.
    Talk was circulating Grayson was leaving his post to take a job at Harvard University, and Beshear was looking at Walker as a replacement if one was needed.
    When the phone call ended, her husband asked why Beshear was calling. When Walker asked him what he thought of her as the secretary of state, his reaction was one of shock, she said.

  • Legislature considers ads on school buses

    ISSUE: Advertising on school buses
    OUR VIEW: Careful thought must be given

    Make sure when you stop for the school bus that you take the time to read the message from a local retailer on the side of the vehicle. If you don’t, you could miss this week’s special.

  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Central's zone give Knox fits in 77-54 win (2/23)

    Central Hardin recorded its first 17th District Tournament win in three years. All the Bruins did was zone out Fort Knox.
    Central Hardin outscored Fort Knox by 26 points in the second quarter, thanks to its vaunted 1-3-1 zone defense, and the Bruins rolled to a 77-54 quarterfinal win Tuesday night at Central Hardin.
    Junior forward Andrew Kinney scored a game-high 23 points, while sophomore forward Alex Crowder added a career-high 14 off the bench and the Bruins’ frustrating zone defense forced 21 of the Eagles’ 22 turnovers in the final three quarters.