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Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: LaRue County sends seniors out with 9-3 win over Elizabethtown (05/22)

    If Friday really was their last night playing in a LaRue County uniform, twins Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock went out in style.

    The seniors, both in the starting batting order for the first time in eight games, reached base seven times in a combined eight plate appearance and each scored three times as the Lady Hawks ended the regular season with a 9-3 win against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: North beats Fairdale in regular-season finale (05/22)

    The North Hardin Trojans split two games over the weekend.

    North Hardin (17-17-1) beat visiting Louisville Fairdale, 7-6 on Saturday and lost to host Marion County, 6-3 on Friday.

    n With coach Ace Adcock in Kansas City watching younger brother Nathan make his first start for the Royals, former LaRue County standout Jason Abell notched his first career victory as the Trojans rallied past Fairdale.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Meade wins twice (05/22)

    The 18th-ranked Meade County Lady Waves closed their regular season Saturday with a pair of wins in the Thrill in the Ville at Louisville Mercy.

    Meade County (23-6) beat No. 17 Ashland Blazer, 2-0 in six innings and Floyd (Ind.) Central, 6-4.

    n Senior Scarlett Powers hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to lead the Lady Waves past Ashland Blazer. Senior Kristin Benton had two singles and a double.

    Junior Amanda Logsdon (11-6) struck out six, walked two and scattered two hits in the complete-game effort.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK & FIELD: Trojans dominate region to claim fourth straight title (05/22)

    James Webb needs to make room in an already-crowded trophy case.

    The host North Hardin boys’ track team won its fourth consecutive Class 3-A, Region 2 championship Saturday in overwhelming fashion.

    The Trojans won six individual championships and every relay to finish with 180 points, more than double that of runner-up Warren Central (86 points).

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town teams fall in sectional play (05/22)

    Before Saturday’s KHSAA Team Sectional championship, some of Elizabethtown’s girls’ tennis players were concerned about how they could stay with Louisville Assumption’s power-packed team.

  • Bluegrass Cellular reaches business milestone

    Kentucky’s own cellphone company is celebrating two decades in the business.

    Bluegrass Cellular celebrated its 20th anniversary this past week, culminating Friday with a party including food and entertainment for employees and the public.

    Company officials recognize the role the community and its customers have played in keeping Bluegrass running for 20 years, said Michelle Tonietti-Goodman. marketing manager.

    “We wanted to say ‘thank you’ back to the community,” she said.

  • HCS budget shrinking

    Hardin County Schools’ tentative budget shows a district tightening its financial belt.

    The Fiscal Year 2012 budget, the second part of a three-part budget cycle, estimates revenues and expenses to sit at about $131.5 million, about a $9 million drop from the current year’s budget. It’s a decrease from last fiscal year’s actual revenue of $153.7 million, but also a decrease in expenditures, which were $134.1 million in the last fiscal year.

  • Buggeland, drug offenses populate April indictments

    Erik John Buggeland, the man accused of killing his parents in September, was indicted on two counts of murder, among other charges, in April, along with about 40 other individuals. Most of the other charges were drug offenses, mostly dealing with methamphetamine. Several other indictments were related to theft or robbery. The indictments are as follows.

    Assault

    • Jeremiah A. Geary, 22, first-degree assault.

    Drugs

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK & FIELD: Lady Trojans roll to fourth straight region championship (05/22)

    Brianna Woodson was down to her last attempt in the long jump when she had to check in the 400-meter relay during Saturday’s Class 3-A, Region 2 meet.

    After teaming with sophomores Jazmine Byrd and Tamara Jenkins and freshman Raven Graves to win that race, the North Hardin junior made her way over to the Jeter-McKinney Track Complex jump pit.

    When she left, Woodson was third behind Bowling Green freshman Sydnie Anthony and Central Hardin senior Drew Crawford. When she returned, Woodson cleared 16 feet, 5 inches to win by 9 1/2 feet over Anthony.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eastern shuts out Central (5/22)

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson didn’t mince his words following the Bruins’ embarrassing 11-0 loss to the Louisville Eastern Eagles in their regular-season home finale Friday night in a battle of top five teams.

    “We needed that,” Thompson said. “We flat-out needed it. I’m glad it happened. We haven’t learned anything from several wins. We learned enough tonight over 15 wins.