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Today's News

  • Surviving Christmas in a blended family

    Christmas can be tough, especially for blended families. And apparently there are plenty of them. It’s been estimated that more than half of Americans live in some form of a blended family. Stepfamily therapist Steven Straub believes that the blended family will become, if it’s not already, the predominate family structure in the United States.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Holiday Hoopfest kicks off today (12/20)

    Andrew Kinney is glad he and the Central Hardin Bruins finally have a break from their 17th District rivals. Well, at least most of them.

    The Central Hardin senior thinks they could use a respite from the pressure involved with district play. Kinney loves Christmas tournament time. New opponents and challenges can breathe new life into a team.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Jaggers named Hawks' new coach (12/20)

    This was an early Christmas present for Josh Jaggers and it capped what has been a very good year.

    Jaggers was named the LaRue County football coach Monday after spending the previous four seasons as a Hawk assistant. Jaggers replaces Rodney Armes, who stepped down at the end of the season after spending 16 years as the Hawks’ coach. Armes is the winningest coach in LaRue County history.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers, Lady Trojans, Lady Waves notch wins (12/20)

    Senior Kaylyn Cecil scored 17 points and eighth-grader Erin Boley added 14 as the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers rolled to a 72-48 win over Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central on Monday in the first round of the KSA Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla.

    Cecil hit three 3-pointers and also had four rebounds and two steals, while Boley grabbed seven rebounds. Junior Alexis Powell added 11 points and senior Darian Ditto had 10.

    Elizabethtown (5-1) shot 54.7 percent from the field and 73.3 percent from the foul line.

  • Vine Grove man dies in Muldraugh wreck

    A Vine Grove man died late Monday afternoon in a four-car crash in Muldraugh.

  • Prather named CMO of Baptist Healthcare System

    Dr. Jody Prather is leaving Hardin Memorial Hospital but his influence on the facility will continue to be felt.

    Prather, vice president and chief medical officer for HMH, has been named chief medical officer for Baptist Healthcare System, which becomes effective Feb. 27. Prather’s last day with HMH is Jan. 27.

  • December Student Editor: Mickey Thompson

    Mickey Thompson is this month's student editor.

    Mickey is a 16-year-old junior who is home schooled. He is involved with T.A.R.C. (rocket club), S.L.I. (advanced rocket club), 4-H, Junior Optimist Octagon International and Boy Scouts.

    He also plays soccer and enjoys martial arts. Mickey not only plays soccer but has refereed for various tournaments in Kentucky and surrounding states.

    Writing is not only something he does for Rising Voices but is an active hobby.

  • Wikipedia proves reliable, relevant

    By Michael Niemeyer

    In the ever-fluctuating world of technology, it is hard to know the real deal.

    Many websites have false or misleading information, while others just want to flood web surfers with advertisements and make a quick buck.

    Wikipedia, website of controversy, is often accused of many wrongdoings and is seen as an unreliable website by some.

    The goal of Wikipedia is made clear by one of its founders, Jimmy Whales.

  • Military answered the call: How will we respond?

    As thoughts for this time of the year turn to counting our blessings, may I suggest that chief among them is the willingness of our fellow Americans to defend our freedom generation after generation.

    Since Pearl Harbor some 70 years ago, three generations of Americans have answered our nation’s call to duty in her defense. Today, we are in the 11th consecutive year of the Global War on Terror.

  • Singing to your health in the new year

    By Alexis Piscatello

    Christmas might have put you in the mood for singing but don’t stop the melody in the new year.

    Danielle Hethcox, a math tutor who volunteers at Fort Knox, said she sings during Christmas because she knows all the words to the Christmas hymns.

    “It’s almost more socially acceptable to sing during the holidays,” she said. “People are generally more positive.”

    Singing does invoke positive feelings in us, but there are health aspects to singing, as well.