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Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL: North hopes to get off on right foot (08/24)

    Kris Cornett can’t wait to plow someone into the ground.

    While five other area high school football teams played, North Hardin had the opening week off.

    The Trojans’ senior lineman acknowledged the last two weeks of practices and scrimmages have helped his unit clean up its play. But he’s ready and excited to kick off the season for real and to show everyone what their redesigned offense is about.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Knox knocks off LaRue, snaps six-match losing streak (08/24)

    The homestanding Fort Knox Lady Eagles snapped a six-match losing streak with a 25-16, 19-25, 25-23 win over 5th Region rival LaRue County on Tuesday.
    Fort Knox (1-6) beat LaRue County (2-4) for the first time since Sept. 6, 2003. The closest the Lady Eagles came to beating the Lady Hawks since was a two-set tie on Sept. 15, 2007.
    No statistics were available for Fort Knox.
    Sophomore middle hitter Ivy Brown paced LaRue County with eight kills, four blocks and two digs, while junior setter Lauren Meredith had eight assists, two aces and two digs.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: E'town hangs on against Taylor (08/24)

    Senior Todd Lucas scored the second of his two goals on a penalty kick in the final six minutes to help the Elizabethtown Panthers avoid a major collapse in a 4-3 win Tuesday at Taylor County.
    Senior Robert Baker also scored twice for the Panthers (2-1), who outshot Taylor County 23-8 and led 3-0 at the half. Sophomore Conner Kauffield and senior Kyle Curry each had an assist for Elizabethtown.
    UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts No. 16 Bardstown Bethlehem at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: The 'Ryans' send North Hardin by John Hardin (08/24)

    The usual suspects had an off game Tuesday night for North Hardin, but two more Trojans filled their offensive shoes against the John Hardin Bulldogs.

    Senior Ryan Caves hooked up with sophomore Ryan Vanover in the final 16 minutes and North Hardin’s defense did the rest as the Trojans recorded a 1-0 victory in both teams’ 10th District opener.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Central downs John Hardin (08/24)

    Waiting for high-ball kills isn’t Sydney Hall’s game.

    No, the Central Hardin High School junior volleyball player wants to put them away in speedy fashion.

  • County holds real property tax rates steady for fourth straight year

    Hardin Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to hold the real property tax rate to its lowest level in 21 years for the fourth straight year while slightly lowering the tangible personal property tax rate.

    Fiscal Court voted to unanimously set the real property tax rate to 10.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for general and road funds, 2.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for the health department fund, 1.03 cents per $100 of assessed value for the cooperative extension service and 0.15 cents per $100 of assessed value for the soil conservation district.

  • Sonora Days activities today include parade

    Sonora will celebrate its history and look forward to its future during Sonora Days from Friday through Sunday.

    The event, which is organized by the Sonora Merchants, is themed “Past, Present, Future.”

    It features three collages.

    One will display photos of people and buildings from as far back as 100 years ago in Sonora history.

    Sonora Merchants President Martha Cruse said she discovered things about the community she never knew while helping to compile material for the collage.

  • Building the Bell
  • Children prove fond of swamp things and creepy crawlies

    A classroom pet doesn't have to be cuddly for children to form a bond with it and learn from it.

    Jennifer Arnold, a teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora, has a pet most people would like to stay away from. This is her first year bringing him to her preschool class but she has had Savannah, the tarantula, for four years.

    The spider hangs out in the class science center where the children can see her and look at her closely with magnifying glasses. There is a book in the center about spiders they can look through while watching her.

  • Bondurant’s is a life well served

    By Ron Benningfield
    The LaRue County Herald-News

    When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.

    The 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident, says he has accomplished both. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952. And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.