Today's News

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue rolls into region duals as the favorite (1/6)

    The gap between the LaRue County Hawks and the rest of the Region 2 teams hasn’t gotten any smaller.

    Outside of three losses last month at the Smoky Mountain Duals, the top-ranked Hawks have continued to roll right along. LaRue County finished tied for third in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in an event featuring seven of the southeast’s top-ranked teams.

    The Hawks hope to continue their torrid start this weekend as they host the Region 2 Duals beginning at 6:30 tonight. Action resumes at 9:30 Saturday morning.

  • Club names 2011 Woman of the Year

    At the Dec. 12 meeting of the Radcliff Woman's Club, president Pat Nuccitelli announced Mary Agnes Sears was the recipient of the 2011 Woman of the Year award.  Cited were her many years of devoted service and her involvement in Kids Voting.
     Sears is a charter member of the club, having been involved in various aspects since 1962. She served as president in 1982, as recording secretary twice and as treasurer for one term.  She also was education chair once and arts chair twice. 

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin rolls by Knox (1/6)

    John Hardin coach Bryan Todd thinks sophomore post Zacchea Small has been overlooked by opposing teams this season.

    People should start taking notice of Small now.

    Small scored 24 points and had six rebounds, five steals and two assists Thursday to lead the visiting Lady Bulldogs to an 82-29 win over 17th District rival Fort Knox.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Pivotal district games abound tonight (1/6)

    The first Friday of the New Year gives high school basketball fans some choices as there are two 17th District boys’ games, an 18th District doubleheader and a matchup of former district foes.

    Elizabethtown hosts Central Hardin and Fort Knox plays at North Hardin in two key 17th District games. LaRue County travels to Green County to renew its rivalry with the Dragons in the 18th District. Meanwhile, John Hardin hosts Meade County in a battle of former 17th District rivals.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Panthers ahead of schedule (1/6)

    During the preseason, John Hardin and North Hardin were the easy choices when asked to pick a favorite to win the 17th District this year. It’s hard to argue with the coaches’ logic. John Hardin still returned plenty of talent despite losing four seniors. Meanwhile, North Hardin had a roster stocked full of athletic players and senior point guard Jermaine Ruttley was back in the fold after missing his junior season because of an injury.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Boley, Elizabethtown rout Central Hardin (01/06)

    Playing against a senior-laden Central Hardin squad, a rising youngster stole the show early in the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ home opener Thursday night.

    Eighth-grade forward Erin Boley scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the first 9 minutes as the Lady Panthers jumped on Central Hardin from the start before cruising to a 67-34 win over the Lady Bruins.

    Boley made two jumpers and a free throw in Elizabethtown’s first five possessions as the Lady Panthers (10-2 overall, 4-0 district) opened with an 8-2 run.

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  • United Way surpasses last year's campaign total

    United Way of Central Kentucky is inching closer to its record-setting goal for the 2011 fundraising campaign.

    The agency has surpassed last year’s total, collecting $947,650 as of Thursday afternoon, according to Executive Director Christopher Wilborn. The 2010 campaign finished around $942,000.

    Wilborn said the total is more than 92 percent of the $1,025,000 the campaign hopes to collect by the close of its campaign at the end of February. If successful, it would shatter the previous record of $1,013,779 collected in 2007.

  • State status for UPike proposed at bad time

    ISSUE: Proposal to add UPike to state system
    OUR VIEW: Don't add to funding burden now

    It’s easy to understand interest in improving educational opportunities in the eastern Kentucky coal fields. Nothing impacts the potential for success in life quite like education. It’s value is immeasurable.

  • Education officials request state money

    Area educators agree with colleagues across the state who are stressing the importance of providing more money for education.

    All superintendents and a staff member from each district throughout the state were invited to join the Kentucky Education Association in a news conference Wednesday morning.

    The conference’s aim: Helping convince state legislators and Gov. Steve Beshear there is an urgent need for school funding. Educators encouraged officials to reverse four years of state cuts to services they say support teaching and learning in public schools.