Today's News

  • PREP GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Slaven energized for John Hardin (02/01)

    Whenever the Lady Trojans face John Hardin, all this energy and emotion pours out of North Hardin coach James Slaven.

    But there’s a reason for all his apprehension.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Panthers look to knock off Bulldogs again (02/01)

    Fueled by their senior tandem of Mitchell Henry and Chris McDonald, the Elizabethtown Panthers dominated the glass to snap homestanding John Hardin’s 13-game winning streak nearly two weeks ago.

    If that happens tonight in a 17th District game at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium, John Hardin coach Mark Wells said the Bulldogs could be in for a long night.

    Henry had 16 rebounds and McDonald grabbed 11, and Wells said the Panthers had a solid defensive game plan in a 74-66 win at the Dawg Pound on Jan. 18.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin beats Adair to allow Bevars to tie KABC coaching wins record (02/01)

    Winning his first game as a varsity head coach in a two-point nail biter against his alma mater, Ron Bevars summed up the victory simply.

    “We were lucky to win it,” he said.

    Now more than 35 years and 766 more “lucky” triumphs later, North Hardin’s head coach has tied the state record. The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches recognizes Bevars and Clay County’s Bobby Keith as the winningest coaches in history with 767 varsity victories.

  • Susan Brawner: One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks

    Nora’s note: At the time the article was submitted, Susan Brawner has returned to her home from the hospital and is now under the care of Hospice. Her daughter, Kim, will share her recipes at a later time. But for now, please keep the Brawner, Beard, and Keith families in your prayers. Susan is a remarkable woman; she was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease in September, 2010. 

  • West Point pursues moist status

    West Point could join a path already taken by Elizabethtown and Radcliff this spring.

    The city on April 5 will host a local option election to determine whether restaurants in the city can serve alcohol with meals through restaurant provisions provided for moist cities under Kentucky State Law.

    However, the rule, if approved by voter referendum, will differ from West Point’s neighbors to the south, said Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb.

  • More income, less out-go results in good news

    The issue: County's mid-year budget surplus
    Our view: Heathly report worthy of praise

  • Chamber unification to be completed this month

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is just weeks away from completion.

    Rik Hawkins, interim executive director, said Monday that the proposed late March starting date has been expedited for an expected mid- to late-February launch.

    To celebrate the milestone, the chamber will “flip the switch” at noon March 10 during a meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The aggressive approach was needed, he said.

    “I was afraid (delays) would cause confusions in the markets” and among local businesses, Hawkins said.

  • EIS approves two snow make-up days

    The city schools’ calendar will be changing this month to accommodate the recent snow day accumulation.
    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board voted Monday to amend the school calendar to schedule two days to make up for those missed by inclement weather.
    Students at EIS will attending school Feb. 18 and 21, both previously scheduled as days off for students. Feb. 18 originally was going to be a professional development day for teachers, and Feb. 21 was going to be observed as a holiday for President’s Day.

  • Photo: Planning ahead
  • Probation visit leads to meth arrests

    What started as a visit from probation and parole officers Friday turned into an arrest for a Radcliff couple.

    Fred L. and Letha O. Holmes were arrested on felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a meth precursor.

    The couple appeared Monday before District Judge John Simcoe. A hearing was scheduled for later this week and cash bond has been set at $75,000 each.

    Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police Department spokesman, said the department was asked to attend the visit at the Browns Court residence.