Today's News

  • JHHS to host Day of Service

    A local high school is imparting lessons to its students even on the weekend.
    John Hardin High School will participate in the school’s third Day of Service event Sept. 24. Students sign up for volunteer activities around the county and spend that Saturday working on whatever is asked of them.
    Agriculture teacher Brandon Davis was inspired by a similar event at a national FFA convention.
    “I’ve always been kind of a community service fan,” Davis said.

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  • Absentee voting opens for wet/dry election

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said some residents were attracted to his office during the final days to register for the Oct. 4 wet/dry election, but he would hardly classify it as a surge.

    “We had a few people, but that’s about it basically,” he said.

    Tuesday was the final day to register as the cities of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove prepare for an election that could relax alcohol standards to some extent in each city if residents vote yes.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Elizabethtown preps for Evans, unbeaten Mustangs (09/08)

    For the record, the name of the North Oldham Mustangs’ star running back is Zach Evans, not Bob. But unless the Elizabethtown Panthers finally figure out a way to stop the run, Elizabethtown’s Doug Smith Memorial Stadium might as well be Evans’ big red farmhouse when the increasingly familiar rivals clash again at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Evans, a senior halfback, is coming off a 158-yard, two-touchdown effort in last week’s 43-14 thrashing of visiting Christian Academy-Louisville to up his season totals to 334 yards and six touchdowns on just 34 carries.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins get 'first test' of season (9/8)

    The Central Hardin Bruins realize what’s at stake this week. The Bruins are off to a 2-0 start, posting impressive wins over inferior teams – or at least Central Hardin made those teams look that way.

    But Friday night, the Bruins play at Louisville Butler (1-1). It’s Central Hardin’s first game against a Class 6-A opponent this season and the eighth-ranked Bruins understand this game will be used as a measuring stick to see if they’re as good as their ranking and record say.

  • OPINION: Locals live out MLB dreams (9/8)

    Last year at this time, Hardin County didn’t have a single player in Major League Baseball. And it looked like it might be some time before that changed.

    Nathan Adcock was just finishing a season in high Class-A with the Bradenton Marauders, a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate. Stevie Delabar was out of baseball after another serious arm injury.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Bowling Green routs Lady Trojans (09/08)

    Visiting Bowling Green recorded its seventh shutout this season in a 7-0 win over the North Hardin Lady Trojans on Wednesday.

    The Lady Purples (10-1) have recorded three shutouts in their last four games, while the Lady Trojans (1-7-1) lost their sixth straight.

    No statistics were available.

    UP NEXT: North Hardin plays at Louisville Holy Cross at 6 p.m. today.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Lady Bruins breeze past Lady Waves, 10-0 (09/08)

    Lauren Norton received the perfectly placed pass from senior teammate Sam Donahue and turned up field.

    After getting past two Meade County defenders, Norton was in the clear. Meade County keeper Jessica Duncan came out of the net to try and make a play on the ball, but she was too late.

    Norton juked Duncan and easily guided the ball into the back of the net. It was that kind of night Wednesday for Central Hardin.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: No upset this time as Elizabethtown rolls past John Hardin (09/08)

    In the first half Wednesday night, the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs had no shot – figuratively and quite literally – of once again shocking the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

    Once John Hardin finally got a ball in the vicinity of Elizabethtown’s goal, Tara Gilpin, Lexy Hazle and the rest of the third-ranked Lady Panthers had already pulled away.

    Gilpin scored three times in the final 47 minutes, Hazle was involved in three goals as well and the visiting Lady Panthers cruised to a 7-0 win over their 10th District rival.

  • Helping Hand of Hope buying land for new HQ

    Helping Hand of Hope is in the process of acquiring a tract of land where it plans to build a new home.

    David Dozer, executive director, said the property offers the agency roughly 1.7 acres of land along South Wilson Road south of John Hardin High School adjacent to Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

    Dozer said the organization still is in the process of finalizing an agreement to purchase the land and must have it re-zoned for commercial use before it can start construction.