Today's News

  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Adcock's 'on top of the world' (3/30)

    Nathan Adcock was in the Kansas City Royals locker room Sunday when manager Ned Yost walked by and called him into the office.

    “When the manager comes and says ‘come with me,’ my heart dropped to my feet,” Adcock said. “My heart dropped 6 feet below my feet.”

    Adcock didn’t know what to expect from the impromptu meeting. Had the Royals worked out a deal to keep the Rule 5 draftee? Was he being sent back to the Pittsburgh Pirates? Was he being sent to the minors, which meant any team could pick him up?

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's Johnson to miss rest of the season (3/30)

    The LaRue County Hawks dropped their first two games, but they have turned things around, stringing together three consecutive wins.

    But the euphoria of their winning streak took a hit Tuesday when the Hawks learned junior pitcher/shortstop Jesse Johnson will miss the rest of the season. Johnson heard a pop in his elbow Saturday when he was pitching against Campbellsville.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North's Slaven resigns as girls' coach

    North Hardin girls’ basketball coach James Slaven has been coaching for as long as he can remember, but Slaven realized during this past season it was time to take a step back.

    Slaven resigned as coach Tuesday, stepping down after four years. He compiled a 73-45 record and guided the Lady Trojans to four consecutive 17th District Tournament runner-up finishes and reached the 5th Region final in 2008. Slaven will remain at North Hardin as a teacher and athletic director.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central cruises past North (3/30)

    It’s been said on more than one occasion hitting is contagious. If that’s the case, the Central Hardin Bruins have a bad case of it.

    All nine Bruins in the lineup had a hit and scored a run in the first inning to help ninth-ranked Central Hardin cruise to a 17-0 mercy-rule victory over the visiting North Hardin Trojans in a 17th District game Tuesday night.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers take down Bulldogs (3/30)

    Every time Cannon Pender went up to bat, it seemed like he was seeing triple.

    Of his five plate appearances, Elizabethtown’s sophomore left fielder came up with the bases loaded four times.

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  • Looking to take the GED? It's free until June 30

    Kentucky is temporarily waiving a fee for the GED test this spring.

    Taking the test is free until June 30 in Kentucky and local testing centers are taking advantage of the fee waiver to make it easier for people to obtain their GED, a high school equivalency diploma.

    The test usually costs $55, but Kentucky Adult Education, part of the Council on Postsecondary Education, is paying the fee until the end of June.

    A news release from the CPE refers to the struggling economy and its impact on residents without a high school education.

  • Local United Way to offer strategic planning training

    United Way is known for dispensing money to nonprofits, but this spring it will be dispensing knowledge as well.

    The United Way of Central Kentucky will host a strategic planning forum for nonprofits in April and May, with a bonus grant-writing session to follow.

    The goal of the forum is to assist nonprofits in creating a three-to-five-year strategic plan for their organizations.

  • Two charged in McDonald’s burglary

    Two men have been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary for the Feb. 13 burglary of the McDonald’s at 900 N. Mulberry St.

    Elizabethtown Police received a call from the Richmond Police about suspects that they had in custody that might be involved in a local McDonald’s burglary where the restaurant was entered through the drive-thru window and the suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Playtime teaches social skills

    There is no recess at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, at least no block of time labeled recess. Instead, teachers and students make playtime more purposeful by focusing on social skills.

    At the elementary school, recess isn’t looked at as a hiatus from the learning of the day, but as another lesson. And while not all schools call a break from the books a social skills lesson, it’s still considered by many to be just that.