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Today's News

  • The Best: Give the gift of food this holiday season

    Some of my favorite gifts for Christmas – to give and to receive – are gifts of food. They’re generally inexpensive, yet they’re very special because they’re made by hand, and gifts made with your hands really do come from the heart.

  • Vital information is just moments away

    ISSUE: Public notification system
    OUR VIEW: Service is important, affordable

    Information is critical to all important decisions.

    It’s absolutely vital in emergency situations.

    A new service offered by Hardin County Emergency Management will help dispense information rapidly and alert all residents to disaster response efforts and safety advice.

  • E'town nixes distance restrictions on liquor stores

    Elizabethtown city officials agreed Monday to stay away from location restrictions and distance requirements concerning package liquor stores.

    The Elizabethtown City Council reached the conclusion as it discussed last-minute changes to an ordinance outlining new alcohol regulations, which is set for a second and final reading on Nov. 21.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw once again discouraged the city from placing any location restrictions in the ordinance at the suggestion of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs know Jackson is dangerous (11/15)

    John Hardin coach Mark Brown doesn’t like facing a team twice in the same season. He wasn’t in favor of the playoff format when teams played within their own district in first two rounds. But sometimes it can’t be avoided.

  • PREP SOCCER: KHSAA releases Proposal B on Monday; Green Wave still gone (11/15)

  • PREP SOCCER: Soccer shakeup? (11/15)

    The KHSAA could shake up the state soccer scene today.

    During its monthly board of control meeting this morning in Lexington, the KHSAA team sports committee is scheduled to discuss a wide-reaching soccer alignment.

  • Photo: Taking out the boiler
  • Knitting Club hooks students

    It is still dark outside on a Thursday morning as the knitters begin gathering.

    Unlike the image some might conjure up of grandmothers wearing shawls and sitting in rocking chairs, these knitters are members of the Knitting Club and students at Central Hardin High School.

    “The kids that come seem passionate about what they’re learning,” teacher Kristi Vernon said.

  • December court date set for Hines' trial

    The next court date against Joshua Hines, who is accused of killing his neighbor, is less than three weeks away after he was ruled competent to stand trial in October.

    Hines, 24, is accused in the shooting death of his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, in April. Police say Hines called 911 and informed the operator he shot his neighbor and might have killed her. He also told investigators the revolver recovered from his home was the murder weapon.

    A competency hearing began in the case in September and was continued Oct. 28.

  • Central Hardin reaches Bands of America semifinals

    Central Hardin High School’s marching band this past weekend earned a place in the semifinals of the Bands of America competition for the first time in the band’s history.

    The band placed 26th place overall out of 92 bands from across the nation that competed Thursday and Friday. The top 30 bands from that competition were accepted into the semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.