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Today's News

  • Rain needed for crops, fire safety

    Hardin County finished well below average rainfall for August.

    More precipitation is needed to avoid fire hazards and help area crops.

    Only one day of rain was recorded from Aug. 15 through Wednesday at the Fort Knox Weather Station. Even the day it rained offered very little precipitation, said Tim Deely, a meteorological technician at the station.

    The station recorded 0.73 inches of rain last month, compared to 3.1 inches averaged during August over the past 25 years.

  • Project PASS loses federal funding

    Just nine months after it began, funding has been pulled from the Project PASS program in Hardin County Schools.

    Project PASS, a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education, brought the Junior Leadership Corps to six districts in the country, including HCS. The program was implemented at North and J.T. Alton middle schools.

    The district recently learned federal money for the program is no longer available and it will lose the director of community involvement position held by Rudy Garcia.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: No. 2 Elizabethtown falls at No. 3 Assumption (09/01)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers and Louisville Assumption Rockets put on quite the show Wednesday night.

    In what was arguably one of the best early-season games this year, third-ranked and homestanding Assumption handed No. 2 Elizabethtown its first loss in a 2-1 win.

    “We actually dominated the second half, I thought, with possession and opportunities,” said Lady Panthers coach Jerry Crabtree. “We played good soccer, we just didn’t finish. It was going to be a dead-even game, and it was.”

  • BOYS' PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Wednesday's results (09/01)

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS

    HARDIN COUNTY-BULLITT COUNTY CHALLENGE

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Results from Wednesday’s match at the par-36 front nine at Pine Valley:

    TEAM SCORES

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Eagles ready to rebound from loss (09/01)

    While breaking down film of the Butler County Bears, one thing jumped out to first-year Fort Knox coach Shawn Thompson: The Bears have an array of playmakers on offense.

    It starts with senior Clay Embry, who’s accounted for nearly half of Butler County’s total offense. In two games, Embry has rushed seven times for 220 yards and five touchdowns and caught five passes for 65 yards and another score.

    “I think he is probably their best athlete. He apparently does everything for them,” Thompson said.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: LaRue, Spencer County feature similar styles (09/01)

    LaRue County football coach Rodney Armes thinks Spencer County and his Hawks have similar styles.

    They both utilize the ground game and both like to move the ball through the Wing-T formation.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans must slow down those speedy Maroons (09/01)

    North Hardin’s football team has run into its first major test.

    After rushing all over South Oldham in a season-opening 28-point win, the Trojans have to deal with a new conundrum.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Meade County knocks off North Hardin (09/01)

    With about 13 minutes to go Wednesday night and his team up comfortably against visiting 10th District rival North Hardin, Meade County coach Dan Shook turned to the Lady Waves on his bench and said, “I’m not doing any school work tonight.”

    A bit premature, sure, but senior Shelby Miller and the previously winless Lady Waves had already done plenty of work to put their coach in his state of euphoria.

  • Hardin County Wonder Pets: hamsters and the hedgehog

    Similar to Linny the Guinea Pig on television's “Wonder Pets,” Hardin County has a few small fuzzy pets living in classrooms.

    Franklin the panda hamster came to Casey Olive’s fourth-grade science class at Lakewood Elementary  School in Elizabethtown in March. His visit was initiated by a biology unit. The class used Franklin when studying mammals, nocturnal and endothermic animals and life cycles.

  • Hangin' with the morning crew

    Before most begin daily duties, a group of farmers meet at Cecilia Farm Service for coffee and conversation.

    Some come in before starting. Others already have done a morning’s work.

    They are the regulars, the coffee club or morning crew. They have their normal seats, the same ones every day. If a chair is not available, bags of deer corn will do.

    Farmers often start trickling in before 7 a.m. and a second shift arrives around 8 a.m. The store opens earlier than most farm stores this time of year to cater to the early morning crowd.