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Today's News

  • Hardin Fiscal Court votes to extend contract with billing service

    Hardin Fiscal Court this week placed a stamp of approval on its relationship with Hardin Billing Service.

    The collection agency handles Hardin County government’s billing services and maintains a roughly 92 percent collection rate, according to Magistrate Fred Clem, who made the motion. The court voted Tuesday to extend its contract with the company when the current contract expires June 30.

  • Delving into diabetes awareness, education

    Local health advocates are partnering this week to shed light on a disease referred to as the “silent killer.”

    In acknowledgement of Diabetes Alert Day, Hardin Memorial Hospital, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department and the Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition are working together to host a program Friday to hone in on the early warning signs of diabetes and how the disease can be prevented.

    The program is free to the public and will be on the fifth floor of HMH at 6 p.m., said Vanessa Paddy, coordinator of the Diabetes Management Program at HMH.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Greenwell tops girls' All-Area selections

    To the victor goes the spoils.

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, which went 29-4, had three players selected to the Girls' All-Area Basketball Team, led by senior Natalie Greenwell, who earned Area Player of the Year honors. Senior Adelaide Luckett was selected to the first team and junior Kaylyn Cecil to the second.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Henry headlines All-Area boys' team

    Elizabethtown senior Mitchell Henry couldn't be stopped most of the season and it didn't happen when it comes to the postseason awards either.

    Henry was named the Boys' Area Player of the Year. Henry wasn't the only one from Elizabethtown to be recognized as James Haire earned Area Coach of the Year honors.  Joining Henry, a first-team selection, on the All-Area team was senior Chris McDonald, who made the second team.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown attends Hosparus Tea

    Eighteen members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown either attended or decorated a table for the Hosparus Tea on March 19.
    Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members, Betty McQuown, Cora Ellen McKinley Hall and Betty Sue French decorated a table for some of the Woman’s Club members. Joining the three ladies are members, Marie Deaton and Jeanne Smith. Member, Nora Sweat also sat at the table.
     

  • New Highland academic team takes first in region

    It has been a season of firsts for the New Highland Elementary School academic team, including finishing first for the first time in regional competition.

    Following a district win in February, New Highland won the regional Governor’s Cup competition.

    Both the quick recall and future problem-solving teams won first, and several students competed in written assessment testing in various subjects. Teams are assigned points for each student or team who places, academic team coach Melanie Barnes said.

  • Meth clean-ups require caution, more funding

    Methamphetamine-related arrests and manufacturing dump sites are at an all time high in the Hardin County area.

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force through late last week had made 12 arrests in  Hardin County during March, as well as other meth-related arrests in other counties its covers, including LaRue, Nelson and Grayson.

    “This month has really hit us hard with meth,” Task Force Detective Rob Green said. “We have been overrun with meth labs this month. We’re swamped.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Central Hardin hits a 'home run' by hiring Washington County's Perry (03/23)

    Central Hardin Athletic Director Chris Bauer used a baseball analogy – since it is that time of year – to describe the school’s new football coach.

    “I think we hit an absolute home run,” Bauer said Tuesday afternoon.

    Bauer was speaking of Mark Perry, who was hired Tuesday morning to take over the program after Mike Lawson resigned in February. Perry comes with an impressive resume, serving on Guy Morriss’ staff at the University of Kentucky and Baylor University before earning his first head coaching job at Washington County.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Unranked Central Hardin upsets No. 4 Owensboro Catholic on the road (03/23)

    Visiting Central Hardin came up with an early-season, extra-inning upset of one of the state’s top-five teams with a 10-9 win over No. 4 Owensboro Catholic in 10 innings Tuesday.

    The Lady Bruins did it despite senior pitcher Kristina Krupinski being sick and playing without injured junior starters Abbi Goedde and Abby Newton.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: North Hardin's Adcock gets first win (03/23)

    It didn’t take North Hardin first-year coach Ace Adcock long to get his first victory.

    After North Hardin’s opening game ended in a tie when the game was called because of darkness, the Trojans scored 10 runs in the third and rolled to a 14-4 victory over Bardstown Bethlehem on Tuesday.

    Prior to the game, former North Hardin pitcher Ben Yourous threw out the first pitch. Yourous was a member of the 2004 team along with Adcock which reached the state tournament. Yourous had returned home after serving 12 months in Afghanistan.