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  • Bluegrass Festival strums a popular tune

    Autumn Stonebraker is accustomed to being around bluegrass music, but the concept of a bluegrass festival is not widespread near her home in Texas.

    Because of that, she believes Vine Grove may be on to something.

    Stonebraker was one of many who congregated at Vine Grove Optimist Park this weekend to bask in the lilting tones of banjos, fiddles, mandolins, and earthy vocals worn by time and experience.

  • Radcliff Days puts fun on display

    Radcliff reveled in fun Saturday as it launched Radcliff Days, which turned Freedoms Way into a cornucopia of festival offerings.

    Children playfully toppled in the Fun Derby bounce house while others tested their strength with a hammer to win a prize.

    Between the games, food and music, it gave a diverse plate for visitors to taste. Bluesy folk rockers Mamakitty Southwood performed an acoustic set in front of Colvin Community Center as arts and crafts vendors offered their wares inside.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: LaRue County 17, Warren East 14 (09/24)

    Alex Cook kicked a 24-yard field goal with 53 seconds left to lift the LaRue County Hawks to a 17-14 homecoming night win Friday against the Warren East Raiders.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Beechwood 65, Elizabethtown 22 (09/24)

    The visiting Beechwood Tigers scored the first 37 points of the game and rolled to a 65-22 win Friday night against the still winless Elizabethtown Panthers.

    Elizabethtown, one of only two 0-6 teams in Class 3-A, turned the ball over twice in the first 11 minutes and four times in the game. The Panthers didn’t earn their first first down until there was 7:39 left in the first half and didn’t cross midfield until junior Josh Williams ripped off a 20-yard run with 4:20 left in the second quarter.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Henderson County 34, Meade County 18 (09/24)

    Here we go again, Meade County.

    For the seventh straight season, the Green Wave find themselves in a midseason swoon.

    Keileen Chappell rushed for a game-high 141 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries to lead the visiting Henderson County Colonels to a 34-18 win – extending Meade County’s losing streak to four Friday night at Hamilton Field.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: Central Hardin 28, Bullitt East 14 (09/24)

    Central Hardin’s football team found yet another way to win.

    The Bruins have recorded victories via shootout, blowout and overtime comeback already this season.

    Add a defensive spark to the mix.

    Senior wide receiver/defensive back Carlos Ruiz caught a touchdown pass, scored on a fumble recovery and nearly returned an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter Friday night to spur host Central Hardin to a 28-14 homecoming win over Bullitt East.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: John Hardin 75, Iroquois 0 (09/24)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs, who are ranked second in Class 5-A, remained undefeated as they rolled past the Louisville Iroquois Raiders, 75-0 on Friday night in a Class 5-A, District 3 game.

    The Bulldogs (5-0 overall, 1-0 in district) set a school record for points, topping the 69 they scored against Dayton on Sept 13, 2002. They exploded for 47 points in the first quarter, which was a record for points in a quarter.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: DeSales 35, Fort Knox 28 (09/24)

    Corey LaFever rushed for a game-high 242 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries to lead visiting Louisville DeSales to a 35-28 win over Class 2-A, District 4 rival Fort Knox on Friday at McAdams Field.

    LaFever scored on runs of 7 and 51 yards as the Colts (2-3) overcame four turnovers to hold off the Eagles (1-4), who lost their fourth straight. DeSales fumbled six times, losing four of them.

    Quarterback Jared Nauert completed 8-of-12 passes for 192 yards and two scores for DeSales, which led 21-14 at the half.

  • FOOTBALL FRIDAY UPDATE: North Hardin 53, Grayson County 0 (09/24)

    After last week’s disappointing 27-24 overtime loss to Central Hardin, North Hardin coach Crad Jaggers wondered how his team would respond.

    It didn’t take long for Jaggers to get his answer.

    After failing to score on their first possessions, the Trojans scored on seven consecutive possessions and also had a defensive touchdown as they hammered the Grayson County Cougars, 53-0 on Friday night in a Class 5-A, District 3 game.

  • It's no secret that finding consensus can be controversial

    If you promise not to repeat it, I’ll let you in on a little secret.

    I probably shouldn’t mention it. It’s really kind of embarrassing, considering what I do for a living. I trust that you’re not going to hold it against me.

    Remember, you promised not to tell anyone.

    Here goes. My big secret: I’ve never been a fan of newspaper opinion pages.