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Today's News

  • Hardin County takes out the trash

    Hardin County’s largest cities are ready to cast off old man winter and the junk accumulated in his wake.
    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove are leading spring cleanup efforts starting in April.

    Elizabethtown’s cleanup will kick off April 4 with junk and debris pickup as the Elizabethtown Public Works Department will target specific portions of the city on select weeks.

  • Chamber prepares to offer executive director's job

    Details of an offer are being formalized and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce could be ready to name a new executive director in the coming week.

    The search committee made its recommendation and the newly merged chamber’s executive committee met with the candidate.

    “He wants to do it and we wanted him to do it,” said Tom Hewlett of Brandenburg Telecom, who serves on the chamber board.

    Terms have been discussed and the chamber board has asked attorney Terry Bennett to draft a formal offer.

  • Central hires former UK quarterback as football coach

    The News-Enterprise

    Mark Perry, a former quarterback at the University of Kentucky, has been hired as the new head football coach at Central Hardin High School.

    Perry, who spent the last seven seasons as head coach at Washington County High School and guided the Commanders to a 9-2 record last season, replaces Mike Lawson at Central Hardin.

  • Adjusting the clock is easier than changing our reaction

    Daylight Saving Time: How's that working for you?

    Apparently it’s not so good for many of us. According to a study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, DST may not be the best thing for our health, since it comes as such a jolt to our cardiovascular systems.

    Have you been dragging out of bed since March 13, the date we moved our clocks forward this year? It’s worth it, isn’t it? After all, we do get that extra hour of daylight.

  • Census will require downsizing of Jimmie Lee's House district

    By RYAN ALESSI

    When lawmakers redraw the state House district lines, they will likely have to extend some of the most urban districts in Louisville and Northern Kentucky to pick up precincts in the growing suburbs.

    Republican lawmakers who represent areas in the outskirts of Jefferson County and its ring counties — as well as in Northern Kentucky — now find themselves with many more people than what a House district should have, according to the new 2010 Census data that came out last week.

  • Point/counterpoint

    By Savanna Bolin

    How do I even begin to describe Justin Bieber?

    He’s the charming boy who smiles down at me from the posters covering every inch of my wall; the boy who makes my heart beat unnaturally fast with every flip of his hair; the boy whose catchy, uplifting tunes create the soundtrack to my life.

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK: Russell returns to coach North Hardin

    A familiar face is back to help lead the North Hardin Lady Trojans to yet another Class 3-A, Region 2 championship.

    John Russell returns after a year away from coaching track and field as the Lady Trojans gear up for a run at their third straight region championship. Russell, who stepped down after the 2009 season, took a year off to spend more time with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Gabe and Gracie Ann.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK: North, John Hardin should be region contenders

    Longtime coach James Webb is primed and ready to get the North Hardin Trojans back to the top a year after what he called was a disappointing sixth-place finish at the KHSAA Class 3-A State Track & Field Champion-ships.

    Webb had high expectations after the Trojans won the Mason Dixon Games, which has long been considered the state championships of the indoor season, last March.

    But the Trojans faltered at State last season, when they were expected to contend with perennial power Louisville Male for the state title.

  • PREP TRACK: Another gold rush for the area?

    This one’s for the girls.

    After sharing the track and field spotlight with the likes of former Fort Knox star Courtney Edwards and former John Hardin standout Brandon Bagley, the spotlight belongs to the girls this season. In two seasons, the dynamic duo won 12 gold medals between them before taking their talents to LSU and the University of Kentucky, respectively. Edwards is a walk-on, while Bagley is a scholarship athlete.

  • Innovation wanted: Buck$ for Bright Ideas rewards entrepreneurs

    Budding entrepreneurs could find the aid they need to further their business concepts this spring.

    The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center has launched its Buck$ for Bright Ideas contest, looking for strong concepts that could develop into successful businesses. The center is working with other innovation centers in the state, including eMerging Ventures Center for Innovation and the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center.