Today's News

  • Christmas events abundant in county

    TOPIC: Holiday happenings
    OUR VIEW: Christmas spirit alive and well

    Whether it’s a horse-drawn carriage ride on a chilly night, sitting on a sidewalk watching a Christmas parade down a city street, bidding on a cake or watching lights twinkle on a community Christmas tree, Hardin County has something for everyone this time of year.

    And the events are spread throughout the county. Rarely can you find a destination in the county and not see a holiday festivity of some sort.

  • KSP Post 4 collecting food items for 'Cram the Cruiser'

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is collecting donated food items for KSP’s second annual Cram the Cruiser food drive.

    State police posts across the commonwealth are each working to fill a cruiser with canned and nonperishable food. In 2010, KSP collected 21,586 pounds of food, according to a KSP news release.

    Post 4 will be accepting donations through Dec. 12. Suggested food items include macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, brownie or cake mix, coffee, powdered milk, juices and canned fruit, vegetables, meat, soup, chili or spaghetti sauce.

  • One Knox site links returning soldiers with assistance

    Community members are invited to welcome home soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division through use of a website designed to provide multiple ways for residents to thank those who have served.

    The website, www.oneknox.com/welcomehome, was launched by One Knox in conjunction with the organization’s Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

    Soldiers, the largest number of combat veterans coming home to Fort Knox since 1942, began returning from Afghanistan last month.

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  • Pajamas encouraged during 'Home Alone' showings

    It might not quite be a pajama party, but adults and children are encouraged to wear pajamas when the Historic State Theater presents “Home Alone” Friday and Saturday.

    Showings of the 1990 movie, which stars Macaulay Culkin, are 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.

    The movie concerns an 8-year-old who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for vacation.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North's Ruttley out with stress fracture (12/02)

    North Hardin standout senior point guard Jermaine Ruttley has experienced discomfort in his left foot since November, and a trip to the doctor confirmed his worst fear. Ruttley has a stress fracture which will sideline him at least three weeks.

    This is the latest setback for the 6-foot-3 Ruttley, who missed all of last season after a promising sophomore campaign. Ruttley’s foot is in a cast and he’ll return to the doctor Dec. 21, when he’ll get it removed. He is hoping to return shortly after.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: KCD sweeps Knox (12/02)

    The host Fort Knox Eagles lost their first game of the season, falling 58-39 to Kentucky Country Day on Thursday.

    Sophomore Chris Jackson paced the Eagles (1-1) with 10 points, while junior Rashaan Allen added nine points.

    Sophomore Mike Powell and senior Jessie Stewart each finished with six points.


    KY Country Day    13     15     14    16—58

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Bulldogs host E'town; LaRue plays at Meade (12/02)

    Bryan Todd and the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs aren’t focusing on the past this season, but it’s difficult to ignore what the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have done in this rivalry that began in 2001.

    The Lady Panthers have won all 24 meetings between the teams – and only three games have been decided by less than 20 points.

    Elizabethtown looks to make it 25 in a row when the teams meet at 7:30 tonight at John Hardin.

  • Spreading Christmas cheer

    Vine Grove residents chatted and savored chili and cornbread Thursday in a mostly full meeting room at Vine Grove City Hall on Main Street.

    They enjoyed the food and company among garlands, Christmas trees and live Christmas music as they prepared to open their wallets for the 12th Christmas for the Kids.

    The program helps about 30 children who otherwise would be unlikely to find much under the Christmas tree, allotting about $250 each to buy clothes and toys for them.

  • Jury seated in Gray case

    A jury was seated Thursday in the trial of Steven Gray and testimony begins this morning.

    Six women and eight men were chosen for the jury following two days of questioning a pool of potential jurors. The prosecution and defense used individual and group questioning to whittle the group of approximately 70 residents called down to the 14 jurors.