Today's News

  • 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.

  • The Best: Ham and Swiss Cheese Finger Sandwiches

    I ran this recipe for Helen Goldsmith’s Ham and Swiss Cheese Finger Sandwiches more than 20 years ago when I featured her in the first of a series of columns on great cooks in Hardin County, and I probably get more requests for this recipe than any other. 

  • Jury selection begins in Gray case

    Jury selection in the Steven Gray trial began Wednesday with the court allowing attorneys to question jurors individually.

    Gray, 29, is a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students. He was fired last November after a Hardin County Schools administrator received an anonymous phone tip alleging the teacher had engaged in sexual contact with several female students.

    Each potential juror on Wednesday was asked the same question at least three times, if not more.

  • In search of a Thanksgiving song

    Now that Turkey Day has come and gone, ushering in Black Friday, Cyber Monday and frenzied shopping in general, I’m taking time to reflect on that fowl-based holiday.

    We associate many things with that festive occasion: full stomachs, leftovers, full stomachs, more leftovers. Well, you get the picture.

  • 113th Army Band offers holiday concert tonight

    The 113th Army Band of Fort Knox will treat music lovers to a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, which is sponsoring the show.

    Musicians will play traditional and more modern selections of the season, from the brass quintet’s “Santa Wants a Tuba for Christmas” to the rock band’s “Hot Rod Sleigh.” In addition to the quintet and rock band, the lineup includes the band’s wind ensemble, Dixie band, jazz combo, stage band and vocalists.

  • The sun finally shows itself