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Today's News

  • Bluegrass JOOI Club presents award

    The Bluegrass Junior Optimist Octagon International Club (JOOI) presented Marie Noel, left, the Volunteer of the Month award. JOOI’s Vice President Jonathan Berry congratulates Noel for her achievements.

  • U.S. Postal Service must be practical about fate of post offices

    In these recessionary times, it's common for private companies of all sizes to take a hard look at their operations. Business units that are less than effective or dealing with declining volume sometimes are closed.
    The U.S. Postal Service would like to do the same thing. Considering the agency lost $8.5 billion last year — $23 million per day — something needs to be done. No one wants less service or to lose the convenience of a community post office, but it's necessary to look at more drastic tactics.

  • Hodgenville girl heading to Hollywood

    Most people watch the “American Idol” audition episodes for the talent and on-stage train wrecks, but locals will have a better reason to tune in this season.

    Kenzi Lewis, a 15-year-old sophomore at LaRue County High School, is heading to Hollywood to continue her mission to become the next “American Idol.”

    While Lewis’ friends had to be kept in the dark because of contract obligations with FOX, the network that broadcasts “Idol,” many were confident that she would reach this level in the auditions.

  • PREP GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Slaven energized for John Hardin (02/01)

    Whenever the Lady Trojans face John Hardin, all this energy and emotion pours out of North Hardin coach James Slaven.

    But there’s a reason for all his apprehension.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Panthers look to knock off Bulldogs again (02/01)

    Fueled by their senior tandem of Mitchell Henry and Chris McDonald, the Elizabethtown Panthers dominated the glass to snap homestanding John Hardin’s 13-game winning streak nearly two weeks ago.

    If that happens tonight in a 17th District game at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium, John Hardin coach Mark Wells said the Bulldogs could be in for a long night.

    Henry had 16 rebounds and McDonald grabbed 11, and Wells said the Panthers had a solid defensive game plan in a 74-66 win at the Dawg Pound on Jan. 18.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin beats Adair to allow Bevars to tie KABC coaching wins record (02/01)

    Winning his first game as a varsity head coach in a two-point nail biter against his alma mater, Ron Bevars summed up the victory simply.

    “We were lucky to win it,” he said.

    Now more than 35 years and 766 more “lucky” triumphs later, North Hardin’s head coach has tied the state record. The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches recognizes Bevars and Clay County’s Bobby Keith as the winningest coaches in history with 767 varsity victories.

  • Susan Brawner: One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks

    Nora’s note: At the time the article was submitted, Susan Brawner has returned to her home from the hospital and is now under the care of Hospice. Her daughter, Kim, will share her recipes at a later time. But for now, please keep the Brawner, Beard, and Keith families in your prayers. Susan is a remarkable woman; she was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease in September, 2010. 

  • West Point pursues moist status

    West Point could join a path already taken by Elizabethtown and Radcliff this spring.

    The city on April 5 will host a local option election to determine whether restaurants in the city can serve alcohol with meals through restaurant provisions provided for moist cities under Kentucky State Law.

    However, the rule, if approved by voter referendum, will differ from West Point’s neighbors to the south, said Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb.

  • More income, less out-go results in good news

    The issue: County's mid-year budget surplus
    Our view: Heathly report worthy of praise

  • Chamber unification to be completed this month

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is just weeks away from completion.

    Rik Hawkins, interim executive director, said Monday that the proposed late March starting date has been expedited for an expected mid- to late-February launch.

    To celebrate the milestone, the chamber will “flip the switch” at noon March 10 during a meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The aggressive approach was needed, he said.

    “I was afraid (delays) would cause confusions in the markets” and among local businesses, Hawkins said.