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Today's News

  • PREP WRESTLING: Youth movement happening at North Hardin (11/29)

    Keith Smith enters his ninth season at North Hardin with one of the youngest lineups he’s ever had.

    Eight freshmen have moved up from the middle school program, which has flourished the last few seasons under the direction of assistant coach Joe Burroughs. Because of the development of the middle school team, the Trojans will be able to field a full 14-wrestler lineup for the first time in at least three seasons.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Hawks chasing first state title (11/29)

    The LaRue County Hawks have Feb. 17 circled on their calendars.

    Why, you may ask? That’s the day the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament begins at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington.

    A state championship is something that has eluded the Hawks in the past. But longtime coach Gary Canter thinks this team has the best shot of any he’s ever coached.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Newberry returns to lead Hawks on title quest (11/29)

    Ready or not, another high school wrestling season is upon us.

    The season officially began Saturday, but most teams don’t usually get started until the week after Thanksgiving break.

    Things kick into high gear this week as teams and individuals chase the ultimate prize: a state championship. It’s non-stop action from here until February, when the state tournament is held.

    Here’s a brief look at some of the changes and story lines shaping up for this season.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin rallies past Hart in Corder's debut (11/29)

    With his team plagued by fouls early and struggling to make shots Monday night against the visiting Hart County Lady Raiders, North Hardin Lady Trojans coach Chris Corder implored his squad to keep playing hard and keep fighting.

    What happened in the final minute to mar this 5th Region battle, though, was quite literally the opposite of what Corder meant.

    A fight broke out with 47 seconds left and three players were ejected before North Hardin emerged with a 60-51 win in Corder’s debut as a varsity head coach.

  • E'town debates economic hardship

    The debate over classification may be an everlasting talking point for Elizabethtown.

    The topic reared its head again Monday night as members of Elizabethtown City Council engaged in a heated discussion over authorization of an economic hardship in the city that would lower the requirement of 70 percent food sales for restaurants to 50 percent. If the economic hardship is approved, restaurants still would need adequate room to seat 100 patrons.

  • Radcliff hears first reading of alcohol ordinance

    As Radcliff City Council worked Monday through first reading of a new ordinance regulating alcohol sales, it was reminded of the destruction drunken driving can cause.

    Radcliff resident Dan Shaw after a special called meeting urged the council to take whatever measures it could by law to limit drunken driving in the city and spare families from another disaster on the scale of the 1988 Carrollton bus crash.

  • White Mills lights its bridge despite weather, vandalism

    In cold rain Sunday night, a small crowd sang Christmas carols in front of the White Mills bridge, patiently waiting for the countdown to the annual lighting ceremony to begin.

    The 20-year tradition persisted not only in spite of the bad weather but also in spite of the bridge’s closure and last year’s act of vandalism that resulted in several thousand dollars worth of electrical damage to the historic bridge, said Tim Dennis, minister at White Mills Christian Church.

  • Cycle of life and of hope seen in garden graves

    “You’d better get what’s left of your garden in; we’re going to have a hard freeze tonight,” Glen, my gardening mentor, warned me several weeks ago. 

    And so I carried in the tomato vines, picked the peppers and salvaged what okra was left. In the garage, they now are ripening so fast that some are beginning to rot before we can get them eaten.

    My wife tolerates my boastful proclamation: “It’s November and we still enjoy the garden,” as if this justifies the time devoted to working the ground this past summer.

  • It's not really a snow day until you go play

    There’s one essential component to a fun snow day — getting out to play in the snow.

     

    Outdoor fun can go beyond making a snow man, although it is a must. Some stores now sell snowman making kits that help make the perfect snowman. You can also build a snow man old-school style with a carrot from the fridge and some hats, buttons and scarves found in the house.

    Many people also build igloos, snow forts or, if you are a Superman fan, a Fortress of Solitude.

  • Every child counts in 'Arthur Christmas'

    I’ll admit. I went into “Arthur Christmas” in a bad mood because I really wanted to review Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” and it wasn’t shown locally.

    But, I left with a little taste of Christmas spirit.

    The story handles the whole Santa issue well. The role is passed down from generation to generation to one of Santa’s sons. I always wondered how that happened.