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Today's News

  • From the Cheap Seats: Fantasy sports leagues are an obsession

    It’s Monday, Sept. 19, and for those of us who consider ourselves fantasy sports freaks, this is a big day.

    It’s the day after a full slate of NFL games — the second Monday of the fantasy football season.

    So if it is, say, 10 a.m. and you’re reading this, we sports fantasy nut jobs spent about 18 of the last 24 hours in high anxiety mode.

  • Bobby Jack joins Big Cat

    Local listeners are hearing a new voice on the Big Cat in the mornings.

    Bobby Jack Murphy, a radio DJ who gained recognition through his morning show with WAMZ in Louisville, has started as the morning show host from 6 to 10 a.m. at the local 105.5 WLVK.

    After leaving WAMZ in 2009, Murphy has worked in radio sales for Mainline Broadcasting and then went to work for WFIA, a Christian radio station in Louisville. He hosts a pre-recorded show there called “Country You Can Believe In” and is still working with that show.

  • Remembering Sept. 11: Area Muslims reflect on 9/11 experiences

    Tehmina Haider of Elizabethtown cried with millions as she witnessed on television the devastation of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.

    She was home in her eighth month of pregnancy with her fourth child when a friend called and told her to turn on the television.

    “I was stunned,” she said. “Just stunned, as everybody was.”

    Haider worried for the nation. She also worried personally about herself and her children.

  • Remembering Sept. 11: Tragedy wrought change

    More than 400 law enforcement and emergency responders died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Of those, 343 were firefighters.

    It’s been 10 years since the attacks and even though Hardin County is more than 600 miles away from the site of the twin towers, the impact of the events is evident in area police and emergency personnel.

  • Remembering Sept. 11: For a child, ‘Post-9/11’ is a lifetime

    Local schools didn’t allow today’s significance to go unmentioned this week.

    Meadow View and Woodland elementary schools took time Friday morning to recall the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    Woodland students gathered next to the school to release balloons in memory of victims and to honor invited civil servants. Meadow View held a ceremony to allow students to thank the men and women who serve.

  • Councils uniting against unification

    Backlash against creating a unification review commission designed to study the framework of a unified local government has grown from a simmer to a boil.

    Radcliff City Council called a special meeting Monday afternoon to hear a resolution rejecting unification while Elizabethtown City Council has canceled a meeting with Hardin County United scheduled for the same day.

  • BBB allows customer reviews

    Customers can post more information than ever about the area companies they support and those with which they’ve had negative experiences.

    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky has joined 10 other bureaus in a test that allows customers to post reviews of businesses.

    The website in the past has listed complaints against businesses and whether those complaints were handled, along with a grade on a scale from A-plus to F.

  • Memories in poetry: Terrible Tuesday

    TERRIBLE TUESDAY

    911 was the call and the date,
    when so many lives met their fate.

    Who would have thought such a crime,
    could have happened here in our time?

    The world trade center hit by hijacked planes,
    and a part of the Pentagon zapped in vain.

    A downed plane headed by evil foes,
    averted targets by brave everyday heroes.

    Police and firefighters working around the clock,
    trying to rescue and help, dealing with shock.

  • Hardin County Remembers 9/11

    Facebook reflections from readers on Hardin County Remembers 9/11.

    JESSICA MARCUM

  • Community updated on deployed soldiers

    Sarah Lohman of Fort Knox held her 3-month-old baby in her arms as she listened to a description of the bombs, enemies, geography and weather her husband faces in Afghanistan.
    She also heard about social, economic, security and agricultural changes he is trying to help enact.
    Her husband, Lt. Caleb Lohman, met their daughter for the first time last month during a leave. He watched her birth on Skype.