Today's News

  • Is social media is a good thing?



    It's safe to say we're living in a world dominated by social media. With websites such as Facebook and Twitter becoming a staple in teens' lives, there's always the question of whether or not it's good.

  • Magnolia man seeks reduced sentence

    A man convicted of manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of his former stepdaughter has requested another court hearing.

    David McFarland, 47, of Magnolia, claims he was a victim of domestic abuse and should be exempt from the requirement that he serve 85 percent of his 18-year sentence, according to court records.

    If his request is granted by LaRue Circuit Court, he could be eligible to serve only 20 percent of his sentence.

  • Forecasters say be on alert today

    Heavy rain fell across much of Kentucky this morning as the entire region was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch.

    In addition to widespread showers, the storm front carrries embedded thunderstorms. Gusty winds, frequent lightning strikes, torrential rain and small hail have been reported to the National Weather Service.

    The entire region has a 100 percent chance of rain today. The Kentucky Mesonet weather reporting station for Hardin County recorded 1.26 inches of rain Tuesday and measured another three-fourths of an inch by noon today.

  • HMH 'not alarmed' by slight first quarter shortfall

    Hardin Memorial Hospital faces a small revenue shortfall for the first four months of the fiscal year, but HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said the shortfall is a minor bump rather than a cause for a concern.

    The $300,000 shortfall briefly was discussed Tuesday morning during a monthly financial report given by Johnson during the HMH Board of Trustees meeting, in which Johnson said volume fluctuations common to many hospitals have led to the revenue lull.

  • Turkey gobbling up more cash

    Turkey prices are expected to increase a little nationwide, along with other foods for traditional Thanksgiving meals.
    The cost is not expected to affect Hardin County as much as other areas.

    The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 26th annual price survey of such items listed an increase of about 13 percent for the cost of a classic Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and trimmings.

  • Family, food and fellowship: The life of Susan Keith

    Entertaining and cooking for the ones she loves is at the core of Susan Keith’s life.

    During a weekly family lunch, places at the table are set before everyone arrives. Food is prepared buffet-style. Glasses are refilled by the host and hostess and dessert is served with coffee.

    It’s all about family. Keith, 77, used to fix lunch more than once a week but after a fall and use of a walker, she’s narrowed her cooking a bit. She often makes lunch for people outside the family as well.

  • Life or Something Like It: Don’t gloss over the joys of Thanksgiving

    You gotta feel sorry for Thanksgiving.

    Sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, it’s not a very glitzy holiday. At least not in comparison to its counterparts the month before and the month after November.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Harness, Brown expect to play Friday (11/16)

    The John Hardin backfield has been hampered by injuries lately, but senior halfbacks Quensie Brown and Jeremy Harness both said they expect to play Friday night against Jeffersontown in the Class 5-A, Region 2 championship.

    Harness injured his ankle against Shelby County in the first round of the playoffs and hurt it again against North Hardin on the opening kickoff. He left the game after the first play, but returned. Harness finished with 78 yards on 12 carries and caught five passes for 49 yards.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Berry finds a home at John Hardin (11/16)

    John Hardin senior Kenyon Berry admits he has been all over the southeastern United States. Such is the life for a “military brat” – as Berry calls himself.

    Berry lived in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana before moving to Kentucky prior to his junior season. After living a number of places, Berry has a place to call home.

  • Penn State situation should concern all adults

    ISSUE: Penn State scandal
    OUR VIEW: It wasn’t about Joe 

    Adults have a responsibility to provide for and protect children. The innocent depend on us to keep them fed, to keep them warm and, most of all, to keep them safe.

    As a society, the implication is broader. The community as a whole has a responsiblity for all children. It may be a cliché, but the undeniable truth is that our existence tomorrow lies within the children of today.