Today's News

  • Thunderstorm, tornado warnings impact the area

    A pair of strong storm lines led to a series of late afternoon and early evening tornado warnings that included Hardin, Bullitt, Nelson and Grayson counties. All the tornado warnings have expired but the area remains under a severe thunderstorm warning and a flood warning.

    Damaging hail has been reported in Big Spring, Radcliff, Fort Knox and Lebanon Junction, according to some weather sources.

  • PREP TENNIS: Sallee, Elizabethtown finish off conference sweeps (04/24)

    It was a Sallee-abration.

    Top-seeded Elizabethtown senior Jenna Sallee capped her high school career with her fifth straight Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament girls’ singles crown.

    Maybe organizers should consider naming their event after her since she’s dominated it so much the past half decade.

    Sallee defeated No. 2 seeded junior teammate AnnLauren Fiepke, 6-3, 6-2 in Friday’s final at the University Drive Park Tennis Courts.

  • Continuous flooding in county causing property damage

    It’s good weather for ducks and fish.

    For people, the ongoing rain is causing headaches and property damage.

    A series of storms brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours, with 0.5 inches of rain on Friday and another 1.94 inches between midnight and 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Kentucky Mesonet weather station in Cecilia.

    The rains created high-water situations and complicated river flooding issues.

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  • Flood warning issued as rain total exceeds 2 inches

    A series of storms has brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours creating high-water situations and complicating river flooding issues.

    The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for several counties in Kentucky including Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Grayson, Meade, Nelson, Bullitt and Breckinridge. It lasts until 2:15 p.m. today. Also, a flood warning is in effect along area rivers until further notice.

  • Bowling to be added by HCS high schools next school year

    Hardin County Schools hopes its newest sport will strike up some interest among students.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved the addition of bowling as a competitive sport for high schools at its Thursday meeting. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will sanction the sport next school year and will allow teams to compete for a state championship.

    With the board’s approval, a boys’ team and a girls’ team will be offered to students at Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin high schools.

  • Probable cause found in Hines case

    In a court hearing Friday, Kentucky State Police revealed a few details of the murder investigation following the death of Toni M. Ballard earlier this month.

    Commonwealth’s attorneys met the burden of evidence in a pretrial conference for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with murder, said Hardin District Judge John Simcoe. Because Hines remains in jail, prosecutors have 60 days to obtain a grand jury indictment, Simcoe said following a court hearing at the Hardin County Justice Center.

  • Storm passing north of area

    A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Meade County, Bullitt County and the Louisville area.

    The National Weather Service says heavy rain and lightning could create hazardous. The warning area, which is passing through southern Indiana, will continue to the east. This warning will last until 7 tonight.

    Hardin County is not included in the warning but some scattered showers and developing storms are passing the area. Residents should be aware of changing conditions late this afternoon.

  • 'Ease on Down the Road' with Michael in movie

    Diana Ross and Michael Jackson will be easing their way to the Historic State Theater in “The Wiz” this weekend.

    The film has been in the news lately since the death of its director, Sidney Lument, on April 9.

    Lument has been nominated for five Academy Awards and is the director behind such classics as “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” and “Network.”

  • Getting involved, making friends improves college experience

    Many graduating seniors soon will be freshmen at college, leaving behind those days of trying to fit in and make new friends, right?


    College freshmen have a similar task and it might be a little more daunting since college students might be living away from home for the first time.

    University of Kentucky freshman Desirae Duncan said she couldn’t stress enough how important it is for incoming freshmen to get involved in campus activities and meet others.