Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue's Kessinger flirts with no-hitter; Lady Panthers roll to win (04/22)

    Junior Wesley Kessinger took a no-hit bid into the seventh and the visiting LaRue County Hawks scored five runs in the seventh to pull away from 18th District rival Hart County for a 7-0 win Thursday night.

    Kessinger (3-1) struck out eight and allowed two hits – both singles – and three walks in the complete-game effort.

    “He had a good performance. He threw really well,” said LaRue County coach Chris Price. “He was hitting his spots and kept the ball down. He’s throwing the ball with a lot of confidence right now.”

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town, Central to host Wooden Bat Classic (4/22)

    The all-too-familiar ping sound at the ball park will be replaced by the old-fashioned crack of a wood bat this weekend at Elizabethtown and Central Hardin.

    The annual Wooden Bat Classic will be held at the two sites. This is the 11th consecutive year for Elizabethtown and the 10th for Central Hardin. Elizabethtown coach Don Pitts said it’s been successful and the players really enjoy it.

  • PREP BASEBALL: John Hardin tops E'town, 7-4 (4/22)

    John Hardin’s nickname – Bulldogs – could also be used to describe its mentality at the plate Thursday evening. The same bulldog mentality could be used to portray senior pitcher Cody Creamer.

    The Bulldogs were aggressive and relentless on offense, scoring at least one run in each of the first five innings en route to a 7-4 victory over the Elizabethtown Panthers in a crucial 17th District game at John Hardin High School.

  • Johnston's contract with HCS renewed for four more years

    Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, will stay in her post for another four years after the HCS board renewed her contract Thursday.

    The board unanimously approved her contract with the district at its regular board meeting.
    Board Chairwoman Kay Sharon said she and the board are pleased Johnston will continue her leadership in the district.

    “We really feel like Nannette has put the district on the right path,” she said.

  • It's all in the head

    Earlier this month, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced that the number of traffic fatalities last year was at the lowest level since 1949.

    Other data released by the federal agency show the death rate has dropped 25 percent since 2005.

    The rate from 2009 to 2010 fell just 3 percent; but because drivers traveled 21 billion miles more last year, even 3 percent is astounding.

    These figures are not rates, but actual numbers, and they are staggering.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Hughes, Central Hardin stay perfect in district (04/22)

    Ashley Hughes is on such a hot streak that it appears the only person capable of getting Central Hardin’s senior second baseman out is … herself.

    Hughes scored twice, hit two singles and knocked a deep three-run triple Thursday as the No. 14 Lady Bruins rolled to a 10-0 17th District win in five innings against the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs.

    Trailing 3-0 with two on and two outs in the third, John Hardin (8-9 overall, 1-4 district) intentionally walked senior leadoff hitter Kristina Krupinski.

  • All lanes open on I-65

    All lanes on Interstate 65 through Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties are open now that bridge work is complete at mile points 64, 70, and 81, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    Detours also are not needed for vehicles with wide loads, according to the news release.

  • Paul, Guthrie visit county for speeches and community service

    Kentucky politicians from local, state and federal levels converged upon Hardin County on Wednesday during a Lincoln Trail Area Development District meeting.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, both Republicans, each explained their political beliefs and actions when called to make speeches.

    Away from the microphone, the two said the visit gave them a chance to connect with the constituents they represent.

  • Photos: Performance with a purpose
  • April's student editor

    Savanna Bolin is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A junior at Central Hardin High School, Savanna enjoys listening to music and attending concerts. She is a loyal Justin Bieber fan.

    Her future career interests include music and journalism.

    As editor for the April issue of Rising Voices, Savanna led discussion and assigned stories and photos.

    She joined Rising Voices to gain experience, knowledge of journalism techniques and new friends.