Today's News

  • Playtime teaches social skills

    There is no recess at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, at least no block of time labeled recess. Instead, teachers and students make playtime more purposeful by focusing on social skills.

    At the elementary school, recess isn’t looked at as a hiatus from the learning of the day, but as another lesson. And while not all schools call a break from the books a social skills lesson, it’s still considered by many to be just that.

  • Adcock works his dream, reaches the Major Leagues

    The topic: Nathan Adcock
    Our view: Hard work earned MLB spot

    When Nathan Adcock played baseball as a youngster, he never expected to one day be able to call himself a Major League player.
    Today, he can.
    The right-hander is a Kansas City Royal and when the team opens the season this week at home, he will be one of 25 players on the roster.

  • Speakers with Spark

    Spring Cleaning for the Mind

    As the crocus bloom and the Easter flowers show their glory, it’s not uncommon for our minds to turn to spring cleaning. A desire to freshen the linens, clean the cobwebs and start anew. Just as we start to spring clean in our homes it might be a good idea to start spring cleaning our lives.

  • Army wife, mother, author, speaker, businesswoman and runner

    Some stay-at-home mothers have found ways to nurture careers from the home, too. Often inspired by their role as mother, homemaker or wife, these creative women are channeling their skills to build businesses, craft products and help others. In April, Wednesday's Woman is taking a look at some of the area's mamapreneurs.


  • Nunns celebrate 50th anniversary

    Ronald Dale and Barbara Nunn of Buffalo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 30, 2011. They were married March 30, 1961.

    They have two children, Ted and Gregory; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Nathan Adcock makes Major League roster

    It’s been quite the offseason for former North Hardin standout Nathan Adcock and it only keeps getting better.

    Adcock was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the Rule 5 draft in December from Pittsburgh, which meant Adcock would have a chance to compete for a spot on Kansas City’s opening day roster or the Royals would have to possibly send him back to the Pirates.

  • Burke trial ahead of schedule

    A whirlwind day of testimony Monday in the double murder trial against former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke ended without the need for a lunch break.

    Jurors were sent home before noon and Judge Kelly Mark Easton deliberated with both the defense and prosecution about the remainder of the trial’s schedule.

    Testimony will resume Wednesday and Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw said he expects to wrap up his case against Burke by midday of the same day. Shaw said he has about five witnesses left to take the stand.

  • Pilot uses experience to teach local students

    Fifth-graders at Lincoln Trail Elementary School can easily figure out the local landing time of a four-hour flight from Louisville to Los Angeles.
    They can use visual clues in photographs to identify the city pictured.
    When they recited on Friday the flight miles they tracked flown by Southwest Airlines pilot Donald Cox – 2,601, 2,467, 2,191, 2,119 and 2,367 – he laughed.
    “That’s a lot,” he said. “I’m not sure I want to know this.”

  • PREP TENNIS: Monday's Roundup (03/29)







    Dylan Parr (LC) def. Tyler Edlin (JH), 6-0, 6-2

    Blake McQuown (JH) def. Jeremy Contreras (LC), 6-2, 6-0

    Sage Knock (JH) def. Micheal Huff (LC), 8-4


  • PREP BASEBALL: District schedule gets under way today

    The 17th District baseball race begins today with a pair of games, but coaches are quick to point out it’s not the start that counts as much as the finish.

    “I always tell the boys the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint,” Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson said.

    Central Hardin has heeded Thompson’s words in the past quite well. The Bruins have won the last two district tournament championships and they’ve appeared in four consecutive title games and five of the last six.