Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town could be better for last year's struggles (03/21)

    Matt Mardis fully understood that the combination of a first-year coach (himself), a new pitcher (sophomore Sidney Herzog) and a rather inexperienced supporting cast was going to lead to a long learning year as he took over the Elizabethtown softball program.

    “Last year we struggled on the mound but we were inexperienced all the way around,” said Mardis, who went 5-25 last year.

    Unlike last year, the Lady Panthers don’t lack pitching experience this season.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North gets a shot of youthful exuberance (03/21)

    After many years of having plenty of older players at his beck and call, veteran North Hardin softball coach Donnie Baker is kind of enjoying the Trojans’ quite evident youthful enthusiasm this season.

    “When you graduate that many seniors in a row, eight last year and eight the previous year, you’re going to be young,” Baker said. “And oh, my god, is this my youngest team. By far. By so far.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Yates wants Lady Bulldogs to finish strong (03/21)

    John Hardin has had no problems getting its seasons off to good starts recently. It’s finishing that has second-year Lady Bulldogs coach Corey Yates concerned.

    In the past three years, the Lady Bulldogs have won more than half their games played through April 12. After the season is a couple of weeks old, however, John Hardin has lost steam. In its 60 games played after April 12 the last three years, John Hardin has won just 33.3 percent of those contests.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central could be slowed by injuries (03/21)

    Coach Mark Martin feels Central Hardin can once again contend for the 5th Region Tournament title. He’d feel a lot better if his Lady Bruins were feeling a lot better physically.

    Martin, who has also coached baseball and football, said he has never had the physical setbacks he’s currently dealing with. The Lady Bruins should have returned eight starters from last year’s team which went 24-13, won the 17th District Tournament and fell to Nelson County in the region semifinals.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Howell wants LaRue County aiming for State

    In his first year as a high school head coach, LaRue County’s Aaron Howell plans on starting a new streak and helping the Lady Hawks return to the state tournamen.

    A six-year absence is too long. Time to make them fly.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: With nucleus back, Lady Falcons look for improvement (03/21)

    In her second year as coach of the North Hardin Christian Lady Falcons, Shaney Seawright hopes to see marked improvement out of her team this season.

    The Lady Falcons finished 4-5 last season and advanced to the semifinals of the KCAA State Tournament, where they lost to Lexington Blue Grass Baptist. With the nucleus of that team back, Seawright expects the Lady Falcons to go even further.

  • PREP BASEBALL: North Hardin Christian faces rebuilding year (03/21)

    In 13 years as a coach, Jim Wimp has never experienced a rebuilding year like he’s about to have at North Hardin Christian.

    With at least seven players who are new to the sport, Wimp has had to almost start from scratch with this team.

    “It’s the most inexperienced team I’ve ever had,” he said. “I have probably seven that have never played or played very little. What was supposed to be a good year just turned around on us. I just lost so much to transfers and (kids) moving.

  • International Club has March meeting

    While home on spring break from Harvard University, Andre’ Crutcher of Elizabethtown, was guest speaker for the Fort Knox International Club at the monthly meeting at Fort Knox on March 18.  Andre’ described his ongoing Freshman Year in Harvard Yard, and fielded many enthusiastic questions from the group.  Club meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call Toni at 272-8664.

  • Parents welcome Kamila India

    Kazim and Kimberly Mohammed announce the birth of a daughter, Kamila India Mohammed, on March 18, 2011, at home. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20¼ inches long. 

    Siblings are Korisha, Jasmine, Aaron and Kazim.

  • 3/1 soldier dies in Afghanistan

    A second member of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke based at Fort Knox has died from injuries suffered while serving in Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mecolus C. McDaniel, 33, of Fort Hood, Texas, was a cavalry scout assigned to Troop A, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

    McDaniel died Saturday from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.