Today's News

  • Tuesday's election had 'pitiful' turnout

    Empty polling places defined the 2011 primary elections in Hardin County and that result was in line with the rest of the state.

    About 10 percent of Democrat and Republican voters, 6,148 people, turned out Tuesday to cast their ballots in Hardin County, which included races for the Republican gubernatorial nominee, secretary of state candidates for both parties, Republican candidate for auditor of public accounts, Democratic candidate for state treasurer and agriculture commissioner for both parties.

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  • Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club is crazy about canines

    The Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club is an organization that has gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way they like it.

    Dogs of all breeds and abilities, along with their owners, meet regularly to practice for their particular American Kennel Club events. And for the people, it’s an opportunity to get together with others who share a love of dogs.

  • Schools must play by copyright rules, too

    By Savanna Bolin

  • Summer reading recommendations

    By Autumn Sandlin and April Winebarger

    The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

  • Harry Potter movie is too hyped

    By Kerry Skiff

    The hype around "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" is too excessive. The way the film industry has broadcasted the movie discourages excitement among those loyal fans who were going to see it anyway, and it doesn’t attract any new audiences.

    Deathly Hallows Part 2 will attract the same audience that watched all seven movies. Most are great fans of the books, and they saw the films to experience the enchantment of the novels. Others only watched the films and were hooked on the charms of the wizard world.

  • Harry Potter is not too hyped

    By April Winebarger

    Harry Potter. The British boy-wizard’s story is so well known that even American Muggles recognize his name. His adventures are recorded in seven internationally best-selling novels, which have been adapted into eight movies. The last of these is coming out July 15, and everyone is talking about it.

    Some say this last movie has far too much publicity, but many young fans, including myself, are hailing this as the end of their childhood.

  • Ask the expert: Nutrition

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, said Roxanne O. True, M.S., L.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition Services and WIC for Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    The WIC Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture more than 35 years ago to ensure pregnant women receive nutritious foods to promote growth and development of their babies and themselves.

  • Motherhood and More: Shedding the winter blues

    I think I might have had the winter blues. 

    With only having one car between myself and my husband at the moment, I wasn’t able to leave the house very much. I did try to take the kids outside as much as possible, but it wasn’t easy with the ridiculous amount of layers needed, and the inability to take a newborn out into the snow for very long. Everything had to be done around the littlest one’s schedule. And so we spent far too many hours inside staring out the window.

  • Spring planting catching up, not completed

    A few dry days last week allowed farmers to get a lot of corn planted.

    It will take another dry week for most area farmers to plant the rest of their corn, said Matt Adams, an extension agent for agricultural and natural resources with the Hardin County office.

    Many farmers likely planted 40 to 50 percent of their corn last week. Some also began planting soybeans then, he said.