Today's News

  • HCS board approves make-up days

    Hardin County Schools is working to avoid extending the school year into June, if the weather cooperates.
    The Hardin County Schools board voted Wednesday to amend the school calendar in an effort to make up for two days missed because of snow.
    The board voted to OK Feb. 21 and March 7 as make-up days. The district has missed nine days, and Superintendent Nannette Johnston said there was a possibility of more snow days, judging from weather forecasts.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin faces North Hardin for No. 1 seed (02/03)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have recorded one big road win against a 17th District rival this week. Tonight, they head to Ron Bevars Gymnasium in attempt to double their fun against the North Hardin Trojans.

    John Hardin is coming off a thrilling 64-63 win Tuesday night in which the Bulldogs (16-2 overall, 6-1 district) blew an 11-point advantage and a last-minute lead against the Elizabethtown Panthers only to get it back and hold on after a pair of free throws from senior forward Blake Bonner.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Greenwell, Hart lead E'town past Hart County, 55-44 (02/03)

    Despite having a horrible night at the free-throw line and turning the ball over 16 times, the visiting Hart County Lady Raiders still had a shot to knock off 5th Region foe Elizabethtown on Wednesday night.

    Elizabethtown senior guards Natalie Greenwell and Hannah Hart would have none of it.

    After halftime, Greenwell scored 13 of her 15 points and Hart scored 10 of her 12 to lead the fourth-ranked Lady Panthers to a 55-44 victory at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin's Richard races off to Murray (02/03)

    Jeff Richard was all-smiles Wednesday afternoon, which is pretty fitting considering the John Hardin High School senior plans to focus on straightening out smiles once his football career comes to a close and his orthodontic career opens.

    He’s not ready to give up his gridiron days just yet, confirming this much by signing a national letter of intent with Murray State University while decked out in a yellow dress shirt, gold tie and navy blue Racers ball cap.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Elizabethtown's Henry now a Hilltopper (02/03)

    Keeping Kentucky players in state for their college careers was little more than an afterthought for Western Kentucky University’s former coaching staff.

    That changed once prodigal son Willie Taggart returned from Stanford to take over his alma mater.

    “We are going to recruit (Kentucky) first and foremost, and then we are going to Florida,” Taggart recently told The Louisville Courier-Journal. He is a Florida native.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Central's Wallace signs with Louisville (02/03)

    Central Hardin football coach Mike Lawson thinks the University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong got a recruiting steal in senior kicker John Wallace.

    Wallace, who verbally committed to Louisville on April 27, signed his national letter of intent Wednesday afternoon in the Central Hardin library.

    “He’s as good as anybody in the state, and as good as anybody that’s come out of here in the last five to 10 years,” Lawson said. “He’s only going to get better. He’s got a tremendous upside.”

  • Lights, camera, learning at Lincoln Trail Elementary

    Teachers at Lincoln Trail Elementary School are used to instructing, but their students aren’t typically other teachers scattered across the country.
    Lincoln Trail Elementary School has been selected as one of six schools in the U.S. to participate in a training video for teachers that accompanies a book, “The Strategic Teacher.”

  • Wallace taking his talents to U of L
  • The Art of Performance: Preparing for auditions, containing anxiety

    I like to listen to performers of all ages talk about what they are going to do in their next audition. It does not matter whether the audition is for acting or singing on the stage or for an athletic team, there are significant preparations to be done before the big day.

  • Stitchers Quilt Guild celebrates Christmas

    The Stitchers Quilt Guild held its Christmas party in December. At top, Ann Aubrey and Cindy Garrison heap their plates with food. Above, Margo VanLengen with a mystery quilt she completed and shared during show and tell.