Today's News

  • Thank you from Hardin County Schools

    At the beginning of each school year, our district holds a family picnic for our staff and their families at the American Legion Park in Elizabethtown. It is a time for us to say thank you to the nearly 2,500 employees who go above and beyond every day to help the more than 14,000 students in our schools succeed.
    Our picnic was another huge success because of the wonderful generosity of our community business partners. I would like to thank the following businesses for their donation of food, drinks and prizes:

  • Kentucky Sheriffs ranch celebrates 36 years

    The Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch summer camping program opened June 5 and now is in the last weeks of the 2011 season.
    Session seven began July 17 with campers from Ballard, Bracken, Breckinridge, Hardin, Jefferson, Kenton, Laurel, Marshall, Ohio, Pendleton, Rockcastle, Warren, Webster and Woodford counties.
    For information about the Boys & Girls Ranch or helping continue reaching Kentucky’s youth, call the ranch at 362-8660.

  • First Financial Service Corp. records $12.2 million loss

    First Financial Service Corp., parent holding company of First Federal Savings Bank, has recorded a second-quarter net loss of $12.2 million, which equates to a loss of $2.57 per share of the company’s stock.

    Bank officials said First Federal removed a number of nonperforming assets from its books, primarily problematic high-end residential loans that have stalled and lost value related to national real estate trends.

  • Land acquired in Cecilia for new elementary

    A 600-student elementary school will be constructed on 38.54 acres off Ky. 86 in Cecilia that now serves as a soybean field.

    A purchase option, which the board approved Thursday night and is contingent on approval from the Kentucky Department of Education, is the first step in replacing Howevalley Elementary School, which has served the area for nearly eight decades.

    “This is another project that’s been a long time coming and it’s much needed,” Board Chairwoman Kay Sharon said.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: Central field loaded again (08/19)

    When other girls’ golf tournaments started popping up the same weekend as his long-running Lady Bruin Invitational, Central Hardin coach Chris Adams wondered if this year’s annual event Saturday at Fort Knox’s par-73 Lindsey Golf Course would have the same appeal as its proud past.

    Um, yeah.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Pressure on Todd key for Knox (08/19)

    Since getting an up-close view of Kyle Todd two seasons ago when he was a Louisville Male assistant, Shawn Thompson has been thoroughly impressed by what he’s seen from the Elizabethtown senior quarterback.

    Todd threw for 281 yards and led the Panthers to two touchdowns in their first two possessions, but Male turned up the heat on Todd and rolled to a victory in the 2009 season opener.

    Just like in that game, Thompson said the key is getting pressure on Todd and not letting him stand in the pocket for long.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Thursday's results (08/19)






    BARDSTOWN — Results from Thursday’s match at Bardstown Country Club’s Woodlawn Course:

    John Hardin

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: No. 10 Louisville Male tops Central; Trinity shuts out John Hardin (08/19)

    The 10th-ranked Louisville Male Bulldogs scored twice in the first 40 minutes and tucked away another goal after halftime as they beat No. 18 Central Hardin, 3-0 on Thursday night in the Fayette County iHigh Soccer Frenzy at Lexington Lafayette.

    The Bruins (1-1) were outshot 17-6 as senior Kyle Weiner made 12 saves.

    UP NEXT: No. 18Central Hardin plays No. 5 Lexington Paul Dunbar at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Fayette County iHigh Soccer Frenzy at Lafayette.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: No. 8 Henry Clay tops No. 20 Central Hardin (08/19)

    Eighth-ranked Lexington Henry Clay rolled to its fourth straight win as the Lady Devils beat No. 20 Central Hardin, 25-12, 25-17 on Thursday.

    Junior Afton Conner paced the Lady Bruins (6-2) with five kills and six digs, while junior Sydney Hall had five kills.

    Junior Abbey Sorrells chipped in with six assists, and senior Nicole Lanford had two kills.

    UP NEXT: No. 20Central Hardin hosts John Hardin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Let there be football

    The issue: NFL is back
    Our view: At what price?

    After many months of battle between millionaires and billionaires, the NFL is back on track for the 2011 season.