Today's News

  • Ask the Expert: Nutrition - Drink up and stay hydrated

    The summer is here and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more and staying hydrated by drinking more water.

    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it we can become severely dehydrated.

  • The List: Five steps to fewer yard pests

    Annoying and possibly dangerous mosquitos and ticks are out in force. To help take back your yard, practice the five Ts, according to Mosquito Squad, an exterminating company specializing in treating for mosquitoes and ticks.


    1. Tip. Dump all standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including that underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Mosquitoes need standing water, and not much of it, to breed.

  • New bill's enactment creates confusion

    House Bill 463, which made certain misdemeanors no longer arrestable offenses, has caused confusion for police and prosecutors.

    It does not, however, handcuff officers confronted with public intoxication.

    “The new H.B. 463 covers a lot of ground,” County Attorney Jenny Oldham said. “There have been a lot of rumors within the criminal justice community and it can be confusing.”

  • Y.E.S. direct mail effort aims to secure alcohol vote

    The issue: Y.E.S. direct mail effort
    Our view: Petition is about choice

    As the 180-day petition drive deadline draws near, Yes for Economic Success has added a new tactic to its strategy to get expanded alcohol sales on a special options election ballot this summer.

  • Artist behind HMH mural dies in Lexington

    The artist who created the murals depicting the history of local medicine on display at Hardin Memorial Hospital has died.

    A funeral for Joseph Victor Petro Jr., 78, was Monday at the Chapel in Old Morrison Hall at Transylvania University in Lexington. He died June 7.

    Petro created the murals at HMH in 1983. They are nine feet tall by 75 feet wide, and are scattered throughout the lobby of the hospital.

  • PREP BASEBALL: John Hardin's Lindsey resigns after five seasons as Bulldogs' coach (06/15)

    Coaching three sports for several years took a hit on Adam Lindsey and as a result, he’s decided to give up coaching the sport involving a bat.

    After five seasons in charge of the John Hardin Bulldog baseball program, Lindsey tendered his resignation last week.

  • Kentucky man found dead in Arkansas

    A Kentucky man with ties to Radcliff was found dead in Blytheville, Ark., and investigators believe it is a homicide.

    Dexter Burgess, 33, was found Friday slumped over the steering wheel of his car “with injuries consistent with a homicide,” according to the Blytheville Police Department.

    Darvin Burgess, Dexter’s uncle who lives in Radcliff, said his nephew was shot.

    “I don’t know what to think,” Darvin Burgess said about his nephew’s death.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Graffree accepts UK's scholarship offer (6/15)

    Central Hardin senior-to-be Patrick Graffree has had a whirlwind last three days, but he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

    The 6-foot-4, 277-pound defensive end attended the University of Kentucky’s camp Sunday, and a day later, Graffree had a scholarship offer from Wildcat coach Joker Phillips. Graffree accepted on the spot, choosing Kentucky over Western Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina State and Tennessee, all of which showed an interest in him.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins face Apollo in state tourney (6/15)

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson realizes how good the Owensboro Apollo Eagles are. Especially since the Eagles are nearly a carbon copy of his Bruins.

    “I was talking to a coach earlier today and he said, ‘They are a lot like you guys,” Thompson said. “They have a coach in Coach (Bob) Mantooth who has over 800 wins and is very well respected. He’s one of the best coaches in the state. They have a veteran ballclub. They play some young kids, but they are a very experienced team.”

  • ATHLETICS: Toppers on Tour stops at Freeman Lake (06/15)

    A countdown on the home page of Western Kentucky University athletics tells fans the season-opening game with the University of Kentucky in Nashville, Tenn., is 79 days away.

    Hearing second-year coach Willie Taggart speak Tuesday during the school’s Toppers on Tour stop at Freeman Lake Park, one might think the game was mere days away.

    Taggart, a former Hilltopper standout who is only 1-of-4 players to have their jersey retired by the school, is amped for the game already.