Today's News

  • Meth clean-ups require caution, more funding

    Methamphetamine-related arrests and manufacturing dump sites are at an all time high in the Hardin County area.

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force through late last week had made 12 arrests in  Hardin County during March, as well as other meth-related arrests in other counties its covers, including LaRue, Nelson and Grayson.

    “This month has really hit us hard with meth,” Task Force Detective Rob Green said. “We have been overrun with meth labs this month. We’re swamped.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Central Hardin hits a 'home run' by hiring Washington County's Perry (03/23)

    Central Hardin Athletic Director Chris Bauer used a baseball analogy – since it is that time of year – to describe the school’s new football coach.

    “I think we hit an absolute home run,” Bauer said Tuesday afternoon.

    Bauer was speaking of Mark Perry, who was hired Tuesday morning to take over the program after Mike Lawson resigned in February. Perry comes with an impressive resume, serving on Guy Morriss’ staff at the University of Kentucky and Baylor University before earning his first head coaching job at Washington County.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Unranked Central Hardin upsets No. 4 Owensboro Catholic on the road (03/23)

    Visiting Central Hardin came up with an early-season, extra-inning upset of one of the state’s top-five teams with a 10-9 win over No. 4 Owensboro Catholic in 10 innings Tuesday.

    The Lady Bruins did it despite senior pitcher Kristina Krupinski being sick and playing without injured junior starters Abbi Goedde and Abby Newton.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: North Hardin's Adcock gets first win (03/23)

    It didn’t take North Hardin first-year coach Ace Adcock long to get his first victory.

    After North Hardin’s opening game ended in a tie when the game was called because of darkness, the Trojans scored 10 runs in the third and rolled to a 14-4 victory over Bardstown Bethlehem on Tuesday.

    Prior to the game, former North Hardin pitcher Ben Yourous threw out the first pitch. Yourous was a member of the 2004 team along with Adcock which reached the state tournament. Yourous had returned home after serving 12 months in Afghanistan.

  • PREP TENNIS: Tuesday's Results (03/23)





    Results from Tueday's match at John Hardin:


    Tyler Edlin (JH) def. Chase Garris (MC), 6-2, 6-2

    Blake McQuown (JH) def. Zach Bogard (MC), 6-3, 6-4

    Sage Knock (JH) def. Tate Wilson (MC), 2-6, 6-2, 7-6


  • PREP SOFTBALL: Down 4-0, Elizabethtown rallies past LaRue in eight (03/23)

    At the plate for the fourth time Tuesday night and still hitless, Morgan Mesecher didn’t plan on swinging until she saw her pitch.

    It never came, but Mesecher turned out to be a hero anyway.

    Elizabethtown’s senior second baseman drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to help her Lady Panthers rally for a 6-5 win over the reeling LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    “It was going to have to be a pitch right down the middle,” said Mesecher, who was 0-for-2 with a hit by pitch. “It had to be perfect.”

  • Photo: A sign of spring
  • Spirit of giving knows no season

    Warmer weather and sunnier days sometimes overshadow the needs of those around us. Unfortunately for some, worries of basic necessities such as food, health or quality of life prevail.
    While scheduling time and money to do those things we enjoy, we also should remain cognizant of the year-round struggles our neighbors may be facing.

  • Beginning the education journey

    Parents looking to give their children a jump start on school can begin the process this week.

    Preschool pre-registration is Friday for students planning to attend preschool in the Hardin County Schools district. Parents can register children between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the elementary school in their district. Parents need to bring a certified birth certificate, Social Security card, Kentucky immunization certificate and verification of household income.

    Children are accepted into HCS preschool based on developmental delays or household income.

  • Search intensifies for missing Radcliff woman

    The search for a missing Radcliff woman intensified Tuesday as Radcliff Police and various fire departments searched Saunders Springs Nature Preserve with dogs looking for a trail of Gwendolyn S. Payne.

    Payne, 49, was last seen Sunday at 12:30 a.m. at her residence on Elm Road by a neighbor when she returned home.

    Police were notified after Payne, who works at the McDonald’s in the Radcliff Walmart, didn’t show up for her scheduled work shift on Sunday or Monday. She doesn’t have any known medical conditions.