Today's News

  • Lakewood preschool relocating to Creekside

    To free up space, the preschool class at Lakewood Elementary School is moving to Sonora's Creekside Elementary School next school year.

    Lakewood has become overcrowded because of families moving to that area from the Base Realignment and Closure transition. The school and Hardin County Schools administration began looking at ways to open up space at the end of last year.

    The school in Stephensburg is using the teacher’s lounge as a classroom and the music teacher no longer has a classroom, said Carlena Sheeran, director of early childhood education.

  • Children testify as Burke trial opens

    Awakened by sounds of breaking glass, gunfire and shouting, two children described a Rineyville home transformed into a scene of blood and death during testimony Monday to open a double murder trial.

    After brief competency hearings in Hardin Circuit Court, the two sons of Tracy Burke declared under oath that Brent Burke was in their home the night of the shootings. Their mother, Burke’s estranged wife, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, were shot to death Sept. 11, 2007, at 397 Waterfowl Loop.

  • Grimes: New blood needed in Frankfort

    Alison Lundergan Grimes is locked in a battle for Kentucky secretary of state, but she’s used to fighting.

    Born prematurely, Grimes from the womb had to fight to survive. One of five girls, she had to pick her battles and understand the personalities of her sisters to realize when to break through the chatter and speak.

    “I grew up fighting like a lot of good Democrats do,” she said.

    Grimes made a stop Monday in Hardin County where she met with local officials and visited Fort Knox.

  • RPD searching for missing woman

    Radcliff police are looking for a woman who has been missing since early Sunday morning.

    Gwendolyn S. Payne, 49, was last seen at her residence on Elm Road.

    Payne, who works at McDonalds in the Radcliff Walmart, did not show up for work Sunday and Monday.

    Payne, who was last seen at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, has no known medical issues, according to an RPD news release and is 5-foot-2 and weighs 103 pounds.

    Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said at this point foul play is not suspected in her disappearance.

  • Fire claims barn, animals of local 4-H family

    The Williams family was getting ready to leave for church Sunday morning at Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville.

    Orry, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, was opening the garage door of the family’s Elizabethtown home when he saw smoke wafting up from the barn several yards away.

    The barn contained animals that he and his sister, Briann, a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School, had raised for 4-H. They had cared for many of the animals since birth.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Eagles should be deeper than last season

    After back-to-back disappointing seasons, the Fort Knox Lady Eagles could be flying a little higher this season.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Knox takes step forward, then two back

    After recording one of its most successful seasons in a decade, Fort Knox’s baseball program is back in the hole again.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade County focused on another deep run

    Meade County lost its top offensive weapon. But Mike Harreld thinks the Lady Waves still have enough firepower to bring home another 11th District Tournament title and contend for a 3rd Region Tournament championship.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town could be better for last year's struggles (03/21)

    Matt Mardis fully understood that the combination of a first-year coach (himself), a new pitcher (sophomore Sidney Herzog) and a rather inexperienced supporting cast was going to lead to a long learning year as he took over the Elizabethtown softball program.

    “Last year we struggled on the mound but we were inexperienced all the way around,” said Mardis, who went 5-25 last year.

    Unlike last year, the Lady Panthers don’t lack pitching experience this season.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North gets a shot of youthful exuberance (03/21)

    After many years of having plenty of older players at his beck and call, veteran North Hardin softball coach Donnie Baker is kind of enjoying the Trojans’ quite evident youthful enthusiasm this season.

    “When you graduate that many seniors in a row, eight last year and eight the previous year, you’re going to be young,” Baker said. “And oh, my god, is this my youngest team. By far. By so far.”