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Today's News

  • WKU alumni library to be named after Owsleys

    They may live in Cecilia, but Bob and Martha Jean Owsley’s names soon will be familiar to Bowling Green residents.

    A library in the new Western Kentucky University Augenstein Alumni Center will be named after the Cecilia couple who have donated $100,000 to the center.

    The Owsleys and nearly 200 other donors have contributed a total of $3.4 million to the center, which will cost about $5 million. Groundbreaking for the building is scheduled for July 15.

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Central living up to preseason hype (4/21)

    The 17th District baseball race has reached the midway point. Every team has played four games, so where do they stand?

    The Central Hardin Bruins were considered the cream of the crop going into the season and they certainly remain the favorite. The Bruins are 4-0 despite not having the services of reigning Area Pitcher of the Year Dylan Shoffner, a senior who has tossed only three innings.

  • Mayor Duvall makes job incentive proposal

    Radcliff City Council is considering an incentives package this summer that could benefit the city’s youth and trim some tax burden from of local businesses.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed a job incentive program Tuesday that would  forgive the occupational tax for businesses on positions created for the city’s youth during summer months.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North edges E'town (04/21)

    Donnie Baker insists Andrea Whelan can’t do it all for North Hardin to be successful.

    That doesn’t mean she’s not going to try anyway.

    The Trojans’ standout senior went 2-for-4 with a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning before tying the game with a two-run single in the sixth to help the Trojans rally for a 6-5 win Wednesday against 17th District rival Elizabethtown.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: New coaches breathe new life into Central track programs (04/21)

    Central Hardin senior Alysse Bishop and junior Jared Cromartie acknowledge things are much different now that they’re under the tutelage of first-year coaches Brandon Adams and Chris Ernst.

    The Bruins and Lady Bruins have been more competitive this season, thanks in part to Adams’ and Ernst’s coaching style – which Bishop said is completely opposite of former coach Patrick Alexander, who stepped down after last season.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: East Hardin wins eighth-grade title (04/21)

    The West Hardin Lady Lakers couldn’t find a way to beat the net attack of the East Hardin Lady Rebels on Wednesday night.

    Jade Dawson, Alyssa Keys, Taylor King, Samantha Bell and Mariah Helton combined for 16 kills to lead East Hardin to a 21-19, 21-17 win over West Hardin in the championship match of the Middle School Athletic Conference Eighth-Grade Volleyball Tournament at North Middle School.

  • Similar, not equal

    The issue: Ron Ortiz returning to Central Hardin
    Our view:
    Law protects jobs of Reservists

    When announcing the posting of Ron Ortiz as principal of Brown Street Alternative Education Center, Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nanette Johnston said, “It all fit perfectly, honestly.”

    Ortiz said he looked forward to working with the staff and students at Brown Street. But considering the outcome of an investigation following a federal labor department complaint,

  • PREP TENNIS: Thomas survives early scare

    Hannah Thomas was in major trouble.

    Down two games late in her first-round match Wednesday in the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tournament’s girls’ singles bracket, Central Hardin’s third-seeded freshman had let her nerves take control.

  • Bluegrass keeps students in touch with deployed parents

    Bluegrass Middle School is reaching out to its military families by allowing students to reach out to their deployed parents.

    The school has expanded use of the video conferencing program Skype to allow students with deployed parents to talk with them online. The first student used Skype in this way almost three weeks ago, and it’s been a daily occurrence since then.

  • Pretrial conference for Hines rescheduled

    A pre-trial conference for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with shooting his neighbor, Toni Ballard, was rescheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at the Hardin County Justice Center.

    Hines was supposed to appear in court Wednesday.

    Hines was arrested April 7 after Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting at 6932 Bardstown Road in Elizabethtown. Ballard was found dead at the home, her residence. Police have said that Hines called 911 to report the shooting, and has said he didn't know the victim.