Today's News

  • HCS to begin computer donation program

    A new technology program in Hardin County Schools will benefit the districts’ students in more ways than one.

    The district is starting a computer donation program for low-income families, now that the HCS board has approved the program.

    Students and volunteers at North Hardin High School and the HCS technology department will repair computers donated by the community. The computers will be distributed to families whose children need one.

  • GIRLS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Waves meet Hancock with region berth at stake (2/21)

    Scarlett Powers was a non-factor the last time the Meade County Lady Waves played 11th District rival Hancock County.

    Using a 2-3 zone, the Lady Hornets took Powers out of the Lady Waves’ game plan. Meade County coach Josh Hurt expects more of the same at 8 tonight in the semifinals of the 11th District Tournament at Cloverport Frederick Fraize.

    Powers didn’t make a field goal and was held to two points in a 52-46 overtime win at Hancock County on Feb. 15.

  • GIRLS' 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: LaRue looks to continue record-setting season (2/21)

    Twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock have the perfect setup for their final season.

    The only two LaRue County Lady Hawks seniors have never won a postseason game during their six-year playing careers – dating all the way back to middle school.

    Now, everything could be aligned so they can finally earn that elusive win and even bring home a district title.

    This year, LaRue County has set the school record for wins, earned the 18th District tournament’s top seed and could be playing for the title on its home floor.

  • GIRLS' 17th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Everyone chasing E'town (2/21)

    The Girls’ 17th District Basketball Tournament has turned into the Elizabethtown Invitational.

    The Lady Panthers have dominated the tournament in recent years and they are shooting for an unprecedented sixth consecutive championship. No team has ever accomplished the feat. Central Hardin and Elizabethtown are the only two teams to win five in a row since the tournament began in 1975.

  • Book donation drive under way in Vine Grove

    Vine Grove readers soon may have more options than ever for borrowing reading materials.

    The Vine Grove Woman’s Club is collecting bookshelves and books for readers of all ages to set up a free place at Vine Grove City Hall where residents can check out books.

    The program will operate on the honor system, eliminating the need to constantly staff the lending library or initiate a formal checkout system.

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  • Senior Life: Adjusting to life’s changes


    By nature, humans are very set in their ways. Consider normal, daily routines. Most people wake up and go to bed at the same time each day, eat the same food prepared the same way, travel the same routes to and from the places traveled. Consistency keeps order; changes are not part of order.

    Changes can happen gradually or all at once. Neither is easy to adapt to, but adapting must be done to continue.

  • UPDATE: Motorcyclist hurt in crash listed in stable condition

    A White Mills man injured in a motorcycle wreck Sunday is in stable condition, according to Kentucky State Police. 

    Jeffrey Mann, 50, of White Mills was traveling on Old Highway 84 when Jonathan Vinson, 18, of White Mills, made a left turn onto the highway in front of Mann, KSP report. Mann was thrown from the motorcycle.

    Mann was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital. His injuries weren't life-threatening and he was in stable condition, according to the KSP release. 

    Vinson wasn't injured.

  • Central Hardin students share artwork with murals

    Sharon Madison does not need an inbox for her students to turn in their work at the end of class. She can just walk down the hallway to see what assignments they’ve completed.

    The walls of Central Hardin High School slowly  have been filling with color as art students have completed a number of murals since last school year. There are about 10 separate pieces of wall art around the school, including a large insignia design in school colors along a main hallway, and pictures of several people in Bruin costumes fashioned after the band Gorillaz.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Dump recipes


    Barbara Watkins of Bonnieville sent me several recipes recently that you’re going to really enjoy. I’m featuring two of them today.

    Barbara says she does like Jerianne Strange does – cooks up lots of hamburger at a time and freezes it for use later. Barbara got the tip from her daughter years ago. She buys hamburger when it’s on sale, cooks it with onion, then drains it in a colander and rinses it in hot water to get rid of the extra fat. She then puts it in one-pound bags and freezes it.