Today's News

  • When ends don't meet: Home is a motel room

    On the third Sunday of each month, residents at motels along South Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown have what they call their church.

    They gather in a dining area in Commonwealth Lodge. In July, it was without air conditioning, but they came anyway.

    The group ranges from 25 to 50 people each month. Their afternoon begins with a devotion, followed by a hot meal and a bag full of necessities.

  • HCS plans vo-tech center

    Hardin County Schools wants to hand students more than a high school diploma upon graduation.

    HCS plans to open a vocational-technical center to help students earn career certificates or college hours before they graduate from high school.

    The timeline for opening such a facility depends on finding land to build a replacement for G.C. Burkhead Elementary School. The vo-tech center would be moved into the existing Burkhead building on Charlemagne Boulevard on Elizabethtown's west side.

  • PREP FOOTBALL UPDATE: John Hardin wins shootout at LexCath (08/28)

    This wasn’t the OK Corral, but Joseph K. Ford Stadium saw a shootout Saturday night.

    After trailing by as many as eight in the first half, the John Hardin Bulldogs – ranked second in Class 5-A – rallied to take a seven-point halftime lead and they made it stand up with a 47-37 victory over the host Lexington Catholic Knights – ranked third in Class 4-A – in the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl.

    The teams combined for 921 yards of total offense in the back-and-forth affair.

  • Summit man stabbed in front of children, wife

    A Leitchfield man is behind bars on assault and stalking charges for what police say was a premeditated attack on a Hardin County man outside of his Rock Creek Road home in the Summit area.

    Kentucky State Police alleges Steven Dewayne Wilson used a punch knife and a crowbar to repeatedly stab James Hodge, 28, around 11 p.m. Friday as Hodge was exiting a vehicle outside his home

    Wilson, 38, was charged with first-degree assault, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree stalking.

  • PREP FOOTBALL UPDATE: Meade County finally knocks off Greenwood (08/28)

    Thomas Wilson and the Meade County Green Wave took out several years of frustration on the Bowling Green Greenwood Gators on Saturday night.

    Wilson accounted for more than 300 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Green Wave to a 45-14 win over Greenwood in the Joe Jaggers Bowl’s late game at North Hardin’s Ray Story Stadium.

    Meade County had never beaten Greenwood before Saturday, losing to the Gators four straight years after the teams became district rivals.

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Saturday's Results (08/28)




    LOUISVILLE — Results from Saturday’s meet at Old River Road Country Club:


    15. North Hardin (488)

    27. Marcus Terrell                            16:44.25

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Albert's big defensive plays spark LaRue County by Shelby (08/28)

    Two weeks into the season, the LaRue County Hawks are looking for a No. 3 option on offense. However, No. 45 is turning out to be a No. 1 type of playmaker on the other side of the ball.

    The Hawks’ dynamic senior backfield duo of Drew Newberry and Cody Thompson shined again at home Friday night, but it was 5-foot-8, 145-pound senior linebacker Taylor Albert who sparked LaRue County to a 27-24 win over the Shelby County Rockets with a fumble recovery that set up the winning touchdown and two sacks – including one to end the game.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Knox dealt a hard lesson in 26-18 defeat (08/28)

    MUNFORDVILLE — First-year Fort Knox coach Shawn Thompson was speechless after Friday’s game against the Hart County Raiders.

    And not in a good way.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: North Hardin's Gumm shoots a 61 -- again (08/28)

    Lydia Gumm made waves last year when the North Hardin High School sophomore golf standout shot a jaw-dropping 61 to win the Kentucky Invitational Tournament at the par-70 Lakewood Country Club in Russell Springs for the fifth straight year.

    Jaws are going to drop again.

    The North Hardin junior duplicated her score Saturday as Gumm recorded her sixth straight KIT victory by eight strokes over Campbellsville’s Ellen Kehoe and Williamsburg’s Becky Sharpe.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Central Hardin cruised by Fort Knox (08/28)

    Senior Noah Wiersema had three goals and three assists as the 17th-ranked Central Hardin Bruins cruised to a 10-0 win in 40 minutes Saturday at 10th District rival Fort Knox.

    Sophomore Ryan Keeney added a team-high four assists for the Bruins (4-1 overall, 1-0 district), while freshman Zach Fonda scored twice.

    Junior Blake Foster and seniors Michael Bell, Jake Bunch, Bubba Sankey and Kyle Weiner scored one goal each. Senior Halen Pruitt and freshmen Alec Burgess and Cullen Duncan had one assist each.