Today's News

  • Immigration bill would pursue restitution from federal government

    Rep. Tim Moore has filed a new bill in the Kentucky House of Representatives he hopes will turn the attention surrounding immigration back toward the federal government.

    Moore, R-Elizabethtown, has filed House Bill 485, which would direct state, county and local governments to persuade the state’s attorney general to approach the federal government for restitution for education, health care, housing or incarceration costs incurred on behalf of illegal immigrants.

  • Smartphones go from toys to teaching tools

    There seems to be no end to the ways a smartphone can simplify tasks, and no end to the everyday items it can make obsolete.

    Data usage is fueling the trend, and evolving technologies are expected to maintain this growth.

    Students in an advanced U.S. history class at John Hardin High School, a sample of the young market pushing many national mobile trends, said their phones are not distractions for idle chatter. Rather, these high school juniors said, phones have become essential tools. They are as needed as computers, televisions, books, even pencils.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: No. 6 Lady Panthers end skid; No. 9 Bulldogs roll (02/16)

    Elizabethtown ended its first losing streak this season and handed Grayson County its first home loss of the year.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPINION: Loss spoils homecoming for Benock and his coach (02/16)

    LEXINGTON Beating the Kentucky Wildcats means something special to coaches and players who hail from the state, but go elsewhere. Maybe they felt snubbed or maybe they realize what wins over a storied program like Kentucky mean.

    If you think it doesn’t happen, look at Exhibit A from Tuesday night at Rupp Arena.

    With Mississippi State leading by five points in the closing seconds of the first half, a bizarre turn of events changed the complexion of the game and caused Bulldogs coach Rick Stansbury to lose his cool.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: T.K. Stone wins eighth-grade title (02/16)

    Even though he was in foul trouble, Cody Bridges knew the T.K. Stone Panthers were counting on him Tuesday night.

    Playing most of the second half with four fouls, Bridges scored 10 points and had two assists to lead the Panthers to a 47-28 win over the East Hardin Rebels in the eighth-grade boys’ basketball championship game of the Middle School Athletic Conference tournament at Meade County High School.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: East Hardin wins seventh-grade title (02/16)

    Not until the final buzzer sounded Tuesday night could East Hardin coach Ryan Reynolds relax.

    Justin Rouse and Ean Barker did their best to calm Reynolds’ nerves.

    Rouse scored eight points and had four assists and Barker hit three 3-pointers to lead the Rebels to a 39-26 win over the Stuart Pepper Green Wave in the seventh-grade boys’ basketball championship game of the Middle School Athletic Conference tournament at Meade County High School.

  • Thompson indicted on multiple charges

    A man charged with attempting to kidnap and murder a North Hardin High School student has been indicted by a grand jury.

    Kyle D. Thompson, 20, of Ekron, was indicted on felony charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, criminal attempt to commit kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and misdemeanor charges of third-degree terroristic threatening, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana.

  • The Art of Performance: Containing test anxiety

    The pressure on kids to perform in school is immense. There has been an increase in this pressure by the use of standardized tests, as required by the state of Kentucky.

    Every student in school today faces the pressures of taking tests which will determine if they graduate as well as recording their progression in their school career. Teachers are also impacted by these scores as schools are evaluated by the students' standardized tests scores.

  • Crash snarls I-65 traffic

    A two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 108-mile marker in Bullitt County resulted in one person being transported to a Louisville hospital and traffic being re-routed on Ky. 61 to Clermont.

  • Vine Grove Women's Club compiling cookbook

    The Vine Grove Women’s Club is cooking up a new plan to raise money for scholarships and donations, attract new members and celebrate the club’s 80th anniversary.

    The club is compiling recipes for a cookbook to sell to Vine Grove residents and visitors. Club members hope to have the book ready for sale during the Vine Grove Autumn Daze festival in September.

    The book also is expected to include pictures and snippets from Vine Grove history, such as photos of past club presidents and the presidents’ favorite recipes donated by their families.