Today's News

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central Hardin to host eight-team holiday tournament (05/30)

    Central Hardin boys’ basketball coach J.C. Wright has spent the last several seasons going to different holiday tournaments and the thought he had was why the Bruins couldn’t do the same.

    Wright and Central Hardin athletic director Chris Bauer discussed the idea at great length in the past year, and after all the talks and finding a sponsor, their efforts came to fruition as Central Hardin will host the Bluegrass Cellular Holiday Hoopfest from Dec. 20-22.

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Pitching could determine who wears the crown (05/30)

    High school baseball coaches like to describe the season as a marathon, not a sprint. But at this point of the season, the analogy couldn’t be further from the truth.

    The 5th Region Baseball Tournament begins today at Central Hardin High School, starting a three-day race to the state tournament (barring any rain, course). While coaches like to talk about it being a race, that might be true, but it has nothing to do with a team’s legs.

  • 3RD REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT DRAW: Meade County faces Grayson County in quarterfinals today (05/30)

    GREENVILLE As a district tournament runner-up, the Meade County Green Wave received a fortunate draw when the 3rd Region Baseball Tournament bracket was released Sunday at host Muhlenberg County.

    The second-round opponent, however, is far less favorable.

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Why Central Hardin's J-Lo has had a season in slow-mo (05/30)

    With one swing of the bat last week at North Hardin, Jordan Lasley ended John Hardin’s softball season.

    Lasley’s towering three-run home run to left field forced the mercy rule into effect and gave 11th-ranked Central Hardin a 13-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs in the 17th District Tournament semifinals. The next night, Lasley was at it again as the sophomore shortstop cranked out a triple to help lead her top-seeded Lady Bruins to a 5-1 win over second-seeded North Hardin in the district final.

  • When a parent’s behavior is questionable

    As a parent, I have often uttered the phrase “my kids are driving me crazy.” Some of their behaviors have left me shaking my head, embarrassed and questioning how they could possibly pull such stunts.
    But as we age, the tables turn. The phrase now becomes “my parents are driving me crazy.” So-called bad behavior from parents often stems from the general aging process to chronic illness, physical limitations or mental illness.

  • Memorials big and small


    American Legion Post 113 56th annual parade, 10 a.m., from Pritchard Community Center to American Legion Park in Elizabethtown, followed by a memorial ceremony

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, memorial ceremony at 2 p.m.

    Louisville Bats annual Memorial Day Veterans Appreciation Day Game, begin at 4 p.m.

    Fort Duffield Memorial Day services, noon, in West Point.

    Ceremony at Fort Knox's Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex at 11 a.m.

  • Hearts break as cancer claims toddler

    Addison Jo Blair of Elizabethtown died Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer that began shortly after Christmas
    The community rallied around the 3-year-old as she fought stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare form of the disease.
    There are only about 650 new cases in the U.S. each year, but it is the most common tumorous cancer among children, especially infants.
    Area residents and businesses have been supporting Addison and her family throughout the struggle by sending cards, emails, online messages, gifts and money and hosting fundraisers for them.

  • Favorite Foriegner anthems rock fans

    Foreigner fans had a fever of 103 degrees Friday.

    Audience members bobbed and bounced when the British-American rock band, formed in 1976, played the song “Hot Blooded.”

    Several area women shook, shimmied and danced in a clearing between the collapsible chairs that covered the lawn next to Freeman Lake, where the concert took place.

  • STATE TRACK & FIELD: North Hardin's Stewart earns a title (05/29)

    LOUISVILLE Finally, Andrew Stewart can call himself a state champion.

    After being touted as one of the best distance runners in the state, the North Hardin senior can back it up.

    Stewart won the 1,600-meter run Saturday during the KHSAA Class 3-A State Track & Field Championships at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

  • STATE TRACK & FIELD MEET: Austin, Tonge lead Fort Knox (05/30)

    LOUISVILLE A lingering ankle injury contributed to Kiara Austin having an off day Friday at the KHSAA Class 1-A State Track & Field Championships.

    The Fort Knox junior expected to repeat as state champion in the triple jump and contend for a spot on the medal podium in the high jump and long jump at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

    Austin only medaled in one of them, placing second in the triple jump behind Ballard Memorial sophomore Brandi Jones.