Today's News

  • HCS to pass on free lunch program

    An opportunity from the federal government to offer free lunches to all students in schools in impoverished areas has been turned down so far by the majority of eligible school districts in Kentucky.

    Hardin County Schools is one of the eligible districts, but district officials found the program would end up costing the Child Nutrition Program money.

  • Ruth Redel Poetry Contest taking entries

    A contest organized by the “The Heartland Review” is calling on poets.

    The Ruth Redel Poetry Contest is now taking submissions. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 6 and the entry fee is $5 for the first poem and $1 for each additional submission. All contributions are tax deductible and checks can be made out to “The Heartland Review.”

    Winners will be awarded $250 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Winners and finalists will be published in the fall 2011 issue of “The Heartland Review.”

  • Will audiences hail Caesar in the 'Planet of the Apes' prequel?

    There’s been a lot of buzz among critics about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

    The prequel had an emotional aspect the original films lacked but by end it appeared the filmmakers have lost all hope in humanity. If you fall into the premise of the film, you believe humanity is evil and the apes are the heroes. Granted, humanity has its problems but the answer is not annihilation by a deadly disease so apes take over.
    But back to the film.

  • Elizabethtown couple embraces 18th century

    Elizabethtown residents Rudy and Pat McKinney often find themselves smack dab in the 1700s.

    The couple makes 18th century-style furniture and crafts and participates in historic re-enactments.

    “It’s the time period where our country was beginning,” Pat said, explaining what drew her to the 1700s.

  • The Best: Favorite bread recipes

    I love good bread, and I really mean love. I don’t care whether it’s a sourdough bread, a quick bread, cornbread, whole grain bread – if it’s good, I love it.

    So today you’re going to get some of my favorite bread recipes. The best thing about all of these recipes is that they’re easy. I have never quite mastered the art of making real bread from scratch. I think it must be a lack of patience or something on my part. But I can handle these recipes.

  • Sounds Taken lives in its music

    A love of music and playing instruments brought Sounds Taken, of Leitchfield, together. After putting the pieces together they found they had created a full band.

    Everything came into place their freshman year of high school with Tyler Higdon (vocals and guitar), Juston Spradling (bass and vocals) and Evan Wooden (drums and vocals). Matt Higgs joined them about two years later to play keyboard but moved to guitar as they used the keyboard less in the band.

  • Hardin Countians offered discounted trip down under

    Kentucky Down Under is offering surrounding counties an opportunity for savings on admission Saturday and Sunday.

    If you live in Hardin, Green, Grayson or LaRue county, admission to the park is $5 instead of the regular $22 fee. A driver’s license, utility bill or other proof of residency will be required for the discount.

    Kentucky Down Under offers hands-on experiences with Australian animals and educational programs as well as a cave to tour. It is located off Interstate 65 at exit 58 in Horse Cave.

  • Dash of Class: Healthy, historical dates blend into treat recipes

    Today we continue on our culinary trip through the alphabet. I have not been able to think of a vegetable that begins with the letter “D,” and there are very few fruits that begin with the same letter.

  • Boo hits the big 1-0

    It was nearly 10 years ago. I can remember standing in the middle of a yard with several Chocolate Labrador puppies scurrying around, except for one. One puppy shivered at my feet on that day in October. That was the one.

    He was born on Sept. 2, a small fuzzy thing that looked like a little bear. He was a purebred dog so he had to have three names to register him. As I rode home with this brown fuzzy puppy curled up in my lap, the name just came to me, Baloo Bear (technically Boo Boo Bear Baloo for his registration papers).

  • John, E'town up in ACT scores

    ACT results for the local schools showed John Hardin High School and Elizabethtown High School improved in all four tested areas, while other schools were a mixed bag of increased and decreased scores.

    But most scores didn’t meet the benchmarks set by ACT Inc., which is consistent for the state’s results overall.

    The ACT is a multiple-choice test that measures college preparedness in four areas — English, math, reading and science. Students receive scores in the individual areas and a composite score for overall performance.