Today's News

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hart beats Central; LaRue wins eighth straight (01/04)

    Central Hardin senior guard Jordan Daniel scored a career-high 33 points, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Lady Bruins fell to 5th Region rival Hart County, 79-71 on Monday night.

    Senior forward Kristina Krupinski added 19 points, while senior guard Alysse Bishop had nine.

    Daniel’s previous career best was 31 points against 17th District rival John Hardin on Dec. 13.


  • Rineyville woman recaptured after leaving prison

    An escapee from a state prison was captured Sunday in Hart County.
    Laura A. Chase, 38, of Rineyville was apprehended by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office in the parking lot outside Dairy Queen in Munfordville, according to the sheriff’s office.
    Chase reportedly walked away from the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women Minimum Security Unit in Pewee Valley late Friday night and had been reported missing at 2:55 a.m. Saturday.

  • Local events to mark Civil War’s 150th anniversary

    While this area of central Kentucky doesn’t have battlefields on the scale of Gettysburg or Chickamauga, it did play a significant role in the Civil War.

    The Union leader was born in Hodgenville, after all. And Elizabethtown is trying to raise awareness of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid on the town.  

    Several local events are planned this year to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which began in April 1861.

  • CHHS’ Ortiz has new role

    A familiar face will be in a new role in Hardin County Schools this week.
    Ron Ortiz will return to Hardin County Schools on Wednesday as principal of Brown Street Alternative Education Center in Vine Grove, and as district dropout prevention administrator, a newly created position.

  • State Theater moving (ahead with) West

    With the departure of former Executive Director Dana Beth Lyddan, the board of directors for the Historic State Theater had the opportunity to go in a new direction. They chose West.
    Elizabethtown native Emily West is the new executive director for the State Theater. West began her new position Monday. Lyddan married and moved to Indiana.

  • Photo: Disassembling Christmas displays
  • BCS is a mess

    OUR VIEW: Needs some revamping

    When the Bowl Championship Series for college football came into play in 1998, one of its purposes was to create a buzz around the game.
    Consider the mission a success — but too often for the wrong reasons.
    Take this year for example.
    There is no question Auburn and Oregon have earned the right to play for the national championship next week. Both have gone undefeated and found ways to win games.

  • Hodgenville officer hit by pickup, seriously injured

    A Hodgenville police officer was hospitalized and a driver jailed Monday morning after a pickup truck struck the officer who was directing traffic near Hodgenville Elementary School.
    The incident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. when veteran Hodgenville Police Officer Dennis Wells signaled traffic on northbound Ky. 1618 to stop.
    According to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Darst, Jimmy Murphy, 42, failed to comply with Wells’ hand-signal. The GMC pickup Murphy was driving struck Wells.

  • Optimistic about a singular year

    People seem to be looking forward to 2011. The day after New Year’s, a Google News search for the word “optimistic” brought 26,964 results — versus just 3,201 for the word “pessimistic.”
    Or maybe that doesn’t mean anything. One thing is certain: there will be a lot of 1s in dates this year.
    The first with just 1s was Saturday: 1/1/11. Later will come: 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11.

  • The embracing story of Randall Richardson

    Randall Richardson has never been a physically affectionate person.
    So 2010 was a breakthrough year for Richardson, the 28-year-old Hardin County resident who challenged himself to hug 1,000 different people by the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
    That New Year’s Resolution never lost traction or luster as the months ticked on. He fell 41 hugs short of the goal, but in hugging 959 people over the span of a year, he crossed cultures and self-made barriers.