Today's News

  • Rising Voices: Point/Counterpoint: Semesters or Trimesters

    By Savanna Bolin 

    High school, for some, is meant to be a time of readying yourself for college. It's an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience to help you succeed in whatever plans you have for the future.


  • Rising Voices: Lost in Translation

    By Amira Bryant

    Other than a smile, mathematics is the universal language of the world, but many students don't speak it fluently.

    Math presents a variety of struggles, according to students and education professionals.

    Donna Herringshaw, a John Hardin high school math teacher, thinks it's an issue that can be traced back to elementary school.

    “Students have been taught from a very young age that math is difficult,” Herringshaw said. 

  • Rising Voices: Point, Counter Point: Semesters or Trimesters

    By Autumn Sandlin

    Every school you go to has a different way of running things, including scheduling.

    There has been a lot of talk recently about semesters and trimesters. Some schools divide the year into two 18-week long semesters with final exams at the end of each. Others divide the year into three 12-week trimesters.

  • Body of Glendale man found by firefighters

    A long-time Glendale community leader was found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a grass and barn fire on his property. Foul play is not suspected, police said.

    Firefighters found Hardin “Sonny” Hatfield, 79, dead in the yard of his home at 156 Glendale-Hodgenville Road as they worked to put out the fire, which covered about four acres, said Richard Peters, chief of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Sun brings a break from winter weather

    Even though it’s mid-February, a forecast calling for sunny skies and 70 degrees has people ready to shake off a winter filled with more ice, snow and freezing temperatures than usual. Most seem eager to get outside and enjoy some sunshine even if it turns out to be short lived.

    “You can’t sit inside on days like this,” said Vicki Wimpee of Hodgenville.

    Wimpee, who was out Wednesday to wash her car, said the sunny forecast changed weekend plans with her girlfriends for the better.

  • Beshear, Adkisson set to speak at Hardin County Chamber launch

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce has lined up some heavy hitters to help flip the ceremonial switch in March.

    Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson have been tapped as featured speakers at the chamber’s inaugural luncheon March 10 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Interim Executive Director Rik Hawkins announced Tuesday night while addressing Radcliff City Council.

  • Hodgenville teen makes it one more round on ‘Idol’

    A Hodgenville teen who auditioned for “American Idol” this summer has made it one more step in the national singing competition.

    Kenzi Lewis, the 15-year-old who received a “golden ticket” to Hollywood to continue to audition for a spot on Fox Television’s “American Idol,” was one of 168 contestants who made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

  • Soldiers celebrate prayer, fellowship

    Maj. Dawn Orta believes God is there wherever two or more people are gathered in his name, as said in Matthew 18:20.
    That’s why she joined about 300 people Wednesday morning for the annual National Prayer Breakfast at Fort Knox.
    Orta, who works as a recruiter for the Army’s medical department, said prayer is important to her so she was excited to meet in prayer with fellow soldiers.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Both Meade teams snap streaks (02/17)

    Junior forward Cheaney Schwartz had a double-double to help the Meade County Green Wave snap a two-game losing streak Wednesday night.

    Schwartz had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the homestanding Green Wave rallied from an eight-point deficit to beat North Bullitt, 70-52.

    Junior forward Thomas Wilson added 10 points and six rebounds, while junior guard Bo Wilson had nine points and six assists. Junior post Stephen Compton chipped in with nine points, junior guard Chase Garris had eight and sophomore guard Bryce Garris scored six.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Landscape could be changing (02/17)

    The landscape of high school wrestling in the Bluegrass could be changing over the next few years.

    From talk of splitting the state into two divisions based on enrollment to moving the state tournament away from Frankfort, changes could be inevitable.

    The biggest change – creating two classes – has been a hot-button issue for the last few years. But the motion has picked up steam since Louisville Trinity, a Class 6-A school in football, has won the last two state championships.