Today's News

  • Arctic blast hits area

    The strongest blast of winter weather this season swept through Hardin County on Sunday.
    “It’s not even winter yet,” said Mark Adams, lead forecaster for the Fort Knox weather station. Fall officially lasts until next Tuesday.
    The early season storm brought a mix of freezing rain, snow and gusty winds.
    Locally, the eastern part of the county received the most snow — between 3 and 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Higher totals were recorded in the southern and eastern parts of Kentucky.

  • Vince Kieta served community well

    TOPIC: Vince Kieta
    OUR VIEW: He served Radcliff well

    For those who make frequent trips to Saunders Springs Nature Preserve in Radcliff, one of the people to thank for it is the late Vincent Kieta.
    He was someone who did plenty for the city of Radcliff as a 15-year member of city council as well as one of the backbones of the nature preserve.
    Kieta died last week at age 78 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue County holds off Hart County (12/12)

    MUNFORDVILLE — Being young and rather inexperienced, the LaRue County Hawks are bound to have their ups and downs.
    Friday was such a night with plenty of downs before an up ending.
    The visiting Hawks opened 18th District play with a 52-47 win over the Hart County Raiders, but it was a victory that came far more difficult than it should have been.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown downs Central Hardin (12/12)

    The Elizabethtown Panthers figured to have an edge in the paint against the Central Hardin Bruins, but it took them awhile to take advantage of it Friday night.
    When they did, though, the Bruins didn’t have an answer for it as the Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 60-52 victory in the 17th District opener for both teams at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasi-um.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Elizabethtown tight end Henry commits to WKU (12/12)

    Elizabethtown senior tight end Mitchell Henry is carrying on a family tradition.
    Henry’s grandfather and parents all have ties to Western Kentucky University and soon Henry will as well as he gave a verbal commitment to the Hilltoppers on Friday prior to the Panthers’ basketball game. Players can’t sign until Feb. 2, national signing day.

  • BASEBALL: Royals pick up ex-North Hardin star Adcock in Rule 5 Draft (12/12)

    fter toiling in the minor leagues for the last four years, Nathan Adcock has found himself on the fast track to the big show.
    Adcock, the former North Hardin standout pitcher who guided the Trojans to the 5th Region title as a senior in 2006, was selected fifth overall Thursday in the Rule 5 Draft by the Kansas City Royals during the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin picks up two wins (12/13)

    John Hardin went 2-0 over the weekend, picking up a 69-67 win over 5th Region rival Bardstown on Friday and a 76-54 victory over Paducah Lone Oak in the Army Bulldog Classic on Saturday.

    Senior guard Malcolm Foster hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead John Hardin (3-0) past Lone Oak.

    Sophomore guard Brandon Price scored 20 points, while junior guard Jeremy Harness had eight and freshman forward Khalil Rasheed had seven.

    John Hardin, which scored 31 points in the third quarter to blow the game open, made 20-of-36 foul shots.

  • Weekend weather spurs few auto crashes

    Police and other first responders credit meteorologists’ advanced warning of this weekend’s wintry mix for keeping auto crashes in and around Hardin County to a minimum Sunday and Monday.
    “It hasn’t been as bad as we’ve had before,” tow service owner Doug Hagan said Monday. “I think most people expected it.”
    Weather predictors gave warning of this weekend’s rain early last week, well before rain and snow fell on the region Saturday and Sunday.

  • Students send bear hugs to sick kids

    Two high school students played Santa last week to more than a hundred children.
    Sophie Fowl, 16, and Adreana Falkner, 15, collected more than 150 stuffed bears to donate to patients at Kosair Children’s Hospital. The John Hardin High School sophomores delivered them Wednesday.
    The girls began collecting the bears after Halloween. They set out collection boxes and distributed fliers to advertise the project. They received bears from John Hardin, North Park Elementary School where Fowl’s mother, Tracey, teaches, and area churches.

  • ECTC among top in growth

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is one of the fastest growing, two-year colleges in the country. President and CEO Dr. Thelma White believes the growth stems from expansion of what the school offers.
    ECTC is ranked as the 20th fastest-growing school  in the nation among schools with student enrollment between 5,000 to 9,999 by Community College Week. From fall 2008 to fall 2009, the school grew 20 percent,  from 5,758 students to 6,913.