Today's News

  • Dec. 3, 2010 editorial: Commendations for local Child Support Division

    Hardin County’s Child Support Division continues to work effectively on behalf of children as it builds a statewide reputation for excellence.
    Among county offices handling 4,000 or more cases annually, the Hardin County staff was honored as a top performer. In addition, Assistant County Attorney Stephen Wheatley received an award as the top child support attorney in the state.

  • Ex-CHHS teacher jailed

    A former Central Hardin High School social studies teacher and cross country coach, fired last week on allegations he engaged in “inappropriate behavior” with teenage students, was jailed Thursday after Kentucky State Police charged him with felony sex crimes.
    Steven Blake Gray, 28, of Elizabethtown, was charged shortly after 1 p.m. on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of unlawful transaction with a minor. He was booked at the Hardin County Detention Center with bond set at $15,500.

  • Hosparus to help those grieving this holiday season

    While the holidays are full of good cheer and merriment for most, it can be a trying season for those grieving a family member or friend. Hosparus of Central Kentucky is coming to their assistance this weekend with an event meant to remember deceased loved ones.

  • Veterans tribute progressing

    An Army soldier, of course, is the first of five life-sized statutes — from each military branch — for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute.
    Local artist Rich Griendling, whose Elizabethtown studio is near the Fort Knox Army post, said he is about 95 percent finished with the clay sculpture. Next he will ship it to Bright Foundry in Louisville where workers will make a mold and then a bronze statue from it.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Meade girls, both Knox teams fall (12/03)

    The visiting Meade County Lady Waves couldn’t hold a five-point fourth-quarter lead Thursday night as Elizabeth (Ind.) South Central rallied for a 71-69 win.

    Freshman guard Carissa Schwartz paced the Lady Waves (0-2) with 16 points, four rebounds and one steal, while freshman guard Raley Johnson chipped in with 15 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Freshman guard Katelyn Cucino added 13 points, while senior forward Kristin Benton scored 10.


  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Meade set to host second Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic (12/03)

    Fans seeking a solid early season tournament won’t have to look any further than Brandenburg this weekend.

    Starting tonight, Meade County will host the second Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic with games slated for the high school and freshman academy gyms.

    Six teams – including three area schools – will play three games each over the two-day event. Competing teams include area schools Central Hardin, LaRue County and Meade County, Edmonson County, Russell County and Taylor County.

  • Madi Cundiff foundation to host poker run on Saturday

    A family dealing with the murder of a child is working to help others cope with similar tragedies.
    The Madison Ann Cundiff Foundation on Saturday is hosting the first ever Madi’s Legacy: Ride for the Innocent Poker Run, an event that the foundation board and the Cundiff family plan to make an annual affair.

  • Heartland Chambers Alliance tweaking merger proposal

    Members of the Heartland Chambers Alliance contend a proposed merger of local chambers of commerce will do nothing to strip identities from cities the chambers represent.
    The first round of voting on unification begins today in West Point. The Heartland Chambers Alliance met Thursday at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System to tweak elements of the proposal and discuss concerns presented during a Monday forum at New Highland Elementary School.

  • Christmas in the Country returns to Glendale on Saturday

    Glendale launches its own countdown to Christmas this weekend as the southern Hardin County town welcomes once again a holiday tradition to its downtown.

    The multi-weekend Christmas in the Country returns Saturday, starting with the Christmas parade at 11 a.m., said Mike Cummins, President of the Glendale Merchants Association.

    The parade will march down Main Street into Glendale, where visitors can access free carriage rides from noon to 4 p.m. as well as free train rides from noon to 3:30 p.m., Cummins said.

  • Photo: Hangin' at Moe's