Today's News

  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Elizabethtown wins in 4 overtimes

    In what was the longest Boys’ 17th District Basketball Tournament game ever, Elizabethtown survived.

    Terry Jones staved off his exhaustion and put his driving skills to work. The Panthers’ senior guard took charge. He was going to go to the hole and score any way he could.

    Senior forward Mitchell Henry scored a game-high 22 points, senior forward Chris McDonald had 14 and Jones added 12 to lift Elizabethtown to an 81-76 four-overtime victory over No. 9 John Hardin in Saturday night’s district championship game at Central Hardin.

  • Dell films laptops at LaRue school as technological example

    LaRue County High School embraced technology in October when the school provided a Dell laptop for every student.

    Soon, the school will be an online example to schools considering making such a change.

    Dell flew a film crew from Seattle and support staff from Dallas to the school to film students and teachers Friday using the school’s new one-to-one laptop initiative and conduct interviews about the program.

  • Cookie app aims for sales for Girl Scouts

    For those on the prowl for Girl Scout cookie booths, there’s an app for that.

    The Girl Scouts released a free application Saturday for Web-enabled smart phones to help users locate booths.

    Girl Scout cookie booth sales began Saturday for anyone craving the cookies who didn’t preorder a few boxes or who snacked their way through the treats too quickly.

    Application users input their zip code to find the locations and operation times of booths near them.

  • Focus on Finance: Should you invest in long-term care insurance?

    Question: Will Medicare or Medicaid pay for long-term care?

  • If you respect comedy, pass on "Hall Pass"

    "Hall Pass" is so bad, for the first time in my movie watching experience, I got up and walked out within the first hour.

    Webster’s Dictionary defines “funny” as “affording light mirth and laughter” or “seeking or intended to amuse.” “Hall Pass” may have sought to amuse, but it fell far short.

  • FDIC releases First Federal's consent order

    The FDIC published Friday a 17-page consent order with First Federal Savings Bank that’s designed to “restore all aspects of the bank to a safe and sound condition.”
    The agreement, which also involved the state Department of Financial Institutions, puts restrictions on the bank’s senior management and board of directors and mandates a detailed review of policies and practices.

  • Remembering abrupt end of one family's trip

    Barren blacktop stretched to the horizon. A dozen steps later, flashing lights of an emergency vehicle were the first signs of the tragic scene on Interstate 65.

    The injured had long since been dispatched by emergency helicopters. Highway crews that provided lighting for first responders sat uneasily idle. Firefighters milled about while gray-clad state troopers took measurements and jotted down notes. Plastic tarps stretched across the crossover barriers to shield southbound traffic from some of the gruesome sites.

  • BOYS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Breck tops Meade, 63-57 (02/27)

    CLOVERPORT — In the end, a lousy third quarter was too much for the Meade County Green Wave to overcome Friday night.

    Breckinridge County held Meade County to three points in the third period, turning a four-point lead into an 18-point cushion it wouldn’t relinquish en route to a 63-57 win in the championship of the Boys’ 11th District Basketball Tournament at the Cloverport Sports Center.

  • BOYS' 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: LaRue County bombs through Caverna


  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Elizabethtown tops North for sixth straight title (02/27)

    With their faithful Elizabethtown student section adorned in swashbuckler garb that would make Johnny Depp proud to be a Pirate of the Caribbean, the sixth-ranked Lady Panthers fittingly pillaged and plundered their way to some record-setting booty Friday night.