Today's News

  • Grimes: New blood needed in Frankfort

    Alison Lundergan Grimes is locked in a battle for Kentucky secretary of state, but she’s used to fighting.

    Born prematurely, Grimes from the womb had to fight to survive. One of five girls, she had to pick her battles and understand the personalities of her sisters to realize when to break through the chatter and speak.

    “I grew up fighting like a lot of good Democrats do,” she said.

    Grimes made a stop Monday in Hardin County where she met with local officials and visited Fort Knox.

  • RPD searching for missing woman

    Radcliff police are looking for a woman who has been missing since early Sunday morning.

    Gwendolyn S. Payne, 49, was last seen at her residence on Elm Road.

    Payne, who works at McDonalds in the Radcliff Walmart, did not show up for work Sunday and Monday.

    Payne, who was last seen at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, has no known medical issues, according to an RPD news release and is 5-foot-2 and weighs 103 pounds.

    Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said at this point foul play is not suspected in her disappearance.

  • Fire claims barn, animals of local 4-H family

    The Williams family was getting ready to leave for church Sunday morning at Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville.

    Orry, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, was opening the garage door of the family’s Elizabethtown home when he saw smoke wafting up from the barn several yards away.

    The barn contained animals that he and his sister, Briann, a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School, had raised for 4-H. They had cared for many of the animals since birth.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Eagles should be deeper than last season

    After back-to-back disappointing seasons, the Fort Knox Lady Eagles could be flying a little higher this season.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Knox takes step forward, then two back

    After recording one of its most successful seasons in a decade, Fort Knox’s baseball program is back in the hole again.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade County focused on another deep run

    Meade County lost its top offensive weapon. But Mike Harreld thinks the Lady Waves still have enough firepower to bring home another 11th District Tournament title and contend for a 3rd Region Tournament championship.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town could be better for last year's struggles (03/21)

    Matt Mardis fully understood that the combination of a first-year coach (himself), a new pitcher (sophomore Sidney Herzog) and a rather inexperienced supporting cast was going to lead to a long learning year as he took over the Elizabethtown softball program.

    “Last year we struggled on the mound but we were inexperienced all the way around,” said Mardis, who went 5-25 last year.

    Unlike last year, the Lady Panthers don’t lack pitching experience this season.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North gets a shot of youthful exuberance (03/21)

    After many years of having plenty of older players at his beck and call, veteran North Hardin softball coach Donnie Baker is kind of enjoying the Trojans’ quite evident youthful enthusiasm this season.

    “When you graduate that many seniors in a row, eight last year and eight the previous year, you’re going to be young,” Baker said. “And oh, my god, is this my youngest team. By far. By so far.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Yates wants Lady Bulldogs to finish strong (03/21)

    John Hardin has had no problems getting its seasons off to good starts recently. It’s finishing that has second-year Lady Bulldogs coach Corey Yates concerned.

    In the past three years, the Lady Bulldogs have won more than half their games played through April 12. After the season is a couple of weeks old, however, John Hardin has lost steam. In its 60 games played after April 12 the last three years, John Hardin has won just 33.3 percent of those contests.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central could be slowed by injuries (03/21)

    Coach Mark Martin feels Central Hardin can once again contend for the 5th Region Tournament title. He’d feel a lot better if his Lady Bruins were feeling a lot better physically.

    Martin, who has also coached baseball and football, said he has never had the physical setbacks he’s currently dealing with. The Lady Bruins should have returned eight starters from last year’s team which went 24-13, won the 17th District Tournament and fell to Nelson County in the region semifinals.