Today's News

  • Fitness resolutions require work

    Jennie Gray, a personal trainer with Energy Sports and Fitness, said at the beginning of the year everyone’s looking for the latest fad diet.
    “The truth is that there is no magic bullet,” Gray said. “It is important to remember that concentrating too much on scale weight does not necessarily mean that you will change the shape of your body.”

  • Stroke center certification places HMH in rare company

    Staff members at Hardin Memorial Hospital received a belated Christmas present this week.
    After a lengthy application process, the hospital was designated a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission after nearly two years of work streamlining the hospital’s stroke protocol and educating nurses and staff on ways to improve care to stroke victims.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: 15 area players receive All-State honors (12/31)

    Fifteen area football players received All-State honors from the 13 media representatives from across the state. The Associated Press 2010 Kentucky High School All-State team was revealed Thursday afternoon.

    Three players – John Hardin junior Patrick Crowe, North Hardin sophomore Michael Brunson and Central Hardin senior John Wallace – were named to the second team. Crowe, a guard, was selected to the offensive line, while Brunson, a safety, made it as a defensive back.

  • PREP WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Thursday's results (12/31)





    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Final results from the 38-team Fayette County Christmas Classic:

    1. LaRue County (247)

  • OPINION: Predicting UK-U of L winner not easy (12/31)

    I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve been asked the last week who will win today’s marquee matchup in the Bluegrass State. At work. Around town. At home over the Christmas holidays. The question was the same: Kentucky or Louisville.

    The answer isn’t so easy. Last year, it was cut and dry Kentucky was the better team. Two years ago, Louisville was although it took a deep Edgar Sosa 3-pointer to pull out a 74-71 victory.

  • Courthouse work fits style of facility

    ISSUE: Renovations at the courthouse
    OUR VIEW: Classic and accommodating

    Renovations to the top floor meeting room in the Hardin County Courthouse had quite a debut this week.

    Completion of the work could not have been better timed. A standing-room crowd gathered as elected officials, deputy sheriffs and other select individuals took the oath of office. Many of their friends and family were able to take snapshots or videotape the ceremony in the bright, new setting.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hawks win own tourney; Lady Panthers win Mercer County tourney (12/31)

    LaRue County junior guard Kyle Sheeran scored 22 points and the host Hawks erased a seven-point deficit to win the championship of the National Guard Holiday Classic with a 61-50 win over Barren County on Thursday.

    Sheeran also had six rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Hawks (8-3), while sophomore guard Kelton Ford scored 11 points – all from the free-throw line – to go along with three rebounds, three steals and one assist.

    Senior forward Chase Reynolds added nine points, six rebounds and one block.

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  • Committees working on chamber merger details

    The establishment of a united chamber of commerce moved this month from planning to promotion to voting and back to planning.
    After securing four votes of support from membership, this holiday week includes a meeting to plot a course for completion of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Three committees have been established, including one group to oversee the transition and keep plans of the four existing chambers on track.

  • Fitness instructor packages workouts for the web

    Hardin County native Dawn Bland thinks of her new business as an online gym.
    A 1989 West Hardin High School graduate, she began a career in fitness as a group instructor and personal trainer in Elizabethtown  and felt a desire to help people on a more personal level.
    Now living in Hardinsburg, she created an online fitness site, www.dawn
    bland.com, because many past and present clients asked if she could record a workout for them to use in case they missed a class or went on vacation.