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  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: The North Hardin Christian Lady Falcons



    Shaney Seawright is ready for the opportunity ahead of her.

    Seawright is the third softball coach in three years at North Hardin Christian, replacing Nicki Coleman. But that doesn’t mean Seawright isn’t excited.

    “I look forward to having the opportunity to develop this team,” she said. “I’m looking forward to working with their talents and being able to develop them to a higher level.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW COVER STORY: North Hardin has two potent pitchers



    Unlike a lot of team sports, high school softball allows one player, if that player just happens to be a standout pitcher, to control a game.

    North Hardin has two of its own controllers in senior Jessica Shartzer and junior Andrea Whelan. The pitchers, who play third base when they’re not in the circle, combined for 32 wins and more than 225 strikeouts last year while leading the Trojans to a 32-6-1 record, a sweep of the 17th District and 5th Region tournament titles and a third-place finish at State.

  • Judge refuses to undo guilty plea deal

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com After weeks awaiting judgment, Randy Lee Zobenica learned Monday that Circuit Judge Ken Howard would not permit him to withdraw his January admission to fondling young girls last year. Howard’s decision paved the way for Zobenica’s sentencing Tuesday to five years probation. While he won’t face jail time, the deal does give Zobenic

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The North Hardin Christian Falcons



    Despite losing his top two pitchers and four other starters, Jim Wimp said he’s “rejuvenated” by the group he has at North Hardin Christian.

    The Falcons lost starting pitchers Haustin Kimbrough (graduation) and Ben Naething (moved to Kansas), three starting infielders in Alex Fowl (transfer), Naething and Matt Mui (graduation) and two starting outfielders in Daniel Gardner (transfer) and Michael Ford, who’s no longer on the team.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The Central Hardin Bruins



    The Central Hardin Bruins have appeared in three consecutive 5th Region championship games – including winning in 2008 – and the common denominator between those teams have been the Bruins’ rock solid pitching staffs.

    The Bruins, who set a single-season record for wins last year after going 27-8, figure to be in the mix for a region title once again due to another strong pitching staff. The Bruins return three of their top five pitchers.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The Elizabethtown Panthers



    The Elizabethtown Panthers have more depth than Coach Don Pitts can ever remember having during his tenure, which he said can be a blessing or a curse.

    The Panthers, who were one win away from going to the state tournament last season, have some major holes to fill. Elizabethtown’s depth, though, should make the transition easier.

  • Irish Travelers set sights on Kentucky

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams said there’s good reason for people to take notice of a Kentucky State Police scam alert. KSP Post 3 Capt. Bill Payton warned media throughout the region four days ago that a group of scammers best known as Irish Travelers had been spotted plying their trade in south-central Kentucky. The loose-knitted band of travelers often

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The North Hardin Trojans



    The North Hardin Trojans will field a young squad this season, but youth shouldn’t be confused with inexperience.

    Despite only having possibly one senior in the starting lineup and most days starting six players who are sophomores or younger, it’s not like these Trojans are new to the varsity level. In fact, most of them started last year and some of them are entering their third year in the lineup.

  • District board members excited about new pre/k building possibility



    The potential of adding new property to the land-locked Elizabethtown Independent Schools is exciting for district board members and administrators.

    EIS has made an offer of $1.8 million to First Christian Church, which has almost five acres of land and three connected buildings. If the sale is approved by a congregational vote, which likely will occur in May, the district plans to house its new preschool and kindergarten center in one of the buildings.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The Fort Knox Eagles



    Since the 2002 season, no Fort Knox team has won 10 games.

    In his second season on post, Roy Taylor would like to change that.

    The Eagles have come close twice – winning eight games in 2008 and 2005 – and Taylor thinks he has the pieces in place to reach the goal this season.