Today's News

  • Art teacher's compassion helps troubled youth

    “I like teenagers. I’m weird that way,” Sheryl Lett Chapman said.

    She not only works with a group of 11th- and 12th-grade girls at Memorial United Methodist Church, where her husband is pastor, but also at the Lincoln Village Youth Development Center. 

    The latter is her passion.

    Someone at her church who mentors at Lincoln Village asked if Chapman would be interested in mentoring. Chapman admitted mentoring wasn’t her thing but she had volunteered as an art teacher in various places.

  • Judge rules on motions for Burke murder trial

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton ruled on suppression motions Tuesday for the upcoming murder trial of Brent Burke set to begin March 14.

    Easton issued a 21-page opinion Tuesday regarding a defense motion to suppress statements Burke made to KSP at Fort Campbell on Sept. 11, 2007, granting one and denying another.

  • Miss Kentucky meets with students at New Highland

    Complete with crown and sash, Miss Kentucky visited New Highland Elementary School on Tuesday to help students work toward their own crowning achievements.

    Djuan Trent, 2010 reigning Miss Kentucky, visited New Highland Elementary School to speak to girls about what they can do to succeed in life.

    She was asked to speak to third, fourth and fifth graders by Jessica Russo, a third-grade teacher. Russo used to compete in pageants and knew Miss Kentucky winners often make speaking engagements.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Benock named SEC Scholar-Athlete (03/09)

    Make no mistake, Riley Benock knows why he is a student-athlete.

    A Mississippi State senior guard and a former Meade County High School standout, Benock is just the second player in school history to be named the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


    GREENSBURG Elizabethtown couldn’t finish off its surprising postseason run.

    The Panthers got into another crazy tangle with Bardstown, and once again, the Tigers came out on top. In the first meeting, Elizabethtown had a 20-point lead. In Tuesday’s Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament championship, the Panthers faced a 20-point deficit. But both times, they ended up on the wrong end.

  • Bardstown beats E'town 62-55 in boys' 5th Region championship

    The Bardstown Tigers are heading to Rupp Arena for the KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16.

    The Tigers hit nine free throws in the final 1:02 to beat the Elizabethtown Panthers, 62-55 in the championship of the Boys' 5th Region Basketball Tournament at Green County High School in Greensburg on Tuesday night.

  • Rider honored with Distinguished Citizen Award

    Service to others is an important aspect of the Distinguished Citizen Award and it’s the passionate way Al Rider does it that was recognized Tuesday.

    Al Rider, president and CEO of North Central Education Foundation, was given the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America at a ceremony at the Historic State Theater.

    Retired Col. Mark Needham, special assistant to the governor for BRAC, was keynote speaker for the event. Rider’s passion for what he does was what Needham referenced in his remarks immediately.

  • Building setback amendments approved for overlay zone

    A text amendment to the county’s zoning ordinance relating to the approved interstate and highway overlay zone in Glendale was approved by Hardin Fiscal Court Tuesday, but the measure had its detractors.

    The court passed an ordinance 6-2 to better define green space and provide some relief to a 150-foot building setback if property owners install certain landscaping measures. Magistrates Roy Easter and Doug Goodman voted against the ordinance. Magistrate Lisa Williams was not at the meeting.

  • Radcliff Rotary welcomes Coach Bevars

  • Radcliff mayor proposes committee structure

    At the urging of Councilman Edward Palmer Sr., Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall this week revealed the “skeleton” of a plan he is working on to institute committees within the structure of Radcliff City Council.

    Under Duvall’s plan, each committee would include two to three council members who would work with multiple city departments.