Today's News

  • Parrett visits North Park for Strong Start initiative

    Newly elected 10th District state Sen. Dennis Parrett received a preschool lesson Tuesday.

    Parrett visited North Park Elementary School to learn more about preschool education in Kentucky. Parrett’s visit is only one of the educational trips that Strong Start Kentucky is trying to arrange.

    The Strong Start initiative is part of the Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence and is a program designed to make quality preschool more accessible. Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, serves on the Strong Start committee.

  • United Way to host application session


    The United Way of Central Kentucky is hosting a mandatory training session for nonprofit groups interested in applying for a United Way grant.

    The session is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Cecilian Bank Hillcrest Banking Center and includes information about  completing the application for a United Way grant. The grants are competitive and open to 501(c)(3) organizations in Meade, Grayson, Hardin and LaRue counties.

  • Christian Women’s Connection holds fundraiser


    1 Denise Garrett at the podium welcoming about 70 women to the Christian Women's Connection annual fundraiser held on Nov. 8. Garrett is serving as chairperson for the organization for next two years, under her guidance the club continues to offer all women interested in opportunity to know God. To join the group for bi-monthly luncheons, weekly Bible Studies, prayer groups and community service call Jennifer at 360-8524.


    2 Just a few of the items for bid donated to the silent auction.

  • AM Rotary welcomes new member

    On Nov. 12, the Hardin County AM Rotary Club welcomed new member, Tami Delaney. She is the Development director for Feeding America, transferred her membership from the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary Club. Pictured with Delaney is Club President Christy Childers. To learn more about the Hardin County AM Rotary Club visit www.HardinCountyRotary.org.

  • Greenspace Honors Judy Lay

    1Christmas carols were sung at the Greenspace December winter walk along the Helm Trail. Judy Lay, left, is seen with singers, Sandra Kuerzi, Pam Kelley, Edna Gombos and Ann Bennett.

    2 Judy Lay is seen pictured with the bench back support honoring her service to the Greenspace organization. Also pictured are board members, Tiffany McFalls and Martin Noel. 


  • Photos: A Taste of Radcliff
  • Teen’s murder case sent to grand jury


    State police told a Hardin County judge Monday that the only teenager who didn’t fire a round into 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser was the one who planned the killing.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jon Vaughn took the witness stand in a probable cause hearing for the Louisville teens charged with murder in Smyser’s Nov. 2 death.

    On Nov. 5, police found Smyser’s body on Patriot Lane near Ky. 313, marked by four gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

  • Usage fees will allow Otter Creek to re-open

    The issue: Opening Otter Creek

    Our view: Good for the community

  • PREP SPORTS OPINION: Savoy caps career with another touchdown (12/07)

    Some final notes on the prep football season as I continue to put off my Christmas shopping.

    John Hardin senior halfback Landon Savoy put the finishing touches on an outstanding high school career Sunday.

    Savoy returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game at Louisville Southern High School. The game matches the top seniors from the Louisville area, which includes Hardin, Breckinridge, Bullitt, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Taylor nearly gets quadruple-double as Lady Bulldogs roll (12/07)

    Senior wing Anika Taylor just missed a quadruple-double and sophomore post Michelle Montgomery notched a double-double as the homestanding John Hardin Lady Bulldogs cruised past 5th Region rival Bardstown Bethlehem on Monday, 87-39.

    Taylor finished with 12 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and seven steals, while Montgomery had 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs (1-2) picked up their first win of the season.

    Freshman wing Tajah Haley chipped in with 13 points and seven assists, and sophomore wing Ieshia Hopwood scored 10 points.