Today's News

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Meade County at a disadvantage against North Hardin (01/18)

    Meade County coach Jerry Garris isn’t sure what it takes for his younger, smaller Green Wave to match up with the North Hardin Trojans.

    What he is sure of is this – Meade County doesn’t have it.

    “There’s no way we can prepare for them, and there’s nobody we can put out there who can do what they do. We have to concentrate on what I think we can do and go from there,” said Garris, whose Green Wave (7-9) travel to Radcliff to play the Trojans (10-7) at 7:30 tonight.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown up next for unbeaten John Hardin (01/18)

    John Hardin coach Mark Wells understands his 12th-ranked Bulldogs are constantly referred to as “the last unbeaten team in the state.”

    A cool moniker to be sure, but Wells has stressed to his team that it better enjoy its run while it lasts.

    “You better say it as long as you can. It may not last much longer,” Wells said.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Elizabethtown still the team to beat (01/18)

    The high school basketball season is more than halfway over so what have we learned so far? Has it been what we expected or have there been some surprises? I took a look at boys’ basketball Monday and now it’s time to turn our attention to girls’ basketball today. So let’s take stock of where we are with five weeks remaining.

  • Continuing King’s dream

    “Helping others doesn’t have to be a hassle,” said Ryan Jung on Monday at Pritchard Community Center.

  • HMH tightening visitor guidelines

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is tightening  its visitor guidelines in hopes of fostering a better environment for patient safety.
    The changes started in December and are being adopted in the wake of new federal guidelines that prohibit hospitals from barring visitors based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

  • Benefit auction for Knight raises $20,000

    Sonora auctioneer David L. Knight is not lacking for friends.

    An outpouring of support for Knight, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes in September, reaped $20,000 over the weekend during a fundraiser held at Upton Community Center. Paralyzed from the neck down, Knight has been in medical care since suffering the strokes.

    The event included a chili supper and an auction, where a 1930s antique bedroom suite, old coins, TVs and cakes were up for bid. Local businesses also donated items, such as gift certificates.

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  • Districts should err on the side of caution

    ISSUE: Snow day decisions
    OUR VIEW: Better safe than sorry

    When it comes to the safety of our children, our local school districts should live by a simple motto: Better safe than sorry.

    So when officials from Hardin County, Elizabethtown Independent and LaRue County schools decide whether to have school on snowy days, we trust that those officials are living by that motto and doing what is best for the thousands of children who will be in their care when they step onto one of their school buses.

  • Hardin produces cowboys of note

    The establishment of Fort Knox unintentionally helped create at least one singing cowboy — possibly two.
    Back in 1918, when Bob Atcher was just 4, the government bought tens of thousands of acres for the new Camp Knox. These purchases included the Atchers’ family farm.
    So they moved to North Dakota, where young Bob learned cowboy songs from ranch hands and how to play the guitar, according to Internet Movie Database. Now he could accompany his father, a skilled fiddle player.

  • First Christian approves new church site

    While watching the First Christian Church building being demolished last week may have been traumatic for members, minister Stuart Jones said at least they now have a light at the end of the tunnel.
    The Elizabethtown congregation on Sunday nearly unanimously voted to buy 17 acres off North Miles Street near Ring Road for a new church building.