Today's News

  • Nov. 28, 2010 Focus on Finance: Social Security benefits

    By Steve Wright

    Question: What can my wife and I do to maximize our Social Security Income as we near retirement?

    Answer: Strategies abound to maximize cumulative income you and your spouse can receive from Social Security. Strategies depend on the life expectancies of you, your spouse and each of your Social Security benefits at your full retirement ages.

  • Jobs picture continues to brighten

    Unemployment continues to fall in the Elizabethtown metropolitan area, especially in LaRue County — which saw nearly a 5-point reduction from October 2009 to last month.
    The monthly jobless rate for Hardin County fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent in October. In LaRue County, it plunged from 8.3 percent in September to 7.5 percent — the eighth lowest of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Saturday's results (11/28)





    JEFFERSONTOWN — Results from Saturday’s duals at Jeffersontown High School:

    John Hardin (2-2)

    Def. Jeffersontown, 48-30

    Lost to Louisville St. Xavier JV, 48-36

    Def. Louisville DeSales, 48-24

    Lost to Oldham County, 71-9

    Individual Results

  • GIRLS' MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: T.K. Stone wins eighth-grade title (11/28)

    LEXINGTON — The T.K. Stone Lady Panthers made Patty Lucas’ return to the bench a memorable experience.

    Tournament MVP Erin Boley scored 15 points and Darien Huff had seven as the Lady Panthers beat Somerset Southern, 43-36 on Saturday to win the Kentucky Basketball Academy’s Eighth-Grade Girls’ Basketball Tournament championship at Rupp Arena.

    In her first game back since the death of her mother, Mary Lou Rogers Todd, Lucas was perfectly content letting Elizabethtown High School coach Tim Mudd continue coaching her team.

  • Bulldog fans

    John Hardin students and fans filled Bulldog Stadium on a freezing Friday night to cheer on the Bulldogs as they played Christian County in the Class 5-A state semifinal. Heavy jackets and blankets were a neccisity as the temperatures dropped below 30-degrees with a slight breeze. As the Dawgs fell behind, the mood of the crowd turned blue also and not from just the weather. Some stayed to the bitter end while others kept cheering. Here are a few scenes from the event.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs can't hold Colonels back (11/28)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs treaded water for most of the first three quarters Friday night.

    Despite a shaky start which saw John Hardin fall behind 6-0, the Bulldogs rallied to build a 14-6 halftime lead, and then managed to grab a 20-19 lead with 3:20 left in the third quarter after the Christian County Colonels reeled off 13 consecutive points to start the second half.

    But then the flood gates opened and John Hardin was swarmed under by a wave of big plays by the Colonels.

  • HCS adopts video conferencing tech at high schools

    A common way for college students to take courses has spread to a local public school district.
    Hardin County Schools has begun to implement video conferencing technology at its three high schools. One of the goals is to allow students to share a class that’s taught at any one of the schools.
    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said she sees the technology as a chance to open doors for students.

  • Director at KDE to join HCS in 2011

    A state education employee will join a local school district after the new year begins.
    Deborah Hicks, director of the division of consolidated plans and audits at the Kentucky Department of Education, has been hired as director of Title I funds at Hardin County Schools. Hicks starts Jan. 3.

  • New York Life Insurance officially opens

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting for New York Life Insurance’s new location opening on Nov 18. In attendance and cutting the ribbon were Patricia Zeitz, NY Life agent and her husband, John, with Rik Hawkins, Chamber president/CEO, Tim Walker-mayor-elect, Tony Bishop-city councilman-elect, friends, family and Chamber ambassadors. The new office is located at 501 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Woosley retirement reception to be held


    Joan Drake Woosley is retiring after 32 years in the daycare business as a director and teacher.

    A reception is from 2 to 5 p.m., Dec. 19, at Vine Grove City Hall. No gifts please, cards only.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.