THE ISSUE: State band competition
OUR VIEW: Play on, play strong
For high school marching bands, the culmination of hours of work will conclude in the state championships Saturday.
Three local bands — Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin — will compete in the state AAAAA semifinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. LaRue County will compete in the AAA semifinals at Meade County High School.
The top four bands out of the 16 semifinalists move on to the final round.