Today's News

  • BOYS' PREP HOOPS: Wells steps down as John Hardin's coach, will remain an assistant principal at school (04/13)

    Mark Wells realized once this basketball season ended, it meant an extremely difficult decision was going to have to be made.

    Wells, who was the boys’ basketball coach and an assistant principal at John Hardin, informed the school of his decision to resign Monday as head of the program after six seasons.

    Wells became an assistant principal prior to the school year. A Hardin County Schools policy prevents administrators from being coaches and Wells was allowed a one-season grace period, but knew he had to make a pick one following the season.

  • Volunteers fill food bags to fight hunger

    Nate Jarboe learned the value of giving from one of his teachers when the class started taking on service projects. 

    They adopted an elephant from Africa and sent pennies to Haiti even as Nate’s sensitivity to the plights of the less fortunate matured.

    Before long, the 10-year-old trained his thoughts on the debilitating impacts of poverty and hunger, recruiting local help from two charities committed to filling empty stomachs.

  • BOYS' PREP HOOPS: Interim tag removed for North Hardin coach Mike Cofer

    Mike Cofer grew up competing against the North Hardin boys’ basketball program and then coaching against it, so he understands the rich tradition and commitment to winning it has.

    Now, Cofer is in charge of leading the program in its next phase. North Hardin removed his interim label, making him its head coach Friday afternoon.

    Cofer was named interim coach after legendary coach Ron Bevars stepped down Oct. 4. Cofer had been an assistant at North Hardin under Bevars for two years.

  • PREP TRACK: Lady Eagles, Eagles top area teams at Central (04/13)

    A trio of sisters and two brothers showed how the Fort Knox Eagles and Lady Eagles can be a team to look out for in Class 1-A.

    The Smith sisters helped the Lady Eagles place second, while brothers Khari Saunders and Kasaun James combined for three top-two finishes as the Eagles were fourth in the boys’ standings at Friday’s Central Hardin Invitational.

    “It was a really good night for the whole team, boys and girls,” Saunders said. “Everyone did really well.”

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  • Spelling Bowl reflects on 50 years

    Elizabethtown resident Charlie Lawson cupped the small trophy in his hand as he walked into the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the 50th anniversary of the North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl.

    Roughly 50 students from primary level to middle school gathered Friday night to compete for a slew of prizes, but Lawson can stake the claim as being the bowl’s first winner as an eighth grader in the mid-1960s.

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Jessy W. Edlin (1995) pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting. Sentenced to 60 days in jail, probated for two years with prohibition from entering Walmart. Fined $100 plus court costs.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Man directly indicted on sex charge involving minor

    A Lebanon Junction man was indicted directly last week in Hardin Circuit court on a sex charge involving a minor.

    Michael Joseph Fievet is accused of first-degree sexual abuse involving a victim younger than 12. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

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  • Life or Something Like It: A week to celebrate triumph, death and eternal victory

    We’re smack dab in the middle of Holy Week, the time between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

    It’s a bittersweet week in the Christian faith tradition, moving from the euphoria of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the solemn Last Supper, the agony of Jesus’ crucifixion, and ultimately the joy of his resurrection.