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  • PHOTO: N.Y. college students help with E’town Habitat house
  • Wildfire scorches 100-plus acres

    A wildfire that erupted along West Rhudes Creek Road in southern Hardin County Sunday evening scorched several of acres of land, taking at least one vacant house, some outbuildings and barns in its wake.

    Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters said eight fire departments, Kentucky Division of Forestry, Hardin County EMS, Nolin RECC and Kentucky Utilies responded to the massive blaze, which broke out around 5 p.m. Sunday, crawling across several fields and lapping flames close to New Glendale Road as firefighters struggled to contain it against whipping wind conditions.

  • Lost Union Army soldier honored with memorial

    The story of an uneducated farmer from Anderson County was buried with him in an unmarked grave in Columbia until one of his descendants unearthed the truth and fought to have him recognized.

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff honored the sacrifice of Burrell L. Strange Sr. on Friday afternoon, dedicating a headstone in his memory.

  • Scouts take on spring greening

    The armored vehicle standing sentry at American Legion Park in Elizabethtown was bestowed with a gift Saturday morning.

    Roughly 27 Boy Scouts and adults descended on the vehicle and applied a bright green to its muted shell as part of an Eagle Scout project orchestrated by Patrick Quire, 16, of Troop 233.

    Quire said he wanted his project to be visible and to make a noticeable difference to the aesthetic of the park.

    The troop is chartered at Memorial United Methodist Church on North Miles Street, west of the park.

  • Job fair to be held Thursday

    Employers from near and far will fill Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday as part of an annual job fair.

    Job seekers have an opportunity to meet with companies from as near as the local area and as far as Maryland. Fifty-three employers were registered as of Wednesday, according to Helen Miles with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    “It’s a wide variety of different jobs that are available,” Miles said.

  • Moody's assigns double A rating for county bonds

    Hardin County government has again obtained a high rating for more than $11 million in bonds that will be sold this week to finance construction of a new government complex near Ring Road and Patriot Parkway.

    Moody’s Investor’s Services has assigned an Aa2 rating to the two general obligation bond issues, one for $10 million and another $1.375 million. The $10 million bond issue is tax exempt, and the two bonds will be financed up to 25 years.

  • 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.

  • Radcliff’s parking lot to become learning destination for municipalities

    The transformation of the Radcliff City Hall parking lot has begun as curbs were installed Wednesday. Eventually it will become a learning destination for city officials and municipalities.
    City Engineer Toby Spalding said when complete, the acre-and-a-half parking lot – that includes the parking lot in front of the county clerks’ office and the police station – demonstrates a variety of storm water treatment aspects to prevent runoff.

  • 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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  • 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.