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  • Hardin County Schools board approves graduation dates

    The Hardin County Schools board approved graduation dates for its three high schools and alternative program at its regular meeting Thursday.

  • Tornado safety paramount this time of year

    An emergency preparedness kit should at least include the following items:

  • Photo: Plowing into spring
  • Thomas Green gives green grants

    Two nonprofit groups are benefiting from the generosity of an agriculture company and the respect of a local farmer.

    Thomas Green of Glendale gave the Lakewood Elementary School athletic department and Central Hardin High School Future Farmers of America each $2,500 he won in a national drawing.

  • Lincoln Birthplace volunteer orientations scheduled

    Several orientation training days for individuals wanting to volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park have been scheduled — starting today.

    Classes are limited to eight and those interested must call the park's visitor center at (270) 358-3137 to reserve a spot.
    Orientations are today and Friday from noon-4 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon and April 6 from 8 a.m.-noon.

    Training includes a tour of the park grounds and facilities as well as the history of the park.

  • Study: Hardin County improves statewide health ranking

    Hardin County continues to rank as one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to a national study.

    Hardin ranks 13th in health outcomes and 18th in health factors out of the state’s 120 counties, according to data released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  • New P.A. system approved for HMH

    The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a business plan Tuesday for a new public address system, which will be used to communicate emergency codes, communicate during emergencies and backup pagers and phones when needed.

    The Bogen Communications system will be purchased from Advanced Global Communications at $179,687, paid for out of money substituted from the capital budget after work on a cardiac catheterization lab came in under budget, according to assistant vice president and compliance officer Steve White.

  • Radcliff councilman says he is colon cancer free

    A Radcliff councilman diagnosed with liver and colon cancer in December returned to city council on Tuesday night after a brief hiatus.

    Don Shaw said doctors have removed the cancer from his colon but he continues undergoing chemotherapy treatments to combat liver cancer. The crowded chamber hall applauded as he announced his progress.

  • Ohio police net Hardin County escapee

    After four days on the run, an inmate who walked away from a work detail in Radcliff was captured Tuesday night in Fairborn, Ohio.

    Ryan C. Jones, 20, was located at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday at a Fairborn residence.

    Fairborn Police Sgt. Paul Hicks said another law enforcement agency asked the department to check the residence to see if Jones was there. He was arrested without incident.

    “It was pretty uneventful,” Hicks said.

    Jones was served a Kentucky warrant and is not facing any charges in Ohio, Hicks said.

  • Escapee captured in Ohio

    An inmate who walked away Friday from a work detail in Radcliff was captured Tuesday night in Greene County, Ohio.

    Ryan C. Jones, 20, was arrested around 6:14 p.m. by the Fairborn, Ohio, Police Department, Jailer Danny Allen said. He was lodged at the Greene County Jail less than 30 minutes later.

    Greene County is in the Dayton, Ohio, metropolitan area, Allen said. According to Kentucky State Police, Jones has ties to the area, and after his escape Friday, police in the Dayton area were notified.