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  • Glendale Crossing food booths face new rule

    Planners say a health department decision won’t greatly affect the annual Glendale Crossing Festival on Saturday.

    For the first time in the festival’s 33-year history, food vendors have to have food permits to sell items at the event.

    The state rule hasn’t been enforced at one-day festivals locally until now. It’s too bad enforcement begins at this year’s event in Glendale, festival chairwoman Sheree Vance said.

  • ECTC group hosting debate-watch event

    The Hardin County community has an opportunity to evaluate the presidential candidates’ positions with fellow voters.

    Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a debate-watch at 8 p.m. Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    The event gives voters an opportunity to watch the final presidential debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. It also features live polling and local election campaigns.

  • Meade County man arrested in sexting investigation

    A Meade County man accused of sending sexual text messages to a minor was arrested Friday in Radcliff.

    Michael Shutt, 46, is charged with one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited means.

    Detective Rex Allaman with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office said Shutt was using a cellphone to “sext” a girl younger than 12 years old.

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  • HCS proposes redistricting near E’town post office

    Hardin County Schools is proposing redistricting an Elizabethtown neighborhood.

    The HCS board will consider redistricting some neighborhoods near the Elizabethtown Post Office and E-town Swim & Fitness in December.

  • Three DUIs in 56 days send Hodgenville man to jail

    A Hodgenville man has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center for more than a month after being charged with three DUIs in a short timeframe.

    Benjamin Henry Burba, 58, was charged July 24, Aug. 4 and Sept. 17 with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    In July, Officer Mark Taulbee, who now is deceased, cited Burba after he allegedly drove a 1993 blue Chevrolet into a stop sign at the intersection of Springdale and Lincoln Boulevard. The citation said Burba failed a field sobriety test.

  • HCS approves 2013-14 academic calendar

    Next year’s Christmas break will stay intact for Hardin County Schools’ students whether it snows or not.

    The 2013-14 school year calendar was approved Thursday night by the HCS board at its regular meeting. The school year will begin Aug. 7 and end May 23.

    The most significant change to the calendar involves the winter break in December and January. The break for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 calendars have included makeup days to use in case of snow closures during the year. The break for the 2013-14 calendar doesn’t include makeup days.

  • Reward offered in 2009 arson investigation

    The Kentucky Arson Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2009 arson case in Breckinridge County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the task force is asking for the public’s help regarding a May 6, 2009, fire that destroyed the Blancett Ford dealership building at the intersection of Third and Main streets in Hardinsburg.

    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction of the person or persons responsible, police said.

  • AM Rotary marks 25th anniversary

    The Hardin County AM Rotary marked its 25th anniversary by having a p.m. meeting and social Thursday.

    Gathered in the First Federal Gallery at the Historic State Theater, the service still has nine active members from its list of 30 founders. The charter members were honored, including two who were presented special certificates recognizing a quarter-century of perfect attendance at Rotary’s weekly morning meetings.

  • Sheeran named Outstanding Administrator in field

    After watching her department receive recognition recently, Carlena Sheeran received her own early childhood accolade.

    Sheeran, early childhood director at Hardin County Schools since 2007, has been named Outstanding Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association for Early Childhood Education.

    The award was presented to Sheeran at a conference held by the association earlier this month, without her knowledge she was nominated by some of her colleagues.