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  • Learning to serve: Girls United gives students chances to volunteer, grow

    After losing her hair from chemotherapy treatments last year, Stephanie Gray wore head scarves while she taught her class at New Highland Elementary School. But her students told her extra cover was unnecessary; it didn’t matter to them whether the fourth-grade teacher had a head full of hair.

    It was a nice boost to her self-esteem, she said, and she wanted to return the favor.

  • County to unveil marker honoring fallen veteran

    Hardin County Government plans to honor a soldier just days after the 70th anniversary of his death during World War II.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry will unveil an interpretive marker for George Elmer Larkin Jr. during Hardin Fiscal Court’s meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday inside the third floor courtroom of the H.B. Fife Courthouse.

  • ECTC to host Odyssey Day event

    Drivers tired of the price at the pump can consider other fuel options showcased in a community college event.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host its second Odyssey Day, an event held nationally to bring awareness to alternative fuels technology. This is the 10th anniversary for the national event.

  • Meade County man arrested after firing shots

    Kentucky State Police arrested a 75-year-old Meade County man Tuesday after he allegedly fired several shotgun blasts at his neighbor’s house.

    Robert A. Voight of Vine Grove was arrested on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, according to a KSP news release. He was lodged at Meade County Detention Center.

    Post 4 troopers responded Tuesday afternoon to 450 Ditto Lane in Vine Grove to investigate a complaint regarding a neighbor firing a shotgun at their house, according to the release.

  • Pink fire truck partners with Hard Rock Café

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson still is amazed by the type of reaction a pink fire truck can elicit.

    “When you stop at a rest stop you get bombarded,” he said. “When you stop at a gas station you get bombarded.”

  • Design for Ky. 79 reconstruction to begin

    Design work has begun on an $11.6 million reconstruction of a nearly four-mile section of Ky. 79 in Meade County, Gov. Steve Beshear, legislators and local officials announced Tuesday.

    The reconstructed section from Ky. 144 to Ky. 1051 is meant to create a safer, wider route for large trucks going to and from the Meade County Riverport, which is under construction.

    Truck traffic is expected to increase along Ky. 79, which connects Irvington and Brandenburg, when the riverport opens next year.

  • Suspect in Glendale middle school burglary arraigned

    One of three teens facing charges in a burglary at East Hardin Middle School was arraigned Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Christopher Blaine, 18, of Glendale, is charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. According to Kentucky State Police, two juveniles also face charges in the case.

    Blaine is scheduled to appear Nov. 14 for a preliminary hearing in district court.

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  • Missing Vine Grove woman found in Michigan

    A Vine Grove woman reported missing Oct. 9 was found Friday in Michigan, just hours after she was entered into the national missing persons database, police said.

    Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly said the 64-year-old woman’s husband first contacted local police Oct. 9.

    The man did not know why his wife left or where she had gone but requested police look for her, Mattingly said.

  • Emergency officials discuss need for search and rescue squad

    A local fire department is spearheading an effort to organize a volunteer search and rescue squad in Hardin County.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher said he has been seeking a way to improve the county’s response to missing person-type situations for more than two years.