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  • Board of Adjustments marks milestone

    The Hardin County Board of Adjustment’s meeting Oct. 18 marked a milestone. It was the organization’s 300th meeting.

    Established by Hardin County Planning Commission in 1995 and appointed by the Hardin Fiscal Court to four-year terms, the Board of Adjustment has provided assistance to residents of Hardin County for the last 17 years. Its first meeting was held Aug. 17, 1995.

  • CKCAC offering heating assistance

    Residents looking to get a jump on rising heating bills can take advantage of a seasonable assistance program offered locally.

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council has mobilized its annual Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program, which offers a one-time subsidy toward heating bills for qualified applicants. The subsidy is determined based on income level and size of household, she said.

    Faith Miller, local coordinator for the council, said the program already has attracted more than 100 applicants since its launch on Nov. 5.

  • Mailbox expresses owners' individuality

    Jon and Katrina Harris tell visitors to follow Ky. 222 until they reach the manatee when they give directions to their Glendale home.

    Katrina fell in love with manatees when Jon took her and her three sons to Sea World.

    “They’re beautiful creatures if you watch them,” she said. “They’re called sea cows and they’re so huge, but they’re so graceful.”

    After that, the couple saw a mailbox shaped like a manatee holding a letter box as they were driving through Florida, where Jon used to live.

  • Tribute honors veterans

    A thick crowd stood silent, gazing up as each flag was raised, each creed was spoken and each statue was unveiled Sunday during the Hardin County Veterans Tribute dedication at the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    The bronze statues, sculpted by Elizabethtown artist Rich Griendling, represented each branch of the military with a flag from each branch flying overhead.

    Griendling said it was an honor to be asked to be involved in the project, which took a lot of research and four years to complete.

  • Local test scores among highest in state

    The first year of rankings for the Unbridled Learning accountability model, the newest form of statewide school assessment, places three local school districts in the top 25 out of 174 districts tested.

    West Point Independent School was tied with Meade County at the 16th spot with a composite score of 63.5 while LaRue County Schools finished 20th at 63.1. Elizabethtown Independent Schools was ranked 23rd with an overall score of 61.8.

  • PHOTOS: Scenes from the Hardin County Veterans Tribute dedication
  • Tidbits about the Veterans Tribute

    So you've seen the Hardin County Veterans Tribute and think you know all there is. Here are a few tidbits that you might not have know.

  • Civil War camp focuses on historical accuracy

    Picnickers and other visitors to Freeman Lake Park Saturday clicked photographs and looked on with interest at the Civil War troops practicing drills there.

    Several enthusiasts from the era dressed in Union blue to portray soldiers from the time and demonstrate what camp life would have been like.

    Micah Trent, Civil War specialist and museum board member, was among the men dressed as a members of the 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment.

  • Dye pleads guilty in attempted murder of young girl

    A Hodgenville man could face up to 30 years in prison after he plead guilty last week to the attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl last June.

    Jetto Dye, 29, admitted in LaRue Circuit Court to taking a sleeping child from his residence into a wooded area behind his house on River Road and attempting to rape her. Dye admitted also to attempting to choke her when she resisted the sexual assault.

  • Events encourage reaching out to veterans

    Enough audience members to fill bleachers and chairs set up at Optimist Park on Saturday stood somberly and saluted or placed their hands over their hearts as a rifle fired to honor veterans lost.

    The tradition was one of the quiet moments that made up the annual Hardin County Veterans Day Ceremony in Vine Grove.

    Lt. Col. George W. “Bill” Gehr said the massing of colors was meant to honor veterans who have died and those who still serve.