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  • Duo celebrates a half century of service

    Snow did not stop them from coming to work and cancer merely slowed them down.

    Despite their individual trials, Ruby Parker and Thelma Dunn have not budged from their duties. After 50 years volunteering for the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, they still tackle their jobs with an energetic flair.

    The two lifelong friends are quick with a laugh or a joke, describing five decades of local service modestly but with a note of gratefulness for the chance to meet new people and take their posts in the HMH gift shop on assigned Thursdays.

  • Museum event to feature military history

    Visitors at Fort Knox Saturday and Sunday can learn about military life from 1775 until the present.

    The Life of a Soldier living history event at the Gen. George S. Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox began when the museum opened in 1949 with demonstrations of captured German vehicles, uniforms and equipment.

  • Lockdown: Jail fortifies perimeter around minimum security building

    After four inmates walked away from Hardin County Detention Center’s restrictive custody building in the last six months, the jail staff increased security around the facility this week.

    “I just can’t take a chance anymore,” said Jailer Danny Allen, about adding strength to a building marked as minimum security.

    A week ago, two inmates, Vance Tate and Brandon Board, escaped by digging a hole in a gravel bed under the perimeter fence. Six months ago, Lonnie Ray Coy and Joshua Nunn executed a similar escape.

  • Softball little leaguers rally around teammate who has cancer

    A small group of small girls have stepped up to the plate to help their teammate — quite literally.

    The South Hardin Sports little league team called Thunder and its families have rallied support for Laekin Risinger, a 5-year-old softball player, who recently was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia.

    “It gives them something a little more important to play for,” Thunder coach Matt Mardis said. “It’s not just a game to them now.”

  • Hardin County Farmers Market sees successful early start

    Only three booths were set up at the Hardin County Farmers Market on Tuesday morning.

    Vendors said that’s typical for this time of year, and Saturday crowds show the farmers market’s early opening this year and the warm March has caused successful growing and selling among market members.

    Brenda Thomas, president of the farmers market on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, was among those selling Tuesday.

    Her table featured flowers, eggs, broccoli and other vegetables.

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  • District court judge rules in favor of farmer

    Cecilia resident David Miller may continue to farm on the 38.54-acre parcel off Ky. 86 where Hardin County Schools is waiting to build a 600-student elementary school, thanks to a Hardin District Court judge’s ruling Wednesday.

    Miller, a full-time farmer, leases the land from the Cecil family, for whom Bill Cecil serves as negotiator. Though the families have been under contract together for more than 40 years, Cecil claims Miller violated the terms of the lease.

  • County to enact alcohol regulations

    In the wake of a Country Club Precinct vote to allow alcohol sales by the drink on behalf of Elizabethtown Country Club, Hardin Fiscal Court heard a first reading of an ordinance Tuesday afternoon placing alcohol regulations on unincorporated areas.

    The Country Club Precinct lies in the unincorporated portion of the county and Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said the ordinance prepares the county in advance of a possible comprehensive wet vote in Hardin County.

    Oldham said the county wants to make sure it is fair in its regulations.

  • Law makes physical agility tests mandatory for career firefighter applicants

    A new Kentucky law goes into effect in January requiring full-time firefighter candidates to complete a physical agility test.

    Bruce Roberts, division director for the Kentucky Fire Commission, said the test will be offered regionally across the state and is free for in-state participants.

    The test is a requirement for career firefighter candidates, he said. Volunteer firefighters and those already serving departments are not affected.

  • Midday collision in Radcliff injures several

    A driver was airlifted to Louisville and several others were injured in a midday collision Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of South Boundary Road and Ky. 313 in Radcliff.