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  • HCS approves working budget, includes staff raises

    Hardin County Schools expects a larger general fund, and staff will receive cost-of-living raises this school year.

    The district’s working budget was approved by the HCS board Thursday night. The general fund increased from projections of the tentative budget approved in May.

    The general fund is budgeted at $101.8 million, up from the tentative budget’s projection of about $95.6 million. Projected revenue from local taxes increased from one version of the budget to the next.

  • Downtown traffic now open

    Crews from the city of Elizabethtown with assistance from the Department of Highways have completed work on the roadway at the intersection of U.S. 31W and U.S. 62 just north of the town square.

    Both roads are now open. A waterline break closed the intersection Thursday.

  • An Unknown Journey: Wife's cancer fight a dose of reality

    There have been emotional swings in the 19-year marriage of David and Mary Jane Stillwell.

    There’s been life and death, laughter and tears.

    David has seen his wife at her best with her bubbly personality filling a room, along with anxious moments that are part of life with breast cancer.

    “It’s been one of the hardest things to deal with,” he said. “You always think of it happening to someone else or someone else’s family. When it hits you, it’s reality; it smacks you right in the face.”

  • Photo: Saluting a fallen comrade
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  • Baby shower supports military families

    Rebekah Bargowski is expecting her seventh child, but the Fort Knox resident never had a baby shower until Wednesday.

    Bargowski gave birth to her first son when she was 15. Her family chose not to celebrate.

    She was told with each successive child it wasn’t customary to have baby showers after the first baby.

    Operation Homefront of Tennessee and Kentucky gave Bargowski and 99 other expecting service members and spouses a military-wide baby shower Wednesday at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox.

  • Radcliff's fall festival returns today for second year

    Radcliff’s fall festival and parade will embrace the changing weather and leaves with a caravan of parade entries not seen since the days of the Golden Armor Festival.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city has attracted roughly 120 entries to its Saturday morning parade, about 99 of which are floats. The remaining lineup will be rounded out by local dignitaries, he said.

    “(This) is the biggest we’ve ever been since the Golden Armor Festival,” he said.

  • Water main leak closes portion of West Dixie Avenue

    West Dixie Avenue between North Mulberry Street and Public Square in Elizabethtown has been closed after a water main started leaking at the intersection of West Dixie and North Mulberry Street.

    Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during the road closure and Elizabethtown officials expect low water pressure in the four-block area surrounding Public Square, according to a news release issued by the city Thursday afternoon.

  • Hodgenville intercepts funeral scam

    While a community gathers to mourn the death of a fallen officer, others have been looking for ways to take advantage of the tragedy.

    Hodgenville officials discovered a scam Thursday asking for credit card information from those who would like to offer a donation to help pay for Hodgenville Police Officer Mark A. Taulbee’s funeral expenses, said City Clerk Madonna Hornback. She said the scam appeared to originate within the realm of social media.

  • Pet Palooza to support new shelter

    PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. officials hope the second annual Pet Palooza and Mutt Strut Saturday will help close a funding gap before the anticipated spring opening of a new $1 million shelter.

    A building for the new shelter on Peterson Drive has been paid off and interior construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks.