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  • Hundreds attend annual job fair in Elizabethtown

    Hundreds of job seekers made Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown their destination Thursday as the Regional Job and Career Fair provided employment opportunities.

    Employers ranging from law enforcement agencies to medical facilities, from insurance companies to trucking companies, attracted visitors at the five-hour event.

  • PHOTO: Completing the connector
  • HCS school lunches will go up a dime next school year

    Hardin County Schools had food issues to resolve Thursday on the board’s meeting agenda.

    School lunch prices again will be increased by a dime next school year. Full-price meals for students will cost $2.40, up from $2.30 this year. A federal regulation that was part of the 2011 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids establishes a formula for meal prices and requires the district to implement annual 10-cent increases.

    Based on family income, many students in the district qualify for free lunches or reduced-price meals, which are set next year at 40 cents per day.

  • E-scrap event returns in late April

    Hardin County government’s E-scrap event consistently has drawn crowds looking to discard old electronics and will return to Elizabethtown later this month.

    Hardin County residents who want to dispose of disabled or outdated electronic equipment, including computers and televisions, can take advantage of the annual collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant on Leitchfield Road west of Central Hardin High School.

  • Photo: Getting the scoop
  • North Hardin junior invited to two military academy summer programs

    A North Hardin High School student will get a glimpse of how he wants his future to look when he attends two prestigious summer military academies.

    Hunter Maxwell is one of 1,000 invited to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience in June and one of approximately 2,550 students invited to the U.S. Naval Academy’s Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

    The high school junior said it is the next step to fulfilling his future goals.

  • Hodgenville mayor's attorney questions process

    An attorney for two local officials under indictment says Hodgenville City Council proceedings had the makings of a “kangaroo court.”

    A slideshow featuring an analysis of criminal allegations and improprieties attributed to Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback was conducted at Monday night’s council meeting by a lawyer hired by the council. An attempt to transition into a public hearing as a prelude to consider ousting the mayor ended abruptly but has been rescheduled for May 1.

  • Candidates squabble over Facebook post

    An animated discussion broke out between the two candidates for Radcliff mayor following a public meeting. It was prompted by concerns about a Facebook post.

    Mike Weaver approached Councilman Jacob Pearman after the Radcliff City Council meeting Tuesday to address a statement on the Radcliff Small Business Alliance’s Facebook page regarding the next meeting of the North Hardin Economic Development Authority, of which Weaver is chairman.

  • Rangers train at Fort Knox to prepare for deployment

    Fort Knox relinquished the U.S. Army Armor School to Fort Benning, Ga., and the available range space created by the vacancy benefited Army Rangers assigned to the Georgia installation.

  • Fire destroys Hodgenville home

    Firefighters fought in vain Wednesday in an attempt to save a fellow firefighter’s home at 220 E. Main St. in Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Stadler said the firefighter who lives in the house was in training Tuesday night at the station when the original call came in.