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  • Local hygienist to offer free dental screenings for students entering school

    Elizabethtown’s upcoming Second Saturday is offering a service not always readily available — free dental screenings for children.

    Rachel Todd, dental hygienist, will perform the screenings July 14 in the Downtown Square for those who need the check-up mandated by state legislation.

    House Bill 186 requires kindergartners and children of any age who are new to Kentucky schools — many who are children in a military family — to have a dental screening on record. However, this isn’t an easy thing for some.

  • Young Scout leaves mark on veterans cemetery

    Under the blistering sun Saturday, Benjamin West and fellow Scouts worked to honor the American flag, and to move West to the next step in scouting.

    West, 13, a Life Scout with Troop 221, built a flag retirement incinerator Saturday at Veterans’ Cemetery-Central in Radcliff for his Eagle Scout project.

    The project is the final step in earning an Eagle Scout rank, the highest in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

  • Volunteers bring church to retirement home

    Billy and Chris Wright’s church family is made up primarily of people with white and gray hair, who sometimes wear pajamas or housecoats into worship.

    Sometimes, the churchgoers fall asleep during service, but that’s all right, Chris Wright said.

    “A lot of them don’t even realize what they’re wearing, but it doesn’t make any difference,” she said.

  • Hardin County Government honored with two NACo awards

    County government has received national recognition for two of its services.

    Hardin County Government received two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties and is presenting them to two department heads this month. It’s one of two counties in the state to receive a NACo award.

    The county received awards for its recycling program and its roadway treatment system.

  • PHOTO: Kickin' up dust
  • Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show schedule of events

    Gates open at 4 p.m. daily. Midway rides open at 6 p.m. Regular gate admission is $9.

    MONDAY, JULY 9

    NOLIN RECC Day, $1 Off Coupon Night

  • A 'fair' break in the forecast

    This week’s forecast from the University of Kentucky Agricultural Weather Center:

  • It's fair time in Hardin County

    Every year, tens of thousands of people gather at the fairgrounds for entertainment, competition and socialization at the Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show.

    And despite recent record high temperatures, this year is expected to be no different.

    “The weather’s all our biggest hope,” said T.R. Smallwood, vice president of the county fair. “I think the fair kind of takes care of itself. They show up anyway.”

    President Larry Jaggers expects between 18,000 and 20,000 visitors, matching its regular attendance numbers.

  • Fort Knox training adapts to dry spell

    By SETH LAMAR
    Landmark News Service

    All across the United States, hot and dry conditions have forced many to adjust outdoor activity, especially when dealing with firearms and other combustibles.

    Training on the ranges at Fort Knox is no exception.

    Many federal entities from around the nation along with units from Fort Knox frequently use the installation’s ranges throughout the year for instruction, but weather conditions occasionally alter mission objectives.

  • A fair-goer's guide to the week's events

    As the county fair approaches and area residents make plans to attend, one glance at the schedule of events shows there is a lot from which to choose. So if you’re wanting to mark your calendars with the best events for you, here’s a guide to some highlights you may not want to miss.

    FOR THE KIDS

    As the fair is a family- oriented event, just about everything there is kid-friendly, but there are some events and features that are specifically geared toward the little ones.