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  • Shopko changes Pamida timetable

    Shopko Hometown revised its announcement regarding plans for close outs at three regional Pamida locations.

    The liquidation sale which begin the final phase of renovation plans will begin Sept. 9. A previous company announcement issued Tuesday listed an earlier date.

    Shopko and Pamida merged earlier this year. Stores in Hodgenville, Munfordville and Brandenburg will be renovated and reopen as Shopko Hometown, a smaller version of the retailers’ discount stores.

  • Hart County property gets state designation

    Thanks to money from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, Hart County’s Frenchman’s Knob will be protected.

    The 90-acre site just northeast of Bonnieville eventually will be open to the public for hiking, bird watching and educational programs. While Hart Fiscal Court now owns the property, the Bacon Creek Historical Society is partnering in management of the site.

  • National office designates Hardin County a high drug trafficking area
  • Built in a pre-war rush, barracks take time to restore

    Two-story wooden barracks popped up around Fort Knox and military posts across the country as America prepared for World War II.

    Built upon identical design plans, the structures were constructed by the dozens in rapid succession. Many remained in use to house recruits for generations and some were adapted for other needs.

    Most are gone now. But as a tribute to the period and the memories of soldiers who used it, one building has been relocated to a foundation on the General George Patton Museum of Leadership property for restoration.

  • Inmate accidentally released from jail
  • Man wanted in Hardin arrested in Maryland

    A man who owes more than $13,000 in child support in Hardin County was arrested Tuesday in Green County, Md., officials said.

    Ricky M. Wilson, 35, was arrested on a fugitive charge in Maryland and is wanted in Hardin County for felony flagrant non-support.

    According to the Hardin County Attorney’s Child Support Division, Wilson owes $13,511.50 in arrears. A bench warrant was issued July 13 for his arrest, according to court records.

  • Officials: City's first Heartland Festival a success

    After working under a compressed schedule, Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said she was ecstatic with the city’s first attempt at managing the Heartland Festival in the Park and is hungry for feedback — positive and negative — on expectations for the longstanding community fixture.

    Vaughn said she wants to know if the community wants to restore the look and feel of the classic Heartland Festival or “turn the page” and move in a different direction by developing a new type of festival.

  • HMH to host Komen kickoff event Thursday

    Hardin Memorial Health and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are looking for a few sets of legs to march on Louisville in October to combat breast cancer.

    HMH is hosting a kickoff event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the fifth floor auditorium of the hospital in hopes of recruiting members for a Hardin County team that will participate Oct. 13 in Race for the Cure at Iroquois Park in Louisville.

  • U of L professor offers insight on unification

    Even with the unification of city and county government in Hardin County shot down two weeks ago, more than 100 people attended a Monday night event featuring a University of Louisville professor’s take on merged government.

    The city of Radcliff hosted Hank V. Savitch to showcase his research into the issue of city-county merger, specifically in Louisville, and his assertion that the concept never lived up to its promises.