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  • Recycling center in Hodgenville closes temporarily

    While awaiting building repairs, Renaissance Recycling will not accept recyclables until June 11.

    The building on Water Street in Hodgenville was damaged last week when a forklift struck the door, LaRue County’s Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said.

    Residents are requested to “hold off on bringing recyclables” such as plastics, newspapers, cans and glass, until repairs are completed, Gray said Friday in a statement.

  • E'town unveils $60.7 million budget

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker unveiled a budget Thursday that covers the first year of operations at the Elizabethtown Sports Park and sewer rate increases required to cover debt service on a $22 million Kentucky Infrastructure Authority loan for wastewater improvements.

    The proposal also reflects a $6 million general fund deficit balanced with general fund reserves, which total around $19 million.

  • Public pools making splash

    As Kentucky experiences its warmest year, residents of Hardin County may find themselves flocking to public pools for relief from the heat.

    Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of pool season. Radcliff City Pool opened last Saturday and the Elizabethtown pool at American Legion Park opens Saturday.

    But opening pools for the summer is more than simply unlocking gates. Weeks of preparation are necessary to make pools usable to the community.

  • HCWD No. 1, Louisville Water enter 40-year agreement

    Hardin County Water District No. 1 has deepened its relationship with Louisville Water Co.

    After pooling resources to claim a bid to manage Fort Knox’s water supply following privatization of post water by the Department of Defense, the water utilities have entered a long-term purchase agreement to expand local water supply.

    The 40-year purchase agreement, approved last month by the HCWD No. 1 Board of Commissioners, allows the water district to purchase up to 3.5 million gallons a day from Louisville Water in expectation of new growth.

  • Radcliff to upgrade meeting chambers, purchase mobile devices

    Radcliff City Council plans to upgrade its meeting chambers while simultaneously shifting toward a paperless work environment.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall included $2,800 in his proposed budget to paint the chamber, upgrade the speaker systems and place a podium in the room for visitors to use.

    Duvall said the city has heard complaints about the quality of the speaker system and the podium should improve arrangements for those speaking.

  • Fire departments to unveil Crusade collection Sunday

    Area fire departments will cash in their Crusade for Children totals Sunday at the Historic State Theater.

    From 12:30 to 2 p.m., fire departments will drop off collection totals for the year. Around 15 departments are expected to participate.

    Broadcast on WBNA-TV, the event is open to the public. Last year about $188,000 was collected locally, said Tom Williams, local Crusade coordinator.
     

  • Mission Hope for Kids hosts open house tonight

    Services for children of Hardin County will grow when an organization re-introduces itself to the community.
    Mission Hope for Kids, a newly retooled Kids’ Cafe, hosts an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Vaughn Reno Starks building in Elizabethtown.

    The open house will give community members a chance to become acquainted with the new organization, which has grown from a meal program for a couple dozen children to offering a multitude of services for hundreds of children.

  • Job fair provides opportunities for military community, others

    Jasmine Smith, 23, is looking for an internship in the medical field to supplement her in-progress psychology degree from Saint Leo University in Florida.

    Smith, residing in Fort Knox as a stay-at-home wife with her husband in the military, pushed 2-year-old son, Clayton, in his stroller Thursday as she hunted for prospective employment opportunities at the Lincoln Trail Career Center’s job fair.

    The possibility of scoring an internship means security for her and her family’s future.

  • KAF holds first ever graduation ceremony

    Sgt. Sharon Samuel, a logistics noncommissioned officer with Company A, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, stood sandwiched in line between two taller male soldiers with a look of impatience on her face.

  • E’town to host July 4 Founders’ Day celebration

    While July is thought of as a time to celebrate the birth of America, this year’s celebration honors the establishment of Elizabethtown, too.

    The city of Elizabethtown is hosting its first Founders’ Day celebration July 4 at Freeman Lake Park. Elizabethtown was founded on July 4, 1797. Admission is free.

    The city has partnered with USA Cares to offer a 5K run and a free concert by John Parr and The Kentucky Linemen.