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  • Stories from the Heartland: Anti Social is the cat's meow at shelter

    Everything the black and white cat does, as it slowly moves in the back of stalls at the Hardin County Animal Shelter on Peterson Drive, is done with apprehension.

    The cat is slow to move, checking out her surroundings and who might be in them with her. Rarely is there eye contact made between cat and whatever else may be in her path, fellow cat or human, whether she is walking around or eating.

    That cat seems anti-social.

  • Bins found in Elizabethtown raise questions

    Over the past year, a number of large white, green or blue bins have taken up residence in Elizabethtown parking lots.

    Some are part of an estimated $1 billion textile recycling industry, according to Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles. In some cases, proceeds from the donated items benefit charities but that’s not always the situation.

    Confusion and questions in some communities, including Louisville, have led to development of regulatory ordinances.

  • Assault, drug charges among indictments

    A Radcliff man was indicted on an assault charge, while the grand jury also returned formal charges against two Elizabethtown residents arrested in January through a drug sweep.

    Ricky L. Starry, 32, was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and being a persistent felony offender.

    Starry was arrested in November in Radcliff after police said he injured a woman by striking her with a revolver.

  • Icicles on high
  • Country singer leaves Cracker Barrel diners 'starstruck'

    Jesseca Dale thought her friend Madeline Boyd had spotted an ex-boyfriend.

    In the midst of conversation, Boyd went completely silent while having breakfast Friday with friends at Cracker Barrel.

    “She just stops and she just has a blank stare at this guy,” Dale said.

  • Despite accumulation, snow doesn't throw Hardin County

    Hardin County was blanketed with its largest amount of snow so far this season, just in time to commemorate the anniversary of the 1994 snowstorm that brought life to a temporary halt.

    The area received about 2 inches of snow Friday, said Greg Strobel with the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

    The area was under a weather advisory until this morning, according to the National Weather Service.

  • North Park teachers receive Classroom of Excellence awards

    Classes of Excellence

    Creekside Elementary School - Samantha Hart, Sanya Darby and Vicki York

    G.C. Burkhead Elementary School - Zola Walker, Doris Acob, Missy Hill and Justin Hornback

    Heartland Elementary School - Maryjane Boes, Stephanie Swift and Debbie Wells

    New Highland Elementary School - Joan Hill, Sherri Neese and Brenda King

  • Father and son meeting
  • HCS board approves draft budget

    Officials at Hardin County Schools are waiting to learn more about the state’s economic situation so they can learn more about the district’s future.

    The HCS board approved a draft budget for Fiscal Year 2015, to begin the budget cycle for the year. Gary Milby, associate superintendent for finance and support services, told board members the draft budget contains many uncertainties.

    For the plan, Milby said he essentially is using the current budget as a placeholder until more is known about the district’s financial outlook.

  • Feeling empowered: Area women attend annual conference

    Female leadership was the subject for the weekend at an annual conference.

    Women from across the county gathered Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff to participate in the Women’s Empowerment Conference offered by GMP Services. The sixth-annual conference brought in several speakers to discuss women in leadership, self-esteem issues and planning for the future.