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  • HCS seniors ready to sign up for new work ethic program

    Standing Thursday on the floor of a gymnasium at John Hardin High School, Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston asked the senior class to raise their hands if they knew what they planned to do next year.

    Although many students raised their hands, not all 235 did.

    Then Johnston asked the class to raise their hands if they wanted to be successful.

    The response was unanimous.

  • Love of dairy farming fuels state fair success

    Jordan Elmore’s success at the state fair can be traced to her parents’ decision to purchase dairy cattle.

    “It’s all I’ve ever known. It’s all I’ve ever done,” she said.

    Elmore, a senior at Central Hardin High School, showed the 4-H/FFA supreme champion dairy heifer and Kentucky Proud supreme champion dairy cow at the Kentucky State Fair. Elmore also won an FFA showmanship award and will compete nationally against other state champs.

  • Local speaker conducts three-part business seminar

    Jeff Peden said the crux of business success is to create a customer experience so sublime it transforms patrons into the organization’s personal evangelists.

    Peden, a Radcliff-based professional speaker and author with more than 30 years of business experience, is hosting a three-part seminar series locally in which he will explore and outline four core strategies all businesses should adopt to promote low turnover and perpetuate high productivity. 

  • Oldham honored

    Jenny Oldham was 18 years old and a recent high school graduate in 1990 when she started working as a summer intern  at the Hardin County Attorney’s Office. Seven years later, she joined the office as a full-time assistant prosecutor.

    On Thursday, Oldham — now in the third year of her first term as county attorney — was named County Attorney of the Year during the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in Lexington.

  • Annual giving for cemetery set for Saturday

    Every year for a long time now, residents with a reason to care about the old part of Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hardin Springs off Ky. 84 gather for a few hours.

    They sing, worship, eat and dig into their pockets to help pay for upkeep of the cemetery.

    For Linda Sutton, the day has special meaning — her mother and father, Elmer and Elmina Smith, are buried in the cemetery. So are a sister and an uncle.

  • Date set for veterans center groundbreaking

    The state has finalized a date to celebrate construction of a new veterans’ nursing facility near Radcliff.

    A traditional groundbreaking ceremony for the Radcliff Veterans Center is at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 on the site on property off Logsdon Parkway adjacent to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central, said Gilda Hill, executive director for the Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers.

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  • State Fair affirms: Hardin County's got talent

    Hardin County is well-represented in this weekend’s state fair talent competition.

    Several residents compete at 7 p.m. Saturday in the finals of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic. Ann-Morgan Conway, Patsy and Katie Bowles, Spencer Floyd and Grace Greenwell scored high enough in the semifinals last weekend to advance.

  • E’town homeowner concerned about intersection near house

    From the driveway of 702 Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown, you can hear the roar of cars on U.S. 31W and observe a line of vehicles growing at the Woodland stop sign as drivers wait to turn right.

    “It’s just a mess right there,” said Jean Davis, who has lived at the house at the corner of Woodland and Dixie for 17 years.

  • Radcliff postpones car show initiative

    A news conference to announce a new community initiative in Radcliff was canceled Tuesday night.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city was primed to introduce a new car show and cruise to the city in early October, but the committee developing the project decided during the eleventh hour of discussion that logistics could not be resolved in such a short amount of time.

    “They didn’t want to minimize it,” he said of the decision. The conference was set for 11 a.m. Wednesday.