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  • Help's on its way: Area electric companies send technicians to restore hurricane outages

    The aftermath of Hurricane Isaac may bring rain this weekend into the area, but that’s not the only impact of it.

    Earlier this week, Nolin RECC sent 18 technicians and 11 trucks to Baton Rouge, La., to help restore electricity to an estimated 60,000 homes left in the dark by the hurricane.

    Vince Heuser, vice president of system operations, said the technicians left Tuesday and will stay in Louisiana until restoration is complete.

    He estimated the job will be finished in about two weeks.

  • Texas Roadhouse employees battle for meat-cutting supremacy

    The knives come out today at a Texas Roadhouse competition.

    Two employees of the Elizabethtown restaurant will compete today in the first round of the Texas Roadhouse National Meat Cutting Competition in Louisville. Troy Harned is making his second trip to the contest and Seth Mills is participating for the first time.

    The competition times butchers as they cut and trim a variety of steaks from full muscles. Contestants are judged on factors such as the number of steaks they can produce and the size and weight of the steaks.

  • Sonora, Upton principal remembered by students, friends

    A longtime principal in the Hardin County Schools system who died this week is being remembered as a firm educator with a sense of humor.

    Carl Henry Ford, 73, died this week after being ill with cancer. Ford taught at Upton Elementary School before serving as a principal there and then at Sonora Elementary School.

    Ford became principal in Upton in 1963 and moved to the position in Sonora in 1971, where he worked until his retirement in 1989.

  • LaRue man charged with indoor pot grow in his home

    A Lyons Station man was charged Friday with operating an indoor marijuana grow at his residence.

  • Hardin County marijuana trafficking case heard in appellate court

    Honduras native Jose Padilla pleaded guilty in 2002 to transporting a truckload of marijuana through Hardin County.

    According to a previous report in The News-Enterprise, Padilla was arrested in September 2001 after authorities at a weigh station noticed his truck didn’t have fuel stickers or state-issued paperwork.

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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