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  • North Hardin band sweeps competition in former director's honor

    North Hardin High School’s marching band wore purple ribbons Saturday as they marched in the Bands of America Regional Championship at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

    They also were wearing the ribbons when they were named grand champions of the competition among all the bands.

    The last time the band had been awarded that honor was in 2000, during Chuck Campbell’s last year as the school’s marching band director.

  • PAWS celebrates successful weekend

    Pet Palooza Weekend turned out to be a success for the PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc., a foundation created to raise money for a new Hardin County Animal Shelter location.

    In a news release, the foundation reports more than $20,000 was collected last weekend. All money will go toward remodeling a building at 220 Peterson Drive, which will become the animal shelter’s new site.

  • Gun fired during local restaurant robbery

    A gun was fired during a robbery early Sunday morning at Hardee’s on North Dixie Avenue.

    Employees told Elizabethtown police that a black male, about 5-foot-9 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana across his face, entered the restaurant with a handgun. After demanding money, the man forced employees into the freezer and left, according to an EPD news release.

    Although the man fired once, no witnesses were injured, police said.  He escaped with an undetermined amount of cash.

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty

    A former Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer pleaded guilty to second-degree promoting of contraband Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Randell Lee Jackson, 25, was arrested in May following an investigation by the Hardin County Drug Task Force, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and jail staff. Through an investigation, officials observed Jackson providing material to inmates on a video monitor.

    Jackson had been working at the detention center for less than a year at the time of his arrest.

  • Burden waives preliminary hearing

    An Indiana man charged with first-degree sexual abuse and burglary waived a preliminary hearing Monday in Hardin District Court.

    William Scott Burden, 49, is out on a $10,000 unsecured bond and appeared in court with a private attorney. His case moves on to a grand jury, which typically returns an indictment within 60 days.

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  • Flash flood warning issued for neighboring counties

    Southeastern Meade County and Jefferson County are under a flash flood warning until 7:30 a.m. today.

    The National Weather Service issued the warning, which also covers parts of three southern Indiana counties, after steady overnight rains. The Kentucky Mesonet reporting station and weather service monitors show Meade and Jefferson counties received more than 3 inches of rainfall overnight.

    Although Hardin County is not covered by the alert, the Mesonet station in Cecilia has received more than 1.1 inches of rain since the line of storms began Sunday evening.

  • Rotary puts money, effort where kids’ mouths are

    A program to keep students’ teeth in good shape puts smiles on the faces of volunteers as well.

    The Rotary Smiles! program is in the process of screening all third-graders across Hardin County for possible oral health issues. Dentists, dental hygienists and other volunteers have been going to local elementary schools to check teeth and gums and refer students for further treatment, if necessary.

    This is the fourth year of the program, which is patterned after a similar one in Jefferson County, coordinator Carol Belcher said.

  • Richardson resigns as head of North Hardin Economic Development Authority

    Brad Richardson will be juggling one less job title come October.

    Richardson, executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and One Knox, has resigned as executive director of the North Hardin Economic Development Authority. The resignation is effective Sept. 30 and was confirmed by Richardson and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall. Duvall said the authority’s  board will take the lead in finding Richardson’s replacement.

  • ABC to give a-b-c’s of alcohol sales tonight

    Voters have a chance to learn more about the wet-dry election’s potential impact tonight before they head to the polls next week.

    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove officials have arranged an informational forum at 7 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said the cities wanted to arrange one forum for all three cities and the State Theater was a sizable venue that had the capacity needed.