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  • 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.

  • Spinning brings crafters together over yarns

    A sidewalk alongside Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown recently was interrupted by a scene from the 1800s.

    A handful of local women fed fistfuls of dyed wool into waist-high wooden spinning wheels that hummed smoothly as they wound the fibers into tight lines of yarn.

    They planned to use the wool they spun on the side of the road to create blankets, scarves and other items.

    With feet that were bare except for socks they had knit themselves, a couple women pressed pedals that kept the spinning wheels rolling and flashing in the afternoon sunshine.

  • Retirement: The golden years?

    Even though I am many, many years from retirement, I think about it from time to time. I sometimes allow myself to daydream about the luxury of time. I dream about the places I will go and things I will do once I retire.
    The excitement of approaching retirement, for many workers, is a hard thing to contain. The plans and dreams of how it will turn out, however, may not be what the reality of retirement brings.

  • Grace Heartland, John Hardin High School serious about service

    Grace Heartland Church and John Hardin High School had similar ideas Saturday as they dedicated the day to the service of others.

    Hundreds of volunteers from both locations split into teams and tackled numerous projects, from landscaping and cleaning to building wheelchair ramps.

    The day started at the church for members of Grace Heartland, but organizers made it clear that “the church has left the building.”

    Daryl Pepper, associate pastor, said he was floored at the response to “Grace Unleashed.”

  • Lincoln Days conducts opening events today

    The Lincoln Days Festival begins Saturday but opening ceremonies and other preliminary events begin today in downtown Hodgenville.

    The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square is site of the ceremonies and a reception sponsored by LaRue Fiscal Court. The festival art show is on display all week in the community room.

    The reception and art show are free. Baby contests, costume contests and Little Abe and Little Sarah contests will be held in the Hodgenville Civic Center. Activities begin at 2 p.m.