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  • 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
  • Built in a pre-war rush, barracks take time to restore

    Two-story wooden barracks popped up around Fort Knox and military posts across the country as America prepared for World War II.

    Built upon identical design plans, the structures were constructed by the dozens in rapid succession. Many remained in use to house recruits for generations and some were adapted for other needs.

    Most are gone now. But as a tribute to the period and the memories of soldiers who used it, one building has been relocated to a foundation on the General George Patton Museum of Leadership property for restoration.

  • Inmate accidentally released from jail
  • Man wanted in Hardin arrested in Maryland

    A man who owes more than $13,000 in child support in Hardin County was arrested Tuesday in Green County, Md., officials said.

    Ricky M. Wilson, 35, was arrested on a fugitive charge in Maryland and is wanted in Hardin County for felony flagrant non-support.

    According to the Hardin County Attorney’s Child Support Division, Wilson owes $13,511.50 in arrears. A bench warrant was issued July 13 for his arrest, according to court records.