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  • Rain needed for crops, fire safety

    Hardin County finished well below average rainfall for August.

    More precipitation is needed to avoid fire hazards and help area crops.

    Only one day of rain was recorded from Aug. 15 through Wednesday at the Fort Knox Weather Station. Even the day it rained offered very little precipitation, said Tim Deely, a meteorological technician at the station.

    The station recorded 0.73 inches of rain last month, compared to 3.1 inches averaged during August over the past 25 years.

  • Hangin' with the morning crew

    Before most begin daily duties, a group of farmers meet at Cecilia Farm Service for coffee and conversation.

    Some come in before starting. Others already have done a morning’s work.

    They are the regulars, the coffee club or morning crew. They have their normal seats, the same ones every day. If a chair is not available, bags of deer corn will do.

    Farmers often start trickling in before 7 a.m. and a second shift arrives around 8 a.m. The store opens earlier than most farm stores this time of year to cater to the early morning crowd.

  • HCU not swayed by recent opposition

    Proponents of an idea to study unified local government said they are not discouraged by initial opposition to consolidation.

    Hardin County United officials described talk of rejecting ordinances to establish a unification review commission as “premature” and “shortsighted.” 

  • Water District No. 1 receives awards

    Hardin County Water District No. 1 recently received three awards for excellence in operations and for its Pirtle Spring Water Treatment Plant.

    The awards were presented to representatives from Hardin County Water District No. 1 and Veolia Water on July 26 at the annual Water Professionals Conference in Covington.

  • Laurel man sentenced in crash that killed E'town man

    Landmark News Service

    A Laurel County man will spend a year in jail for actions leading to a crash that killed an Elizabethtown man.

    Stephen Sizemore, 55, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of second-degree manslaughter in a criminal mediation in Taylor County, according to the Springfield Sun.

    Sizemore was driving a 1999 Peterbilt tractor-trailer on July 23, 2010, on U.S. 150 just outside  Springfield when he reportedly fell asleep and struck three vehicles, killing the driver of one of the vehicles — Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown.

  • Owner asks Vine Grove to annex property

    A possible annexation and rezoning could mean a new day care facility in Vine Grove.

    The Vine Grove City Council heard first readings during a called meeting on Tuesday of an ordinance to annex property  at 495 Knox Ave. and another ordinance rezoning the property.

    Being annexed would allow the property owners access to city services.

    The property is zoned as Hardin County agricultural. The rezoning ordinance, if passed, would rezone the property as Vine Grove commercial and amend the city’s zoning map to include the changes.

  • 'Kentucky Life' to film in Elizabethtown

    Kentucky Educational Television program ”Kentucky Life” plans to capture an intimate portrait of Elizabethtown in September.

    The show, in its 16th season, will shoot footage in Elizabethtown on Thursday and Sept. 8 as part of a series looking at main streets in Kentucky cities, said Tom Bickel, a producer and director with KET.

  • E'town council pans unification plan

    Hardin County United could have an uphill battle on its hands as it seeks to convince local municipalities to join in the creation of a unification review commission.

    Elizabethtown city officials joined Radcliff City Council in vocal opposition of unification this week, hinting at the city’s possible plans to opt out.

    HCU officials have made it clear the plan would not work if at least one of the county’s two major cities does not join.

  • Munfordville woman injured in Glendale wreck

    A Munfordville woman was injured in a collision with a semi-truck Tuesday on U.S. 31W just north of Ky. 222 in Glendale.

    Witness John Love said the semi-truck pulled left out of a Pilot gas station in front of southbound traffic on U.S. 31W. The truck struck the passenger side of the white Toyota Corolla carrying three people, authorities reported.

  • Walking track to promote health in Radcliff

    Radcliff residents might soon be able to stroll along a park path as they watch children play at Dawley Park on Shelton Road in Radcliff.

    Some area community leaders have made plans to raise money for and organize construction of a walking trail around the soccer fields at the park to encourage physical fitness among residents and get people involved in the community.