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  • Lightning strikes Hardin County Detention Center

    Lightning struck Hardin County Detention Center during early morning storms Thursday, causing electrical problems.

    Besides knocking out some computers, Jailer Danny Allen said locks for five cell units failed.

    Inmates in those cells were unaware, the jailer said. The inmates were not maximum security and jail deputies in that wing were given weapons.

    Staff members were sent to Indiana for new lock parts, Allen said. They were expected to return Thursday to fix the cell locks.

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  • Electronic recycling collection scheduled for Saturday

    Hardin County residents can dump unused and unwanted electronics this weekend during an annual e-scrap collection.

    The recycling outreach is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at AGC Automotive Americas off Leitchfield Road near Central Hardin High School.

    In its fifth year, the e-scrap collection is sponsored by AGC and Hardin County government in conjunction with Akebono, Metalsa, The League of Women Voters and 2trg, a Cincinnati-based company that recycles the products collected.

  • KSP arrests former Grayson deputy

    A former Grayson County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home near Smiths Grove in Edmonson County.

    Terry Blanton, 48, was served an arrest warrant by Kentucky State Police on a charge of hindering prosecution or apprehension, second degree. The warrant claims that Blanton helped a woman wanted for a crime avoid apprehension, a KSP news release said.

    He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

  • Foundation to host second Birthday Bash

    An upcoming fundraiser for a local cancer charity will look to both a past life and the futures of children in need.

    The Isaiah Alonso Foundation is hosting the second annual Birthday Bash from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center, in honor of Isaiah Alonso’s birthday. Isaiah died of cancer in 2010 at the age of 6. He was a first-grader at Radcliff Elementary School.

    His parents, Vinnie and Cheryl Alonso, since have created a foundation in his name to help families with children diagnosed with cancer.

  • ECTC employee files lawsuit against supervisor, college

    A library assistant at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College claims she wrongly was passed over for promotion in a lawsuit filed against the college’s president and library director, as well as the Board of Regents of Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • Radcliff police to participate in Take Back Day

    Radcliff Police Department is participating Saturday in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day.

    This is the first time the department has participated in the national event, said Bryce Shumate, public information officer with RPD.

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., area residents can take their unwanted medications to the department at 411 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd., Shumate said. All medication must be in its original container.

    The department will take and dispose of the medication at no cost.

  • Hardin County sees drop in per capita personal income

    Hardin County has maintained its fifth-place status in the state for total personal income but fell to 19th in per capita personal income based on data collected for 2010.

    The rankings were released Wednesday by the U.S. Depart-ment of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, which analyzed personal income at the county level nationwide for 2010.

  • Vine Grove lacks interim chief

    As of Wednesday, an interim police chief had not been appointed in Vine Grove, but Mayor Blake Proffitt anticipates tapping a temporary chief to be named today.

    The city has been without a police chief for more than a week. Former chief Steve Manning, 60, was removed from the position last Tuesday after serving Vine Grove for more than four years.

    Proffitt said Friday he wouldn’t comment on why Manning was removed, and said the city does not comment on employee-related issues.

  • Project to grow young gardeners

    Janine Washle remembers when her mother used to give her and her siblings small garden plots to raise anything that interested them.

    Her mother inspected the gardens sometimes to teach her children lessons that helped turn Washle into a gardener for life.

    “I just remember learning so much,” she said.

    Washle, co-owner of CloverField Farm and Kitchen on Mount Olive Road near Hardin Springs, wants to give area middle and high school students the same opportunity.