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  • Where's Godzilla when you need him?

    Sometimes the scariest part of a horror movie is before anything bad even happens – you know, when people are relaxing around a campfire or gleefully splashing in the ocean.
    Cue the creepy music.
    Monsters of a sort lurk outside the borders of Kentucky and Hardin County. And they seem poised for invasion.
    Take wild boar, for instance. (Remember Hogzilla from a few years ago – the 800-pound wild-domestic cross that brandished a tusk of more than a foot long?) They’re rooting their way closer and closer to Hardin County.

  • Senior Life: Decisions and transitions of moving

    Independence and capability; no matter what stage of life we are in, we desire the feelings of being independent and capable of being on our own. We want that independence to take place in our own space, in our own homes.

    Our homes are the safest and most comfortable place for many of us. Living in our own home signifies our abilities and does not show our shortfalls.

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  • Saturday one of biggest days ever for county fair

    The Hardin County Community Fair ended Saturday on a high note, with one of the biggest crowds the fair has ever had, Fair Board President Larry Jaggers said.

    Attendance stayed around the average turnout for the week, but the last day of the fair was “one of the best Saturday nights we probably ever had,” Jaggers said.

  • Mullins elected KASA vice president

    A local educator has taken on a state leadership role.

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, has been elected as vice president of the Kentucky Association for School Administrators. This enters him into the cycle of leadership that will eventually have him serve as president-elect and then president.

  • Knox’s 3-star ready for new civilian life

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley soon will hang up his uniform as he prepares to return to the civilian world for the first time in more than three decades.
    The quick-witted and charismatic three-star commanding general at Fort Knox is retiring in the fall and begins the transition to his new life next month with a pair of farewell ceremonies — Aug. 12 at Fort Knox and another Aug. 19 at Fort Benning, Ga.
    “In 36 years, I’ve never gone to work,” he said. “I’ve just joined my teammates.”

  • Hardin County Fair: Good unclean fun

    Mud and motorized vehicles came together in one filthy and fun union Friday at the Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show.

    The Mud Sling helped to conclude this year’s fair in as messy a way as possible.

    Contestants in trucks, Jeeps and ATVs raced through a watered-down dirt track as fast as they could, slipping and sliding through the muck along the way.

  • Harry Potter: Record crowds flock to finale

    It’s been almost 12 years since the release of the first Harry Potter book in the United States, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Since then, the franchise has grown to include seven books and eight films.

    Now with the final film in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” setting box office records this weekend, many residents flocked to local cinemas to see the final installment and be a part of Potter’s wizardly world.

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  • Glendale hosts barbecue, chili cook-off

    Glendale is no stranger to street festivals, but Saturday’s was decidedly the sauciest of all.

    The Glendale Business Group hosted the Olde Time BBQ and Chili Cook-off at the park in Glendale on Saturday. Nine groups vied to place in four cooking categories, while those in attendance were happy to sample cuisine from everyone to put in their a vote for the Crowd Pleaser Award.

    This is the second year for the event, and the first time the business group has organized it. Ronnie Goodman with the group is glad to see it continue.