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  • Best of the blooms

    A group of three women huddle in front of a tiered platform, examining what is perched on the lowest shelf in front of them.

    “Looks pretty darn good,” Marie Miskell said.

    Another woman scribbles on a tag as the trio move on to their next subject.

    This is the practiced method for flower judging at the Hardin County Fair on Monday — hushed murmuring, rotating of vases, pointing of fingers at petals or stems.

  • Jail escapee arrested

    An escaped inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center was arrested Sunday night in Grayson County.

    Lonnie Ray Coy of Shepherdsville was arrested by Kentucky State Police and faces additional charges after being accused of escaping from the detention center on Thanksgiving by crawling with fellow inmate Joshua Nunn, of Edmonton, through a hole they had dug in fence corner.

  • Animal abuse case nearing trial

    Two Vine Grove residents each accused of more than 100 counts of second-hand cruelty to animals are set to go to trial Sept. 5.

    Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were released from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $2,500 unsecured bond each after being charged in March.

    Joyce McCarthy faces 105 counts, and Brian McCarthy faces 103 counts.

    Police said there is evidence more than 100 dogs in their home, mostly Chihuahuas, were living in unsanitary conditions without water available and were being sold.

  • Radcliff approves bid for North Wilson Road reconstruction

    Radcliff City Council approved the bid for the Wilson Road Bypass reconstruction project and also reviewed a site plan and zoning change for new housing units off Battle Training Road.

    During a special meeting Monday afternoon, the council approved a bid from Filcon Construction at $3,479,000 for the North Wilson Road reconstruction, which will be funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet — money that will be expended by the city and reimbursed by the state.

  • Photo: A clean sweep
  • Local hygienist to offer free dental screenings for students entering school

    Elizabethtown’s upcoming Second Saturday is offering a service not always readily available — free dental screenings for children.

    Rachel Todd, dental hygienist, will perform the screenings July 14 in the Downtown Square for those who need the check-up mandated by state legislation.

    House Bill 186 requires kindergartners and children of any age who are new to Kentucky schools — many who are children in a military family — to have a dental screening on record. However, this isn’t an easy thing for some.

  • Young Scout leaves mark on veterans cemetery

    Under the blistering sun Saturday, Benjamin West and fellow Scouts worked to honor the American flag, and to move West to the next step in scouting.

    West, 13, a Life Scout with Troop 221, built a flag retirement incinerator Saturday at Veterans’ Cemetery-Central in Radcliff for his Eagle Scout project.

    The project is the final step in earning an Eagle Scout rank, the highest in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

  • Volunteers bring church to retirement home

    Billy and Chris Wright’s church family is made up primarily of people with white and gray hair, who sometimes wear pajamas or housecoats into worship.

    Sometimes, the churchgoers fall asleep during service, but that’s all right, Chris Wright said.

    “A lot of them don’t even realize what they’re wearing, but it doesn’t make any difference,” she said.

  • Hardin County Government honored with two NACo awards

    County government has received national recognition for two of its services.

    Hardin County Government received two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties and is presenting them to two department heads this month. It’s one of two counties in the state to receive a NACo award.

    The county received awards for its recycling program and its roadway treatment system.

  • PHOTO: Kickin' up dust