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  • 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.

  • Fairground fun
  • 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.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Cheddars

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Cheddar's Casual Cafe
    Location: Beside Kohl's off North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown
    When will it open? This fall
    Service provided: With a variety of offerings, including salads, steaks, ribs and sandwiches
    Number of employees: Expected to employ close to 175

  • Birds of a feather

    When David Giles moved from Florida back to Radcliff, he needed a project to keep busy, so he chose to beautify his mother’s back yard. He moved some lawn decorations, including a bird bath and bird feeder from the front yard and strategically placed them.

    Giles’ mother, Virginia Goffinet, lives in a lot adjacent to the Sav-A-Lot in Radcliff, so the view from her back porch is the side of the store. She welcomed a change.

    “I love that,” she said of her new scenery.

  • Southbound U.S. 31W Bypass ramps at 62 to close for work

    Motorists traveling the U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown should be aware of limited access to U.S. 62 beginning Wednesday. The southbound exit and southbound entrance ramps are closed through July 29.

    Contract crews are removing and replacing old pavement on the ramps as part of the U.S. 31W Bypass Rehabilitation Project.

    Lane reductions also remain in effect both directions as removal of concrete continues in preparation for resurfacing of the bypass from Ky. 1136 — New Glendale Road — to just north of Ky. 1357  — St. John Road.

  • Passport leaders tout changes

    Passport Health Plan representatives said the organization and the health care business are undergoing changes, but users shouldn’t see any difference in the care they’re receiving.

    Representatives of the Louisville-based organization met with The News-Enterprise’s editorial board Thursday to discuss changes made by the nonprofit organization, a managed care Medicaid provider, since it was the subject of a state audit released in November.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Ringle has experienced multiple facets of war

    Sgt. 1st Class Tony Ringle has witnessed atrocities up close. He’s waded through new cultures, protected government officials and survived on the barest of necessities.

    And it all can be traced back to his thirst for adventure. A Central Hardin High School graduate, Ringle knew college was not in the cards when he left high school and he had little interest in local industries. 

    “Working in factories was not an option,” he said. “Fast food was not an option.”

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