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  • Central, John Hardin top Pulaski band competition

    Two Hardin County high school bands found success in Pulaski County this past weekend, just two weeks away from state competition.

    Central Hardin High School was named Grand Champion at the Pulaski County Invitational, and John Hardin High School came in second overall in the competition.

    Both schools received first in their classes.

    Central Hardin Band Director David Centers said he’s very proud of the band’s accomplishments. But Centers said he’s most proud of the hard work done by the students to prepare.

  • Mother indicted for criminal abuse

    A 21-year-old Radcliff mother's indictment on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse is based on allegations she burned her 2-year-old child with a cooking pan.

    Samantha L. Liedtke was arrested July 3 and released Aug. 29 on a partially secured $25,000 bond, according to Hardin County Detention Center online records.

    Court records indicate Liedtke is compliant with her bond conditions, which stipulate she is not allowed to have contact with children younger than 18 years old without direct parental supervision.

  • PHOTO: Beautifying a park entrance
  • Pets, owners celebrate Blessing of the Animals

    St. Christopher Catholic Church welcomed many visitors of the quadrupedal variety this weekend for a special service.

    St. Christopher offered the Blessing of the Animals service Saturday at the church in Radcliff. Dogs, cats and their  owners came out in the morning to celebrate the relationship between people and their pets.

    The service coincides with the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, who is considered the patron saint of animals in the church.

  • LaRue County couple finalist for farming award

    Ryan and Misty Bivens had no roots in Hodgenville when they began farming there in 2002.

    They have had plenty of well-wishers 10 years later.

    The couple and their two children, Cyrus, 4, and Avery, 1, have been named a finalist for the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farm Family contest.

    The organization presents the award annually to a couple younger than 35 who have shown strong farm management skills, consistent financial growth and involvement in Farm Bureau and the community.

  • Photos: Pulling for a cure
  • Three indicted in connection with child rape

    Two Hardin County men and a woman were indicted last month on charges relating to an alleged rape of a child younger than 12 years old.

    Todd H. Livingston, 49, of Rineyville, was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse. Dean M. Tinsley, 44, is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.

  • Greer, Jantzen square off again for 27th District House seat

    State Rep. Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, squares off against a familiar opponent for his 27th District seat next month.

    After reclaiming his seat by less than 150 votes in 2010, Greer again faces Payneville Republican Dalton Jantzen in the November general election.

  • Hundreds walk for Alzheimer's

    Hardin County residents and beyond turned out in hundreds to find a cure for a disease that causes crippling memory loss.

    The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s was Saturday morning at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Almost 400 participants registered for the walk by Friday, far surpassing the goal for the event.

    Elizabeth Betts, relationship manager for the association, said it was “amazing” the community showed up in such large numbers to support the cause.

  • Focus on finance: Tax credits for small businesses

    Question: As a small business owner in today’s economy I need all the help I can get. Are there any tax credits that can help me out?