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  • HCS draft budget shows dip in general fund

    Hardin County Schools is starting the budget cycle for Fiscal Year 2013 with a general fund of $100.7 million, about $3.5 million less than what is appropriated for the FY 2012 budget.

    The budget cycle begins with a draft budget, which is an estimate of what the district can expect for the upcoming fiscal year. Not all of the necessary information is available at this time for the budget to become more specific.

  • Workshop offers help with college financial aid

    Those preparing to enter college this year can receive financial aid advice this weekend.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting College Goal Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center on campus. The event assists students in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a financial aid form required to attend most colleges, universities and technical schools.

    ECTC is one of  20 sites in Kentucky hosting the event.

  • EIS to host Community Night

    City school officials are looking to get the community at large involved in local educational issues.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is hosting School Community Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. It is planned to be the first of many community nights, each with a specific topic to discuss. Monday night’s meeting will explore the achievement gap between white and black students.

  • Burke responds to wrongful death suit

    Brent Burke issued a response to the wrongful death suit filed last month in Hardin Circuit Court on behalf of his two children and former brother-in-law.

    The man who has spent more than four years behind bars denied all allegations made in the complaint, which alleges three counts of wrongful death, death by a deadly weapon and loss of consortium for the deaths of his estranged wife, Tracy, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer.

  • Flex Films hosting job fair today

    Hiring is expected to begin soon at Flex Films’ Elizabethtown manufacturing facility, and the company is looking for employees to round out its workforce.

    Flex Films USA, a subsidiary of India-based manufacturer Uflex Group, is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

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  • CASA hopes to raise awareness, money with special concert

    An Australian musician, CASA of the Heartland and a Glendale restaurant are hoping music and food will raise awareness of — and money for — a good cause.

    Rick Price will perform at Tony York’s on Main in Glendale for the limited seating show from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday. Only 100 tickets at a cost of $30 are available in advance for the event, which includes heavy appetizers and dessert.

    “It’s the perfect setting for me,” Price said.

  • Fiscal Court approves waste mandate

    Hardin Fiscal Court placed a mandate in writing Tuesday requiring cities to dispose of solid waste at Pearl Hollow Landfill.

    The court approved the amendment to the solid waste ordinance, 7-2, with new stipulations.

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry offered additional language allowing any contract or franchise agreement with another landfill predating the passage of the ordinance to continue until its expiration, at which time the city in question would have to send its waste to Pearl Hollow Landfill.