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  • Truck tire breaks free causing death on I-65

    A 65-year-old man died Friday morning after a tractor trailer truck lost a tire that flew across the interstate median and crashed through his windshield.

    Sitane Souvannasing, originally of Laos but residing in Murfreesboro, Tenn., died from massive head trauma at University Hospital in Louisville, Hardin County Deputy Coroner Ken Spankenberger said.

    Souvannasing was a passenger in a box van carrying a delivery of Oriental vegetables north on Interstate 65 early Friday.

  • Man killed when semi tire hits windshield

    A 65-year-old native of Laos died Friday morning after a tractor trailer lost a tire that flew across an interstate median and crashed through the windshield of a delivery van.

    Sitane Souvannasing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died from massive head trauma at University Hospital in Louisville, Hardin County Deputy Coroner Ken Spankenberger said. Souvannasing was a passenger in a box van carrying a delivery of Oriental vegetables north on Interstate 65 early Friday.

  • HCS approves graduation dates, 2011-12 calendar

    Hardin County Schools set graduation dates for this year’s seniors and worked on next year’s school calendars Thursday at the board’s regular meeting.

    Central Hardin High School’s graduation begins at 7 p.m. June 2. John Hardin High School’s ceremony is at 7 p.m. the next day. North Hardin High School holds graduation at 6 p.m. June 4.

    A celebration for Hardin County High School’s program and GED students is set for 7 p.m. May 27 at Central Hardin High School.

  • Census: Teetering on a third state rep

    Hardin County residents might be able to make a case for three in-county state representatives based on census totals released last week.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, said he doubts that will happen, but he expects the 2020 census to give the county a third exclusive representative.

    Currently, Lee and Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, live in and represent the county. The state Constitution limits district sizes to about 40,000 residents  for each state representative.

  • Park worker's posts run gamut of Abe's life

    Scott Shultz’s current job seems cheerier than his last.

    As chief of interpretation, visitors services and resource management at the site where Abraham Lincoln was born, he tells visitors about an event that calls for back slapping and passing out cigars.

    As a guide at Ford’s Theatre, he talked about an event that calls for a handkerchief.

    “I told the story of the assassination every day,” he said.

  • Construction worker killed at job site

    A contract worker was killed Thursday in a construction incident at Fort Knox.

    The man, who was employed by Drywall Systems Plus of Murray, was working at the Warrior Transition Battalion construction site at the time of the incident. His name is being withheld until 24 hours after his family has been notified.

    Fort Knox emergency services responded to the scene shortly after noon. EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

  • Ortiz to return as Central Hardin's principal

    After brief duty at the Brown Street Alternative Education Center, Ron Ortiz will return to his position as principal of Central Hardin High School in July.

    In January, Ortiz was placed at Brown Street upon returning to Hardin County Schools from a year-long assignment at Fort Knox as part of his U.S. Army Reserve role. At Brown Street he filled a vacancy created by the mid-year retirement of Joe Welch, the previous principal.

    Ortiz, a lieutenant colonel, has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 27 years. He was deployed to Iraq for 11 months beginning in 2003.

  • St. Baldrick's event: Will shave head for cash

    Bald can be especially beautiful when it’s optional and done for a cause.

    Just ask any of the 50 Hardin County residents — including one female — planning to shave their heads at this unique fundraiser scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1851 Leitchfield Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Photos: Tree houses of tomorrow
  • New farmers get training in year-long series

    Everything area producers wanted to know about farming but were afraid to ask is available at the Hardin County Extension Service.

    The service began last month with a year-long series called FarmStart, designed to provide people who have farmed for fewer than 10 years with tips and tricks to be successful.

    The series costs $100, and the next session is at 8 a.m. Friday at the Extension Service in Elizabethtown. The following session won’t take place until mid-June to give farmers time to handle spring planting.