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  • Bowling to be added by HCS high schools next school year

    Hardin County Schools hopes its newest sport will strike up some interest among students.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved the addition of bowling as a competitive sport for high schools at its Thursday meeting. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will sanction the sport next school year and will allow teams to compete for a state championship.

    With the board’s approval, a boys’ team and a girls’ team will be offered to students at Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin high schools.

  • Probable cause found in Hines case

    In a court hearing Friday, Kentucky State Police revealed a few details of the murder investigation following the death of Toni M. Ballard earlier this month.

    Commonwealth’s attorneys met the burden of evidence in a pretrial conference for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with murder, said Hardin District Judge John Simcoe. Because Hines remains in jail, prosecutors have 60 days to obtain a grand jury indictment, Simcoe said following a court hearing at the Hardin County Justice Center.

  • FCC's FamJam moved to church

    A First Christian Church community event planned for Saturday has been moved to the church's location at 401 W. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown. The congregation rents space at Elizabethtown Christian Academy.

    FamJam will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature games, a hunt for 10,000 Easter eggs, crafts and various other activities. Picnic lunches also are available.

    For more information, call 765-4994.

  • Judge finds probable cause in Hines' murder case

    District Judge John Simcoe said Commonwealth attorneys met the burden of evidence in a pretrial conference Friday for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with shooting and killing his neighbor, Toni Ballard.

    That gives the prosecutors 60 days to indict Hines because he is in custody, Simcoe said after evidence was presented to him at about 9:15 a.m. today at the Hardin County Justice Center.

  • More competition means summer job seekers need 'soft skills'

    The summer job outlook for students out of school doesn’t reflect a lagging economy in most ways.

    The only exception might be more competition coming from adults in the job market, said Tommy Wheatley, regional program manager of the Lincoln Trail area of the Office of Employment and Training.

    Unemployment might be contributing to more adults than usual seeking fast-food jobs that make up the greatest opportunity young people have of landing summer jobs, Wheatley said.

  • All lanes open on I-65

    All lanes on Interstate 65 through Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties are open now that bridge work is complete at mile points 64, 70, and 81, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    Detours also are not needed for vehicles with wide loads, according to the news release.

  • Paul, Guthrie visit county for speeches and community service

    Kentucky politicians from local, state and federal levels converged upon Hardin County on Wednesday during a Lincoln Trail Area Development District meeting.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, both Republicans, each explained their political beliefs and actions when called to make speeches.

    Away from the microphone, the two said the visit gave them a chance to connect with the constituents they represent.

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  • Mystical faeries writer visit Radcliff store today

    Best-selling writer of Harlequin young adult romance Julie Kagawa will be at The Bookstore in Radcliff on Saturday to sign copies of her book series “Iron Fey.”

    Kagawa was born in California, lived in Hawaii and now resides in Louisville.

    She’s always enjoyed making up stories.

    “I remember when I was little I used to take blank sheets of paper, fold them into a book and fill them with illustrations,” she said.

  • Army axing Accessions Command

    A military organizational decision means the loss of 487 positions at Fort Knox.

    The Army Accessions Command will be inactivated by the end of fiscal year 2012 as part of the Department of Defense and Army efficiency reviews, according to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense.

    The decision, announced late Wednesday, means the loss of two generals and 65 other military positions, 130 civilian Department of Defense positions and 290 contract positions. The number of jobs lost will be less because some positions are vacant.