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  • Charges against Burke dismissed without prejudice

    Brent Burke has spent more than 1,000 days in the Hardin County Detention Center. The commonwealth’s attorney has attempted to prosecute him four times. Twice he heard his son accuse him of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

    Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Judge Kelly Mark Easton dismissed the charges against Burke without prejudice.

    Only members of the media were at the detention center to watch Burke leave, and even they didn’t notice as a pickup truck carrying Burke left the jail at 4:13 p.m.

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  • Concert to honor holiday, Civil War

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host the 150th year commemoration of the Civil War and celebrate Independence Day on Monday.

    The park honors the day with period and patriotic music by Saxton’s Coronet Band from 11 a.m. until noon at Sinking Spring Farm, 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    The band, which was organized in 1989, is named for an ensemble that performed in Kentucky for more than 60 years, from before the Civil War into the early 20th Century.

  • Hardin County receives recycling, hazardous waste grants

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County Government has once again received a pair of grants to help sustain two pillars in its environmental efforts.
    The Kentucky Pride Fund has awarded the county a recycling grant at $16,204.45 to benefit its recycling program and a household hazardous waste grant at $32,800. Both grants require a 25 percent match from the county in labor or money. Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said the county typically honors the match with available labor used for both programs.

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  • Major decisions made in dog mauling, incest cases

    Amid high-profile murder cases against Erik Buggeland and Brent Burke, two significant Hardin County court cases were resolved earlier this month.

    Howard and Linda Miller, a White Mills couple accused of owning a dog that mauled Karen Gillespie to death in November 2009, pleaded guilty June 15 in district court to harboring a vicious animal.

    Gillespie, 53, a retired librarian with the Grayson County Public Library, died from wounds sustained in the attack. The Millers previously claimed the dog that attacked Gillespie was a stray.

  • HMH approves fiscal business plan

    Hardin Memorial Hospital on Tuesday rolled out a budget considerably larger than last year’s offering, but officials said the year will be challenging as expenses have increased along with revenues.

    “I think what we’ve come up with is a very conservative budget,” said Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Elmer Cummings.

    The budget, which was approved unanimously, documents a surge in patient revenues to $212.8 million, a sizable jump over the projected $199.6 million for the current year.

  • Responsibility urged in face of fireworks law

    With Independence Day on the horizon, the availability of fireworks has spread considerably and a state law has allowed a broader sale and use of larger fireworks once illegal.

    But local fire officials and vendors said the freedom to purchase a full range of consumer fireworks — aerial devices such as bottle rockets, firecrackers and roman candles included — creates a greater sense of responsibility.

  • Swope Toyota contributes to area health clinic

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  • ECTC partners to bring educational facility to Leitchfield

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