Hardin County

Regional
6:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Hardin County Man Indicted for Medical Marijuana Trafficking

A Radcliff man has been indicted for complicity to commit trafficking in medical marijuana that investigators believe was being shipped to Kentucky from Colorado and California.

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested 35 year old Henry Butler last month at his home. He was indicted by a grand jury last week. According to court documents, the U.S. Postal Service seized about $14,000 in cash that Butler was mailing to California.

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Education
1:38 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

One-Of-A-Kind Education Center in Hardin County to Offer New Pathways for Students

Hardin County Schools and WKU are partnering to create an Early College and Career Center. The partnership announced Thursday also includes Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

The result will be a new building where Hardin County school students can take courses in several career pathways, including engineering, manufacturing, automotive technology, media arts, and health sciences.

Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nanette Johnston told WKU Public Radio the center will offer students a new way to prepare for either the workforce or postsecondary education.

"We have to get out of this mindset that if you don't go to college you have to go to a vocational school. This is not a vocational school like you and I might be familiar with," said Johnston.

WKU faculty will teach classes at the Early College and Career Center during the day and college courses in the evenings once the high school students go home.

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Regional
9:03 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Hardin County Woman New Miss Kentucky County Fair 2013

Miss Hardin County, Jenna Walters, was crowned Miss Kentucky County Fair 2013 at a Saturday night pageant at the Galt House in Louisville. She beat out 90 other young women, aged 16 to 21 who were all winners of Kentucky county fairs and festivals during the past year. Walters' title brings with it $1,000.

The first runner-up was Miss Hart County Meighan Shumate, followed by Miss Southern Kentucky Fair Lacey Graham. The event was part of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows' 2013 Convention and Trade Show. The contestants were interviewed on Friday, while the swimsuit and evening gown portions of the pageant were held Saturday night.

Economy
7:15 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Elizabethtown Votes Down Liquor By the Drink Initiative

Voters in Elizabethtown have turned down liquor by the drink.

The News-Enterprise reports a liquor initiative failed Tuesday by 275 votes among fewer that 2,800 votes cast. Voters had overwhelmingly approved package liquor sales in October 2011.

Under commonwealth law, another referendum on liquor by the drink can't be held for three years in Elizabethtown.

Regional
9:25 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Hardin County Jail Escapee Back Behind Bars

A man who escaped from the Hardin County Jail has been captured. WAVE-TV didn't provide details, but said 23-year-old Robert Wilson was back behind bars.

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Education
2:21 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Defense Department Grant to Help Hardin County Schools Combat Dropout Rate

Hardin County Schools will use a $1 million  grant from the Defense Department to bolster dropout prevention efforts. The grant announced Thursday in Elizabethtown will pay for counseling programs for at-risk students, extended school services, and random drug testing at the district’s alternative school for troubled students.

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Regional
5:52 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Elizabethtown Couple Charged With Leaving Kids Home Alone

The couple told police they went shopping at Walmart. Police found the two-year-old and 11-month old children home alone after being called by a witness who saw the man and woman leaving.

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Agriculture
9:45 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Hardin, Larue, and Monroe Counties Added to Kentucky Disaster Declaration

The excessive heat and drought in Kentucky this summer have drawn natural disaster area designations for seven counties. Surrounding counties are also affected as well as two counties each in Indiana and Tennessee.

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Education
8:09 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Kentucky Spending Little to None on New Textbooks

Kentucky's teachers are being pushed to find more resources online as more and more textbooks become outdated and are not being replaced. The problem comes from an unforgiving state budget that has not allowed for full funding of textbooks in several years.

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Regional
4:27 am
Fri August 3, 2012

McConnell Wants More Resources to Fight Drugs in Hardin County

Meth is a growing problem in parts of our region.

Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is urging White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske to include Hardin County in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. That would mean more federal resources to combat illegal drugs in an area that has seen a significant increase in drug related crimes.

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