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  • 100 jobs coming to Grayson County

    LEITCHFIELD — Grayson County should see 100 new jobs by September.

    Gov. Steve Beshear, area officials and representatives of the California-based Plastikon explained expansion plans Thursday at Plastikon’s current plant in Leitchfield. It will buy another building and hire more employees.

    That’s a $6.35 million investment from the plastic mold injection business.

    That’s great for the economy of Grayson County, and it shows a lot of confidence in the Leitchfield-based operation, Beshear said.

  • JROTC competition under way at North Hardin

    Students from several states will converge on Radcliff this weekend to put skills learned in JROTC to the test.

    Students in the Seventh Brigade of JROTC will compete in a drill, marksmanship and academic competition Saturday and Sunday. Fifty-four teams from five states will gather at three Hardin County schools to take part.

  • Beshear: Special session could have been avoided

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday pulled few punches as he criticized the state Senate for adjourning without reaching a solution to balance the Medicaid budget.

    “They packed their suitcases and headed to the barn,” Beshear told a full house at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

    In response, Beshear has called a special session starting Monday to iron out the differences, promising to keep legislators on the job until the budget hole is filled.

  • Library programming meant to draw new patrons

    There are plenty of new brightly colored fliers at the library circulation desks.

    They promote one-time activities, such as lessons about operating e-readers.

    They also focus on new weekly activities. Tuesday nights are game nights at the library, aimed at entertaining and bringing together area families and bringing them into the library system. Saturday mornings mean story time, which can attract patrons such as busy working parents who don’t often get a chance to visit the library.

  • First sculpture revealed for Veterans Tribute

    Severns Valley Baptist Church was not only the site of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s maiden voyage Thursday, it was the spot where the first finished piece of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute was displayed.

    Rik Hawkins, interim executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, said the public viewing of the bronze U.S. Army soldier is a moment he has been eagerly awaiting to share. Local sculptor Rich Griendling, who designed the tribute, picked the soldier up Wednesday from the Bright Foundry in Louisville.

  • Little girl battling cancer embraced by community during her fight

    “We’ve seen her improve, and we know that’s important, and she’s tougher than nails. She’s tougher than cancer, and she’s going to beat it. She’s got to beat it.”
    — Wes Blair on his daughter’s fight against cancer

    Kelly and Wes Blair knew there was something wrong with their daughter when she showed no interest in any of her presents on Christmas morning.

  • Wake will return to the lake

    Although the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour declined to come back to Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake for a third consecutive summer, a major watersports event will return to the park this summer..

    The Lexington-based Bluegrass State Games have added wakeboarding and waterskiing to its roster of more than 30 sports for amateurs. Those events will be staged July 9-10 at Freeman Lake Park.

  • Photo: Waterway to heaven
  • EXCEL winner shares excitement of teaching

    The Meadow View Elementary School community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the ExCELence of one of its own.
    Laureen Laumeyer, a fifth-grade teacher at Meadow View, was honored at the ExCEL ceremony for Hardin County Schools. Sponsors of the award and local dignitaries gathered to recognize Laumeyer for her teaching abilities.

    ExCEL, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is an award presented in several school systems in the region. It is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake running through March

    Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraiser hopes to attract a lot of participants looking for an activity right up their alley.
    Bowl for Kids’ Sake, one of the main fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters,  is this month at Dix-E-Town Lane. Fundraising events are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. The same times will be used March 19-20 and again March 26-27. March 19 and 26 will also have midnight bowling.