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  • ECTC promotes tsunami awareness, support

    Ryoko Myers of Elizabethtown and Tomoko Lynch of Big Clifty haven’t seen much lately on the news about the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, where they still have family and friends.

    It seems to them that coverage after the disaster quickly turned to concern about an unstable nuclear reactor and then faded away altogether.

  • Weather warnings issued in region; river pours into West Point

    Waters are climbing and already are overflowing roads and homes along the banks of the Ohio River at West Point.

    Residents are moving their belongings to higher ground and other locations to prevent water damage.

    West Point Elementary School will be closed Monday.

    Officials say the water will continue climbing until Tuesday, even if no more rain falls. And that's not happening, according to forecasters.

    The current line of rain and storms is stalling out over the area. Another 1 to 2 inches could fall before dawn, forecasters predict.

  • High water prompts road closure

    South Wilson Road in Radcliff has been shut down from Fairmont Lane to Shelton Road because of high water.

  • Berry proposes ‘lean’ county budget

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said his proposed $29 million county budget for 2011-12 is the second lowest in eight years.

    The budget does not require changes to the tax rate, which Berry said is the lowest in 20 years.

    He plans to present the budget to Hardin Fiscal Court at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Courthouse.

    By law, Berry must submit his proposed budget to fiscal court by May 1. Fiscal court must approve a budget by June 30. Berry said the county usually approves a budget in May.

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  • Thunderstorm, tornado warnings impact the area

    A pair of strong storm lines led to a series of late afternoon and early evening tornado warnings that included Hardin, Bullitt, Nelson and Grayson counties. All the tornado warnings have expired but the area remains under a severe thunderstorm warning and a flood warning.

    Damaging hail has been reported in Big Spring, Radcliff, Fort Knox and Lebanon Junction, according to some weather sources.

  • Continuous flooding in county causing property damage

    It’s good weather for ducks and fish.

    For people, the ongoing rain is causing headaches and property damage.

    A series of storms brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours, with 0.5 inches of rain on Friday and another 1.94 inches between midnight and 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Kentucky Mesonet weather station in Cecilia.

    The rains created high-water situations and complicated river flooding issues.

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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.