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  • New Haven's Iron Horse Festival is Sept. 8

     The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is described as a family-fun event that truly has something for everyone.

    “There’s a good assortment of anything anybody wants,” said Linda Mattingly, secretary of the Iron Horse Festival committee.

    The festival will be held Sept. 8 in downtown New Haven. A 5k Run/Fun Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the Town & Country Bank lot. Admission is free.

  • Hardin County designated 'high trafficking area'

     The Office of National Drug Control Policy has designated neighboring Hardin County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which potentially could provide more funding and support to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    The task force consists of 10 full-time and two part-time investigators and covers Hardin, Grayson, Nelson and Hart counties. It has agreements to work in LaRue and Breckinridge counties, Director Ron Eckart said. He estimated about 85 percent of its cases are in Hardin.

  • Former Sonora principal dies

     A longtime principal in the Hardin County Schools system who died last week is being remembered as a firm educator with a sense of humor.

    Carl Henry Ford, 73, died last week after being ill with cancer. Ford taught at Upton Elementary School before serving as a principal there and then at Sonora Elementary School.

    Ford became principal in Upton in 1963 and moved to the position in Sonora in 1971, where he worked until his retirement in 1989.

  • PHOTO: New Power

     Hamilton Power Line Technician Mike Shelton works on a newly set utility pole On Salem Church Road in preparation for the new power lines. The work to the power lines in the Salem Church Road area is expected to last for two to three months.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE: Hike through Nature Preserve

     The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will conduct a public meeting 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the city council meeting room of City Hall, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville. The agenda for the meeting includes a presentation by KSNPC ecologist Martina Hines on flatwoods.

  • Recycling center closed through Tuesday

     The Renaissance Recycling Center, located on Water Street in Hodgenville, will be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    Solid Waste Manager Jill Gray said there will be "no door service" available; however, recyclables can continue to be placed in the wall slots of the building.

    If the bins become full, residents are requested to use the overflow trailers at the City Hall parking lot in Hodgenville.

    "If they can hold off until Wednesday, that will help out a lot," said Gray.

  • Pet therapy program plans Sept. 22 fundraiser

     The calming and healing power of animals increasingly is acknowledged by medical professionals.

  • Lincoln Days art show adds photography division

     In a little more than a month, LaRue County will host its annual festival: Lincoln Days.

  • Animal therapy program to be unveiled in September

    The calming and healing power of animals increasingly is acknowledged by medical professionals.

    That’s why Roger Biesel of Elizabethtown has founded a nonprofit organization aimed at pairing residents who can benefit from caring for animals with creatures in shelters that need homes.

    “It’s a universal issue,” he said. “What amazes me is that no one else has thought to do it.”

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