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August 28th, 2019

Officials for several school districts are banding together to ease parents minds regarding a threat made online. A gaming chat room featured a threat against a school in Kentucky and a school in Arkansas. However, no school or school district was mentioned by name, and law enforcement as well as FBI considers the claim unsubstantiated. Students were sent home with a memo regarding the event, but officials say that the kids will be safe. The threat itself was not traced back to an individual in the United States.

Hardin County Fiscal Court approved new property tax rates for the year of 2019. General fund and road fund, as well as tangible personal property rates rose 4%. The motor vehicle tax remained unchanged. Representatives from the conservation district and the district extension board also presented their tax rates to the court.

Hardin Memorial Health received a donation from the wife of a grateful past patient. HMH Foundation member Mimi Hornback presented a $20,000 donation to the foundation at a special event yesterday morning. Hornback’s husband, Gentry “Lamonte” Hornback received treatment at another facility for the last few months of his life, and Mimi says the treatment at those facilities did not match the quality of the treatment he received at Hardin Memorial.

A new lead detective has been assigned to the case of Crystal Rogers. Due to the retirement of Detective Jon Snow, Chief Deputy Joedy Gilliland will be taking over the role. Rogers was reported missing on July 3rd, 2015, and her car and belongings were found abandoned on Bluegrass Parkway. No further information is known at this time.

There will be a public hearing tonight regarding potential changed to tax rates in Hardin County Schools. The hearing will take place at 6:00 at the Central Office. Citizens will be able to voice concerns or questions regarding the tax rate. The Board of Education will vote on the tax rates Thursday.

A Central Hardin High School student took home a big prize at the Kentucky State Fair. Savannah Weber, a Sophomore at Central Hardin, won first place in the State Fair Talent Classic. Savannah says she was honored to be able to be a part of such a talented group of contestants. She was one of three Hardin County high students to make it to the finals.

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