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August 29th, 2019

Hardin County Schools will be holding a meeting at the central office tonight to vote on new tax rates. The Board of Education will discuss the possibility of increasing tax rates by as much as 4%. The Board held a public hearing to listen to concerns and thoughts about the new proposed rates last night.

Authorities in Meade County are searching for a missing inmate. Detention center officials say Mark Mullins walked off of job detail yesterday morning. Mullins was on a mowing crew in Brandenburg. Officials do not believe Mullins is dangerous or threatening. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Brandenburg Police.

An award honoring exceptional telecommunicators was awarded to a Hardin County woman at a meeting of the Hardin County Fiscal Court this week. Kendra Murphy received the Nice Award for Telecommunicator of the Year due to her above and beyond efforts on a 911 call. A call came in which appeared to be a pocket dial, but Murphy stayed on the line for over 45 seconds. At this time, a man was talking to a woman, who had the phone in her pocket. The man admitted to having killed someone, and said he was going to get his son from school and “no one could stop him”. When the man left, Murphy got other details from the woman, and called law enforcement. Officials managed to prevent the man from getting into the school.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is becoming the first community college in the state to offer an apprenticeship program. Those accepted will receive on the job training. It will be a 2-year, 2000 hour per year program. The costs are covered by the work-ready scholarship. More information on the program as well as an application can be found on the ECTC Facbook page.

The Community Health Clinic will be offering their annual fundraiser again this year, but under a new name. What was formerly A Taste of the Heartland is now A Healthier Heartland. The event will feature food, testimonials from those whom the clinic has helped, as well as a silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person. Doors open at 5 PM with dinner starting at 6:30. Reservations can be made by calling the Health Clinic, or by visiting

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