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February 6, 2020

The search for a missing Vine Grove man has ended. The Vine Grove Police Department posted yesterday morning that Willard McManis, an 81-year-old Navy veteran, had gone missing, and was entered as endangered due to the medication he required. Yesterday afternoon around 2 PM, the department announced that McManis had been found in another state, and that the search was cancelled. McManis was reportedly undergoing medical treatment after being located. The department wishes to thank all those who provided any leads for them to follow.

The Hardin County Animal Shelter has achieved pro-life status and is now classified as a no-kill shelter. A shelter is classified as a no-kill by not euthanizing for time and space. Only animals that are a danger to the public and animals who are unable to recover from health challenges are euthanized. Hardin County Government created a strategic plan in 2017 with the goal of the shelter becoming pro-life by 2021. According to Director of Animal Control Mike McNutt, 95% of animals that came through the shelter last year departed with a live outcome, which equals around 2,600 animals alive when they left the shelter.

The John Hardin High School FFA Chapter has received a $10,000 agriculture innovation grant from the Kentucky FFA Foundation. According to a release from Hardin County Schools spokesperson John Wright, the funds will help the school complete the conversion of what is believed to be the first hydroponic STEM lab in Kentucky. The system will raise crops including microgreens, peppers, tomatoes, and tilapia fish, which will supply the nutrients to the crops. Students with the FFA are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the project, including planting, harvesting, and marketing. The John Hardin High School cafeteria is purchasing the produce and serving it to the John Hardin student body.

The Radcliff Veteran’s Center will be holding a concert at the Historic State Theater to celebrate the release of their new record entitled “Lest We Forget”. The concert will take place on February 22nd. The record contains eleven songs, and talks about various aspects of the lives of the veterans involved in the project.

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