Hardin County’s Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking for their new location on Ring Road yesterday afternoon. Hardin County Deputy Judge Executive Daniel London says the project would not have been possible without a major price decrease on the property from the Islamic Center of Elizabethtown, who owned the land. The Islamic Center lowered the price of the land by $250,000 so Habitat for Humanity could purchase it. The new facility will contain the Re-Store as well as office space.
A member of the Hardin County Board of Education is stepping down. Board Vice Chair Andrea Palmer will vacate the position due to family relocation. District Spokesperson John Wright says the Board has 60 days to fill the vacancy. Applications for the position are available on the district’s website.
The Elizabethtown Police Department has arrested a man for assaulting his girlfriend. Kendrick Johnson was in an argument with his girlfriend when he wrapped his hands around her throat, restricting breathing and presumably cutting off blood circulation. Johnson was charged with strangulation and assault, and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.
The Larue County Fair continues today with events such as the dairy show and baby contests. The fair wraps up tomorrow starting with the beef cattle and rabbit shows. Also featured is the Miss Larue County Pre-Teen Pageant and the Miss Teen and Little Mister and Miss Pageants later in the day, as well as the District Youth Talent Show.
The Unity in the Community Back to School Bash will be taking place at Radcliff City Park this weekend. Spokesperson Nichelle Tucker says this is a completely free event for the public. The focus on this year’s event is health and fitness with special guest Savoy, of Savoy’s Fitness in Elizabethtown. For more information or to donate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.