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News for October 1

Vine Grove PD investigating robbery

Vine Grove Police are investigating after a robbery last week. Last Friday, police say 3 individuals entered into the Hometown Liquors store in Vine Grove, armed and wearing head coverings.

Police Chief Ken Mattingly says an unspecified amount of money, alcohol, and smoking products were taken during the course of the robbery. Mattingly says anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact law enforcement.

Hardin Co. extends Work Ethic Certification to elementary school students

The Hardin County Schools Work Ethic Certification program will now play a larger role in elementary schools. Students and teachers will have defined curriculum that will serve to highlight and focus the great eight standards of the program.

District spokesperson John Wright

More information about the program is available on the Hardin County Schools website.

Vine Grove man is the U.S. military’s 8th COVID death

A Vine Grove man was announced as just the 8th covid-19-related death for the U.S. military.

The Army Reserves announced this week that 1st Sergeant Mike Markins had died last week as a result of covid-19. According to a release, Markins served for 27 year in the military, active duty in the Air Force from 1990-1997, and in the reserves since 2000. He was awarded several oak leaf clusters during his service, including ones for Meritorious Service and Army Achievement. Markins had served in both civilian and military positions on Fort Knox. Markins was just 48 years old.

Radcliff school board candidate under fire for Facebook post

A Radcliff man running for the Hardin County School Board is being criticized after a social media post. An image shared by John Flanagan, a candidate for the Board of Education, began to spread through Facebook earlier this week that many have said promotes a negative stereotype of North Hardin. Flanagan, though, says it was rooted in sarcasm.

Additional posts made by Flanagan on his personal page also sparked criticism. Flanagan is running for division 1, which represents the schools in the North end of the county.

Grayson Co. manufacturer announces over 20 new jobs

Leitchfield will be seeing some new, high paying jobs in the near future.

Xtreme Fabrication, through Governor Andy Beshear’s office, announced Wednesday 25 new, high paying jobs for their Leitchfield facility over the next few years. In addition, the size of the facility will also expand, adding a 7,200 square foot addition to its existing building. The fabricator and machine shop will also see the addition of a new CNC plasma cutting machine.

The company has been doing business in Grayson county since 2007.

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