Kids kicked off Summer Reading Program with cool and sweet treat

Kids met Monday, June 3 for the first Summer Reading Programs date at the Rosiclare Memorial Public Library. It was a wonderful start to the summer program. The group had to move out of the library to the Fluorspar Festival Committee community room due to the great turn out of about 27 kids and many…

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National HIV Testing Day to be held June 27

  Thursday, June 27, 2019, is National HIV Testing Day. Heartland CARES, Inc. (HCI) is joining forces with other agencies to hold three simultaneous HIV testing events in local communities for National HIV Testing Day. First observed in 1985, National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is held each year on June 27. On this day, clinics, health…

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U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge at Paducah Bridge closure extended to early November

The U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge in Paducah will remain closed until late fall as an ongoing bridge maintenance and repair project requires additional work. The existing 30-day closure has been extended until approximately November 1, 2019, to allow for additional repairs Kentucky Transportation Cabinet inspectors deemed necessary to maintain the bridge. While maintenance…

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Adriana Armstrong takes title of S3DA Outdoor Target State Champion

By JD Ketten, Assistant 3D Archery Coach On June 8, Adriana Armstrong traveled five hours to Pekin, Illinois to take part in the first Illinois S3DA Outdoor Target State Championship. S3DA held three regional qualifiers (Norris City, Belleville, Pekin) earlier this spring. These qualifiers let students compete for a chance to attend the championship. Adriana…

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Wangola M. Forth

  Wangola M. Forth, 81 of Symsonia, KY, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her home. She attended Symsonia Baptist Church. Born Tuesday, January 25, 1938 in Hardin County, IL, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Mason and the late Monell (Lowry) Fisher. She is survived by her daughter, Bobbi Buchanan; husband,…

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Pritzker signs budget, revenue and capital improvement bills; Provisional bill establishing new, graduated income tax rates also signed

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the state budget and graduated income tax rates into law Wednesday during a ceremony at the Thompson Center in Chicago. The graduated tax rates will be applied only if voters approve a graduated income tax amendment in the 2020 general election. (Credit: BlueRoomStream)   By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News…

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OUT OF THE PAST – Aug. 17, 1961

Reprinted from the August 17, 1961 Hardin County Independent Front page headline — MEXICO LEADER IN PRODUCTION OF FLUORSPAR On a world wide basis, Mexico was first in fluorspar production during 1960 with 400,000 tons, nearly all of which was exported to the United States. Next in line was the United States with a production…

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CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker after Legislature adjourns: ‘Illinois is back’

UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 3 By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Minutes after the Senate put the final touches on first-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s sweeping legislative agenda Sunday, June 2, the governor addressed media and delivered a message: “Illinois is back.” “Today, the people of Illinois can be proud that we are putting state government…

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