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Back to School Bash at the school today until 5 p.m.

The Back to School Bash is being held today (8/11) at Hardin County Schools from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.   Teachers and staff were all smiles today. There was an upbeat in the air all hoping for a fresh start to a new school year. Parents and students lined up outside the doors before…

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Illinois Aug. 5 – 14: 10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies

10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies begins Friday, Aug. 5  Tax on eligible items will decrease to 1.25% from 6.25% from Aug. 5-14 By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Friday and lasting through Aug. 14, the state will reduce its sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent…

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New Contract Approved for Cave-in-Rock Ferry

  Two-year contact provides $3.3 million for ferry service PADUCAH, Ky. (June 30, 2022)  — The Cave-in-Rock Ferry will continue to provide regular service under a new two-year contract. The new agreement will keep the Cave-in-Rock Ferry operating on the regular 16-hour a-day schedule from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The Cave-in-Rock Ferry connects KY…

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DONE DEAL: Ferry contract agreement complete

Photo and article courtesy of The Crittenden Press Marion, KY 6-30-22   Negotiations ended last night and a contract for the Cave In Rock Ferry’s operation was approved. It will be formally finalized today.  Crittenden County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom said last-minute work between local leaders, the ferry operator and the two states prevented a temporary…

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Back 2 School Illinois Launches “We Appreciate Teachers” Statewide Contest to Celebrate & Support Educators During COVID-19

Fifteen Winning Illinois Teachers Will Receive Free School Supplies for their Students Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families with free school supplies each year to help them succeed in the classroom, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2022 We Appreciate…

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Hardin County Independent wins two awards in 2021 SIEA Better Newspaper Contest

    2021 Christmas photo of sisters, Heather Rash and Jennifer Rash Lane, who run the Independent. Heather and Jennifer are daughters of former editor/publisher Julia Hurford Farley and granddaughters of former editor/publisher Noel E. Hurford and wife Betty. — Desi McBee photo. By Jennifer Lane Editor/Publisher In March 2021, I entered the Hardin County…

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