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  • E-scrap event returns in late April

    Hardin County government’s E-scrap event consistently has drawn crowds looking to discard old electronics and will return to Elizabethtown later this month.

    Hardin County residents who want to dispose of disabled or outdated electronic equipment, including computers and televisions, can take advantage of the annual collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant on Leitchfield Road west of Central Hardin High School.

  • Photo: Sonora residents celebrate Easter with sunrise service
  • North Hardin students to take part in national competition

    In July, while most of their peers will be enjoying their summer vacation, four North Hardin students will be headed to Texas for a national competition.

    Nyeisha Eaves, Danielle Elias, Heather Luce and Cassandra Redd will compete in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America STAR Events national competition July 6 through 10 in San Antonio. Redd will compete in the early childhood development competition while the others will compete as a team in the culinary competition.

  • Heart Association recognizes hospital

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for implementing quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer cardiac arrests.
    The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award was awarded last week, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing for Hardin Memorial Health.

  • Former E’town resident to appear on game show Thursday

    For former Elizabethtown resident Melissa Eggen Logsdon, the adage “Third time’s the charm” never has proven truer.

    After attempting to audition for Wheel of Fortune on two other occasions in Chicago, in June her third attempt at the Wheelmobile in St. Louis, where she now lives, landed her on the show.

    “I had been at the Wheelmobile all day,” Logsdon said. “I was so tired. I almost left, but persistence pays off.”

    Her episode airs at 7 p.m. Thursday. Locally, it can be seen on WLKY.

  • Partake in the power of purple

    Your preferred hue may be lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve or violet, but Elizabethtown Relay for Life wants to see those shades of purple splashed all over Elizabethtown early next month.

    From May 5-9, Relay for Life will be hosting Paint the Town Purple, a contest now in its fourth year, which encourages residents and business owners to decorate their homes and businesses in inventive ways to raise cancer awareness.

  • From triumph to tragedy and back again: E’town couple returns to Boston Marathon

    The thrill of finishing the Boston Marathon last April quickly gave way to horror for Rick Torres and his wife, Leslie, of Elizabethtown.

    The rush of overcoming the 26.2-mile trek for Rick was erased by two explosions near the finish line, which could be heard and seen from their nearby room at the Marriott Copley Place hotel.

    Three were killed, hundreds injured. Perceptions of the venerable race were forever twisted in waves of screams, smoke and shrapnel.

  • Quarry rezoning appeal set for Tuesday

    When the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown founded its organization 110 years ago, the women began a long line of community service today’s members carry on.

    “It’s important we give back to our community,” club treasurer Judy Meyer said as she organized checks to various community organizations early last week.

    The club will celebrate its anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. The public is invited to attend.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown celebrates 110 years

    When the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown founded its organization 110 years ago, the women began a long line of community service today’s members carry on.

    “It’s important we give back to our community,” club treasurer Judy Meyer said as she organized checks to various community organizations early last week.

    The club will celebrate its anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. The public is invited to attend.

  • Sprucing up the woodlands

    While some children were spending their Saturday playing soccer or sleeping in, students from Woodland Elementary School in Radcliff gathered to help spruce up a nature preserve.

    Each spring, students, parents and faculty volunteer their time to get the facility, including an outdoor classroom, ready for spring as part of the Spruce Up the Woodlands event for Earth Day.

    “It was much needed after winter,” said Sonja Beardsley, president of the school’s parent teacher association.