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  • Cancer survivors gather for dinner, fashion show

    Several dozen cancer survivors and caregivers gathered at Pritchard Community Center to celebrate another day.

    At the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Dinner and Fashion Show, event organizer Holly Cairns walked the room Sunday, accommodating diners and talking with guests.

    During the dinner, 12 other cancer survivors gathered on stage behind a curtain, preparing to model for an Old Navy fashion show.

  • Moody's assigns double A rating for county bonds

    Hardin County government has again obtained a high rating for more than $11 million in bonds that will be sold this week to finance construction of a new government complex near Ring Road and Patriot Parkway.

    Moody’s Investor’s Services has assigned an Aa2 rating to the two general obligation bond issues, one for $10 million and another $1.375 million. The $10 million bond issue is tax exempt, and the two bonds will be financed up to 25 years.

  • EPD to crack down on solicitors

    A wave of complaints from residents tired of door-to-door solicitation has caused Elizabethtown Police Department to review its policies on the practice.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller and Sgt. Merle Young said the department is confident in the process set up to manage door-to-door solicitors, but it will be more diligent in enforcing those policies going forward.

  • E'town approves real estate option for Ring Road acreage

    Following a closed session Monday evening, Elizabethtown City Council approved a real estate option with Aulbach Pence LLC on nearly 6 acres of property on Ring Road.

    The purchase price for the land, which sits near Heartland Elementary School and First Federal Savings Bank, is $1,197,000.

  • Bucks for Bright Ideas looking for inventive minds

    Budding inventors and creative thinkers alike may find the tools they need to turn concepts into workable businesses or sellable products through a contest open to local residents.

    The annual Bucks for Bright Ideas, a public and private funded venture, is taking applications for ideas and inventions. Roughly $30,000 worth of professional services is up for grabs for the chosen winners.

    The contest is open to applicants within the 28-county Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, which includes the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center in Elizabethtown.

  • A port to prosperity?

    An economic development tool in Meade County should be open this fall, providing millions of dollars in revenue through the agriculture industry by offering a regional grain market for local farmers.

    The Meade County Riverport is being developed in the Brandenburg area on the Ohio River and will be used by area producers to market, process and store grains, such as corn and wheat, said Joe Wright, chairman of the Meade County Riverport Authority.

  • Crews begin work on Vine Grove water system overhaul

    A massive overhaul of Vine Grove’s water infrastructure has begun.

    Crews with Horsley Construction Inc. began work in late March and are installing more than 150 valves, 50 fire hydrants and 33,000 feet of 6-inch pipe throughout the city. More than 350 households will benefit from the improvements with increased water flow and pressure, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    “This should put the water system in the best place it’s been in decades,” Proffitt said.

  • Study names HMH most affordable in state

    Health care costs continue to rise for patients, but one agency has ranked Hardin Memorial Hospital the most affordable option in the state.

    HMH finished atop the rankings in a study developed by Nerdwallet, a consumer research company that provides data analysis for areas such as education, health care, insurance, investments, mortgages, shopping and travel by comparing prices to help consumers find the best options for their money.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    The final day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is April 21.

    Eligible Kentucky voters must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and live within the state for a minimum of 28 days before the election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

  • Election filings: May 20 primary

    The deadline to file for most public offices passed Tuesday afternoon. This updated list of candidate filings reflects information from the Hardin County Clerk and the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office.

    The primary election will be conducted May 20.