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  • County to honor veterans Saturday

    In the spirit of remembrance, Hardin County will salute its veterans Saturday at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.

    The 15th annual Hardin County Veterans’ Day Celebration launches from the Vine Grove Fire Department at 10 a.m. with a parade. Local veteran Ralph Reese serves as grand marshal, said Vine Grove Events Coordinator Donna Broadway.  

    The parade ends at Optimist Park, where a formal ceremony is at 11 a.m., Broadway said.

  • Spouses turned soldiers

    Jessica Caito stood slightly apart from a pack of military spouses, adjusting the unfamiliar feel of heavy armor on her back.

    “My kids told me I’d be an awesome mom if I did this,” said Caito of her two children, ages 5 and 7.

    While she juggled body armor Wednesday at Fort Knox, she is juggling family life in the midst of a deployment. Her husband, Sgt. Heath Caito, is stationed in Afghanistan with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

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  • Community organizations host holiday bazaars

    The area’s holiday shopping season is in full swing with several opportunities to purchase local goods this weekend.

    The Sonora United Methodist Women host the organization’s first holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the former Sonora Elementary School at 629 Broadway St.

    “We thought it would be a good way to raise money for our missions,” member Susan Riggs said.

    The Sonora United Methodist Women support various charitable causes throughout the year, including children in other countries, Riggs said.

  • Filing season opens for 2014 elections

    Filing season for the 2014 election opened Wednesday and just a few local candidates made the trip to the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    At the county level, four candidates filed Wednesday in three races. In addition, one candidate made a trip to Frankfort to file for a judicial position.

    According to County Clerk Kenny Tabb, that number is low for the first filing day of an election season, which sees local, state and federal offices on the ballot.

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  • Wreaths Across America to adorn graves of 3,000 vets

    Volunteers plan to place 3,000 wreaths on the graves of veterans this holiday season in Radcliff.

    The Kentucky Patriots are collecting donations for Wreaths Across America — a nonprofit founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

    This year will mark the fifth ceremony held at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. The program is set for Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Police seize 900 pounds of marijuana from Taylorsville home

    Area police seized nearly a half ton of marijuana and more than $11,000 in cash Monday night when officers busted a “stash house” in Taylorsville near the Nelson-Spencer county line.

    Hector M. Serrano, 25, and Gabael S. Suarez, 22, each face a charge of trafficking in marijuana more than 5 pounds in connection to the bust. Police believe they entered the country illegally.

  • Best of both worlds: Farm-City Day features town tour

    The annual Farm-City Day serves as a bridge between two worlds in Hardin County. Former Hardin County Sheriff Martha Thomas has attended for years, and does what she can to promote the event, she said.

    “It helps foster good relationships between the city and the county,” she said.

    Tuesday’s annual Farm-City Day began with glimpses of Elizabethtown facilities and ended with recognizing Thomas for her work in the county. Participants also heard from a supporter of a local food movement.

  • Town & Country space to gain new tenant

    A club specializing in the sale of natural, locally grown food is relocating to the site of a former downtown staple.

    The Heartland Whole Life Buying Club is leasing the former Town & Country clothing store building on Public Square in Elizabethtown and will open Nov. 30 in its new home on, said Serena Erizer, a club founder.