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  • Berger seen as reliable, positive presence at City Hall

    Just two months after taking over as mayor of Elizabethtown, Edna Berger is starting to leave an imprint on those in city government.

    Officials who work alongside her daily described her as a reliable decision maker and vibrant personality with a positive outlook.

    City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said Berger is a “vivacious” leader who has brought a renewed energy to City Hall, possessing a presence that brings people together through her eternal optimism.

  • Woman's mission to change her life highlights NAACP banquet

    This year’s Hardin County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet saw two changes in guest speakers a month before the event, which led the group to Joyce Hamilton, one of the founders of The Lord’s Supper soup kitchen in Radcliff.

    The leaders and visitors who gathered Saturday evening at Fort Knox’s Saber & Quill said they enjoyed Hamilton’s talk and thought the event was a success.

  • White Mills Baptist celebrates 175 years

    Olene Richardson began attending White Mills Baptist Church when she was about 7 years old. She remembers sitting in the front pew singing “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and kicking her legs, which didn’t reach the floor.

    The 78-year-old was honored Sunday as the earliest current member of the congregation as members and visitors celebrated the church body’s 175th anniversary.

    The pews of the building — dedicated in 1902 — were crowded Sunday as the church celebrated the occasion.

  • Photo: Homes on parade
  • ECTC project to share information about insurance

    It still brings tears to Jo Yates’ eyes when she thinks of it.

    An associate professor at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, she recalls a student who had a persistent earache during the semester she was in one of Yates’ classes. The student didn’t have health insurance, so she left the infection untreated. By the end of the semester, the student had lost her eardrum.

  • Walk raises Alzheimer's awareness

    Melinda Williams walked Saturday to help find a cure for the disease that killed her uncle.

    She was one of hundreds who joined the Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, which raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

  • Via Colori brings color to downtown E'town

    Kaylee Vance used sidewalk chalk to contribute to this year’s exhibition of local artists at Via Colori. The 7-year-old insisted on wearing her jeans designed to look like paint had splattered on them.

    Kaylee, of Bardstown, concentrated as she mixed shades of blue, purple and orange. She likes the way colors mix to create other shades. Her favorite color is purple.

    Her aunt, Amber Roberts of Elizabethtown, brought Kaylee and her brother, Ethan, to Via Colori as a fun way to spend the day together.

  • Jury finds Goodman guilty on 10 counts

    Steven Goodman hung his head Friday as Judge Ken Howard began reading the jury’s verdict in Hardin Circuit Court.

    When the judge was finished, Carolyn Edelen embraced friend Cheryl Wood with tears in her eyes and Jason Matz placed an arm around his fiancee’s shoulders.

    Goodman walked with his hands in his pockets as the bailiff took him into custody. Jurors found the 22-year-old Cecilia resident guilty in a series of robberies that took place the morning of Oct. 27, in the Big Spring community.

  • Lakewood Elementary unveils new fitness equipment

    Lakewood Elementary School celebrated a partnership with Project Fit America and Hardin Memorial Health on Friday afternoon by unveiling new fitness equipment.

  • True Value owner pledges to rebuild after fire

    Joe Frazier was awakened at about 5 a.m. Friday by Radcliff police.

    His 22-year business was burning.

    “That’s a terrible wake up call, that is,” he said.

    Firefighters responded to a blaze at True Value Hardware on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff early on the morning of what Frazier, owner, described as a bad Friday the 13th.

    Frazier thought the fire might have been electrical. The investigation was ongoing Friday.