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  • E'town resident honored as Reds' Hometown Hero

    Sgt. Anna Meade of Elizabethtown, a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, was honored Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds’ Hometown Hero.

    Meade was recognized during the second inning of the Reds’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team honors a military service member at each home game.

  • Change of command held for Army marketers

    FORT KNOX — The U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Sadowski Center.

    Col. Mark A. Rado turned over command to Col. Brian M. Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh takes over the ASB after commanding the 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Rado, who has served more than 10 years at Fort Knox in a variety of positions during his career, will stay at the post as he is being reassigned to Human Resources Command.

  • Corn crop thriving

    This year’s corn crop looks nothing like last year’s because of consistent rain and temperatures not remaining too high until this week.

    Local farmers hope ideal conditions keep up during the corn’s critical pollination stage.

    Parts of the crop planted earlier in the spring have begun the pollination process, during which moisture and mild temperatures are needed for optimal results.

    Kevin Mobley, who farms near Elizabethtown, is grateful for those conditions.

  • Masonic temple celebrates 100 years

    Morrison Lodge is celebrating a moment in history Saturday as the group’s meeting place and one-time community gathering area turns 100.

    The 190-year-old lodge has spent about 150 years in its current location at 125 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. The former building burned down, and the existing Masonic temple has stood for 100 years today.

    Members are marking the anniversary with a celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday at the historic building.

  • Taste of the Heartland fundraiser growing

    A local health clinic is offering the best of area culinary and visual arts in exchange for a helping hand for those in need of services.

    Tickets now are available for the annual Taste of the Heartland fundraiser event for the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties. The event’s popularity created the need to relocate to Pritchard Community Center this year. Taste of the Heartland is set for Aug. 9.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30. Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsorships for the event are available.

  • Rineyville man to offer ChiRunning clinic

    A Rineyville resident is hoping to grow the local running community while decreasing the number of injuries associated with the activity.

    Will Rivera is offering a free clinic on ChiRunning, a system that assists runners in changing their technique to minimize the amount of pain and injuries they receive from running. Rivera is working on earning his certification as a ChiRunning instructor and is using free clinics as experience to use toward completion of his certification.

  • Joshua's Dream Walk reaches Capitol today

    Supporters of Joshua’s Friends will be welcomed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, as the last leg of the Dream Walk ends on the steps of the State Capitol around noon today.

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  • Hosparus in need of volunteers

    Hosparus needs volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer free training sessions from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 6 at its Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Drive.

    Training will be available for Thrift Shoppe volunteers. Shoppe volunteers sort inventory, work the cash register and greet customers.

    There also is patient support training from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22 with lunch included.

    These volunteers spend time with patients and give families needed respite from caregiving. Hosparus needs volunteers in Hardin and surrounding counties.

  • City looks to sell downtown buildings

    The city of Elizabethtown has put out a request for proposals in an attempt to sell two buildings it owns in the historic downtown area.

    Officials hope a sale will increase business and quality of life in the area.

    One of the buildings, at 133 W. Dixie Ave., is across from the former Riders Men’s and Women’s Clothing store and the Hardin County History Museum.