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  • E'town to rock in the New Year

    Sleep is optional this New Year’s Eve in Elizabethtown.

    The city plans to ring in 2013 in high fashion, hosting a party on New Year’s Eve that will give way to a 5K (3.1-mile) run or walk to help residents start their resolutions off right just hours later on New Year’s Day.

    The city’s Red Carpet New Year’s Eve Party will envelop the Historic State Theater, bringing an end-of-year bash downtown.

  • Radcliff City Council work session canceled

    Radcliff City Council canceled its 1:30 p.m. work session today.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said at least two council members had called in sick and would be unable to attend today's meeting, which jeopardized the council's ability to reach a quorum, a majority of the council required by law.

    The city's agenda only contained one item for discussion: Potential changes to the policies and procedures handbook regarding holidays. The meeting would have closed with updates from the mayor and city council.

  • E'town man arrested for abuse, growing marijuana

    An investigation into alleged child abuse led to police discovering a marijuana-growing operation in an Elizabethtown home.

    Michael J. Murray, 33, was arrested Sunday on charges of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or younger, cultivating marijuana fewer than five plants, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said police responded to Murray’s Tami Court address following a complaint by the child’s mother.

  • Family wins honors in extreme cowboy racing

    The Green family members might not be driving cattle on the range, eating beans out of a can or sleeping under the stars, but they are among the top extreme cowboy contenders in the nation.

    The sport was organized under the Extreme Cowboy Association in 2009 when hall-of-fame rodeo rider Craig Cameron thought there should be a horseback-based sport based on tasks that would be expected of cowboys, who rarely climb down from their mounts.

  • Area man to lead foundation at WKU

    Hardin County native Donald Smith has been named president of Western Kentucky University’s College Heights Foundation by the foundation’s board.

    The foundation manages private money given to WKU, intending to increase the fund and use it for scholarships, and special projects and programs.

    Smith works at the college as associate vice president for development and alumni relations and as executive director of the WKU Alumni Association.

  • Cecilia man honored for service to Kentucky Farm Bureau

    A local man has been honored for decades of dedication to agriculture.

    Kenneth Hayden, who lives near Cecilia, received the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual award for distinguished service Friday.

    Hayden, a former Hardin County Schools board member, won the award at the county level after serving on the board of the local organization for 47 years, attending more than 40 state conventions and serving on many committees for Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Photo: He sees you when you're driving
  • Feeding America to mark 30 years

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is celebrating 30 years of making sure no one has to go to bed hungry.

    The food bank formerly known as America’s Second Harvest is hosting a birthday ceremony and reception at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the volunteer center at 300 Peterson Drive.

    The celebration, which is open to the public, includes tours of the facility. Visitors will be entered for a chance to win prizes between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Officials: Use rates, costs hurdles for public transit

    Local officials say they are interested in studying implementation of public transportation in Hardin County, but the cost and avenues to finance a system are unknown, leaving room for concern.

    Some expressed openness toward a cost-sharing approach for public transit but others said city budgets are too constrained for a commitment to a partnership.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said since he took office two years ago, few residents have approached him wanting a public transportation system, but he doesn’t consider silence as an absence of need.

  • Medal of Honor recipient honored at Fort Knox

    Tom and Romayne McGinnis listened to the superlatives about their son and walked up to the glass display, looking at his full-sized likeness encased inside, cloaked in uniform.

    Hailed as a hero by the U.S. Army and President Barack Obama, Ross A. McGinnis is a model of heroism during the modern war on terror. The couple said it is hard to describe their feelings about their son’s legacy but said the likeness will stand as a three-dimensional tribute to his memory.