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  • Sprucing up the woodlands

    While some children were spending their Saturday playing soccer or sleeping in, students from Woodland Elementary School in Radcliff gathered to help spruce up a nature preserve.

    Each spring, students, parents and faculty volunteer their time to get the facility, including an outdoor classroom, ready for spring as part of the Spruce Up the Woodlands event for Earth Day.

    “It was much needed after winter,” said Sonja Beardsley, president of the school’s parent teacher association.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown celebrates 110 years

    When the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown founded its organization 110 years ago, the women began a long line of community service today’s members carry on.

    “It’s important we give back to our community,” club treasurer Judy Meyer said as she organized checks to various community organizations early last week.

    The club will celebrate its anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. The public is invited to attend.

  • FACES & PLACES: Hardin County Hang-outs: Double L Grocery

    Double L Grocery stocks a little bit of everything. Customers can purchase a loaf of bread, hardware and hunting supplies at the western Hardin County store. The store also fills a role in the community as a live-music venue.

    Musicians filled the store with the sounds of bluegrass and gospel on a Saturday evening in mid-April for Lucy’s Saturday Night Jam.

    The weekly jam began as an outdoor event last year as a result of conversations between the Lucas family and local musician Jackie Dixon and his family, store co-owner Lucy Lucas said.

  • Four Hardin County residents arrested on manufacturing meth charges

    Four Hardin County residents were arrested on manufacturing methamphetamine charges in two separate cases Thursday night into Friday morning.

    John Andrew Grimes, 35, of the 400 block of Wonderland Cavern Road in Cecilia, and Michael Eugene Jewell, 34, of the 6000 block of South Dixie Highway in Glendale, were taken into custody after Hardin County sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle Jewell was driving.

  • Former Radcliff resident competes on Food Network show

    When it comes to passion for her career, Dee Davis Dotson has a spoonful to share.

    The 1994 North Hardin High School graduate and owner of Dee-liteful Bites in Memphis, Tenn., puts her passion for food to the test during a Food Network competition show, “Food Court Wars,” which airs at 8 p.m. tonight.

  • PHOTOS: Children hop to it at Easter egg hunt
  • Calf captured safely by teen owner

    When Imari Doyle was startled from her sleep Saturday morning, she put on her boots and ran out of her house.

    Her calf, Lilly Mae, a 1-year-old black Angus, escaped overnight from a corral at her home on Springfield Road in Elizabethtown.

    “The top of the cattle gate was bent with the lock still on it,” Imari said. “I think she jumped the gate.”

  • Photos: Crews work WK Parkway crash
  • Calf returned unharmed to owner

    A calf and her owner have been reunited after Elizabethtown police and residents spent part of Saturday searching for the escaped animal in residential neighborhoods. 

    Imari Doyle, a student at Central Hardin High School, said her cow escaped overnight from her home on Springfield Road. The animal is a school project for her FFA club.

    Lilly Mae, a 1-year-old black Angus calf with tag A09, was captured in a residential neighborhood near the U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown. She was returned unharmed.

  • From triumph to tragedy and back again: E’town couple returns to Boston Marathon

    The thrill of finishing the Boston Marathon last April quickly gave way to horror for Rick Torres and his wife, Leslie, of Elizabethtown.

    The rush of overcoming the 26.2-mile trek for Rick was erased by two explosions near the finish line, which could be heard and seen from their nearby room at the Marriott Copley Place hotel.

    Three were killed, hundreds injured. Perceptions of the venerable race were forever twisted in waves of screams, smoke and shrapnel.