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  • St. James student's penny drive raises $2.6K

    A local middle-school student raised thousands of dollars to help organ transplant patients, one penny at a time.

    Parker Bowman, an eighth-grader at St. James Catholic Regional School, raised more than $2,600 for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life’s Satterwhite Fund, which assists organ transplant patients with medical expenses. Bowman led a penny drive at the school as a service project for his leadership position in the Kentucky Youth Assembly program.

  • Random draw selects more students for out-of-district enrollment

    A few dozen new students will be able to attend the district of their choice next year.

    The annual random draw for students seeking enrollment in out-of-district schools took place Wednesday afternoon with Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials at the HCS Central Office.

    HCS had 12 students apply to attend the district next year. EIS had 125 applications for the next year, representing 178 children. Families apply as a unit, and if a family is chosen in the draw, all of the children will attend the district.

  • Officials skeptical of Mayan calendar, end of the world suggestions

    Reports of the Earth’s death are greatly exaggerated, according to scientific and religious leaders.

    Friday has been marked as the next potential date for the end of the world based on some interpretations of a Central American calendar associated with the Maya.

    The ancient civilization marked Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the long-count period on its calendar.

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  • HMH to shut off Christmas lights tonight to honor shooting victims

    Hardin Memorial Health is unplugging its Christmas lights at its main campus on North Dixie Avenue and related facilities under its management to show its sorrow for the tragic shooting last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of more than two dozen people, including 20 children.

  • Living United: United Way moves past $970,000 in giving

    This year’s United Way of Central Kentucky campaign was the first in the local chapter’s history to forgo a monetary goal, and Executive Director Chris Wilborn said that choice was made to change perceptions and “set a new standard.”

    The campaign has so far netted $970,067.98 with a couple months left to go. Wilborn said the campaign will extend through February to give individuals and businesses every chance to make a contribution.

  • Louisville man arrested in Vine Grove in storage-unit burglaries

    A Louisville man faces multiple burglary-related charges after a Vine Grove police officer allegedly discovered him removing items from storage units off Ky. 313.

    Perry J. Probus Jr., 36, is charged with first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property less than $10,000, receiving stolen property less than $500, carrying a concealed and deadly weapon and possession of burglary tools.

    The Vine Grove Police Department received a complaint Sunday afternoon regarding a burglary from a storage unit at Vine Grove Storage off Ky. 313, Chief Kenny Mattingly said.

  • Salvation Army kettle donations up

    Salvation Army kettle collections are higher than usual for this time of the month as collections continue through Christmas Eve. The agency’s goal is to raise $80,000.

    Money from kettles reached $58,000, about 73 percent of the goal, by Monday, said Capt. Joseph May, Salvation Army service director for Hardin County.

    “We’re doing really well,” he said.

    The increase might have come because of a somewhat controversial practice the local organization is using for the first time, May said.

  • Radcliff swears in city council

    Surrounded by family members and rows of sparkling Christmas trees, Radcliff City Council spoke of renewal, hope and future prosperity.

    The council was sworn in for another two-year term Tuesday night following a Christmas-themed voting meeting at Colvin Community Center. The lone change from last year’s lineup was Jacob Pearman, a local pastor and former lawmaker who returned to the council after several years away. He previously served 11 years.

  • Bomb threat forces evacuation of Meade school

    A bomb threat forced an evacuation Tuesday of Meade County High School.

    Officials from the Meade County Sheriff’s Office responded to search the building while students were taken to the football field, according to WAVE-TV in Louisville. Phone calls to the Meade County Sheriff’s office were not returned Tuesday afternoon seeking additional comment.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers and officers from Louisville Metro Police Department also responded with dogs, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for the Elizabethtown state police post.