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  • PHOTO: Mowing away fall
  • Vine Grove donates infrared camera

    After the Vine Grove Fire Department bought a new infrared imaging system, the city had an outdated camera that wasn’t going to be used.

    That was until Bullard, a company used by many fire departments for fire-fighting gear, connected Vine Grove Fire Chief Steve New with a teacher from Rowan County Senior High School.

  • CKCF, CASA partner for endowment fund

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation and CASA of the Heartland are partnering to establish an endowment fund for the long-term benefit of CASA.

    “CASA provides an extremely valuable service in our community and is fortunate to have a great staff, board and volunteers,” said Al Rider, president/CEO of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. “Now they focus on a new dimension in fundraising: looking long-term by starting an endowment fund.”

  • Advance registration deadline approaching for New Year’s run

    The early bird deadline for the South Central Bank 2014 New Years Dash 5K Run/Walk is Friday.

    Those who register in advance can take advantage of a discount and run for $25. The dash, which is being hosted by the city of Elizabethtown, is $35 the day of the event. Children 10 years old and younger can race for free.

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said around 65 people had registered in advance as of Monday. The city hopes to attract a crowd of 350 for its second outing.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Bernice Scott creates a white Christmas of her own

    The pieces on the dining room table rest perfectly.

    There’s a church and a barbershop, as well as a post office, courthouse, merry-go-round and many other red-trimmed white structures. Sprinkled among the many buildings in Bernice Scott’s Christmas village are Hallmark figurines of people, animals, a skating rink, snow-covered evergreen trees and a train.

  • Hobby keeps couple in pines and needles

    When some people vacation in Florida, they come back with souvenirs or a tan, but when the Yateses vacationed in the Sunshine State, they came back with a hobby.

    Elizabethtown resident Nancy Yates discovered pine needle basket weaving at a community gathering near her family’s vacation home in Florida.

    She then taught the Native American art form to Virgil, her husband of 57 years.

  • Rolling Fork River claims three lives

    Five people have been killed in flooding caused by a strong storm system that swept through most of Kentucky over the weekend, authorities said Sunday.

  • Photo: Taking a Sunday flight
  • Fiscal Court approves sewage ordinance

    Access to sewage disposal will be required for certain types of facilities in unincorporated parts of Hardin County.

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Friday approved an ordinance that outlines requirements for sewage disposal and treatment in unincorporated parts of the county. Nine types of developments must connect to an existing centralized sewer system if they’re within 300 feet of a government-owned collection site, such as a manhole.

    A first reading of the ordinance was earlier this month.

  • Day care transforms for holiday season

    For one Flaherty woman, Christmas is not just a holiday: It’s a magical time of year and she uses her experiences to help make it magical for the children at her day care center.

    Brenda Morris – or Ms. B, as the children call her – transforms her house into a vast display of Christmas finery including two themed trees, figurines galore and pictures of Santa Claus House from her time as a resident of North Pole, Alaska.