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  • Hardin County native featured in movie 'Lincoln'

    President Abraham Lincoln isn’t the only Kentucky native to grace the big screen in the movie bearing his name.

    Hardin County native George Helm Yeaman is featured in the movie as one of the Congressmen on whom the future of the 13th Amendment rests.

    The movie centers on the last few months of Lincoln’s life. During that time, he worked to convince congressmen and make deals with them to ensure passage of the constitutional amendment that would outlaw slavery.

  • Adults, kids and Elvis celebrate Christmas in the Country

    The first day of Christmas in the Country took place Saturday in Glendale.

    Children stood in line to meet Santa Claus while grownups spent time Christmas shopping in downtown stores.

    The man in the red suit is what keeps Lynn Braner and her family coming back every year.

    “Kids like to see Santa and Mrs. Claus,” Braner said.

    Along with getting a photo taken with Santa, children can write him a letter with the help of Mrs. Claus. The children receive personalized letters in return, Braner said.

  • Public transportation on agenda for input

    A public transportation system in Hardin County has been considered a pipe dream for years, but the Radcliff-Elizabethtown Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for insight on how to make such a system a realistic option.

    The organization is hosting a public transportation system implementation study forum at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the boardroom of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District on College Street Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Alabama ‘horse whisperer’ holds local clinic

    Linda Joiner wanted to be a “better horsewoman.” Her friends wanted to brush up on skills needed to properly handle a horse.

    “Everybody, if you own a horse, it seems like everybody’s got a problem,” she said.

    Joiner, who worked to remedy the situation for her friends by hosting a horsemanship clinic Saturday taught by Cary Hardiman of Springville, Ala. Hardiman is a professional trainer who offers lessons at his stable, but travels for a few clinics a year.

  • Vine Grove remembers Christmas of yesteryear

    The Ghost of Christmas Past paid a visit to Vine Grove this weekend.

    The town hosted its annual Dickens of a Christmas event Friday and Saturday, taking attendees back in time to the era of “A Christmas Carol” through Victorian dress and carriage rides.

    Women in full skirts and bonnets and men in top hats walked through the streets of downtown as visitors lined up for toasted marshmallows, hot cider and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

  • Bicyclist killed in Radcliff collision

    A 25-year-old woman riding a bicycle died Saturday after being struck by vehicles on South Dixie Boulevard near Radcliff Elementary School.

    The Hardin County Coroner's office identified the deceased as Beverly E. Jeter, who lived in Elizabethtown but was in the process of relocating, according to Deputy Coroner John Clemons.

    He expects the cause of death to be ruled as multiple blunt force trauma.

  • Several cemetery plot items stolen in Hodgenville

    Several local families have experienced a Grinch already this season in an unlikely place – Red Hill Cemetery.

    Items recently were taken from several plots in the Hodgenville cemetery and although the decorations can be replaced, it’s a heartbreaking experience for families.

    “It makes you feel like you’ve been punched in the gut,” said Camille Turner of Magnolia, who lost items from her mother’s grave.

  • Grant to cover bulk of Radcliff parking lot redesign

    After concerns were raised about the funding source for a comprehensive overhaul of Radcliff City Hall’s 83-space parking lot, city officials have partnered with the state to finance the bulk of the redesign through grants.

    The parking lot’s reconstruction has been prioritized because stormwater runoff is pooling into the lot and draining into City Hall, which poses problems with black mold and mildew and creates a safety hazard for employees and visitors.

  • Road work impacts Gaither Station, Valley Creek areas

    Gaither Station Road will be closed early Monday and work on Valley Creek Road near Ky. 210 will complicate travel this week.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported contract crews are scheduled to pour concrete Monday on the westbound bridge deck over Gaither Station Road. The overpass is being constructed as part of the Ring Road extension.

  • Christmas Eve-Eve Celebration aims to feed hungry, encourage fellowship

    Food for those in need and toys for children are expected to be offered during the second Christmas Eve-Eve Celebration.

    Organizers are looking for sponsors for this year’s event.

    The celebration was organized last year as a way to encourage area residents to eat, have fun, spend time and listen to music together.

    It also provided dinner to those who might not otherwise receive a holiday meal, and Warm Blessings  provided rides to the event from the soup kitchen.