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  • Crossing paths with a legend: Fraley recalls dugout talk with baseball hero

    The bus that would roll into into Bill Meyer Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., in the fall opened an endless field of opportunity when Charlie Fraley was a youngster.

    The bus carried baseball legends.

    Among them were Joe Black, Elston Howard, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe and Larry Doby.

    And Jackie Robinson.

    All those baseball players, and many more, were part of a barnstorming team of black stars who toured the southern U.S. to make extra income once their Major League seasons had ended.

  • Credit for giving: Beshear signs bill approving tax break for farmer donation to food banks

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill Tuesday to provide an incentive for farmers to donate to food banks, which local officials believe is a benefit to donation centers in a strong agricultural community such as Hardin County.

    “It just makes sense all the way around,” said Don Fulford, executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.

    The food bank, at 313 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, supports Western Kentucky, which contains a large network of farmers, Fulford said.

  • Hatmakers ready for busy Derby season

    Terri Pfeiffer and John Thompsett have been too busy in recent years to go to the Kentucky Derby, but they’re still catching notice in the stands and even among celebrities at the event.

    The owners and milliners for Hataritaville design and decorate a variety of hats year-round including headwear themed or made for Easter, college teams and steam-punk.

    Some feature sweeping dyed ostrich feathers and netting, others have simple bows and flowers over their wide brims and some sport only a fleur de leis sewn on the sides.

  • Seeking shelter: Red Cross simulation to prepare residents for disaster situation

    Residents throughout Hardin County are encouraged to take shelter in June.

    The American Red Cross has scheduled a disaster shelter simulation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    The facility is supposed to be set up as if there was some kind of disaster and residents needed to take shelter outside their homes, with cots, refreshments and everything else that would normally be provided to displaced residents.

  • Attorney General's Office files lawsuit against E'town doctor

    The state attorney general’s office has filed a civil lawsuit against an Elizabethtown doctor who also faces federal felony charges in the alleged use of foreign, non-FDA approved intrauterine devices.

  • United Way seeking new facility to call home

     

    United Way of Central Kentucky continues to expand its financial presence and its physical presence in Hardin County needs to follow suit, said Executive Director Christopher Wilborn.

  • Yard sale means deals, community

    Robert Rumsey of Elizabethtown laughed and said his wife would divorce him if he didn’t take her to check out deals Saturday at the second 26-Mile Yard Sale hosted by the Cecilia Ruritan Club on Ky. 86.

    The sale stretched 26 miles along the road in residents’ yards and business and church parking lots to give vendors and shoppers a convenient place to haggle over items.

  • Fort Knox health clinic could open by 2017

    Fort Knox could have a new health center by 2017.

    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, said the Army is expected to replace Ireland Army Community Hospital with a new full-service ambulatory health clinic, offering an assortment of outpatient medical services, by 2017. Groundbreaking is expected next year.

  • Allegro raises money for Alzheimer's Association

    The lawn in front of Allegro on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown was decorated Friday with balloons and tables where women in Derby hats and others enjoyed food and music.

    The business’ sixth annual Derby Dash N Dine to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association raised nearly $1,200.

    Community Director Steve Sanford said the cause is important to Allegro officials because Allegro has a neighborhood of residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and because the disease seems to be a growing problem as society ages.

  • Listening session addresses troop reduction

    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith said the decision to shrink the U.S. Army by 80,000 soldiers is one steeped in careful strategy but will force inactivation of at least eight brigade combat teams.

    Smith, commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox, led a community listening session Friday to encourage leaders outside the gates that the post is positively leveraged to benefit from the drawdown of forces from 570,000 in 2010 to 490,000 by the end of 2017, a directive issued as overseas wars in Afghanistan and Iraq come to an end.