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  • Celebration offers avenue for awareness

    Elizabethtown’s Heartland Festival is pliable in its purpose. While primarily an entertainment outlet for families on a sun-drenched Saturday, it also was a vehicle for awareness and fundraising.

    Of the more than 100 vendors who set up in Freeman Lake Park, churches and nonprofit organizations mingled in the mix to raise money for programming, give away prizes and bring attention to what they view as vital causes.

  • PHOTOS: Faces in unusual places

    Pareidolia n. —  the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist.

  • Stunt bikes, reptiles attract interest at Heartland Festival

    Hayley Maday lay still on the pavement Saturday morning under the glaring sun at Freeman Lake Park. Her eyes were closed and the next moments were uncertain as a shadow loomed over her face.

    Chris Clark, straddling a red mountain bike, inched closer. The front wheel of his bike suspended in the air like a marionette over his volunteer.

    By then, a crowd gathered to admire Clark’s makeshift stunt shop as he casually performed a bunny hop over Maday.

  • Photo:Ready for some football?
  • Dr. Vo hearing rescheduled for next month

    A federal court hearing for an Elizabethtown doctor facing multiple charges involving non-FDA approved intrauterine devices has been rescheduled for next month.

    Dr. Canh Jeff Vo, owner of Bluegrass Women's Healthcare, is charged with misbranding, smuggling, health care fraud and mail fraud.

    Originally set to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville, the proceeding was continued to Friday before being moved again.

    According to court records, the hearing now is scheduled for Sept. 6.

  • E'town man accepts rocket docket agreement in DUI pursuit

    An Elizabethtown man arrested earlier this month following a pursuit by state troopers is set for arraignment Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court where he has agreed to plead guilty.

    Robert J. May, 23, accepted an agreement Aug. 16 through the rocket docket program, which allows defendants to waive preliminary and grand jury hearings and agree to information that forwards their case to circuit court.

  • Be The Match to pitch at Heartland Festival

    This weekend’s festival-goers have an opportunity to save lives as they grab a funnel cake and take in live music.

    My KIA Cares and Be The Match will sign up potential bone marrow donors during Heartland Festival in the Park this weekend at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Karen Nevitt, a volunteer ambassador for Be The Match, said the goal is to find 500 potential donors at the festival.

    Sign-ups are from 5 to 10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nevitt said.

  • HCS seniors ready to sign up for new work ethic program

    Standing Thursday on the floor of a gymnasium at John Hardin High School, Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston asked the senior class to raise their hands if they knew what they planned to do next year.

    Although many students raised their hands, not all 235 did.

    Then Johnston asked the class to raise their hands if they wanted to be successful.

    The response was unanimous.

  • Love of dairy farming fuels state fair success

    Jordan Elmore’s success at the state fair can be traced to her parents’ decision to purchase dairy cattle.

    “It’s all I’ve ever known. It’s all I’ve ever done,” she said.

    Elmore, a senior at Central Hardin High School, showed the 4-H/FFA supreme champion dairy heifer and Kentucky Proud supreme champion dairy cow at the Kentucky State Fair. Elmore also won an FFA showmanship award and will compete nationally against other state champs.

  • Local speaker conducts three-part business seminar

    Jeff Peden said the crux of business success is to create a customer experience so sublime it transforms patrons into the organization’s personal evangelists.

    Peden, a Radcliff-based professional speaker and author with more than 30 years of business experience, is hosting a three-part seminar series locally in which he will explore and outline four core strategies all businesses should adopt to promote low turnover and perpetuate high productivity.