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  • Going Geek: Collecting and cosplay

    Many weekends, Aaron Taylor can be found hitting yard sales, surfing the Web or rummaging through boxes from his parents’ attic discovering treasures from his childhood.

    Many sci-fi enthusiasts, such as Taylor of Elizabethtown, have personal connections to their memorabilia collections and valid reasons for loving them.

    Around every corner of his office and home are bits and pieces of his collection, mostly Transformers and “Star Wars” merchandise.

  • Beating the Black Friday rush

    Roger Keith and his friend, Seth Phipps, set up camp at 2 p.m. Wednesday outside Sears at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown with a “24-hour kit,” including a tent, heater, lawn chairs and a cooler.

    Keith made the trip from Lebanon Junction to Elizabethtown for a 50-inch LED television, he said.

    He and his wife lost two televisions within a month, and Keith waited four months to purchase a new TV to secure a Black Friday deal, he said.

  • Puppy injured in Thursday wreck dies

    A 3-month-old puppy injured in a head-on collision Thanksgiving night on South Dixie Highway died from his injuries, according to his owner.

    Wookiebahr, a chocolate Shih Tzu, was seated on a lap in the passenger’s seat in a silver Ford Escape when a white Pontiac Grand Am collided with the SUV, according to officials.

    Wookie took the brunt of the Escape’s airbag, emergency personnel said, and he was transported from the scene by Hardin County Animal Control.

  • Thursday start affects Friday shopping

    An early start on Black Friday changed the traffic local stores saw during the official kickoff of the Christmas shopping season.

    Some stores opened earlier this year, pushing the first Black Friday sales promotions into Thanksgiving Day. With large retailers like Walmart and Target opening Thursday evening, other stores saw a change in the number of shoppers on Friday.

    Kohl’s opened at midnight Friday and manager Krista Shipley said its doorbuster sales brought in a lot of people.

  • Charity auction, Dickens this week

    Vine Grove residents plan to gather this week to support children in need and promote a sense of community.

    The annual auction for the Christmas for the Children program is Thursday, and Dickens of a Christmas is planned for Friday and Saturday.

    The auction supports the purchase of gifts for children in the community identified by school resource centers as needing help for getting gifts for Christmas. The money raised is used during a shopping trip with the children to buy clothes and toys.

  • Police seize letters

    More information has been released in the ongoing investigation of the apparent homicide of a Buffalo woman.

    Kentucky State Police obtained a warrant to seize letters from the LaRue County Detention Center believed to have been written by Abdullah Rahman White and Samantha J. Kolley.

    White, 36, of Radcliff, faces a murder charge in the Dec. 30, 2011, death of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen.

  • Hardin-LaRue Community Health Clinic before-after photographs

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  • Cecilia shines

    With Thanksgiving behind them, Cecilia residents welcomed the Christmas spirit Saturday with a parade and caboose lighting.

    A 15-year tradition, Christmas in Cecilia kicked off with a parade that included several tractors and emergency vehicles as well as Santa Claus and other costumed Christmas-themed characters.

    Long-time Cecilia resident Bob Owsley said “our little town” wanted to kick off the holiday season with something similar to events in Louisville and Elizabethtown.

  • Collins makes debut in Kentucky Opera production

    It’s that time of year for elves to enter popular culture and shopping malls, but for one Hardin County middle-schooler, a particular elf has been her focus for a couple months. And this elf wasn’t one of Santa’s helpers.

  • Going Geek: The Rise of the Geeks

    Coming Sunday: A look at the collections and costumes of sci-fi enthusiasts.
     

    It’s sometimes said geeks will inherit the earth. Look around, the takeover might already be happening.

    Between the boys on “The Big Bang Theory,” geek chic fashion trends, computer technology and super hero movies breaking box office records, geek culture has gone mainstream.