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  • Quarterly downtown development meeting set for Thursday

    Those who missed previous opportunities to weigh in on downtown Elizabethtown's future in the past can take advantage of another chance this week.

    The city in conjunction with the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting a downtown development meeting from roughly 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic State Theater.

  • Festival reflects Japanese diversity

    Those who descended on Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Saturday were treated to a taste of Japanese life.

    The Elizabethtown Japanese School celebrated its 25th anniversary by staging the Cool Japan Festival, an open house bridging American culture with Japanese customs.

  • Attorney files motion to reduce bond for woman charged with abuse

    Camilla Clark, 30, was indicted last month on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    She’s been lodged since Oct. 8 at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

  • Rineyville boy featured in national ad campaign

    A Rineyville boy is getting national spotlight as part of October’s Spina Bifida Awareness Month.

    Case Carr, 7, has been chosen as one of the featured faces in a national advertising campaign launched by the Spina Bifida Association to raise awareness for the condition.

    Spina bifida is a disorder involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings, which is caused by the failure of a fetus’s spine to close properly, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

  • Local farmer nominated for state honor

    Patrick Preston’s mother said he played with tractors when he was a child.

    He doesn’t remember that, but he does recall growing up on family farms in Hardin County and helping his uncle with farm work as a high school student.

    Now, the Glendale resident and his family have a farm of their own they have been buying in pieces from his father.

    “We’ve gradually started to establish it and build it up,” he said. “It’s good enough for us to call home.”

  • PHOTOS: Seven shades of gray

    Do not try to adjust your screen — there is no color. This is a kickback to old-school black and white photography where the elements, shapes and stark contrast in the photo grabs your attention, not the color. The black and white photograph has an entirely different meaning and feeling than its colored counterpart.

  • Photo: Out for a Sunday ride
  • E'town again signs on for 'Extra Mile' campaign

    For the second year in a row, Elizabethtown has joined a group of cities around the nation that want to spotlight individuals within the community who exceed expectations.

    Mayor Tim Walker has signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 1 “Extra Mile Day” in the city, which issues a challenges to residents to instill positive change in themselves, their families and communities by doing more than is asked of them.

  • Couple celebrates 66th wedding anniversary at E'town nursing home

    Rain, sleet or snow, Prudence Russell drives 23 miles every day from her home in Buffalo to Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Woodland in Elizabethtown to visit her 91-year-old husband, Ned.

    “She doesn’t miss a day,” said Paulette Hughes, nutrition services manager at Kindred.

  • Robust voter turnout expected

    Judging by the deluge of requests for absentee ballots, Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb is expecting a large voter response Nov. 6.

    “It’s going to be a big turnout,” he said.

    Four years ago, 65 to 67 percent of registered county voters flocked to the polls to cast their votes, and Tabb is predicting a similar turnout as Republican challenger Mitt Romney attempts to oust President Barack Obama.

    “I’m expecting the same thing,” he said.