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  • Joe Diffie to headline Heartland Festival

    According to the artists’ websites, country singer Joe Diffie and Kentucky talent Olivia Henken will perform at the 2014 Heartland Festival the weekend of Aug. 23-24.

    A chart topper in the 1990s, Diffie is known for songs such as “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock From the Sun” and “John Deere Green,” as well as 13 albums and more than 20 top 10 hits.

    Along with performing his own hits, Diffie has written songs for Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Jo Dee Messina.

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  • $20M investment to yield 75 jobs

    A global suspension system manufacturer and supplier employing 450 Kentuckians will add 75 more jobs in Elizabethtown.

    Hendrickson USA, LLC intends to construct a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on North Black Branch Road. The job creation is part of a $20 million investment.

    “They liked what they saw,” said Rick Games, president of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation.

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  • Helping Hand to host 'A Night of Elegance'

    Helping Hand of Hope is looking to raise money with dinner and dancing.

    The organization hosts “A Night of Elegance” at 6 p.m. March 1 at Camp Nikao in Elizabethtown. The fundraiser supports client aid, which covers necessities including food, shelter and medical care for those served by the organization, said member Cheri Ellis-Reeves.

  • 10-digit dialing becomes mandatory

    Starting Saturday, those with a 270 area code will have to dial 10 digits to make local calls.

    The mandatory move comes at the behest of the Kentucky Public Service Commission, which developed a new area code, 364, in the region as the inventory of existing 270 numbers dwindles with the proliferation of wireless technology and economic activity. Dialing 10 digits is required to differentiate between the two area codes.

  • More Duke Brigade soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Annalise Jannetta eagerly waited for the doors to Fort Knox’s Natcher Physical Fitness Center to open Thursday, and for her husband, Mark, to enter.

    With family and friends of nearly 120 soldiers of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division gathered to welcome the soldiers home from deployment in Afghanistan. Another 120 soldiers returned Friday evening.

    Jannetta said she was excited to see him again after his first deployment.

  • Radcliff man arrested on various sex charges

    A Radcliff man was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with various sex crimes against a teenager.

    James R. Ogg, 31, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. If found guilty of the felony counts, he faces up to five years in prison.

  • Tax returns done for free

    A free income tax return preparation service returns Tuesday to the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

    The service is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in partnership with the IRS and provides free tax return preparation by volunteers. The service is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Appointments are required, said Janice Landi, AARP tax service representative, and time slots are filling up.

  • Local church hosts Gospel Musical to celebrate Black History Month

    When Pam Harper and the rest of the scholarship committee at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown set out to establish an event for Black History Month, they settled on a gospel musical – 28 years ago.

    This week the musical returns at 7 p.m. Friday to the church with the theme “Lighting the Way to Our Educational Future.” The free event also helps raise money for the church’s scholarship fund and is co-sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.