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  • Joshua's Dream Walk reaches Capitol today

    Supporters of Joshua’s Friends will be welcomed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, as the last leg of the Dream Walk ends on the steps of the State Capitol around noon today.

  • PHOTO: Preparing to cruise
  • Hosparus in need of volunteers

    Hosparus needs volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer free training sessions from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 6 at its Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Drive.

    Training will be available for Thrift Shoppe volunteers. Shoppe volunteers sort inventory, work the cash register and greet customers.

    There also is patient support training from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22 with lunch included.

    These volunteers spend time with patients and give families needed respite from caregiving. Hosparus needs volunteers in Hardin and surrounding counties.

  • City looks to sell downtown buildings

    The city of Elizabethtown has put out a request for proposals in an attempt to sell two buildings it owns in the historic downtown area.

    Officials hope a sale will increase business and quality of life in the area.

    One of the buildings, at 133 W. Dixie Ave., is across from the former Riders Men’s and Women’s Clothing store and the Hardin County History Museum.

  • Health department fields bed bug complaints

    In the past six months, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department has investigated five complaints against Commonwealth Lodge in Elizabethtown for reported sightings of bed bugs.

    Four of the five complaints proved valid as bed bugs were identified, according to information obtained through an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise.

  • Soup kitchen's mission: Helping those in need in Radcliff

    It was a May night and Joyce Hamilton couldn’t sleep any longer, awakened by a dream that seemed too real to discard.

    “I had a vision that the Lord was telling me to feed the hungry,” she said. “Whenever God gives a vision, he gives a provision.”

    Her husband, Terriance, told her to go back to sleep. In the days that followed, he saw something in his wife that made him understand how serious she was about the direction their life soon would take: He saw compassion.

  • NAACP demonstration planned for Saturday

    A demonstration is planned for Saturday around the Hardin County Justice Center as the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shows support for the family of slain teenager Trayvon Martin and protests “Stand Your Ground” laws.

    Donna Smalls, acting president of the local NAACP chapter, said the organization’s goal is “to correct a tragedy and come together.” She said Martin’s death is a civil rights issue.

  • Deadline to participate in Heartland Festival Parade is July 29

    Elizabethtown officials are reminding residents the deadline is approaching to participate in the Heartland Festival Parade.

    Entries can include antique cars and tractors, car clubs limited to 12 vehicles, marching units, walkers, performing groups, floats, bands, horses and elected officials.

    The deadline is 5 p.m. July 29.

    Applications are available at heartlandfestivalinthepark.com. The application lists a fax number and mailing address at which it can be submitted. Residents also can return them to Elizabethtown City Hall on West Dixie Avenue.

  • Father, son among those charged with making meth

    A response to a domestic dispute Tuesday ended in the arrest of three people in Elizabethtown on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Darren A Dennison, 18, of Elizabethtown; his father, Shawn Dennison, 38, of Custer; and Darren Dennison’s girlfriend, Selena E. Ratliff, 18, of Elizabethtown, all were arrested and charged with manufacturing meth.

  • Photo: Start, hammer time