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  • Alabama ‘horse whisperer’ holds local clinic

    Linda Joiner wanted to be a “better horsewoman.” Her friends wanted to brush up on skills needed to properly handle a horse.

    “Everybody, if you own a horse, it seems like everybody’s got a problem,” she said.

    Joiner, who worked to remedy the situation for her friends by hosting a horsemanship clinic Saturday taught by Cary Hardiman of Springville, Ala. Hardiman is a professional trainer who offers lessons at his stable, but travels for a few clinics a year.

  • Vine Grove remembers Christmas of yesteryear

    The Ghost of Christmas Past paid a visit to Vine Grove this weekend.

    The town hosted its annual Dickens of a Christmas event Friday and Saturday, taking attendees back in time to the era of “A Christmas Carol” through Victorian dress and carriage rides.

    Women in full skirts and bonnets and men in top hats walked through the streets of downtown as visitors lined up for toasted marshmallows, hot cider and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

  • Bicyclist killed in Radcliff collision

    A 25-year-old woman riding a bicycle died Saturday after being struck by vehicles on South Dixie Boulevard near Radcliff Elementary School.

    The Hardin County Coroner's office identified the deceased as Beverly E. Jeter, who lived in Elizabethtown but was in the process of relocating, according to Deputy Coroner John Clemons.

    He expects the cause of death to be ruled as multiple blunt force trauma.

  • Several cemetery plot items stolen in Hodgenville

    Several local families have experienced a Grinch already this season in an unlikely place – Red Hill Cemetery.

    Items recently were taken from several plots in the Hodgenville cemetery and although the decorations can be replaced, it’s a heartbreaking experience for families.

    “It makes you feel like you’ve been punched in the gut,” said Camille Turner of Magnolia, who lost items from her mother’s grave.

  • Grant to cover bulk of Radcliff parking lot redesign

    After concerns were raised about the funding source for a comprehensive overhaul of Radcliff City Hall’s 83-space parking lot, city officials have partnered with the state to finance the bulk of the redesign through grants.

    The parking lot’s reconstruction has been prioritized because stormwater runoff is pooling into the lot and draining into City Hall, which poses problems with black mold and mildew and creates a safety hazard for employees and visitors.

  • Road work impacts Gaither Station, Valley Creek areas

    Gaither Station Road will be closed early Monday and work on Valley Creek Road near Ky. 210 will complicate travel this week.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported contract crews are scheduled to pour concrete Monday on the westbound bridge deck over Gaither Station Road. The overpass is being constructed as part of the Ring Road extension.

  • Christmas Eve-Eve Celebration aims to feed hungry, encourage fellowship

    Food for those in need and toys for children are expected to be offered during the second Christmas Eve-Eve Celebration.

    Organizers are looking for sponsors for this year’s event.

    The celebration was organized last year as a way to encourage area residents to eat, have fun, spend time and listen to music together.

    It also provided dinner to those who might not otherwise receive a holiday meal, and Warm Blessings  provided rides to the event from the soup kitchen.

  • Glendale brings Christmas to the country

    Glendale offers its take on a quaint Christmas this weekend for those recovering from last week’s extended Black Friday blowout.

    Glendale Merchants Association once again will host its the Christmas in the Country event at noon Saturday with events to get children and adults into the holiday spirit.

    The festivities begin at noon with a parade featuring Santa Claus that runs down Main Street, Association President Mike Cummins said.

  • Church to recognize World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day recognizes those touched by HIV/AIDS across the globe, but an Elizabethtown church will remember those touched by an epidemic that reached its doorstep.

    Metropolitan Community Church in Elizabethtown is hosting a remembrance service 7 p.m. Saturday for World AIDS Day. The church will remember those who have lost their lives in the human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic as well as discuss the current state of HIV/AIDS.

  • Family donating to Hosparus after loved one's death

    Patricia Moore didn’t know everything Hosparus offers until her mother decided to stop battling the cancer with which she had been diagnosed.

    What Moore learned about Hosparus and its staff inspired her family to make a $10,000 donation to the organization.

    Moore and her family moved from Kansas into the Radcliff home of her mother, Pong Son Krouse, in May to spend the remaining two months of life with Krouse.