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  • North Miles widening coming to an end

    Although weather delays slowed construction, state highway officials said an end to the widening of North Miles Street in Elizabethtown is near.

    The bulk of the construction — undertaken to widen the corridor of North Miles between Pear Orchard Road and Ring Road — should be finished by the end of the week, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    Jessie said crews should finish the final layer of paving by Friday if rain does not further alter the schedule.

  • Autumn's last days of glory
  • Bell ringers needed for Red Kettle Campaign

    The familiar sight and sound of red kettles and ringing bells arrive in Hardin County in just a few weeks, but volunteers are needed to make those bells sing.

    Salvation Army is scheduling volunteers to serve as bell ringers for the organization’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.

    “It’s one of our major fundraisers,”said Vickie Fischel, Salvation Army assistant service center manager.

  • E'town Council recognizes tennis commission

    The Elizabethtown Tennis Commission left an impression on the United States Tennis Association Kentucky awards this year, and Elizabethtown City Council on Monday recognized the commission’s efforts to represent the city’s growing presence in the sport.

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck in fair condition

    The Elizabethtown man injured in a wreck Saturday is in fair condition, according to the University Hospital in Louisville.

    Joshua D. Gray, 29, was injured after his motorcycle collided with a car near the I-65 ramp on U.S. 62 in Elizabethtown. He was flown by helicopter to the hospital.

  • Mackey a 'Farmer of the Year' finalist

    Ray Allan Mackey exudes modesty when talking about his farming career, which stretches back roughly four decades to the days he started tending to his father’s farm.

    Now Mackey’s individual farming process is being rewarded on a state level. He was named one of three finalists for “Farmer of the Year” by the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • LaRue student wins FFA photo contest

    Amateur photographers from across the region participated in the first Farm Foto Assignment photography contest at the National FFA Convention last Wednesday through Friday in Louisville and an area student was the winner.

    Felicia Hornback, a student at LaRue County High School, was selected grand-prize winner of the inaugural contest, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Hornback won $1,000 for her FFA chapter. Her winning photo, “Country Life,” captures a farm landscape during sunset.

  • Lincoln Heritage Trail expands

    The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail — the driving tour of historical sites in the state related to President Abraham Lincoln — is adding a few stops.

    Five addition sites now join more than a dozen already identified along a large swath of central Kentucky.

  • Glimpse of past is only a few clicks away

    Hardin County has changed a lot over the years.

    Unless you grew up here many decades ago, you wouldn’t know Elizabethtown High School once was planted on the ground near where Elizabethtown City Hall now stands.

    Or that what is now the county history museum on the corner of West Dixie Avenue and Mulberry streets once was a library. And before that, a post office.

    Or that where you now go to pay your vehicle taxes and pick up your registration in Elizabethtown was The Hub Store where residents shopped for a variety of items.

  • Start of construction of Fort Duffield remembered

    Visitors from across the state gathered Sunday to remember a Hardin County tie to the Civil War, a connection that began to take shape 152 years ago.

    FortDuffieldhosted a living history event to commemorate construction of the Union Civil War fort, which began in 1861. Spectators gathered to watch re-enactors engage in skirmishes, listen to a Civil War brass band and take in portrayals of Abraham Lincoln and Gov. and Mrs. John LaRue Helm.