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  • Taiwan native finds a way to give back in the Army

    Spc. Kwanghsin Wang, 27, has accomplished quite a bit since he first immigrated to the United States in 1995.

    Born the son of a pastor in Taiwan, Wang traveled with his family to Dallas when his father relocated to a church there.

    “When I came to the United States, I didn’t speak English,” Wang said.

    For a while, he only knew only a few words and phrases, but just by being in an English-speaking environment and later taking English as a second language, Wang quickly learned.

  • Councilman faces ethics complaints

    A city councilman and a former candidate have filed complaints against Councilman Bill Bennett with the Hardin County Board of Ethics. The men accuse him of violating a code of ethics by supporting a lien amnesty ordinance despite having two outstanding liens against him.

    Marty Fulkerson and Arnold Myers have asked the board to investigate and render a ruling on whether Bennett violated any ethical boundaries in his decision making.

    The complaints are related to two liens totaling about $268 which Bennett paid last week.

  • ECTC grads place in national competition

    Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College graduates put their skills to the test and came out on top in the nation.

    Jeremy Dones won a gold medal in diesel equipment technology and Jacob Noel won a silver medal in industrial motor controls in the SkillsUSA competition in the summer. The competition tests students in their knowledge of their chosen technical field.

    Both Dones and Noel participated last year and performed well. Dones was asked to take part by his teachers.

  • St. Christopher celebrates furry and feathered Radcliff residents

    While churches generally are concerned with human souls, the focus shifted to other living things this weekend, which is why Leslie Cata was standing in the parking lot of St. Christopher Catholic Church with her two black Labradors.

    “I do believe in doggie heaven and I do want both of them to go there,” she said.

  • First Christian Church made Sunday about service

    In his 19 years with First Christian Church, Youth Minister Chris Kiger has seen lengths to which the church members will go to help.

    “Any time a need arises, this church steps up to the plate,” Kiger said. 

    Members of the Elizabethtown church shared this willingness to assist others Sunday in the church’s annual Day of Service. This is the third year the church has taken on tasks throughout the community. Kiger said it’s important for people to get “out of our comfort zone and serve,” he said.

  • Locals take part in national Life Chains event

    A collection of Hardin County residents exercised their rights Sunday while seeking a right they feel is missing for a vulnerable population.

    Local churches took part in the Life Chains event sponsored by the Right to Life Kentucky Heartland organization. Participants lined up along roadways in the county holding signs with assurances of help for pregnant women and pleas for abortions in the United States to cease.

  • Hudgin takes part in Honor Flight

    “It was wonderful, amazing,” said World War II U.S. Navy veteran Harry Hudgin, after returning Sept. 21 from the Touchstone Energy Honor Flight. “I just really appreciate Nolin RECC for the trip and for all this recognition.”

  • Chestnut sets world record at Radcliff egg-eating championship

    Joey Chestnut’s white Major League Eating T-shirt had become transparent and was starting to cling to his frame. It didn’t escape the notice of MLE Chairman George Shea.

    “It’s like a wet T-shirt contest gone horribly wrong,” Shea shouted to the crowd, as Chestnut and his fellow competitors voraciously tore through pan after pan of hard-boiled eggs in the pouring rain.

  • Coroner: Couple die in apparent murder-suicide

    When Bill Smith’s wife died earlier this year, his neighbors across the street, Wendy and William Bays, not only went to the funeral but brought him cookies and offered to cook him meals.

    Smith recalled frequently speaking with the couple in his driveway. Wendy Bays delivered mail, he said, and William Bays owned an appliance repair business and had worked on Smith’s appliances in the past.

  • Area falls under flash flood watch

    A flash flood watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday for Hardin and neighboring counties.

    The National Weather Service said heavy rains are expected for the same area which experienced Saturday's afternoon downpours. The official forecast calls for showers and possible thunderstorms delivering another inch today.

    As of 8:45 a.m. today, the Kentucky Mesonet recording station in Cecilia logged 1.6 inches of rain since midnight.