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  • Special Response Team

    A smoky haze filled a vacant building. The smell of gunpowder lingered in the air. Insulation, plaster and wooden beams littered the floor and black cables and loose tiles hung from the ceiling.

    A line of officers in dark green tactical gear emerged from a dark kitchen. The man in front carried a handgun in one hand and a rectangular black shield bearing the word “police” in tall white letters in the other.

  • Joshua’s Dream Walk reaches state Capitol

    FRANKFORT — Just before noon Friday, underneath a sweltering sun, 15-year-old Joshua Kimble climbed the steps to the Capitol building, ending a 96-mile, eight-day journey of a lot of sweat, several blisters, some dancing and a few tears.

    Joshua, along with his father, T. James Kimble, his brother, Micah, and supporter, Cole Weed, completed what was dubbed Joshua’s Dream Walk. Joshua’s mother, Liz, drove behind her family as they travelled an average of about 12 miles each day since leaving Radcliff.

  • NAACP chapter organizes local demonstration

    A group of about 50 protesters crowded together Saturday on the steps of the Hardin County Justice Center singing “We Will Not Be Moved.”

    The Hardin County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People organized a demonstration to voice disapproval of ‘‘stand your ground” laws across the nation and the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman.

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  • Tour to educate public about dementia

    A demonstration at Allegro this week is aimed at helping caregivers and the public better understand the struggles and mentality of dementia patients.

    The sensitivity training involves use of a Virtual Dementia Tour. The free tour is available to the public Tuesday at Allegro on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Reservations can be made by calling Allegro representative Carolyn Williams at (270) 765-4414.

  • E'town resident honored as Reds' Hometown Hero

    Sgt. Anna Meade of Elizabethtown, a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, was honored Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds’ Hometown Hero.

    Meade was recognized during the second inning of the Reds’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team honors a military service member at each home game.

  • Change of command held for Army marketers

    FORT KNOX — The U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Sadowski Center.

    Col. Mark A. Rado turned over command to Col. Brian M. Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh takes over the ASB after commanding the 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Rado, who has served more than 10 years at Fort Knox in a variety of positions during his career, will stay at the post as he is being reassigned to Human Resources Command.

  • Corn crop thriving

    This year’s corn crop looks nothing like last year’s because of consistent rain and temperatures not remaining too high until this week.

    Local farmers hope ideal conditions keep up during the corn’s critical pollination stage.

    Parts of the crop planted earlier in the spring have begun the pollination process, during which moisture and mild temperatures are needed for optimal results.

    Kevin Mobley, who farms near Elizabethtown, is grateful for those conditions.

  • Masonic temple celebrates 100 years

    Morrison Lodge is celebrating a moment in history Saturday as the group’s meeting place and one-time community gathering area turns 100.

    The 190-year-old lodge has spent about 150 years in its current location at 125 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. The former building burned down, and the existing Masonic temple has stood for 100 years today.

    Members are marking the anniversary with a celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday at the historic building.

  • Taste of the Heartland fundraiser growing

    A local health clinic is offering the best of area culinary and visual arts in exchange for a helping hand for those in need of services.

    Tickets now are available for the annual Taste of the Heartland fundraiser event for the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties. The event’s popularity created the need to relocate to Pritchard Community Center this year. Taste of the Heartland is set for Aug. 9.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30. Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsorships for the event are available.