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  • Downtown development meeting set for Thursday

    Downtown development again will be a talking point in Elizabethtown this week.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting its quarterly downtown improvement meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the First Federal Gallery of the Historic State Theater.

    Visitors will receive updates on downtown projects and businesses and a forum will be opened allowing ideas to be shared for future growth.

  • Wear red dinner to educate women about heart disease

    Teran Ransom knows health advice from family and friends sinks in more easily than from public service groups. That’s why she and others from the Hardin County Extension Service are making heart health a family affair.

    Thursday marks the deadline to register for the Mommy and Daughter Wear Red dinner date, scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Extension Service on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • NAACP honors King, champions education

    Thelma White stressed a quality education and genuine love for learning are weapons that can be used to better society and fulfill the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Churches shine light on King's dream

    Quoting from the book of Genesis, the Rev. Michael Gibbons drew parallels between the life of Joseph and the mission of Martin Luther King Jr.

    In both cases, he said, the men were cast as dreamers and gained enemies for sharing those dreams with the world.

  • PHOTO: Heading home
  • Goodwill, good job

    After a career working in warehouses ended about six months ago because of a disability, Tracy Torres wanted to begin supporting himself and stop drawing Social Security income.

    Finding a job with a disability and no car was difficult until his Communicare case worker suggested the Elizabethtown man apply at a local Goodwill.

    “I was kind of nervous because I was on S.S.I. for a long time and I wanted to be independent,” he said.

  • Hardin County's fair queen captures state title

    Jenna Walters was contestant No. 86 out of the 91 young women competing in the Miss Kentucky County Fair on Jan. 12 in Louisville.

    Walters watched as 85 contestants got ready, practiced walking in their dresses and went before the judges.

    “You lose a little confidence because you’re like, ‘These girls have gone up before me. They look great and here I am,’” she said

    “It was intimidating going up against girls who had been doing it their whole life,” Walters said. “I had no idea I would win.”

  • HARDIN COUNTY'S MOST WANTED

    Local probation and parole officers are searching for a Radcliff man who has failed to complete his probation and also has failed to appear in court for a felony burglary charge.

    Dominique Flagg, 20, was indicted in November 2011 for first-degree burglary. The indictment alleges Flagg was armed with a handgun during the incident.

    Probation and Parole District 5 has labeled Flagg as an absconder and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office lists him among its most wanted.

  • Pride center opens in E'town

    Debi Fields didn’t come out as a lesbian to her family and friends until she was 37 years old because she was afraid they wouldn’t support her.

    Instead, she said she lived a life filled with anxiety, feeling there was something broken inside her.

    “It’s a struggle because you think there’s something wrong with you,” Fields said about the decision not to disclose one’s homosexuality.

  • King's crisis

    Sitting cross-legged with an acoustic guitar sloping across her lap, Joanie Cottrell staged her own sit-in demonstration inside her classroom.

    Staking out a tiny alcove in a semicircle of rapt third-graders, Cottrell led a rendition of “We Shall Overcome,” in which she encouraged students to add their own verses to reflect changes spurred by the civil rights movement.

    They eagerly chimed in with refrains of “freedom now is here” and “freedom is coming today.”