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  • Dow Corning celebrates 50th anniversary

    Lee Vickery is a third-generation employee of Dow Corning, following in the footsteps of his grandmother, mother and aunt.

    Vickery, who has been employed by Dow Corning for three months, said he often is asked if he is the son of Jo Vickery, who retired roughly 12 years ago.

  • Deadline looms for home loan program

    Some area homebuyers will have fewer lending options if federal lawmakers don’t intervene by the end of the month.

    Rural home loans guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture no longer will be available to residents of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and other parts of Hardin County beginning Oct. 1, the beginning of the federal fiscal year.

    Money for the program is allocated through the farm bill, which remains hotly debated in Congress on issues of food assistance and safety nets for farmers.

  • Company sues local restaurants

    A California-based sports production company has filed lawsuits against two Hardin County Mexican restaurants, accusing them of airing a 2011 welterweight boxing match without authorization.

    Lawsuits were filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court against the operators of El Camino’s Mexican Restaurant in Radcliff and El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant in Elizabethtown. The plaintiff is J&J Sports Productions Inc. in Campbell, Calif.

  • Jury finds Radcliff man guilty of sexual abuse

    After about an hour of deliberations, a Hardin County grand jury found a Radcliff man guilty Thursday afternoon of sexually abusing a girl younger than 12.

    Jose Vargas, 36, was indicted last November on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The jury found him guilty of one of those counts.

    The verdict came after the 12-member jury heard a day and a half of testimony. Among those to testify was the victim, who sat in the courtroom gallery between family members as Judge Ken Howard read the verdict.

  • CPE report included proposal of military advocacy group

    An education group recently proposed creating a military student advocacy group to address the needs of service members and their families who are continuing their educations.

    The recommendation was one of six the Postsecondary Education Work Group to the Military Spouse Task Force of Kentucky made to the Council on Postsecondary Education recently. The recommendations presently are in draft form and later will be presented to the task force.

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  • Organization to provide free lunch to police officers

    A new organization is hosting a free lunch for local law enforcement this Saturday in honor of National Thank a Police Officer Day.

    Hardin County Law Enforcement Wives formed this May after the shooting death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, founder Susan Smith said.

    The organization includes spouses of officers and deputies from Hardin and LaRue counties as well as the Louisville Metro area, said Smith, whose husband is an officer with Radcliff Police Department. She added several mothers of officers have joined, too.

  • Upton Days adds new events

    This weekend’s Upton Days includes old favorites as well as some new attractions for festival-goers.

    The annual festival begins tonight at 6 and continues until Sunday morning, with most of the events at the Upton Community Center. Among this year’s activities are two new additions, a Parent/Child Look-Alike Contest and the Redneck Games.

  • HMH, health department bring nutrition focus to Panther Place

    Local health organizations hope to spread healthy behaviors to the community after piloting a program with one group of students.

  • Salvation Army, CAC to take applications in October for Christmas need program

    The Hardin County unit of The Salvation Army in cooperation with the Community Action Council is accepting applications for Christmas assistance throughout October.

    Applications can be submitted at the Community Action Council office at 1111 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown.

    Those seeking assistance need to bring picture identification, Social Security cards for everyone in the household, birth certificates for children and documentation of monthly income and expenses for the household, including food stamp documentation.