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  • LaRue, NHHS take firsts in band quarterfinals

    LaRue County High School and North Hardin High School took the top prize in their respective quarterfinal competitions in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Competition over the weekend. John Hardin and Central Hardin each placed in the top three.

    LaRue County placed first in the Class AA East Quarterfinals at Bourbon County High School in Paris. North Hardin took first place in the Class AAAAA West Quarterfinals at Muhlenberg County in Greenville.

    Central Hardin followed in second place in Greenville.

  • Fire destroys barn on Hawkins Drive
  • Two blazes keep E’town firefighters busy

    Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to two working fires in less than 12 hours Monday.

    The department first responded to a barn fire at 724 Hawkins Drive just after noon while the second was after 7 p.m. at Trino’s Italian Restaurant at 2414 Ring Road.

    No one was in the barn at the time of the fire, but Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said at least five employees were inside Trino’s when they noticed smoke coming from the vents.

  • Quarterly downtown development meeting set for Thursday

    Those who missed previous opportunities to weigh in on downtown Elizabethtown's future in the past can take advantage of another chance this week.

    The city in conjunction with the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting a downtown development meeting from roughly 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic State Theater.

  • Festival reflects Japanese diversity

    Those who descended on Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Saturday were treated to a taste of Japanese life.

    The Elizabethtown Japanese School celebrated its 25th anniversary by staging the Cool Japan Festival, an open house bridging American culture with Japanese customs.

  • Attorney files motion to reduce bond for woman charged with abuse

    Camilla Clark, 30, was indicted last month on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    She’s been lodged since Oct. 8 at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

  • Rineyville boy featured in national ad campaign

    A Rineyville boy is getting national spotlight as part of October’s Spina Bifida Awareness Month.

    Case Carr, 7, has been chosen as one of the featured faces in a national advertising campaign launched by the Spina Bifida Association to raise awareness for the condition.

    Spina bifida is a disorder involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings, which is caused by the failure of a fetus’s spine to close properly, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

  • Local farmer nominated for state honor

    Patrick Preston’s mother said he played with tractors when he was a child.

    He doesn’t remember that, but he does recall growing up on family farms in Hardin County and helping his uncle with farm work as a high school student.

    Now, the Glendale resident and his family have a farm of their own they have been buying in pieces from his father.

    “We’ve gradually started to establish it and build it up,” he said. “It’s good enough for us to call home.”

  • PHOTOS: Seven shades of gray

    Do not try to adjust your screen — there is no color. This is a kickback to old-school black and white photography where the elements, shapes and stark contrast in the photo grabs your attention, not the color. The black and white photograph has an entirely different meaning and feeling than its colored counterpart.

  • Photo: Out for a Sunday ride