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  • Yard sale to offer miles of deals

    Deals are expected to stretch for 26 miles Saturday in the Cecilia area and beyond.

    The second 26-Mile Yard Sale hosted by the Cecilia Ruritan Club on Ky. 86 is set to begin at about 8 a.m. and stretch from U.S. 62 to U.S. 60, through Cecilia, Howevalley, Vertrees and other small communities.

    The event features yard sale booths set up for free in the yards of area residents and rented for those who don’t live in the area.

    The event is set to take place regardless of the weather.

  • HMH, United Way join forces to assist SpringHaven

    Hardin Memorial Health is working with United Way of Central Kentucky to benefit one of their partner agencies.

    The two have organized a day of service Friday at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter, in which more than 100 volunteers will clean, paint, repair and revitalize older portions of the shelter, said Tanya Thomas, SpringHaven executive director.

  • Jury awards family $7.2 million for defective cochlear implant

    More than four years after a 6-year-old girl was shocked by an implantable hearing aid, a federal jury awarded more than $7 million to the girl’s Vine Grove family.

    Brian and Michelle Sadler filed a civil complaint against the implant’s developer, Advanced Bionics, in August 2011 in the U.S. District Court of Western Kentucky. The complaint was filed on behalf of their daughter, Breanna, who has suffered permanent hearing loss.

  • Sheriff: Buffalo man shot during struggle over gun

    A family struggle over a gun Sunday night in a Buffalo home ended when a man was shot in the shoulder.

    Dennis Locke, 55, of Buffalo, was transported Sunday to a Louisville hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his upper shoulder, LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin said.

  • One piece at a time: Heuke family shares journey with autism

    Dylan Heuke is giggling hard at his own joke. His cheeks redden and he seems unable to stifle his laughter. His parents and siblings laugh with him and at his amusement. He finally regains his breath and slaps his mother, Amanda Heuke, on the back good-naturedly.

    “Good times,” he said, “good times.” And this sets the laughter off in everyone again.

    “I mean, he’s funny.” Amanda said. “Who would not want this around?”

  • Fort Knox develops artificial roosts to boost Indiana bat population

    Fort Knox has developed artificial habitats for the endangered Indiana bat and officials believe the efforts could assist in propagating the species’ population.

    Jimmy Watkins, a wildlife biologist with the Fort Knox Environmental Management Division, Natural Resources Branch, said the post installed 12 artificial bat roosts in forested areas on the installation, two of which have been confirmed for Indiana bat use.

  • Man seeks his rescuer after 46 years

    A former Elizabethtown man is looking for a police officer who helped save his life 46 years ago.

    Kevin Boyd of Wichita, Kan., was talking with a friend after recent mass shootings and the explosions during the Boston Marathon about what it means to be a true hero in the face of such an event.

    Boyd said a hero is not necessarily someone who is hurt intervening in such tragedies. It’s someone who goes above and beyond while helping others.

    He cited a hero from his childhood as an example.

  • Courageous runway: Cancer survivors, Old Navy raise money for research

    After watching her friend participate in a local fashion show, Natalie Detre decided to take a spin on the catwalk this year.

    “She looked like she had so much fun doing it,” Detre said.

    Detre fit right in with the other models, as they all have something in common: They all have faced cancer.

    The Cancer Survivor Fashion Show hosted by Old Navy was Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center. More than 20 participants modeled clothes and shared their stories.

  • Officials advise awareness during Derby, activities

    Bombings last week in Boston have some local officials on heightened alert in regard to Kentucky Derby activities.

    Fort Knox officials released anti-terrorism tips on the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division’s Facebook page to help soldiers and families keep themselves and others safe.

  • Ghost Out aimed at saving lives

    Twelve teenagers stood next to each other in a line that stretched across the Elizabethtown High School gym.

    Each held a light shaped like a candle.

    A man dressed like the Grim Reaper pointed at the teens one at a time. The lights in the candles went out. Two waiting first responders lowered them to the gym floor and covered their bodies with white sheets.

    An obituary for each young person was read matter-of-factly over the sound system Friday during a Ghost Out program at the school.