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  • Couple celebrates 66th wedding anniversary at E'town nursing home

    Rain, sleet or snow, Prudence Russell drives 23 miles every day from her home in Buffalo to Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Woodland in Elizabethtown to visit her 91-year-old husband, Ned.

    “She doesn’t miss a day,” said Paulette Hughes, nutrition services manager at Kindred.

  • Robust voter turnout expected

    Judging by the deluge of requests for absentee ballots, Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb is expecting a large voter response Nov. 6.

    “It’s going to be a big turnout,” he said.

    Four years ago, 65 to 67 percent of registered county voters flocked to the polls to cast their votes, and Tabb is predicting a similar turnout as Republican challenger Mitt Romney attempts to oust President Barack Obama.

    “I’m expecting the same thing,” he said.

  • Last class from Glendale High hits a milestone

    Glendale High School’s last graduating class hit a golden milestone this year.

  • Large crowd braves chill for charm of Glendale Crossing Festival

    Gloria Blake has been setting up shop for roughly 20 years at the Glendale Crossing Festival.

    Saturday’s temperature held a bitter bite, but Blake once again offered her handcrafted wares to patrons who bustled by.

    Blake, who lives in Elizabethtown, creates handcrafted holiday treasures including sculpted wooden pumpkins that double as homes for monsters, vampires, pilgrims and witches.

  • Glendale Crossing food booths face new rule

    Planners say a health department decision won’t greatly affect the annual Glendale Crossing Festival on Saturday.

    For the first time in the festival’s 33-year history, food vendors have to have food permits to sell items at the event.

    The state rule hasn’t been enforced at one-day festivals locally until now. It’s too bad enforcement begins at this year’s event in Glendale, festival chairwoman Sheree Vance said.

  • ECTC group hosting debate-watch event

    The Hardin County community has an opportunity to evaluate the presidential candidates’ positions with fellow voters.

    Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a debate-watch at 8 p.m. Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    The event gives voters an opportunity to watch the final presidential debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. It also features live polling and local election campaigns.

  • Meade County man arrested in sexting investigation

    A Meade County man accused of sending sexual text messages to a minor was arrested Friday in Radcliff.

    Michael Shutt, 46, is charged with one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited means.

    Detective Rex Allaman with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office said Shutt was using a cellphone to “sext” a girl younger than 12 years old.

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  • HCS proposes redistricting near E’town post office

    Hardin County Schools is proposing redistricting an Elizabethtown neighborhood.

    The HCS board will consider redistricting some neighborhoods near the Elizabethtown Post Office and E-town Swim & Fitness in December.

  • Three DUIs in 56 days send Hodgenville man to jail

    A Hodgenville man has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center for more than a month after being charged with three DUIs in a short timeframe.

    Benjamin Henry Burba, 58, was charged July 24, Aug. 4 and Sept. 17 with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    In July, Officer Mark Taulbee, who now is deceased, cited Burba after he allegedly drove a 1993 blue Chevrolet into a stop sign at the intersection of Springdale and Lincoln Boulevard. The citation said Burba failed a field sobriety test.