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  • Civil War Roundtable set for today

    The Hardin County History Museum hosts a Civil War Roundtable tonight at 6.

    Elvin Smith, vice chairman of the museum, said he hopes the roundtable will educate attendees on the rich Civil War history that remains in Elizabethtown and other areas in Central Kentucky.

    “There’s a lot of significance in terms of the Civil War right here,” Smith said. “A lot of people don’t know about it, and we have a large Civil War display in the museum that people can come by and look at.”

  • State will seek bids to work on Middle Creek Road

    Bids will be solicited in July to improve a 4.9-mile stretch of Middle Creek Road in Hardin County.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, who announced Wednesday the Trans­portation Cabinet accepted the project for state funding, called it a “rehabilitation.”

    Although some shoulder work will be included, it primarily is a resurfacing project, according to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer. The road will be brought to state standards required to carry a 44,000-pound load, she said.

  • EPD nabs illegal immigrant

    Elizabethtown police arrested an illegal immigrant from Guatemala on Tuesday afternoon after a foot chase that went across North Dixie Avenue and into the Towne Center shopping plaza near Kroger.

    Just after noon, police said, an EPD officer saw a Hispanic male videotaping O’Charleys, Steak ’n Shake and Walmart.

  • Class of '77 honors Walker
  • Fort Knox will create its own electricity with natural gas

    R.J. Dyrdek, energy program manager at Fort Knox, briefly described a plan to significantly reduce the Army's electric bills.

    "We're taking this energy program to the next level," Dyrdek said Tuesday at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting. "We're going to generate electricity out at Fort Knox in the very near future."

  • 22 agencies receive funding from United Way of Central Kentucky

    The United Way of Central Kentucky branch has seen growth in financial and community-based aspects since the announcement of fundraising totals from the most recent campaign.

    This year, the organization will fund 22 agencies and 31 programs across Hardin, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson and Meade counties. The number of agencies presents a 7 percent increase and a new record. The combined money received from pledges and direct donations totaled $1,260,108 for 2013. More than 50 percent came from manufacturing companies.

  • LaRue man leaves behind legacy of community involvement

    With his death Sunday, a Hodgen­ville man left behind a legacy of good spirit and the concept of giving back to the community in every way he could.

    Robert “Bobby” Morri­son, a lifelong LaRue Coun­ty resident, put years of energy and good will into providing for the less fortunate.

    Morrison, 88, was a former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 425, creator of the Santa Claus Pro­gram, a member and past president of the LaRue County Fair Board, a volunteer firefighter and a U.S. Army veteran.

  • Farmers, ranchers encouraged for FSA nominations

    Local farmers and ranchers can submit nominations for local Farm Service Agency county committees starting Sunday.

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement last week on behalf of all state branches of the FSA. He said he hopes every eligible farmer and rancher will participate in this year’s county committee elections.

  • County honors retiring Red Cross Chief

    Hardin County gov­ernment gave local American Red Cross Manager Sharon Thomp­son a loving sendoff into retirement Tuesday.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry presented Thompson with a proclamation naming Tuesday “Sharon Thompson Day” in Hardin County.

    Thompson accepted the honor to a standing ovation, surrounded by several Red Cross volunteers, her family and her husband, Bobby.

    Thompson started working with the American Red Cross in 1970, accumulating nearly 45 years of service. Her retirement, she said, is effective early next month.

  • Vietnam War author to speak at benefit

    Organizers of an event bringing war correspondent and author Joseph Galloway to Elizabethtown have 100 tickets still available.

    Galloway, a co-author of “We Were Soldiers: Once and Young,” about the 1965 Battle of la Drang during the Vietnam War, will headline a June 28 banquet at American Legion Post 113 on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. It is a fundraising event for disabled veterans with proceeds going to the local DAV chapter.