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  • Wine & Canvas again partners with USA Cares

    After raising hundreds of dollars for military charity USA Cares last month, Louisville-based Wine & Canvas, a traveling art class, will host another three-hour session in Elizabethtown later this month.

    Abe Oskouie, owner of the Louisville Wine & Canvas franchise, said the event will return to Trino’s Restaurant at 2414 Ring Road from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

    Proceeds again benefit USA Cares and registration is $35. You can register online at www.wineandcanvas.com/louisville-ky.html.

  • Child abduction suspect arrested

    A man suspected of abducting his 2-year-old daughter Friday in Louisville is now in custody in Hardin County after police say he led officers on 32-mile pursuit that ended Wednesday morning in Upton.

  • Color Run to coat Freeman Lake Park

    “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” was designed to remove pressure from running, and this message has been reciprocated in Elizabethtown.

    Freeman Lake Park hosts The Color Run starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. It’s an un-timed 5K with color zones strategically placed every kilometer. The event has attracted around 2,700 registered runners as of Tuesday evening with the event capped at about 3,000, said race director Chad Evans.

  • Leads in 'Shrek' share family deployments

    A production that shares the message of accepting yourself is allowing two students to better accept their roles in military families.

    The leads of the North Hardin High School choir’s production of “Shrek the Musical” are handling the spotlight while dealing with their mothers’ deployments. Senior Monazia Smith and sophomore Glenn Williams are finding support through the choir and the musical, which is performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • Williams elected to Ky. Sheriff's Association board
  • LaRue County EMS receives grant for new technology

    LaRue County EMS received more than $9,000 in grant money Tuesday to purchase technology that will improve its ability to treat emergent heart patients.

    Paramedic and Education Coordinator Jerry McBride Jr. said the ambulance service received the $9,600 grant from Firehouse Subs on Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville.

    “To LaRue, that’s a substantial amount of money we don’t have to ask citizens for,” said McBride, who wrote the grant for LaRue County EMS.

  • Dogwood District Garden Club meets
  • Representatives welcome leadership class
  • County comprehensive plan under review

    Hardin County is in the review phase for an update to its comprehensive plan.

    Acting Planning Director Wesley Wright said the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission is taking public feedback on possible changes to the plan, which must be revamped or reaffirmed every five years as required by the state.

    A comprehensive plan is a series of documents prepared under the direction of a planning commission with input from community leaders and residents. The comprehensive plan sets policies and procedures for future development of the county.

  • Downtown design charrette is Friday

    Elizabethtown will receive some help on revitalizing the downtown district this week from the University of Kentucky.

    Students from UK specializing in areas such as historic preservation, architecture and landscape design will descend on the city Friday morning to meet directly with the public and evaluate several downtown structures, outgoing Heritage Council Executive Director Heath Seymour said.