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  • Photo: Fundraiser attendees ‘Feel the Love’
  • Focus on Finance: BBB names 2012 ‘Bad Boys’

    Question: Who are the worst of the worst with the Better Business Bureau?

    Answer: The Better Business Bureau, serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky has named its top area businesses for which it processed the most unanswered/unresolved complaints and serious complaints in last year. Each company has an “F” rating with the BBB.

  • Giving dad his due

    Michael Christian stooped to help his granddaughter, Naomi, 5, coat a ripe strawberry in a flowing chocolate fountain.

    After claiming her prize, Naomi was hesitant to try the concoction, but the gentle tone of her grandfather assured her she should take a bite.

    It was one of several bonding moments for families during a special event Saturday morning at New Highland Elementary School, celebrating the ties fathers hold with their children.

    Christian said he brought his granddaughter along because her father was tied up with work.

  • E’town man arrested for deserting Army

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Elizabethtown man Thursday night wanted for deserting the U.S. Army.

    Pvt. E-1 Shawn P. Kinney, 25, was listed as AWOL on Jan. 1, according to Fort Knox spokesman Kyle Hodges. Kinney is assigned to Special Processing Company at the post’s Personnel Control Facility.

  • A shot at $1 million
  • Hardin County through a pinhole

    The images captured on this page are examples of pinhole photography, excluding the one of the homemade pinhole "lens." It actually is not a lens, but a piece of aluminum foil with a tiny hole pricked in it and mounted to a piece of cardboard.

  • Cecilia man indicted on nine counts of stealing firearms

    A Cecilia man faces nine counts of firearm theft after he was indicted Thursday by the Hardin County grand jury.

    Anthony Santiago, 23, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking more than $500, two counts of first-degree burglary and nine counts of theft of a firearm.

    According to the indictment, Santiago unlawfully entered a Horn Road home in Cecilia twice in less than a month while armed with a “deadly weapon.” Police said the residence belonged to Santiago’s father.

  • Facing child care cuts: Many working poor could lose day care assistance

    Deep cuts to child care assistance could topple poor Hardin County families.

    Cost-saving measures by the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services, facing a projected $86.6 million budget shortfall, include lowering the qualifying income of families receiving assistance and suspending new applications to the Child Care Assistance Program, CCAP, still commonly referred to as 4Cs, after the agency that used to administer the program.

  • Experts warn of tax-time tricks

    The start of tax season can be a vulnerable time for taxpayers.

    Area business and tax professionals are warning residents about potential scams and letting them know what new measures and waiting periods they should expect when filing their 2012 taxes.

    The Better Business Bureau released a list of issues filers should anticipate this tax season.

    In some cases, a taxpayer expects a refund and it never comes. A filer calls the Internal Revenue Service to learn someone else has claimed the refund using that person’s Social Security number.

  • WL Plastics employee earns chance at $1 million

    A Hardin County man has an opportunity to win $1 million today.

    Roger Shartzer, maintenance manager at WL Plastics in Elizabethtown, found out two weeks ago he was chosen to participate in the Safety Jackpot.

    The nationwide incentive program provides employees with scratch-off cards for safety behaviors, according to the Safety Jackpot website.

    Patrick Jarchow, safety coordinator at WL Plastics, said employees are evaluated weekly and have an opportunity to win up to five scratch-off cards a month.