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  • Long-time judge, state representative dies

    The funeral will be Saturday in the LaRue County Courthouse for noted local judge and former state representative,  Jim Bondurant.

    Bondurant, who grew up in Meade County and spent most of his professional life in LaRue County, died Thursday in Union County, Tenn., where he lived since retirement. He was 84.

  • Lost dog sought

    One Elizabethtown family is feeling incomplete this holiday season as they continue to search for a missing member.

    Ashley and Mike Burns’ 4-year-old golden retriever, Bella, went missing Nov. 26, along with Marley, their blue-tick hound. Marley since has returned home, but the family continues efforts to find Bella.

  • Christmas: No rest for the truckers

    While many celebrate with family and friends on Christmas Day while off work, others spend the holiday away from loved ones shipping merchandise from factory to retail stores.

    Several truck drivers, many of whom were traveling Wednesday to make drops at retailers beginning today, took a break at Petro Stopping Center in Glendale to do laundry, fuel up or grab a bite to eat at the Iron Skillet, a restaurant at the center.

  • Sales season starts fresh

    Over the past 38 years in the retail industry, the significance of the day after Christmas has changed for George Ramsden.

    The general manager of J.C. Penney in Elizabethtown said trends now indicate the day after Christmas is no longer for returns.

    “The day after Christmas is not as big of a day for returns,” he said. “It’s more of a shopping day.”

  • Giving the gift of a meal

    Residents who turned out for the community Christmas dinner at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown on Wednesday had the same praise for the food: It was good.

    Prepared by Barbara and Bennie Grissom, their family and volunteers, the meal was made to feed up to 200.

    Barbara said this year the event, now in its sixth year, brought in several new faces and all the tables were full at the start.

  • United Way campaign surpasses $600,000

    United Way of Central Kentucky is on pace to set another record in 2014, said Executive Director Christopher Wilborn.

    The agency has collected more than $600,000 as part of its latest fundraising effort with roughly two months left in the campaign, which ends in late February.

    Wilborn said he is confident the agency can surpass its record-setting $1.17 million campaign from last year based on early results.

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  • Seven located as part of arrest sweep

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    The Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole launched an initiative last week in Hardin County to locate probation and parole absconders in the county and bring them back into custody.

    The Capturing Absconders Proactively program took place Dec. 18 to arrest those who are avoiding arrest or prosecution.

  • American Legion gives glimpse of living history

    American Legion Hardin Post 113 in Elizabethtown is using the holiday season as an opportunity to thank veterans.

    The legion hosts a luncheon to honor World War II and Korean War veterans at noon Thursday at the post. The meal is free for veterans and a caregiver.

    “At the rate we’re losing our veterans, in our book they can’t get recognized enough,” said Denzil Lile, a luncheon organizer.

    The day after Christmas provides an opportunity for the veterans to bring family who may be visiting for the holidays, he said.