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  • Chili cook-off to headline Second Saturday

    A cookoff that gained droves of admirers in its first year is returning to downtown Elizabethtown this weekend.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council hosts its first Second Saturday November Chili Cookoff, pitting teams of cooks against each other as they try to outdo each other in preparing a popular winter dish. The contest is open to different styles of chili.

  • E'town man charged with burglary

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with first-degree burglary after police say he was found armed inside a Vine Grove residence he’s been warned to avoid.

    Everette D. Chancellor, 31, also faces charges of menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief. First-degree burglary is a Class B felony, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes.

    Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly said officers responded to a Hickory Hill Drive residence after a woman reported Chancellor was in the home and did not have permission to be there.

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  • ECTC Wild Game Buffet offers a sampling of 'different' delights

    Hungry for a slice of alligator or a sampling of kangaroo?

    Curious about what a plate of ostrich, goat or elk might taste like

    The Culinary Arts Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has just what you might be looking for with its third annual Wild Game Buffet. The meal is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Room 303 of the Occupational and Technical Building on campus. Deadline to purchase the $15 meal tickets is Monday.

  • County to honor veterans Saturday

    In the spirit of remembrance, Hardin County will salute its veterans Saturday at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.

    The 15th annual Hardin County Veterans’ Day Celebration launches from the Vine Grove Fire Department at 10 a.m. with a parade. Local veteran Ralph Reese serves as grand marshal, said Vine Grove Events Coordinator Donna Broadway.  

    The parade ends at Optimist Park, where a formal ceremony is at 11 a.m., Broadway said.

  • Spouses turned soldiers

    Jessica Caito stood slightly apart from a pack of military spouses, adjusting the unfamiliar feel of heavy armor on her back.

    “My kids told me I’d be an awesome mom if I did this,” said Caito of her two children, ages 5 and 7.

    While she juggled body armor Wednesday at Fort Knox, she is juggling family life in the midst of a deployment. Her husband, Sgt. Heath Caito, is stationed in Afghanistan with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

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  • Community organizations host holiday bazaars

    The area’s holiday shopping season is in full swing with several opportunities to purchase local goods this weekend.

    The Sonora United Methodist Women host the organization’s first holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the former Sonora Elementary School at 629 Broadway St.

    “We thought it would be a good way to raise money for our missions,” member Susan Riggs said.

    The Sonora United Methodist Women support various charitable causes throughout the year, including children in other countries, Riggs said.

  • Filing season opens for 2014 elections

    Filing season for the 2014 election opened Wednesday and just a few local candidates made the trip to the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    At the county level, four candidates filed Wednesday in three races. In addition, one candidate made a trip to Frankfort to file for a judicial position.

    According to County Clerk Kenny Tabb, that number is low for the first filing day of an election season, which sees local, state and federal offices on the ballot.

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