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  • Largest blood drive of the year to honor 9-year-old

    Caleb Muncy is a typical fourth-grader at David T. Wilson Elementary in Meade County who loves basketball.

    But recently, Caleb, 9, has required weekly blood infusions to treat his newly diagnosed immune deficiency.

    “He’s got a very genuine heart,” said his mother, Jennifer Muncy. “He’s definitely a good kid.”

  • Hart jail escapee has ties to E'town, police say

    An inmate walked away from the Hart County Jail, the Kentucky State Police reported Tuesday in a news release.

    Jared Fox, 25, has ties to the Bonnieville community and Elizabethtown, said Trooper Jonathan Biven, KSP public affairs officer at Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    Post 3 was notified at 9:16 p.m. Monday by Hart County Jail personnel about Fox’s escape..

    Anyone with information about Fox’s whereabouts is asked to contact the KSP at (800) 555-1212 or the sheriff’s office at (270) 524-2341.

  • Charter bus overturns near Bonnieville on elementary trip

    By NEAL CARDIN and AMBER COULTER

    An investigation is ongoing regarding an overturned charter bus carrying 55 elementary school students and chaperones Wednesday evening west of Bonnieville.

    The passengers had left Cub Run Elementary School on a field trip to Washington, D.C., said Trooper Jonathan Biven, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    The school was the meeting point for the trip, but it wasn’t a school-organized event, he said.

  • Work begins on Freeman Lake tennis courts

    Bo O’Brien’s dream to see new tennis courts in Elizabethtown is crawling to life with each tuft of dirt moved.

    Crews began work this week on the ground that will house 10 new courts at Freeman Lake Park behind Lakeshore Plaza. City officials say the courts should be available by late summer.

    “Hopefully people will be playing tennis out there by September,” said Planning Director Ed Poppe.

    Five of the courts will feature lighting and restroom facilities also are planned, Poppe said.

  • Pro-alcohol campaigns partner on direct mail campaign

    A local effort to arrange two alcohol votes this year is getting a double shot of support.

    Yes for Economic Success and Hardin County Residents for Equal Opportunity are partnering on a direct mail campaign expected to roll out in upcoming weeks.

  • Children's Fair will provide free summer fun

    Parents looking for summer fun for their kids can bring them Saturday to the 17th annual Children’s Fair at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    Set up at the George M. Searle Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the fair welcomes children ages 1 to 12 and features free games, prizes and food. Quicksie 98.3, The Wolf 94.3 and the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors sponsor the event.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Radcliff teenager battling cancer

    A group of employees at Radcliff Pediatrics touched by Andrew Holland’s courage and tenacity are doing their part to ease the 15-year-old’s burden as he battles cancer.

    The group has arranged a fundraiser today at Texas Roadhouse in Elizabethtown, where 10 percent  from individual food bills can be donated to Holland and his mother, Regina Hensley. The fundraiser is expected to run from 4 to 10 p.m.

  • Get Ready! Camp expands young minds

    A new camp in Hardin County ensures the area’s youngest residents are ready for school — in some cases, before they’re ready to talk.

    The new Get Ready! Camp for children from birth to age 5 began this week, and almost 70 children and their family members attended the camp’s second day Tuesday.

  • Abducted girl’s reaction likely life-saving

    Screams emerging from a darkened, heavily wooded area early Sunday likely saved the life of a 10-year-old abducted child, police said.

    “What happened to this little girl is just horrible,’’ said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police. “She doesn’t realize it, but what she did in this situation will help others.”

    The sleeping child was abducted from a River Road home in LaRue County around midnight and taken into the woods where she was sexually assaulted and choked, police said.

  • Running a line to Radcliff’s sign