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  • East Hardin Middle School class learns through visuals

    Students in Ellen Douglas’ eighth-grade social studies class recently had an opportunity to learn about American history by recreating it.

    Douglas bases many of her assignments around hands-on visualization because it helps students learn and remember lessons. To that end, she assigned her social studies students to create their own interpretations of early American events.

  • FACES & PLACES: A sandblast from the past

    Tucked away in Rineyville sits a building full of automotive history.

    Ernest Pyzocha estimates he’s been collecting Model A cars and parts for more than 50 years, beginning when he was 12 or 13 years old.

    The Rineyville Sandblasting Model A Ford Museum was born 30 to 35 years ago when he accumulated so many he “had to do something with them.”

  • Country stars to perform at Fort Knox

    For its annual summer concert series, Fort Knox Morale Welfare and Recreation is giving the community two country music headliners for the price of one.

    Jennifer Nettles, former lead singer of Sugarland, and Darius Rucker, former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, co-headline Fort Knox Summer Concert Series on Aug. 30 at Godman Army Airfield on post. Both have embarked on solo country music careers.

  • Club members see value in volunteering

    While most students headed home after school Thursday, around 40 members of a Lincoln Trail Elementary School club stayed behind to volunteer.

    Fellowship of Christian Athlete members spent an hour pulling weeds, raking leaves, laying mulch and spreading topsoil in an effort to beautify the school’s grounds and prepare a garden outside the Family Resource Center.

  • Site for YMCA unveiled

    The property is nothing more than overgrown wilderness right now, but the Hardin County YMCA steering committee sees opportunity amidst the weeds of the open field.

    Following a tour of YMCA facilities in Louisville, the steering committee — joined by a number of community leaders and elected officials — unveiled the future site of a local YMCA facility: 14 acres of land behind Best Buy off Veterans Way in Elizabethtown, near the entrance of Wise Lane.

  • Duke memorial re-dedicated

    Merrilee Carlson traveled to Fort Knox from Minnesota to see her son’s name on a memorial Wednesday morning.

    Carlson’s son, Sgt. Michael C. Carlson, was killed in January 2005 when the Bradley vehicle he was riding in rolled over into a canal while on deployment. However, his efforts to free his comrades likely led to the survival of two soldiers, she said.

    “That was Michael being Michael,” she said.

  • E'town woman arrested twice in less than 24 hours

    In a span of about 21 hours, an Elizabethtown woman was arrested and booked on drug charges, released and then booked again on additional drug charges at the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Caroline M. Stanley, 42, of the 400 block of Pleasant Colony Drive, was arrested twice by Elizabethtown police.

  • State warns about sign placement

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is warning candidates for public office not to place campaign signs in state-owned rights of way because they will be removed.

    Chris Jessie, public information officer for the KYTC District 4 office in Elizabethtown, said the main goal is to protect the safety of motorists by ensuring signs do not obstruct vision or site distance on roadways maintained by the state.

  • North Hardin band invited to 2015 Macy’s Parade

    In an afternoon celebration today, the North Hardin High School marching band received news that it has  been selected to perform in the iconic 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    “Our music program has a long-standing tradition of excellence,” Principal Lonnie Dennis said. “Today’s announcement is another remarkable reminder of that.”

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