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  • County budget passes without changes

    Hardin Fiscal Court adopted the 2014-15 fiscal year budget for county gov­ernment Tuesday without hurdle.

    The court unanimously approved the $31.1 million operations plan, which retains all programs and services while reducing the spending plan by 1 percent under the current year’s $31.4 million plan.

  • ECTC nursing student saves classmate's life

    It’s called the widow maker for a reason.

    This full-artery blockage happens quickly and can stop blood flow completely, causing a sudden heart attack. It kills most people who experience it.

    “But I was lucky,” Dan Myers said.

    Myers lives on a horse farm in Leitchfield with his wife, Zanda, and two teenage children, Koda and Katie. He is a recent graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College’s nursing program, but almost lost the chance to earn his degree.

  • Glen Dale Children's Home campus to sell at auction

    On a lot that once housed troubled and orphaned children, 13 decaying structures now stand, taken over by nature. After five years of abandonment, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home property near Glendale will be sold at auction next month.

    The property includes about 272 acres with premier road frontage. The sale is at 10 a.m. June 28. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Children’s Services.

  • E’town man pleads guilty to third domestic violence charge in five years

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a third domestic violence assault charge in five years in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Benjamin Burl Jarboe, 49, of the 100 block of Valley Creek Lane, will serve three years for fourth-degree assault-domestic violence, third or subsequent offense in a five-year period, according to the plea agreement.

    In a prior domestic violence assault case, Jar­boe’s five-year sentence was probated, but was revoked as part of the plea agreement. He will serve a total of eight years. The sentences will run consecutively.

  • Radcliff cemetery ceremony reflects on true meaning of Memorial Day

    In an era when many are more worried about “American Idol than American ideals,” Maj. Gen. David Puster called on Americans to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.

    Puster, commanding general of the 84th Training Command at Fort Knox, joined dozens Monday morning at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Rad­cliff for a memorial service paying tribute to those who have died serving their country.

  • Veterans salute fallen comrades in E'town

    Tamra Ammerman clutched an American flag deep in her palm. The tag tucked inside her fist featured her father’s name.

    Larry R. Johnson died Jan. 11, but his presence is never far from his daughter as her eyes welled up with tears after saying his name. Neither are his contributions forgotten by those knew him.

  • Photo: Tending to the corn crop
  • A mother's anguish: Death of son brings new meaning to Memorial Day

    The back yard of her Rineyville home is where Jo Ann Lake finds her greatest comfort and her deepest connection to Jonathan Gibson.

    The area only is a sliver of the 10 acres of land she and her husband live on, but in the back yard, with fields that seem to go on and on, melting into a crisp blue sky, there is serenity Lake understands better than most.

    This is where she loves to be, surrounded by nature, sand and mementos. This is where she can sit, relax and remember, where she can cry, where she can smile.

  • Elizabethtown man named Kentucky Truck Driver of the Year

    Drivers who complain about their 30-minute commute to work would bite their lip if they met Donald Travis.

    Travis, truck driver for A&M Carriers, LLC, works 60-70 hours every week and drives from 450-600 miles a day. After 26 years of driving, Travis was named Kentucky Truck Driver of the Year.

  • Catching some rays