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  • Photos: Chamber holds holiday luncheon

    A crowd packed Pritchard Community Center on Wednesday for the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s holiday luncheon. It featured food from a variety of restaurants, businesses and community organizations and a variety of door prizes and remarks by comedian Tom Mabe.

  • Former St. James building to become assisted living facility

    The primary-grades building of St. James Regional Catholic School once was a home to some of Elizabethtown’s youngest residents, but after a few months of transformation, the building will house some of the city’s seniors.

    The building will become an assisted living facility run by Dona McCurry, owner of Tender Touch Senior Services, an in-home care service, and Care 4 Ever, a senior day care center.

    The facility will be named Tender Touch Senior Living Inc. and remodeling will begin soon, McCurry said.

  • LaRue Christmas programs set for Saturday

    Landmark News Service

    Although last weekend’s weather wasn’t as icy as predicted, it was bad enough to cancel several community activities.

    Some events have been rescheduled for this weekend.

    Storytelling for children is at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Museum. Director Iris LaRue will read a seasonal story.

    Santa Claus arrives at Hodgenville City Hall at 6 p.m. to visit with children. Hot chocolate and cookies are served.

  • U.S. 31W Bypass, Ky. 361 interchange expected to open Monday

    Weather permitting, the new U.S. 31W Bypass interchange ramp opens Monday.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews will complete pavement striping this week if the weather cooperates. The ramps will connect the bypass with Ky. 361, the new connector being built between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, which also is called Patriot Parkway. Residents may know it as Rineyville Road or Ky. 1600.

  • County approves guaranteed maximum price on gov't complex

    Hardin Fiscal Court was handed an option to build the majority of its county government complex at a lower cost, but the legislative body chose to build the entire complex at once to save money in the future, said Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The court voted 7-2 Tuesday to accept a guaranteed maximum price of $13,165,929 offered by Alliance Corp., the county’s construction manager at risk, during its meeting. 

  • 2 local WKU students arrested for robbery

    Two Western Kentucky University students from Hardin County were arrested Monday and charged in connection with a Friday robbery in Hugh Poland Hall, a residence hall on campus, according to a release from WKU Media Relations.

    Orlando Marquise Mouncil, 22, of Radcliff and Corey James Stevens, 19, of Elizabethtown were arrested by WKU Police and charged with first-degree robbery, according to the release and online jail records.

  • Light Up Downtown packed with holiday bounty

    Light Up Downtown is returning to Elizabethtown Saturday evening, but a full plate of festivities are planned throughout the day to help satisfy holiday yearnings.

    “They can make a whole day of it,” said Twylane Van Lahr, director of the Brown-Pusey House.

    The morning starts with a traditional Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m., sponsored by the Elizabethtown Heritage Council at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church on the Square.

  • Brown arraigned on selling child for adoption charge

    A mother charged with selling her infant child for adoption was arraigned Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, was arrested a week ago when police said she attempted to sell her days-old child who was born Nov. 26. She appeared in Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s courtroom Tuesday.

    Public defender Melanie Foote-Hollingsworth stood in and entered a not guilty plea on Brown’s behalf at the arraignment. A pretrial conference was set for Jan. 28.

  • LaRue County meeting aims to answer healthcare questions

    The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, the state portal to the Affordable Care Act, will be explained Thursday during a public gathering at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The meeting featuring insurance broker Marcus Woodward begins at 7 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    Woodward, who specializes in health insurance, is an agent member of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange and chairman of the Agent/Navigator Subcommittee. Following his remarks, Woodward will take questions from the audience.

  • Vargas sex abuse sentencing postponed

    Jose Vargas appeared in Hardin Circuit Court for formal sentencing Tuesday morning, but it was continued until Dec. 17.

    The continuation was because Vargas’ public defender, David Stewart, had not received a copy of Vargas’ sex offender evaluation for review. Formal sentencing was postponed one week to allow time for the review.