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  • Love doesn't have to hurt

    Love comes from the heart. Not from a fist.

    The only power he has over you is the power you give him.

    A message from the heart: Love doesn’t have to hurt.

  • Bands marching off to competition

    The year’s marching season is drawing to a close, but local bands are hoping to make the final two Saturdays count.

    Four high schools are competing in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky Music Education Association State Marching Band Competition.

    Students at John Hardin feel the band has come a long way since the start of the season. Senior Loren Carman said the band improved faster throughout the year than she first anticipated.

    “They’ve exceeded my expectations, most definitely,” Carman said.

  • Expert witness discusses child's fatal injuries

    As a forensic pathologist, Tracey Corey has performed thousands of autopsies and lectures across the nation on child death cases. But Kentucky’s chief medical examiner was surprised by the extent of the injuries that killed 1-month-old Ja’Vion Davis.

  • End of government shutdown restores local services

    More than two weeks after the federal government froze some services and furloughed around 800,000 workers at its height, Congress reached a bipartisan deal Wednesday that ended the government shutdown and extended the nation’s debt limit through Feb. 7.

  • Wreck victims identified

    All of the people involved in Tuesday afternoon’s two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 220 have been identified.

    There were five people in one vehicle and one in the other.

    A vehicle driven by Lamar Jones, who spent five years on the Radcliff Police force and is a former Muldraugh police chief, collided with a vehicle driven by Amber D. Sharpe, 22, at the intersection.

  • Photo: Doing the morning business
  • E'town man charged with breaking into home, stealing Xanax

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with breaking into a Hawkins Drive residence and stealing a number of Xanax pills.

    According to an arrest citation, Michael Dale Hagans, 31, was found “asleep and unresponsive on the couch” at his Rhodes Drive residence. Beside Hagans on an end table were 16 Xanax tablets, a bag containing what appeared to be marijuana and rolling papers. Next to Hagans on the floor was a smoking pipe, according to the citation.

  • Crossing Festival blossomed from humble beginnings

    It hasn’t always been this way in Glendale, when 20,000 or so visitors from Hardin County and beyond swarm into the tiny town for a Saturday every October, making any parking place a valued commodity.

    The Glendale Crossing Festival started in 1976 as a bicentennial celebration. Back then, booths selling arts and crafts or food were sprinkled along Glendale’s streets.

    Festival chairwoman Sheree Vance, who has been involved with the festival since 1980, said back then, crowds were smaller and visitors could expect to browse 10 to 15 booths.

  • Officials: Seed planted in Koori Machi

    Councilman Kenny Lewis said those who hosted his Elizabethtown delegation during a one-week trip to sister city Koori-machi told them Japan was crying as they prepared to return to the U.S. last week.

    City officials said they feel a stronger bond with their Japanese counterparts after visiting and “planted a seed” welcoming more Japanese industry to Elizabethtown should they decide to expand into the U.S.

  • Amish saw mill stirs controversy

    The Hardin County Planning and Development Commission is considering a request to rezone 42.6 aces of farmland on New Glendale Road west of Sonora from rural residential to agricultural, which the property owners hope will qualify them for a conditional use permit to run a commercial saw mill.

    Amish resident Albert Miller and Cecilia area logger Dean Pence have filed an application to legally continue work at the saw mill, which fashions timber into barrel staves that Pence provides to Brown-Forman in Louisville.