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  • Church develops campaign around sermon series

    In an attempt to spread their message, members of Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown have developed a campaign surrounding a sermon series beginning in February.

    The campaign, titled areUinlove.com, begins Sunday, Feb. 2 and poses the question "Who or what do you love?". Members developed a website, a YouTube video, bumper stickers, bracelets and 1- by 3-inch cards to promote the series.

    Church members decided to promote this particular sermon series because it is a “come and see” ministry, Associate Pastor Dusty Martin said.

  • E'town man arrested on sex, assault charges

    An Elizabethtown man will appear in Hardin District Court early next month on charges of sodomy and assault.

    According to an arrest citation, police arrived at an Elizabethtown home and found Troy Grimes, 39, naked with his legs around a woman’s head trying to force her to perform oral sex.

    Police were called to the home in reference to the “subject who was possibly in a suicidal state and under the influence of an unknown drug,” according to the citation.

  • Soldiers welcomed home after nine-month deployment

    More than 120 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers returned Wednesday morning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and be welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox.

  • HMH charity, bad debt reach $25 million

    Hardin Memorial Hospital was running a $1 million budgetary shortfall through December, $167,000 more than projected as officials braced for turbulence.

    Charity care and bad debt continues to be a concern for officials, who said they are looking for ways to trim costs and formulate better plans to collect payment. The two have combined to reach $25 million during the fiscal year, which is 8.6 percent of the hospital’s gross revenue of $293,044,000 to date.

  • Duvall to host his final mayor’s breakfast Saturday

    This Saturday’s fourth annual Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall is a bittersweet occasion, at least for Duvall.

    Because he is running for Hardin County judge-executive, Duvall is serving his last term as the city’s top official and is hosting his final breakfast for the community.

    “It’s exciting to be in my fourth year (as mayor), but it is my last year to host the breakfast,” Duvall said.

  • Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland receives Toyota Highlander
  • EIS board approves school calendar

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the 2014-15 calendar at its Tuesday night board meeting.

    The first day for students is Aug. 6 and the school year ends for students May 22. There are five days built in for professional development and planning for teachers: Sept. 2, Oct. 13, Jan. 5, Feb. 13 and March 27.

  • EIS approves draft budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials are hoping for good news out of Frankfort now that they’ve begun the budgeting process for fiscal year 2015.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved the district’s draft budget at its Tuesday night meeting, after discussing it at a meeting last Thursday.

    The draft budget is the first one crafted in the budget cycle, and Finance Director Denise Morgan budgets conservatively in the beginning.

  • HMH commemorating 60

    Hardin Memorial Health is hosting a celebration on Valentine’s Day that will “blend” the past with the present, said Michelle Murphy, a spokeswoman for the hospital.

    The hospital will commemorate 60 years of existence from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 during a ceremony in the fifth floor auditorium of its campus on North Dixie Avenue.

  • Returning soldier surprises daughter at Creekside Elementary

    While Lindsey Owens got ready for school Wednesday morning, she was certain her father was in Afghanistan.

    Jon Owens actually was hiding in the next room.
    Staff Sgt. Owens returned from a nine-month deployment with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division earlier that morning and hid from his daughter, a first-grader at Creekside Elementary School, to surprise her at school later that day.