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  • Former German teacher honored for life of achievement

    Switching majors in college isn’t always as negative as some exasperated parents might think.

    Paris, Ky., native Jean Dudgeon began her time as a student at the University of Kentucky planning to major in medical technology.

    She liked the chemistry parts of her study more than peering through a microscope, so she switched her major to that branch of science.

    Studying German as a foreign language was recommended for chemistry majors because the tongue is used more than many others in science.

  • Woman's advocacy inspires others, wins award

    Central Hardin High School graduate Jennifer Hornback is determined to transform her life-altering brain injury into something positive.

    The 21-year-old said she was going down a bad path three years ago when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck her car in Rineyville, leaving her in a coma for 47 days.

    The former basketball player, who might never again have full use of her left arm, has spent her time since recovering and trying to convince others to be careful on the road and avoid a result similar to or worse than her own.

  • EHS looking for 'An Element of Distinction'

    Elizabethtown High School’s band hopes this year’s show, “An Element of Distinction,” will provide just that when it comes time for state competition in late October.

    The band recently came in second in its class at the Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic at Glasgow High School, and the band is just a few weeks away from state competition at the end of October.

    The band’s show this year is about standing out from a group, junior Amanda Vincent said.

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  • Dangerous Dixie: Highest volume of wrecks in county are on U.S. 31W in E'town

    In the last three months, Elizabethtown resident Barbara Barr has seen three evening wrecks at the intersection of Dixie Avenue and South Wilson Road.

    Barr recalled on one occasion seeing a woman lying in the roadway and an ambulance later leaving the scene.

    The trouble at the intersection is failing to stop, she said.

    “The worst problem in Hardin County that I’ve seen is running red lights,” said Barr, who has lived in Elizabethtown for four years.

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  • Police: Inattention No. 1 cause of wrecks in county

    While driving in a part of Hardin County with which you’re unfamiliar, you reach up to adjust your GPS. You only divert your attention away from the road for a few seconds, but according to law enforcement, that’s all it takes for a collision to occur.

    Agencies across the county report driver inattention as the No. 1 cause in traffic collisions.

  • Radcliff home to intersection with most wrecks

    Though the highest volume of collisions in the county occurs on U.S. 31W in Elizabethtown, data from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shows the two worst intersections for wrecks are in Radcliff.

    According to cabinet numbers, 20 collisions occurred at Ky. 313 and Dixie Boulevard while 19 occurred at Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards.

    In the last three years, nearly 80 wrecks have occurred at the Ky. 313 and Dixie intersection, according to KTC data.

  • Police talk collisions in Vine Grove, unincorporated Hardin County

    So far this year, Vine Grove Police Department has responded to two fatal wrecks whereas the roadways saw no fatalities last year, Chief Kenny Mattingly said.

    The first fatality occurred May 12 on Crume Road while the second was Sept. 2 on East Main Street.

    Overall in 2011, Vine Grove police responded to 82 collisions; 15 resulted in injuries, Mattingly said.

    The chief said the highest volume of collisions in the city occur on Ky. 144, but wrecks resulting in injuries tend to happen on Ky. 313.

  • North Park teacher to discuss weight loss on 'Today'

    Nell Chaudoin has long seen the inspiring stories of weight loss journeys on “Today.” Now, 16 months after starting her own, Chaudoin will share her story on the NBC program.

    Chaudoin, a teacher at North Park Elementary School in Radcliff, is appearing Oct. 8 on the morning show to discuss her transformation. Chaudoin lost 127 pounds since May 2011, and she and her husband, Jon, together have shed more than 200 pounds.