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  • Day of reflection and tribute: Vietnam vet honored at HealthSouth

    Doyle Tallmage was told he never would be able to ride a motorcycle again after he was admitted to HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital in July, hospital CEO Lori Jarboe said.

    “So we take that as a challenge,” Jarboe said.

    After getting Tallmage back on his bike, the rehab hospital took another step to thank him for his four tours of duty in Vietnam.

  • Day of reflection and tribute: Veterans Day remembrance staged in Nature Park

    Standing in front of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute Monday morning, Ken Lucas said remembering the service of those veterans who have paid “periodic down payments” on the country’s mortgage is the hallmark of a successful country.

    “A society that does not honor its heroes will soon have no heroes to honor,” said Lucas, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Waste Management wants contract to dispose of truck wash waste

    Waste Management officials asked Elizabethtown City Council on Monday to consider approving a contract with the company allowing it to dispose of wastewater from a truck washing station it wants to build.

    Amy Osborn, an engineer with Waste Management, said the company wants to construct a truck washing station at its facility at 4416 Bardstown Road to clean the bodies of its trucks. Osborn said the bellies of the trucks would not be washed at the station. As of now, the trucks are not being washed at all, officials said.

  • The band plays on: North off to Grand National Championships

    State competition is behind them and the North Hardin High School band is marching on to national competition.

    The band placed 10th out of 38 bands in the Bands of America super regional this past weekend in Indianapolis. The band next competes at 1:15 p.m. Friday in the Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

  • Duvall mulls run for J-E spot

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall has tackled campaign promises and shown an inclination to be frugal. Now he’s considering a test of his talents at the county level.

    Duvall, a Democrat, said he is entertaining the notion of running for Hardin County judge-executive in 2014 and will “sit back” and weigh his options ahead of the Jan. 28 filing deadline.

  • Photo: Vets flock to Golden Corral
  • Officials: Drivers beware of deer during mating season

    As mid-November approaches, motorists enter the period of time when they are most likely to find a deer in the headlights, officials say.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, vehicular collisions with deer annually surge from October to December when mating activity increases the animals’ movement. That three-month period peaks in mid-November.

    Kentucky State Police reported 2,766 vehicle collisions with deer in 2012, which resulted in 140 injuries and no deaths.

  • Vine Grove man charged with rape

    A Vine Grove man is accused of rape after police say he subjected his estranged wife to sexual intercourse when she was unable to consent.

    Gerald L. Kuykendall, 50, was arrested Saturday morning on a charge of first-degree rape. According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, first-degree rape is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

    According to a citation, Kuykendall and his wife are separated, and on Saturday, the woman willingly met him while she was intoxicated.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Central grad creates timelapse tour through Louisville

    It starts with footage of the Louisville skyline at night and ends with a daytime shot with a mixture of clouds and a blue sky as the backdrop behind Cathedral of the Assumption Church and tall buildings.

    In between, Eric Stemen, a 2001 Central Hardin High School graduate and former mechanic, takes you on a four-minute and 25-second timelapse trek through the state’s largest city.

  • Masses swarm Holiday Marketplace

    Maria Deaton circled the parking lot twice Saturday morning at Pritchard Community Center for the annual Holiday Marketplace Arts & Crafts Show. Her hope to find a parking space was dashed.

    After returning home for a few hours, she ventured back out, determined to browse the aisles. Luck shined and she became part of the crowd that continued to swell into the afternoon.