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  • Veteran seeks solid footing

    After a back injury bounced him from the U.S. Army, Adam Tobias found himself in an economic wilderness.

    He looked healthy, but back problems left him with a limited pool of employment opportunities. He could not stand for long periods so factory work was not an option. Similarly, strenuous physical labor was out of the question.

    “When I got out in June 2010, the job market was really volatile,” the 32-year-old former Army sergeant said Wednesday. “It has recovered some, but it was horrendous then.”

  • JHHS German teacher honored by peers

    Susan Carson wanted to be a pediatrician after she graduated from North Hardin High School in 1994 and went on the study at Centre College in Danville.

    She decided as a German tutor at the college she loved teaching the subject and working with students.

    The John Hardin High School German teacher has been named Outstanding German Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.

  • Rineyville Days lets loose tonight

    Rineyville Days returns this weekend with a “full-blown carnival” and some other new arrangements, including a skydiving exhibition, said Shane Crutcher, an event organizer.

    The two-day festival starts around 6:30 p.m. today at Rineyville Ball Park with a baby contest and Miss Rineyvillle, Crutcher said. The Cecilian Bank is sponsoring the first night of the event and will give the first 80 kids five free ride tickets, he said.

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  • Two hours of chemo leads to a mind racing

    Two hours.

    One hundred and twenty minutes.

    Seven thousand, two hundred seconds.

    No matter how you cut it, a two-hour session of chemotherapy dropping from a bag into your body is a long, twisting process, sending thoughts racing in and out of the mind from initial injection to final drop.

    There is plenty of time to think of the possibilities in a battle against cancer.

  • Local business shares concern over computer-related repair calls

    A local computer service business has reported receiving calls from someone posing as Microsoft employees who solicit computer access and credit card data.

    Matt Perkins, owner of Axiom Solutions in Elizabethtown, said a customer recently reported receiving a phone call during which the caller claimed there were viruses on the woman’s computer and wanted access to correct the errors.

    “This is the next step in the evolution of viruses,” Perkins said.

  • Body found in pond

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a Hodgenville man after county employees discovered his body in a pond in front of the LaRue County maintenance building.

    James Everett Martin, 43, was found Thursday morning floating in a pond in front of the South Lincoln Boulevard maintenance building, which is across the street from LaRue County Middle School and LaRue County High School.

    According to state police, Martin had been missing since Saturday and was listed as a missing person.

  • Police identify body found in LaRue County lake

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a death in Hodgenville.

    Workers with the LaRue County Maintenance Department found the body of James Everett Martin, 43, in a lake in front of the maintenance building Thursday morning.

    A LaRue County resident, Martin was familiar to many Hodgenville residents because he was seen frequently riding through town on his bicycle. He reportedly lived in the White City area with his mother.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters needs more men

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for a few good men — 45 of them.

    The organization has issued a plea for male volunteers by launching a campaign called “45 Men In 45 Days.”

    The effort is aimed at meeting what leaders call an urgent need for male mentors by recruiting 45 new Big Brothers by Nov. 2.

    Volunteer recruiters, joined by current pairs of “bigs” and “littles,” plan to appear throughout the region during the campaign at events aimed at men.

  • Patton Museum on a new track

    Soon, visitors can journey through the jungles of Vietnam, visit the streets of Rome during World War II, walk through trench warfare of World War I and explore the life of Gen. George S.  Patton while learning leadership principles. That’s the plan for the renovated General George Patton Museum of Leadership.

    Museum officials are planning the new layout and gathering artifacts for a unique museum experience.