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  • 22 agencies receive funding from United Way of Central Kentucky

    The United Way of Central Kentucky branch has seen growth in financial and community-based aspects since the announcement of fundraising totals from the most recent campaign.

    This year, the organization will fund 22 agencies and 31 programs across Hardin, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson and Meade counties. The number of agencies presents a 7 percent increase and a new record. The combined money received from pledges and direct donations totaled $1,260,108 for 2013. More than 50 percent came from manufacturing companies.

  • LaRue man leaves behind legacy of community involvement

    With his death Sunday, a Hodgen­ville man left behind a legacy of good spirit and the concept of giving back to the community in every way he could.

    Robert “Bobby” Morri­son, a lifelong LaRue Coun­ty resident, put years of energy and good will into providing for the less fortunate.

    Morrison, 88, was a former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 425, creator of the Santa Claus Pro­gram, a member and past president of the LaRue County Fair Board, a volunteer firefighter and a U.S. Army veteran.

  • Farmers, ranchers encouraged for FSA nominations

    Local farmers and ranchers can submit nominations for local Farm Service Agency county committees starting Sunday.

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement last week on behalf of all state branches of the FSA. He said he hopes every eligible farmer and rancher will participate in this year’s county committee elections.

  • County honors retiring Red Cross Chief

    Hardin County gov­ernment gave local American Red Cross Manager Sharon Thomp­son a loving sendoff into retirement Tuesday.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry presented Thompson with a proclamation naming Tuesday “Sharon Thompson Day” in Hardin County.

    Thompson accepted the honor to a standing ovation, surrounded by several Red Cross volunteers, her family and her husband, Bobby.

    Thompson started working with the American Red Cross in 1970, accumulating nearly 45 years of service. Her retirement, she said, is effective early next month.

  • Vietnam War author to speak at benefit

    Organizers of an event bringing war correspondent and author Joseph Galloway to Elizabethtown have 100 tickets still available.

    Galloway, a co-author of “We Were Soldiers: Once and Young,” about the 1965 Battle of la Drang during the Vietnam War, will headline a June 28 banquet at American Legion Post 113 on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. It is a fundraising event for disabled veterans with proceeds going to the local DAV chapter.

  • Ivey sentenced to life for rape

    After saying child sex offenders should be locked up and the key “thrown away” during his jury trial, Alfred Ivey Jr. received a sentence he testified was worthy of the crime.

    Ivey, 49, a Nichol­asville man who fathered a teenage girl’s child while she lived in Hardin County, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Retrial of Davis, charged with murder of his son, begins today

    A Radcliff father charged with murder in the 2013 death of his 1-month-old son was set to return to court today as his retrial begins.

    A jury was unable reach a consensus last October after 10 hours of deliberation in the case against Jarrod Davis, 25.

    During the trial, the jury found Davis not guilty of a first-degree criminal abuse charge in the death of Ja’Vion Davis, but couldn't come to agreement on the murder charge.

    "We will continue to seek justice for this baby,” prosecutor Teresa Logsdon said after the verdict.

  • City council hears first reading of Radcliff budget

    The Radcliff city budget cleared its first reading at a called meeting Monday.

    Under Mayor J.J. Duvall’s proposed plan, which was presented to city council last week, the city budget for fiscal year 2015 will be 2.1 percent leaner at $11.38 million.

    The budget includes revenue from occupational taxes at more than $3.1 million, insurance premium taxes of more than $2.47 million and business license fees of more than $1 million. Other revenue is generated from federal and state grants, city fees and the remaining $97,700 in the general fund.

  • E'town council pursuing J.J. Newberry demolition

    Elizabethtown is ready to raze the former J.J. Newberry building downtown, but it has not found any takers to do the work yet.

    The city received no offers last month when it bid the demolition, and City Engineer Scott Reynolds sought guidance from the council Monday on what steps he should take to deal with the aging property.

    The city has been debating the fate of the deteriorating 22,900-square-foot property residing at 69 Public Square and 100 E. Dixie Ave. since it purchased the two properties a few years ago.

  • Organization to host art-based fundraiser

    A local organization committed to nurturing the physical, mental and spiritual needs of children is hosting a fundraiser this weekend in hopes of advancing its cause.

    Mission Hope For Kids is hosting Paint for the Mission at 11 a.m. Saturday inside its headquarters at 105 Bishop Lane in Elizabethtown.