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  • Sam's Club to raise money for Kosair

    Elizabethtown Sam’s Club is nearing the end of its six-week fundraising campaign for Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Sam’s Club stores nation-wide work to raise money each year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

    “Every state has its own hospital,” said Vemihan Qaisi, Children’s Miracle Network Event Coord­inator for Sam’s Club in Eliza­bethtown. “Ours is Kosair Children’s Hospital.”

  • Rocket docket saves county time, money

    If time is money, then the rocket docket in Har­din County’s court system is saving the county tons.

    Re-instituted in January of 2013, the docket saves time for many involved, from prosecutors, police officers, jurors, defense attorneys and their clients.

    “Hardin Countians may not realize it, but it’s benefiting them,” Assistant Com­monwealth’s Attorney Chris McCrary said.

  • $3 million worth of stolen shoes found near Radcliff

    A pile of shoes confiscated by the Radcliff Police Department sits in the Radcliff impound lot Saturday. On Thursday evening, thousands of pairs of Nike and other name-brand shoes were confiscated by police at a home just outside Radcliff. According to news reports, the shoes had been missing since 2009 and were valued near $3 million.

    Radcliff police are investigating.

  • Cancer survivors, caregivers support Relay for Life

    If you ask a cancer survivor about their experience with the disease and treatments, odds are they’ll tell you it’s the farthest thing from fun. When you put several survivors together, though, the drawbacks seem to fade a little.

    Radcliff’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser Friday brought out survivors of multiple types of cancer, at numerous stages, from various locations. Caregivers and supporters joined in the walk to raise hope and money for the cause.

  • Lisa's Angels pay tribute to biggest fan

    Lisa Adams was the ultimate fan of her niece’s youth softball team in Rineyville. She rarely missed a game and she always made sure the players — for both teams — heard words of encouragement.

    When Adams died March 13, two days after her 27th birthday and just before the season started, the team decided to pay tribute to her by naming the team in her honor.

  • Louisville woman indicted on several charges following hit-and-run

    A Louisville woman was indicted on several charges resulting from a hit-and-run wreck on Interstate 65.

    Melo­dee Monique Stewart, 34, was indicted on 14 criminal counts after she hit a car on icy roadways the night of March 16 on the interstate, according to a citation.

  • Founders’ Day returning with free concert, fireworks

    The Founders’ Day festival is returning to Freeman Lake Park this July with musical entertainment and a robust fireworks show to celebrate America’s independence and Elizabethtown’s establishment as a city.

    The city announced country rocker J.D. Shel­burne will be the headlining act at the Freeman Lake bandstand during a free concert July 4. He also will perform a June 20 show at the Historic State Theater as part of a Relay for Life fundraiser.

  • United Way’s Day of Action set for June 21

    United Way of Central Kentucky is encouraging unity between volunteers in the five-county area by hosting the annual Day of Action on June 21.

    The goal is to recruit hundreds of volunteers for a day of service at numerous local nonprofit agencies, schools and churches throughout Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade counties.

    Last year, the Day of Action brought 40 volunteers to 11 nonprofit agencies throughout the region, but United Way hopes to set a new recruitment record for this summer’s volunteer services.

  • Rineyville educators earn Classroom of Excellence honors
  • Helping Hand of Hope dedicates new facility

      John Wright said much has changed since Helping Hand of Hope board members, staff and community leaders last stood together on the dirt and grass now replaced by blacktop, brick and mortar.

    “We’ve come so far,” said Wright, Hardin County Schools spokesman, during the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new South Wilson Road facility built for the agency, which provides food, clothing and financial assistance to struggling families.