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  • Family embraces horses for hobby, healing

    Kevin and Francesca Smith were shouting instructions to staff members over a cellphone as they rushed into the delivery room this past Derby Day.

    As Francesca prepared to deliver the couple’s son, Alessandro, the two stable employees were working to deliver a quarter horse foal back on the Elizabethtown couple’s farm.

    Both baby and foal were delivered healthy on the famous horse racing day.

    That seemed fitting for the couple, who currently own 37 horses, mostly quarter horses, on about 20 acres of land.

  • United Way joins nation in Day of Action

     United Way of Central Kentucky volunteers, partners and officials plan to join with other United Way organizations across the nation this week to help nonprofit organizations and bring the people of their communities together.

    The local United Way chapter is hosting its second Day of Action on Friday.

  • First Federal Savings celebrates 90 years of service
  • Family friend to officiate Walker's funeral

    Terry Jones was a part of many moments in Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker’s life. So when it came time to mark the end of Walker’s life, his family reached out to Jones.

    Jones, a former minister at First Christian Church, will officiate Walker’s funeral Tuesday.

    Jones first met Walker when he came to the church in 1986.

    “We were friends almost immediately,” he said.

    He recalled that shortly after Jones came to serve at the church, Walker invited him to lunch and welcomed him to the church and the area.

  • Walker lived life for others in all arenas

    Pat Durbin was mayor of Elizabethtown when Tim Walker was elected as a member of city council. But Durbin had known Walker since he was a child who lived one street over from her. And the Walker she knew as a child was the Walker she knew as a councilman.

    “He was so kind to people and so considerate,” Durbin said.

    She witnessed his dedication to his family and saw that dedication expand to residents of Elizabethtown. She considered him a son of sorts, and she was still reeling Sunday from the news of his passing on Friday.

  • SAIC to present check to HCS
  • Nolin RECC celebrates 75th anniversary
  • 18th Children’s Fair attracts record crowd

    From blue skies to bounce houses, all of the elements came together to create the most successful Children’s Fair to date.

    The largest crowd ever attended the 18th annual Children’s Fair on Saturday at Freeman Lake Park, a free event for families with children ages 1 to 12. Community organizations including Hardin Memorial Health, Elizabethtown Fire Department and American Red Cross provided games and activities for the children.

  • U.S. Army sergeant charged with sex crimes

    A sergeant in the U.S. Army Cadet Command 1st Brigade was arrested after police say he intoxicated a female relative and then raped her.

    Sgt. 1st Class Felix Manuel Ayala, who lives in Radcliff, was arrested Friday morning when the woman, who is older than 18, reported to police what she said happened  around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Ayala, 45, is charged with first-degree rape, incapable of consent. Among the other charges he faces are first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy, incapable of consent.

  • Museum reopening draws dignitaries, visitors

    Citing, among other things, the military’s strong connection to Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear welcomed the rededication of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership during a ceremony Friday morning on post.

    “Fort Knox is a fitting home for the George Patton Museum of Leadership,” Beshear said, noting the post is steeped in history.