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  • Chamber to launch cash mob Tuesday

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce has hashed out a concept it believes could drive traffic to local businesses, thereby reinforcing its focus on the Buy Local program.

    The chamber will launch its first cash mob at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday inside Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts at 110 N. Main St. in Elizabethtown.

    Chamber members and guests are encouraged to spend $20 during the mob, which will continue until members have a chance to visit after work.

  • HMH to hold free Heart Healthy Seminar

    Rebounding off a successful Heart Fair, Hardin Memorial Health is hosting a second gathering later this month to recognize American Heart Month.

    The Heart Healthy Seminar & Dinner is slated for Feb. 21. There is no charge.

    Karen Blaiklock, health and wellness promotion manager at HMH, said the hospital will serve a heart-healthy dinner at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30. Dr. Prabodh Mehta, a local cardiologist, serves as the featured speaker.

  • Gospel musical attracts hundreds, lifts spirits

    Dozens left their seats and raised their hands skyward Friday night as Cynthia Cole’s voice climbed toward heaven.

    Standing statue still with no initial musical accompaniment, Cole lit the match for what turned into a fiery night of music at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, where visitors and church members celebrated the Earth’s Heavenly Angels’ Gospel Fest. The gospel musical celebrates Black History Month and now is in its 27th year.

  • Valentines forever

    Three Elizabethtown couples have watched the county grow with hands entwined, their lives wrapped in romances stretching more than 60 years.

    Built on a foundation of compromise, mutual interests and trust, their marriages have defied societal pressures and internal conflict through the tethered bonds of unspoken understanding and a shared contempt for arguments and bickering.

  • Radcliff man indicted in 'medical' marijuana case

    A Radcliff man charged with possessing more than 2 pounds of medical-grade marijuana was indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Henry L. Butler Jr., 35, faces charges of complicity to commit trafficking in marijuana more than 8 ounces but less than 5 pounds and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Both charges are enhanced because police found a firearm at the time of arrest, according to the indictment.

    Butler was arrested Jan. 31 at his home on Wintergreen Drive following an investigation by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

  • Particulars for Ring Road extension to I-65 in design phase

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet intends to continue work this year on the extension of Ring Road with an interchange at the Western Kentucky Parkway.

    Officials also said the extension of Ring Road from the parkway to Interstate 65 remains in the initial design phases.

    “We are currently looking to justify a new interchange with the Federal Highway Administration,” said John Moore, project development branch manager for the KYTC District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

  • Photo: Fundraiser attendees ‘Feel the Love’
  • Focus on Finance: BBB names 2012 ‘Bad Boys’

    Question: Who are the worst of the worst with the Better Business Bureau?

    Answer: The Better Business Bureau, serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky has named its top area businesses for which it processed the most unanswered/unresolved complaints and serious complaints in last year. Each company has an “F” rating with the BBB.

  • Giving dad his due

    Michael Christian stooped to help his granddaughter, Naomi, 5, coat a ripe strawberry in a flowing chocolate fountain.

    After claiming her prize, Naomi was hesitant to try the concoction, but the gentle tone of her grandfather assured her she should take a bite.

    It was one of several bonding moments for families during a special event Saturday morning at New Highland Elementary School, celebrating the ties fathers hold with their children.

    Christian said he brought his granddaughter along because her father was tied up with work.

  • E’town man arrested for deserting Army

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Elizabethtown man Thursday night wanted for deserting the U.S. Army.

    Pvt. E-1 Shawn P. Kinney, 25, was listed as AWOL on Jan. 1, according to Fort Knox spokesman Kyle Hodges. Kinney is assigned to Special Processing Company at the post’s Personnel Control Facility.