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  • Florists celebrate Valentine's Day with sales, affection

    Sisters Tammy Tipton and Tob’e Poynter race each other to work before sunrise on Valentine’s Day.

    Poynter, owner of Mulberry Florist in Elizabethtown, and Tipton, manager there, don’t get to celebrate the day with their husbands as they fill orders on the busiest day in their industry.

    That’s why the sisters coordinate Valentine’s Day flower arrangements with each other’s husbands to give to their wives on their behalves at the beginning of the work day.

  • Rotary Smiles assists kids with dental treatment

    Several local children had plenty to smile about Friday — as soon as the Novocain wore off.

    Children received free dental treatment in the first of three treatment days through the Rotary Smiles program. Children in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools districts receive free dental exams and, for children who have issues, follow-up treatment to take care of their problems.

    The Rotary Club program reaches out to students who have a financial need to receive free dental treatment.

  • Man indicted on child porn charges

    A Vine Grove man was indicted Thursday into Hardin Circuit Court for charges relating to child pornography.

    Garell M. Burgess, 52, faces two counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and third-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, the alleged offenses occurred Oct. 25, 2012. According to a citation, Burgess turned himself in exactly 30 days later at the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office for service of arrest warrants.

  • Five hurt in Dixie wreck in Radcliff

     Five people were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital following a two-vehicle wreck at 6:18 p.m. Thursday just south of the intersection at South Dixie Boulevard and Ky. 313 in Radcliff.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said though one of the vehicles flipped upside down, none of the injuries were life threatening.

  • 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.