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  • Area students provide strong representation in summer service program

    While many students in Kentucky might be enjoying summer sun, six from Hardin County are among those enjoying summer service through Y-Corps.

    Y-Corps, a program under Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, selects students to travel to various areas in the state or other regions in the country to provide volunteer service and gain cultural enrichment.

  • Economic impact of sports park valued at $10 million in first year

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park exceeded economic impact projections for its first year of operations, but one city official said he never expects the park to be a moneymaker.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau had estimated a $7 million economic impact from the sports park’s first year, but Janna Clark, sports and sales director for the ETCB, said the number likely will close around $10 million.

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  • EHS students take part in Belize archaeological dig

    Summer trips often consist of the Florida coast, but for a few local students, their travels revolved around research in Central America.

    Three Elizabethtown High School students recently returned from Belize, where they took part in an archaeological excavation project. The program, Davidson Day School A.F.A.R., takes groups of students to participate in a real research project.

    The three students, juniors Michael Thompson and Gabrielle Collins and senior Jacob Couch, were part of a group of 43 students from across the United States and Cairo, Egypt.

  • Sustainers take on fight against sexual assault

    “It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission,” said Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff. “It is up to every one of us, civilian and soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.”

    The 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took a formidable step Tuesday against sexual assault and sexual harassment in their own ranks: collective awareness training for everyone assigned to the unit at Haszard Auditorium on Fort Knox.

  • Thurman, Walker named Chamber champions

    Sonora business owner Claudia Thurman and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker were remembered Wednesday for their selflessness, love for others and dedication to the communities they served during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon in Elizabethtown.

    Thurman and Walker posthumously were awarded Chamber Champion awards, which recognize the efforts of those who have made significant impacts locally. The honors highlighted the chamber’s annual awards ceremony.

  • Fair favorites come in all shapes and sizes

    Sonora resident Talia Brown visits the Hardin County Fair every year to hang out with her friends and enjoy the rides. Her favorite is The Zipper, a tall rotating boom bearing free-spinning, two-person capsules shaped like the teeth of a zipper.

    “I like that you spin upside down,” she said Tuesday night at the fair grounds. The fair runs through Saturday.

  • Peppers celebrate 51 years with sash, runway walk

    As David and Alice Pepper prepared to walk the stage Tuesday night as the Hardin County Fair’s Cutest Couple, Alice was asked if she could recall all 51 years of her marriage.

    “I remember them well,” she said.

     The fair award is the newest in a long line of memories.

  • Pharmacy, medical burglaries on the rise

    A string of Hardin County pharmacy and medical businesses have joined others recently reported robbed across the state.

    Police arrested a man last week they say broke into multiple locations to steal controlled medications.

    Cody R. Glenn, 27, of Elizabethtown, is accused of breaking into ApotheCARE Pharmacy at 1239 Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown on May 1 and stealing controlled medication. He is accused of breaking into the store a second time May 24, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to Fort Knox

    This year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show now plans two performances at Waybur Theater on post.

    A show is scheduled for 7 tonight and a second show has been added for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    The show is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open each night at 6:15.