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  • Residents sign up for ACA insurance

    Despite being spooked by problems with the federal health care website, local residents still are seeking coverage and finding a smoother process on Kentucky’s site.

    Nearly 1,400 Hardin County residents signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, by Nov. 26, according to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Hardin County man named KFB Farmer of the Year

    Ray Allan Mackey finally caved to peer pressure and it landed him the title of 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year.

    He was nominated by the Hardin County Farm Bureau board of directors.

    “They encouraged me more than once to do this and finally this year I became involved in it and saw it through,” Mackey said.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Taste of home helps during holidays

    The number of cookies baked is unknown.

    All Carol Burke knows is 28 good-sized boxes were packed about as full as possible.

    “There were a lot,” she said. “I know that’s what those boys like; some home cooking.”

    The “boys” are soldiers who instead of spending time around a Christmas tree this year, seeing joy in the eyes of their children and families, will be in Afghanistan on assignment with the U.S. Army.

  • Wintry Weather: Round 2

    Hardin Countians awoke Sunday to another coating of ice as a second round of wintry weather moved through the area.

    Law enforcement dealt with fewer wrecks this time, which they attributed to the storm arriving on a Sunday.

    Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said many churches in the area canceled morning services. Sunday also brings with it no rush hour traffic.

    The combination, he said, helped keep down the number of wrecks.

    “We had one crash that ended up with a vehicle on its side in the median,” he said.

  • Man shot following accidental weapon discharge at restaurant

    A man left Fazoli's in an ambulance Sunday after suffering a gunshot wound.

    He set his pistol on the toilet paper dispenser while using the restroom and it slipped off and shot him in the leg, said Elizabethtown Police Sgt. David Neary.

    Evidence such as bullet trajectory supported the man's description of events, Neary said.

    The man did have a concealed carry permit, police said.

  • Photo: Falling traffic signal causes road closure
  • Intersection at 31W and parkways partially closed

    In addition to weather concerns, traffic on the south end of Elizabethtown was disrupted this morning by a falling traffic signal.

    A signal device hanging at the intersection of U.S. 31W with Lincoln Parkway at the end of the Western Kentucky Parkway fell to the road.

    A Transportation Cabinet statement said the agency does not think any vehicle was struck and is uncertain wy the span wire failed.

  • Wintry mix returns locally today

    A winter weather advisory is in effect today for much of Kentucky, including Hardin and all adjacent counties.

    Forecasters say as much as a quarter inch of ice and freezing rain are possible here today. The National Weather Service's advisory is in effect until 6 tonight although icy conditions are expected to taper off this afternoon as conditions transform into rain.

    Precipitation began in the early morning hours as light snow and sleet. Freezing rain is expected to create an icy glaze on the area.

  • Community opens wallets, hearts for program

    From politicians to residents, the city of Vine Grove gathered Thursday night to kick off A Dickens of a Christmas with its annual town hall meeting and charity auction to benefit its Christmas for Kids program.

    The town hall meeting started with a chili supper, but the meeting heated up when the auction began.

    One by one, items were auctioned, including a $1,400 Italian creme cake donated by Alta Hargan. Hargan was humbled by the amount her cake brought.

  • Police: Mom may have tried to sell other children

    Police are looking into whether an Elizabethtown mother charged last week with trying to sell her infant daughter may have done the same with her other two daughters.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, was arrested and charged Wednesday morning with twice attempting to sell her now 12-day-old child. The charge was upgraded Thursday from a misdemeanor to a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison if found guilty.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the case remains open and investigators are looking into all possibilities.