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  • E'town plan would balance general fund

    For the first time in almost six years, Elizabethtown’s general fund is balanced without dipping into reserves, according to a proposed budget plan summarized Monday at the city council meeting.

    In the meeting, Mayor Edna Berger presented the proposal for fiscal year 2015, which calls for construction projects totaling $2.1 million and outside engineering fees of $200,000.

    “We have made a concentrated effort to protect our reserves and present a balanced budget for consideration and adoption this fiscal year,” Berger read.

  • Teen girl missing from Fort Knox

    A teenager at the Blue­grass Challenge Academy on Fort Knox has been reported missing.

    Jolie Shots, 16, was last seen after 11 p.m. Friday near the academy. She was absent for check-in Saturday morning around 6:30 and then was reported missing.

    Shots has not been in contact with any family or friends since Friday, her mother, Jamie Blair, said. There is no information available as to if she was picked up by a friend or abducted.

  • Rineyville veteran builds tributes to Medal of Honor recipients

    The heroism and bravery of soldiers who earn the Medal of Honor have inspired Hollywood filmmakers, authors and local residents alike to appreciate the efforts of American military.

    One Rineyville man is so grateful for the acts of patriotism that he made the commemoration of recipients his top mission.

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard Powers, a U.S. Army veteran, dedicates his time and money to research and to educate others on the illustrious efforts of those who earned the Medal of Honor.

  • HMH Cancer Care Center open house

    A group of cancer patients, survivors and family members filled the brightly decorated lobby area Sunday at the Hardin Memorial Health Cancer Care Center as members of the Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus prepared to entertain during the facility’s open house.

    A table filled with bottles of water, cupcakes and butterfly lollipops sat in one corner as sunlight filtered through photos of flowers and tranquil scenes covering the windows, adding color and brightness to the room.

  • Lunar 5K set for June 21 at Freeman Lake Park

    Neon colors and dark skies are what make the annual Hosparus Lunar 5K Run as interstellar as it sounds.

    For 35 years, Hosparus Inc. has been central Kentucky’s leading hospice care provider, serving more than 6,000 patients every year. All proceeds from the run will stay in the region and benefit patients and families.

    Lisa Sanford, senior manager of development and community relations at Hosparus, said the June 21 Lunar 5K at Freeman Lake Park is inclusive for all ages and fitness levels. The event is 3.1 miles.

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  • Sam's Club to raise money for Kosair

    Elizabethtown Sam’s Club is nearing the end of its six-week fundraising campaign for Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Sam’s Club stores nation-wide work to raise money each year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

    “Every state has its own hospital,” said Vemihan Qaisi, Children’s Miracle Network Event Coord­inator for Sam’s Club in Eliza­bethtown. “Ours is Kosair Children’s Hospital.”

  • Rocket docket saves county time, money

    If time is money, then the rocket docket in Har­din County’s court system is saving the county tons.

    Re-instituted in January of 2013, the docket saves time for many involved, from prosecutors, police officers, jurors, defense attorneys and their clients.

    “Hardin Countians may not realize it, but it’s benefiting them,” Assistant Com­monwealth’s Attorney Chris McCrary said.

  • $3 million worth of stolen shoes found near Radcliff

    A pile of shoes confiscated by the Radcliff Police Department sits in the Radcliff impound lot Saturday. On Thursday evening, thousands of pairs of Nike and other name-brand shoes were confiscated by police at a home just outside Radcliff. According to news reports, the shoes had been missing since 2009 and were valued near $3 million.

    Radcliff police are investigating.

  • Cancer survivors, caregivers support Relay for Life

    If you ask a cancer survivor about their experience with the disease and treatments, odds are they’ll tell you it’s the farthest thing from fun. When you put several survivors together, though, the drawbacks seem to fade a little.

    Radcliff’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser Friday brought out survivors of multiple types of cancer, at numerous stages, from various locations. Caregivers and supporters joined in the walk to raise hope and money for the cause.