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  • Bowl For Kids Sake kicks off Saturday

    Starting this weekend, bowlers clad in rock ‘n’ roll costumes will descend on an Elizabethtown bowling alley to raise money and, more importantly, have fun.

    The Hardin County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosts its annual Bowl For Kids Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes beginning Saturday and continuing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 23.

    “Our matches between bigs and littles are fun relationships, so we try to give that premise in the fundraisers we do,” said Kevin Clark, BBBS community engagement branch manager.

  • Goodwill faces statewide donor shortage

    A well-known nonprofit organization is conducting a statewide donation drive through March to generate contributions and help job growth.

    Goodwill witnessed a precipitous drop in donations during January and February, which typically already are slower months, said Heather Hise, communications and public relations specialist for the organization.

    Hise said the number of donors declined by about 10,000 from the same period last year, with weather one of the expected causes.

  • Hardin County, Elizabethtown schools closed Monday

    Several area school districts plan to be closed Monday because of hazardous travel resulting from the winter storm.

    Public school districts serving Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties plus Elizabethtown all are closed Monday as well as the neighboring counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hart and Nelson and Bardstown city schools. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and all Western Kentucky University campuses are closed today.

    Hardin County government offices will operate Monday on a two-hour delay.

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  • Clarity for Women showcases expansion

    More than a year ago, Lamonte and Mimi Hornback, owners of Hornback Realty Co., donated a building and land at 105 E. Memorial Drive in Elizabethtown to Clarity Solutions for Women.

    The crisis pregnancy center invited the community in Sunday to see the renovated space, which approximately doubles the square footage available to the organization between its two locations.

    “We are really excited about this. It’s going to give us an opportunity to better serve our clients,” said Marcia Orban, executive director of Clarity.

  • Charges filed after sexcapade turns violent

    A Hardin County man faces a felony assault charge after a three-person sexual encounter turned violent early Sunday morning, police said.

    Joshua Faron Davis, 31, of the 500 block of Henon Lane in Elizabethtown, is charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault with minor injury. Both charges involved domestic violence, police said.

    Police responded to Davis’ home shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call that a fight was in progress. Davis and two women were in the home, the police report indicates.

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  • Woman says uncle confessed to two murders

    The woman who led Elizabethtown police to a two-day search of land on East Railroad Avenue last weekend says her uncle confessed to committing two murders just hours before he died.

    Pamela Rhinehart of Elizabethtown said Larry Sherrard, her uncle, told her Feb. 1 he shot and killed two men over “drug deals gone bad.” He died at 3 a.m. the next day, she said.

    “He said, ‘They screwed me on my drugs and I screwed them,’” Rhinehart said Sherrard told her.

  • Berger plans to run for mayor

    The death of her husband has caused Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger to rethink her retirement plans.

    Berger, 69, said Friday she plans to run for mayor in November, taking advantage of the experience and training she has received filling the unexpired term of Tim Walker, who died of a heart attack in June 2013.

  • A new foundation: Upton woman to receive Habitat container home through pilot program

    When Joann Priddy contemplates the new home that soon will be constructed for her, it is hard for her to imagine the amenities it will include.

    “I wouldn’t know how it would feel to have electric heat,” Priddy said, sitting next to a wood stove that heats her home in Upton.

    The thought of an indoor bathroom — instead of the outhouse that sits several feet away from her house in what was a snow-covered yard on a cold February afternoon — is what she is most looking forward to.