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  • McConnell: Health care law unsustainable

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell this week challenged the “arrogance” of federalizing health care, citing growing problems with Medicare and Medicaid as a reason why the federal government is ill prepared to manage such a vast system.

    “We can’t continue to pick up the tab for this many people for this long,” McConnell told a room full of hospital staff Monday morning at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Eagle Scout project to aid those in need

    An area Boy Scout is working to advance in his organization and help his community this week.

    The experience Jason Willman of Buffalo had when his family once had difficulty making their dollars stretch has inspired an Eagle Scout project aimed at making food and needed items available to area families.

    Willman, an incoming senior at LaRue County High School, remembers visiting a church with his family once to pick up food and seeing all of the people in line.

  • Photos: Recognition of service
  • E'town fire chief reports

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Michael Hulsey reinforced the city’s ban on outdoor burning at Monday’s City Council meeting and encouraged the public to attend the professional Founders’ Day celebration fireworks show at Freeman Lake Park on Wednesday instead of using personal fireworks.

    Hulsey said since the ban was enacted his department has responded to four illegal burns and received numerous calls from residents wanting to burn.

  • Free downtown E’town parking has its limits

    It may be summer, but Elizabethtown city officials were hard at work Monday.

    Elizabethtown City Council heard first readings on new parking limitations, vehicle restrictions at parks and recreational areas and presented findings of fact supporting the rejection of a planning commission recommendation, which denied a zone amendment for property at 128 E. Nalls Road from Commercial-3 zone to Commercial-4.

  • Families beat heat at Freedom Day

    Children and families found ways to corral the heat Sunday, launching into inflatable water slides or whipping up a breeze on a carnival ride.

    Gloryland Harvest Church held the sixth installment of its Freedom Day celebration, wrapping up a weekend of activity with a concert and fireworks show Sunday night.

    Amanda Dowell brought her daughter to ride the rides and play games.

    “It’s all about the kids,” she said.

  • Shumate turns hobby into good for Radcliff

    Bryce Shumate has a knack for collecting free odds and ends.

    His pick-up truck was donated by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and the tires came from Tire Pros, in the agreement he’d place the company’s logos on the side of his vehicle like a NASCAR racer.

    He’s received countless items through various donations, grants and money available through the 2009 stimulus package.

    But recently, he’s taken scrounging to the next level.

  • KSP plans Citizens Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 has announced the date for its next Citizens Police Academy.

    Academy participants during the 10-week program will take classes on police-related topics such as criminal investigations, traffic stops and crash investigations.

    The academy is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning Sept. 13 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the Administration Building, room 112.

    Participants are eligible for a ride-along with a state trooper.

    Graduation is scheduled for Nov. 20.

  • ESGR looks to curb Guard, Reserve unemployment rate

    A group assembled in 1972 to serve as an advocate for National Guard and Reserve members is facing new challenges today as unemployment ranks explode in perpetual wartime.

    The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is actively serving multiple roles to ensure Guard members and Reservists find work once they return home from active duty, said Robert Silverthorn Jr, state chairman for the ESGR.

  • PHOTOS: Central Kentucky Rods and Machines show