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  • Beauty school promotes environment, student skills

    A local beauty school is promoting the environment and its students’ skills with a special event Saturday night.

    Empire Beauty School on Westport Road in Elizabethtown is hosting a student-organized hair show called “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” at 7 p.m.

    Fashions are expected to feature newspapers, trash bags, aluminum cans and other materials that can be reduced, reused or recycled to help the environment, said Elizabethtown student Jaclyn Gartner, who is helping with the show.

  • Motorcycle wreck on U.S. 62
  • North Miles Street closing for two-week span

    The widening of North Miles Street is slated to be finished by late September, but the road will be inaccessible for two weeks in June.

    Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet District 4 office, said North Miles between Pear Orchard Road and Colonial Drive will close for 14 days starting June 3 as crews start phase two of construction.

  • Local legislators decry political excesses of redistricting

    During impromptu remarks at a breakfast gathering Thursday, two local legislators pledged to ensure northern Hardin County gets a fair shake when the General Assembly redraws its boundaries.

  • Missing Elizabethtown man found after search efforts

    Search and rescue efforts helped authorities in West Point find an Elizabethtown man who is part of a newly formed volunteer search and rescue team.

    Elizabethtown resident Drew Holmberg was reported to West Point police as missing and possibly injured at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday after he and his brother were fishing in the Ohio River area, West Point Police Chief Butch Curl said.

  • Hosparus earns award based on family feedback

    According to families of its patients, you can’t beat Hosparus of Central Kentucky.

    The organization, which celebrates the opening of its memorial gardens later today, recently was recognized as a top 100 hospice based on an independent research firm’s analysis of surveys filled out by patients’ loved ones.

    Deyta’s Hospice Honors Award is given to 100 of the more than 1,200 partnering hospice agencies using the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care survey, according to a news release.

  • Heart of Hope Homeless Shelter: Radcliff facility nears completion

    A homeless shelter being built in the basement of Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance Center in Radcliff has a new anticipated completion date.

    Organizers think the Heart of Hope Homeless Shelter could be finished by the beginning of July. Original plans called for the shelter to be finished last winter, but the project ran low on money and faced minor plumbing setbacks.

    Board members think some planned fundraisers and a new organizer will keep things on track for the July completion.

  • Hooray for Heroes is Saturday

    With much of Hardin County turning out to honor soldiers, organizers of Hooray for Heroes have added shuttle service to accommodate crowds in Radcliff.

    The eighth annual Hooray for Heroes celebration is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday next to Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff. An evening segment with a USO theme will honor World War II veterans. It is scheduled from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the church auditorium.

  • Meade first responders honored by Fort Knox, Army

    Two men who helped one U.S. Army family were honored this week.

    Todd Matti, an officer with the Brandenburg Police Department, and Larry Naser, chief of the Meade County Fire Protection District, received the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service. Matti and Naser were honored for saving the life of Wyatt Bean, the son of retired Fort Knox soldier Justin Bean.

  • Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in Radcliff

    A convenience store next to the railroad track on Radcliff's northern edge has a millionaire among its customers.

    Smitty's sold a Powerball ticket that came one number short of winning the national jackpot, according to the Kentucky Lottery Commission.

    Howard "Smitty" Ford, who has operated the store for the last nine years, said he doesn't have any idea who won the prize.

    The lottery corporation encourages the ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket immediately. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.