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  • LaRue County couple finalist for farming award

    Ryan and Misty Bivens had no roots in Hodgenville when they began farming there in 2002.

    They have had plenty of well-wishers 10 years later.

    The couple and their two children, Cyrus, 4, and Avery, 1, have been named a finalist for the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farm Family contest.

    The organization presents the award annually to a couple younger than 35 who have shown strong farm management skills, consistent financial growth and involvement in Farm Bureau and the community.

  • Photos: Pulling for a cure
  • Three indicted in connection with child rape

    Two Hardin County men and a woman were indicted last month on charges relating to an alleged rape of a child younger than 12 years old.

    Todd H. Livingston, 49, of Rineyville, was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse. Dean M. Tinsley, 44, is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.

  • Greer, Jantzen square off again for 27th District House seat

    State Rep. Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, squares off against a familiar opponent for his 27th District seat next month.

    After reclaiming his seat by less than 150 votes in 2010, Greer again faces Payneville Republican Dalton Jantzen in the November general election.

  • Hundreds walk for Alzheimer's

    Hardin County residents and beyond turned out in hundreds to find a cure for a disease that causes crippling memory loss.

    The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s was Saturday morning at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Almost 400 participants registered for the walk by Friday, far surpassing the goal for the event.

    Elizabeth Betts, relationship manager for the association, said it was “amazing” the community showed up in such large numbers to support the cause.

  • Focus on finance: Tax credits for small businesses

    Question: As a small business owner in today’s economy I need all the help I can get. Are there any tax credits that can help me out?

  • Lincoln Days is a festival with Presidential flair

    Downtown Hodgenville was filled Saturday with spectators, vendors and Abraham Lincoln look-alikes for the annual Lincoln Days festival.

    Festival-goers stepped in and out of stores on the square, bought treats such as kettle corn and stopped to watch women compete for the best portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln.

    Linda Brewer won that competition, which was her first time portraying the former first lady.

  • Faces & Places Scenes from five days in Hardin County
  • Grand jury returns nearly 60 indictments

    The grand jury returned nearly 60 indictments in September, including an indictment against a Cecilia man accused of assaulting his mother.

    Dwayne C. Haynes, 49, was arrested Aug. 13 on charges of assault and unlawful imprisonment.

  • Former soldier returns to promote suicide prevention

    Former U.S. Army Capt. Brian Kinsella ended the week on familiar soil.

    Kinsella told Col. Bruce Jenkins, Fort Knox garrison commander, that his grassroots organization, Stop Soldier Suicide, wants to build a network between soldiers and mental health providers willing to provide pro bono care for those with suicidal tendencies.

    After traveling 3,700 miles of a more than 5,000-mile cross-country motorcycle ride, Kinsella arrived Friday afternoon at Fort Knox to share the message to struggling soldiers and veterans around the country.