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  • Family ‘pulls’ together to raise money for cure

    October brings a lot of fundraisers for breast cancer research, but one taking place this weekend might be one of the most unique ways to support finding a cure.

    Tim and Carolyn Hornback are hosting the Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday and Saturday. The event combines Tim’s love of tractor pulls with the family’s personal experience with cancer.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. There is an antique tractor pull at 2 p.m. Saturday and another competition at 7 p.m. that day.

  • Police: Professional shoplifters indicted in Hardin County

    Two Ohio women indicted last month on multiple charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident at Bath and Body Works in Towne Mall are believed to be members of an organized shoplifting unit, according to investigators.

    Darlene, 59, and Amber Burnett, 35, both of Cleveland, were arrested Aug. 4 at Bath and Body Works, according to a citation. They originally were charged with theft by unlawful taking — shoplifting, second-degree disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    The two are mother and daughter.

  • Former educator Nelson Kelley dies at 63

    An active member in education and community service is being remembered by colleagues for his caring nature.

    Nelson Kelley, an educator and administrator with Elizabethtown Independent Schools, and an active volunteer with United Way of Central Kentucky, died Sunday after being ill with cancer.

  • East Hardin Middle School burglarized

    Kentucky State Police have arrested a Glendale man on charges of burglary and criminal mischief in connection with a break-in at East Hardin Middle School.

    KSP Post 4 received a call Sunday morning from the school’s assistant principal reporting a break-in and vandalism, police said. School staff identified Christopher Blaine, 18, of Glendale on security video. Several doors and windows were destroyed, police said, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

  • Blood drive to support child fighting cancer


    An Elizabethtown woman is among Hardin County residents touched by a Beech Grove child’s fight with cancer.

    Lane Goodwin, 13, of McLean County has appeared on “Good Morning America” and other national news programs and been given words of encouragement from country music celebrities as he has spoken about his battle with a rare rhabdomyosarcoma form of cancer.

  • City acquires land, easements from St. James Church

    Work to reduce flooding along Poplar Drive is closer to inception.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the purchase Monday of three lots along Poplar Drive and two easements between West Dixie Avenue and Poplar Drive from St. James Catholic Church for $130,000. The motion followed a lengthy closed session to discuss the acquisitions.

    Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said the city may be interested in acquiring more land to complete the improvements to the Poplar Drive system but further acquisitions have not been finalized.

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  • Former German teacher honored for life of achievement

    Switching majors in college isn’t always as negative as some exasperated parents might think.

    Paris, Ky., native Jean Dudgeon began her time as a student at the University of Kentucky planning to major in medical technology.

    She liked the chemistry parts of her study more than peering through a microscope, so she switched her major to that branch of science.

    Studying German as a foreign language was recommended for chemistry majors because the tongue is used more than many others in science.

  • Woman's advocacy inspires others, wins award

    Central Hardin High School graduate Jennifer Hornback is determined to transform her life-altering brain injury into something positive.

    The 21-year-old said she was going down a bad path three years ago when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck her car in Rineyville, leaving her in a coma for 47 days.

    The former basketball player, who might never again have full use of her left arm, has spent her time since recovering and trying to convince others to be careful on the road and avoid a result similar to or worse than her own.

  • EHS looking for 'An Element of Distinction'

    Elizabethtown High School’s band hopes this year’s show, “An Element of Distinction,” will provide just that when it comes time for state competition in late October.

    The band recently came in second in its class at the Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic at Glasgow High School, and the band is just a few weeks away from state competition at the end of October.

    The band’s show this year is about standing out from a group, junior Amanda Vincent said.