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  • HMH Cancer Care Center open house

    A group of cancer patients, survivors and family members filled the brightly decorated lobby area Sunday at the Hardin Memorial Health Cancer Care Center as members of the Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus prepared to entertain during the facility’s open house.

    A table filled with bottles of water, cupcakes and butterfly lollipops sat in one corner as sunlight filtered through photos of flowers and tranquil scenes covering the windows, adding color and brightness to the room.

  • Lunar 5K set for June 21 at Freeman Lake Park

    Neon colors and dark skies are what make the annual Hosparus Lunar 5K Run as interstellar as it sounds.

    For 35 years, Hosparus Inc. has been central Kentucky’s leading hospice care provider, serving more than 6,000 patients every year. All proceeds from the run will stay in the region and benefit patients and families.

    Lisa Sanford, senior manager of development and community relations at Hosparus, said the June 21 Lunar 5K at Freeman Lake Park is inclusive for all ages and fitness levels. The event is 3.1 miles.

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  • Sam's Club to raise money for Kosair

    Elizabethtown Sam’s Club is nearing the end of its six-week fundraising campaign for Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Sam’s Club stores nation-wide work to raise money each year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

    “Every state has its own hospital,” said Vemihan Qaisi, Children’s Miracle Network Event Coord­inator for Sam’s Club in Eliza­bethtown. “Ours is Kosair Children’s Hospital.”

  • Rocket docket saves county time, money

    If time is money, then the rocket docket in Har­din County’s court system is saving the county tons.

    Re-instituted in January of 2013, the docket saves time for many involved, from prosecutors, police officers, jurors, defense attorneys and their clients.

    “Hardin Countians may not realize it, but it’s benefiting them,” Assistant Com­monwealth’s Attorney Chris McCrary said.

  • $3 million worth of stolen shoes found near Radcliff

    A pile of shoes confiscated by the Radcliff Police Department sits in the Radcliff impound lot Saturday. On Thursday evening, thousands of pairs of Nike and other name-brand shoes were confiscated by police at a home just outside Radcliff. According to news reports, the shoes had been missing since 2009 and were valued near $3 million.

    Radcliff police are investigating.

  • Cancer survivors, caregivers support Relay for Life

    If you ask a cancer survivor about their experience with the disease and treatments, odds are they’ll tell you it’s the farthest thing from fun. When you put several survivors together, though, the drawbacks seem to fade a little.

    Radcliff’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser Friday brought out survivors of multiple types of cancer, at numerous stages, from various locations. Caregivers and supporters joined in the walk to raise hope and money for the cause.

  • Lisa's Angels pay tribute to biggest fan

    Lisa Adams was the ultimate fan of her niece’s youth softball team in Rineyville. She rarely missed a game and she always made sure the players — for both teams — heard words of encouragement.

    When Adams died March 13, two days after her 27th birthday and just before the season started, the team decided to pay tribute to her by naming the team in her honor.

  • Louisville woman indicted on several charges following hit-and-run

    A Louisville woman was indicted on several charges resulting from a hit-and-run wreck on Interstate 65.

    Melo­dee Monique Stewart, 34, was indicted on 14 criminal counts after she hit a car on icy roadways the night of March 16 on the interstate, according to a citation.

  • Founders’ Day returning with free concert, fireworks

    The Founders’ Day festival is returning to Freeman Lake Park this July with musical entertainment and a robust fireworks show to celebrate America’s independence and Elizabethtown’s establishment as a city.

    The city announced country rocker J.D. Shel­burne will be the headlining act at the Freeman Lake bandstand during a free concert July 4. He also will perform a June 20 show at the Historic State Theater as part of a Relay for Life fundraiser.