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  • Williams on Sheriffs' Association board

    HARDINCOUNTY

    Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams has been elected to serve on the 2013 Board of Directors of the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association.

    “Sheriff Williams is most deserving and has always represented Kentucky sheriffs in a positive manner,’’ said KSA Executive Director Jerry Wagner.

    Williams was elected at a recent Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association conference.

  • Picnic area at Lincoln Birthplace to undergo changes

    Visitors next year to the picnic area of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will see some changes.

    Located across from the park’s main visitors center, the picnic area “is being updated and made into a more accessible-friendly site” according to a news release from the park.

  • Accountants to discuss Affordable Care Act

    Three staff members from a regional accounting firm will conduct a public meeting next week in Hardin County to discuss anticipated tax implications of the Affordable Health Care Act.

    The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the meeting room at Nolin RECC off Ring Road in Elizabethtown. It will include discussions of the impact on businesses as well as individual taxpayers, according to the CPA firm of Mountjoy Chilton and Medley. The program will be brought by Steve Lukinovich, Cris Miller and Barry Pennybaker.

  • Veteran seeks solid footing

    After a back injury bounced him from the U.S. Army, Adam Tobias found himself in an economic wilderness.

    He looked healthy, but back problems left him with a limited pool of employment opportunities. He could not stand for long periods so factory work was not an option. Similarly, strenuous physical labor was out of the question.

    “When I got out in June 2010, the job market was really volatile,” the 32-year-old former Army sergeant said Wednesday. “It has recovered some, but it was horrendous then.”

  • JHHS German teacher honored by peers

    Susan Carson wanted to be a pediatrician after she graduated from North Hardin High School in 1994 and went on the study at Centre College in Danville.

    She decided as a German tutor at the college she loved teaching the subject and working with students.

    The John Hardin High School German teacher has been named Outstanding German Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.

  • Rineyville Days lets loose tonight

    Rineyville Days returns this weekend with a “full-blown carnival” and some other new arrangements, including a skydiving exhibition, said Shane Crutcher, an event organizer.

    The two-day festival starts around 6:30 p.m. today at Rineyville Ball Park with a baby contest and Miss Rineyvillle, Crutcher said. The Cecilian Bank is sponsoring the first night of the event and will give the first 80 kids five free ride tickets, he said.

  • Barn builders
  • Two hours of chemo leads to a mind racing

    Two hours.

    One hundred and twenty minutes.

    Seven thousand, two hundred seconds.

    No matter how you cut it, a two-hour session of chemotherapy dropping from a bag into your body is a long, twisting process, sending thoughts racing in and out of the mind from initial injection to final drop.

    There is plenty of time to think of the possibilities in a battle against cancer.

  • Local business shares concern over computer-related repair calls

    A local computer service business has reported receiving calls from someone posing as Microsoft employees who solicit computer access and credit card data.

    Matt Perkins, owner of Axiom Solutions in Elizabethtown, said a customer recently reported receiving a phone call during which the caller claimed there were viruses on the woman’s computer and wanted access to correct the errors.

    “This is the next step in the evolution of viruses,” Perkins said.

  • Body found in pond

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a Hodgenville man after county employees discovered his body in a pond in front of the LaRue County maintenance building.

    James Everett Martin, 43, was found Thursday morning floating in a pond in front of the South Lincoln Boulevard maintenance building, which is across the street from LaRue County Middle School and LaRue County High School.

    According to state police, Martin had been missing since Saturday and was listed as a missing person.