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  • Partake in the power of purple

    Your preferred hue may be lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve or violet, but Elizabethtown Relay for Life wants to see those shades of purple splashed all over Elizabethtown early next month.

    From May 5-9, Relay for Life will be hosting Paint the Town Purple, a contest now in its fourth year, which encourages residents and business owners to decorate their homes and businesses in inventive ways to raise cancer awareness.

  • Heart Association recognizes hospital

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for implementing quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer cardiac arrests.
    The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award was awarded last week, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing for Hardin Memorial Health.

  • Former E’town resident to appear on game show Thursday

    For former Elizabethtown resident Melissa Eggen Logsdon, the adage “Third time’s the charm” never has proven truer.

    After attempting to audition for Wheel of Fortune on two other occasions in Chicago, in June her third attempt at the Wheelmobile in St. Louis, where she now lives, landed her on the show.

    “I had been at the Wheelmobile all day,” Logsdon said. “I was so tired. I almost left, but persistence pays off.”

    Her episode airs at 7 p.m. Thursday. Locally, it can be seen on WLKY.

  • North Hardin students to take part in national competition

    In July, while most of their peers will be enjoying their summer vacation, four North Hardin students will be headed to Texas for a national competition.

    Nyeisha Eaves, Danielle Elias, Heather Luce and Cassandra Redd will compete in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America STAR Events national competition July 6 through 10 in San Antonio. Redd will compete in the early childhood development competition while the others will compete as a team in the culinary competition.

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  • Quarry rezoning appeal set for Tuesday

    Homeowners opposed to a rock quarry expansion in Hardin County will have a chance to make their case Tuesday before Hardin Fiscal Court.

    The court is holding a public hearing at 3:30 p.m. in its chambers in the H.B. Fife Courthouse after nearby homeowners appealed a decision by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission. It approved a rezoning request for 26.8 acres of land from single-family residential to heavy industrial for the quarry’s expansion.

  • Sprucing up the woodlands

    While some children were spending their Saturday playing soccer or sleeping in, students from Woodland Elementary School in Radcliff gathered to help spruce up a nature preserve.

    Each spring, students, parents and faculty volunteer their time to get the facility, including an outdoor classroom, ready for spring as part of the Spruce Up the Woodlands event for Earth Day.

    “It was much needed after winter,” said Sonja Beardsley, president of the school’s parent teacher association.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown celebrates 110 years

    When the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown founded its organization 110 years ago, the women began a long line of community service today’s members carry on.

    “It’s important we give back to our community,” club treasurer Judy Meyer said as she organized checks to various community organizations early last week.

    The club will celebrate its anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. The public is invited to attend.

  • FACES & PLACES: Hardin County Hang-outs: Double L Grocery

    Double L Grocery stocks a little bit of everything. Customers can purchase a loaf of bread, hardware and hunting supplies at the western Hardin County store. The store also fills a role in the community as a live-music venue.

    Musicians filled the store with the sounds of bluegrass and gospel on a Saturday evening in mid-April for Lucy’s Saturday Night Jam.

    The weekly jam began as an outdoor event last year as a result of conversations between the Lucas family and local musician Jackie Dixon and his family, store co-owner Lucy Lucas said.

  • Four Hardin County residents arrested on manufacturing meth charges

    Four Hardin County residents were arrested on manufacturing methamphetamine charges in two separate cases Thursday night into Friday morning.

    John Andrew Grimes, 35, of the 400 block of Wonderland Cavern Road in Cecilia, and Michael Eugene Jewell, 34, of the 6000 block of South Dixie Highway in Glendale, were taken into custody after Hardin County sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle Jewell was driving.