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  • Church to recognize World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day recognizes those touched by HIV/AIDS across the globe, but an Elizabethtown church will remember those touched by an epidemic that reached its doorstep.

    Metropolitan Community Church in Elizabethtown is hosting a remembrance service 7 p.m. Saturday for World AIDS Day. The church will remember those who have lost their lives in the human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic as well as discuss the current state of HIV/AIDS.

  • Family donating to Hosparus after loved one's death

    Patricia Moore didn’t know everything Hosparus offers until her mother decided to stop battling the cancer with which she had been diagnosed.

    What Moore learned about Hosparus and its staff inspired her family to make a $10,000 donation to the organization.

    Moore and her family moved from Kansas into the Radcliff home of her mother, Pong Son Krouse, in May to spend the remaining two months of life with Krouse.

  • Vine Grove auction supports Christmas for children

    Cakes sell for less than $20 in the grocery bakery section, but bidding started at $100 for a German Chocolate cake Thursday at Vine Grove City Hall.

    Bids quickly climbed to $200, then $300 and up by $100 increments until the offer reached $700.

    The cake was one of the items that started a small bidding war at the annual auction and chili dinner for the Christmas for the Children program.

    The auction goes to help buy toys and clothes for children in the community identified by school resource centers as being in need.

  • Radcliff adopts solid waste agreement

    Radcliff City Council approved an agreement Thursday with Hardin Fiscal Court recognizing a compromise for the county’s five-year update of its area solid waste management plan.

    The resolution’s passage ends a months-long debate over the details of the plan and Radcliff’s perceived role in its development and gives Hardin County government the flexibility to submit the plan to the state before the deadline in mid-December.

  • Saulsberry named Senior Sailor of the Year

    A Radcliff native has been recognized for his military service aboard one of the largest warships in the world.

    Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Saulsberry has been named the Senior Sailor of the Year on his carrier, the USS Nimitz, in Everett, Wash., and is now competing against other winners on ships on the West Coast.

  • PAWS to release hardcover photo book

    PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. will debut a hardcover book this weekend its leaders said will make a great Christmas gift for pet lovers and assist in raising money for the county’s new animal shelter.

    The foundation is releasing the “PAWS Forever” photo book to stores Monday, said Diane Shoffner, fundraising and marketing coordinator. The photo book, with more than 130 pages, features professional-quality photographs of more than 150 pets in the community, capturing snapshots of dogs, cats, horses and donkeys.

  • Murder of Leitchfield man remains unsolved nine years later

    On Dec. 3, 2003, Robert “Bob” Paul Hunt was supposed to make a trip to Florida. He never arrived.

    The following day his son found Hunt, 46, shot to death in his Leitchfield home on Armes Lively Road, said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman and investigating officer.

    Nearly nine years later, the case remains unsolved. Chaffins is hesitant to call it a “cold case.”

  • Hosparus service to honor lost loved ones

     Residents are invited to remember and grieve their lost loved ones Sunday.

    The annual Hosparus Central Kentucky’s Holiday Remembrance service is set to begin at 1:45 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown with refreshments and the creation of photograph ornaments.

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  • Police crack down on traffic during holidays

    Area police are bolstering efforts to enforce traffic laws during the holiday season, which marks a peak time of year for collisions and impaired driving.

    Beginning in November, Kentucky State Police launched a six-month enforcement campaign called “Operation R.A.I.D.,” which stands for Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers, according to a news release.