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  • Fire departments to unveil Crusade collection Sunday

    Area fire departments will cash in their Crusade for Children totals Sunday at the Historic State Theater.

    From 12:30 to 2 p.m., fire departments will drop off collection totals for the year. Around 15 departments are expected to participate.

    Broadcast on WBNA-TV, the event is open to the public. Last year about $188,000 was collected locally, said Tom Williams, local Crusade coordinator.
     

  • Mission Hope for Kids hosts open house tonight

    Services for children of Hardin County will grow when an organization re-introduces itself to the community.
    Mission Hope for Kids, a newly retooled Kids’ Cafe, hosts an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Vaughn Reno Starks building in Elizabethtown.

    The open house will give community members a chance to become acquainted with the new organization, which has grown from a meal program for a couple dozen children to offering a multitude of services for hundreds of children.

  • Job fair provides opportunities for military community, others

    Jasmine Smith, 23, is looking for an internship in the medical field to supplement her in-progress psychology degree from Saint Leo University in Florida.

    Smith, residing in Fort Knox as a stay-at-home wife with her husband in the military, pushed 2-year-old son, Clayton, in his stroller Thursday as she hunted for prospective employment opportunities at the Lincoln Trail Career Center’s job fair.

    The possibility of scoring an internship means security for her and her family’s future.

  • KAF holds first ever graduation ceremony

    Sgt. Sharon Samuel, a logistics noncommissioned officer with Company A, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, stood sandwiched in line between two taller male soldiers with a look of impatience on her face.

  • E’town to host July 4 Founders’ Day celebration

    While July is thought of as a time to celebrate the birth of America, this year’s celebration honors the establishment of Elizabethtown, too.

    The city of Elizabethtown is hosting its first Founders’ Day celebration July 4 at Freeman Lake Park. Elizabethtown was founded on July 4, 1797. Admission is free.

    The city has partnered with USA Cares to offer a 5K run and a free concert by John Parr and The Kentucky Linemen.

  • Puppy Tales gives young readers confidence

    A little boy, about 5, came to the library to read. His reading partner was a dog named Levi.

    The boy didn’t like his new glasses and started to take them off. To his dismay, his mother made him put them back on.

    Levi’s owner, Denise Muss, noticed the boy was unhappy with his glasses but was somehow prepared for this encounter. She put Levi’s glasses, or doggles, on him and told the boy Levi sometimes needed glasses to help him see books.

  • Lions Club raised money for HMH in 1950s

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club raised money in the 1950s for Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    An article in Wednesday’s issue did not specify the time frame.

  • Kicking up a cloud of dust
  • Duvall proposes robust budget

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed the largest budget in years Wednesday that upgrades key equipment for police and fire departments, offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in streetscape and drainage work and provides a 2 percent cost of living increase for employees.

    Duvall outlined the $13.7 million spending plan during a lengthy work session in which he projected a rollover surplus of roughly $200,000 from the current fiscal year budget that will assist in making key purchases next year. The budget as proposed also maintains money for One Knox.

  • Radcliff to pursue trolley service

    What started on a wish list ended up in Radcliff’s proposed budget Wednesday.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall this week asked Radcliff City Council to consider purchasing a trolley as a means of starting a public transportation system in the city.

    Duvall said he considered the idea for Radcliff after observing trolleys in use in larger cities, such as Chicago, and realizing Radcliff could replicate the service on a smaller scale.