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  • UK students take stab at downtown revitalization

    Students participating Friday in a design charrette from the University of Kentucky said they were taken by the ornate beauty of the historical district in downtown Elizabethtown, saying the intact facades and the beautifully crafted masonry of the buildings practically scream for renovation.

    “So (much) potential that’s not being taken advantage of,” said Sarah Ann Marks, an interior design student at UK.

  • The undead invade E'town

    Zombies bearing bloody head wounds and tattered clothes crept Saturday through the streets of downtown Elizabethtown.

    Sugar Fashion Cakes hosted its second Zombie Fest from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, which coincided with the Heritage Council’s Second Saturday. Proceeds from the event go to the Heritage Council.

    Participants young and old showed up to the event sporting fake injuries and limps as well as grey, black, green or red makeup.

  • Rock turns tragedy into inspiration

    “I can’t believe that God spared my life just to give me back 80 milk cows, I believe there’s a bigger picture,” Gary Rock, a Hodgenville dairy farmer, said recalling his farming accident on Aug. 29.

    The accident caused Rock to lose both his legs above the knees and capped off a summer filled with tragedies and a community responding to his needs.

  • 'Baby' finds a home in LaRue County

    Like most farm animals, chickens are labeled according to their end purpose.

    A chicken bred for its egg-laying prowess is a “layer.” A chicken bred for plumpness – large drumsticks and breast – is a “broiler.” They grow faster, reaching slaughter weight between 2 and 3 months of age. They behave and walk differently – and spend more time lying down than their layer counterparts.

  • Rineyville man accepts rocket docket agreement in DUI wreck

    A Rineyville man accused of leaving the scene of a wreck involving three minors has accepted a guilty plea offer through the county’s rocket docket program and is set to appear Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for arraignment.

    Clyde E. Puckett, 48, faces three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants — third offense, leaving the scene of an accident and second-degree persistent felony offense in connection with the Sept. 21 wreck in Rineyville.

  • 3,000 burials completed at Radcliff veterans' cemetery

    On Thursday, a U.S. Air Force veteran, Staff Sgt. Karl Edward Stempien, became the 3,000th person interred at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central since it opened in June 2007. Stempien served 11 years in the Air Force, earning the Joint Service Commendation Medal for serving in the Gulf War era.

    He joins 2,489 veterans and 510 dependent spouses and children interred at the cemetery. The total includes 11 service members who died on active duty, four of whom were killed in action.

  • Woman fired from Lowe’s after pursuing shoplifting suspect

    Karen Sizemore worked at the Lowe’s in Elizabethtown for nearly 18 years when she pursued a shoplifting suspect last week as he fled the home improvement store with a $579 Dewalt tool kit.

    As Sizemore attempted to recover the item, the man slammed his car door on her arm.

    A week later, as she continued to bear a long yellow-and-purple bruise on her arm, the 55-year-old was fired.

  • Hoping to replenish gift of life

    For nearly five months, Terry Linscott Sr. has been receiving blood — a lot of blood.

    His wife has been trying to calculate exactly how much Terry has received during his care. The best estimate thus far is 100 units of blood and 50 units of platelets. According to an American Red Cross representative, that equates to more than 12.5 gallons.

  • Former Radcliff resident makes impact at Frankfort soup kitchen and men’s shelter

    Before Rose Johnson became kitchen manager, there wasn’t a lot of hugging going on at ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter in Frankfort.

    Now there’s hugging. And there are Bible verses on the posters that adorn newly painted “sunshine yellow” walls. And there’s smiling — lots of smiling.

  • Food Stamp Challenge pushes community to live on little

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board member Matt Wyatt has teamed with local soup kitchen Warm Blessings, challenging Hardin County residents to step into the shoes of a low-income American for one week this month.

    They are promoting the Hardin County Food Stamp Challenge, which calls on residents to live off the average national allocation for food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program of $4.50 a day per person.