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  • Soldier in Africa uses SKYPE to see child’s birth

    Special to Landmark News Service

    Although Specialist E4 James Francis Osbourne is stationed in Africa, the soldier saw his son’s birth at Flaget Memorial in Bardstown thanks to Internet technology used for the first time at the hospital.

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  • Library program teaches handyman skills to women

    An ongoing library program is teaching local women to be self-sufficient in their homes.

    Handyman Projects for Women has been drawing about 14 participants a month to the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown since it began in June.

    Participants have learned through hands-on activities to fix leaky toilets, install tile backsplashes, caulk, repair drywall and perform other home projects.

  • Police: Man arrested after trying to cash forged check

    A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday in Elizabethtown after police said he attempted to cash a forged check at The Cecilian Bank on Ring Road.

    Anthony R. Croswait, 39, is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Elizabethtown police responded at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 2920 Ring Road location of Cecilian Bank in regards to a suspect attempting to cash a forged check, according to a news release.

  • Christmas program serving more families

    David Dozer has seen impressive giving this season.

    The Helping Hand of Hope director met a girl with special needs who wanted to help with the organization’s annual service program.

    Seeing all the gifts she collected for the cause was touching. So was seeing a man who donated 20 bicycles, high-ticket items, Dozer said.

    “What a gift,” he said. “How wonderful is it that in this community people, good, caring, Christian people, will step up?”

  • Investigation continues into bomb threats at Meade County High School

    The Meade County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two bomb threats made at Meade County High School, one of which forced an evacuation of the building for several hours Tuesday.

    The first note was found Monday in a girls’ bathroom, Sheriff Butch Kerrick said.

    The sheriff’s office and school staff checked the building and determined there was no threat, he said.

  • St. James student's penny drive raises $2.6K

    A local middle-school student raised thousands of dollars to help organ transplant patients, one penny at a time.

    Parker Bowman, an eighth-grader at St. James Catholic Regional School, raised more than $2,600 for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life’s Satterwhite Fund, which assists organ transplant patients with medical expenses. Bowman led a penny drive at the school as a service project for his leadership position in the Kentucky Youth Assembly program.

  • Random draw selects more students for out-of-district enrollment

    A few dozen new students will be able to attend the district of their choice next year.

    The annual random draw for students seeking enrollment in out-of-district schools took place Wednesday afternoon with Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials at the HCS Central Office.

    HCS had 12 students apply to attend the district next year. EIS had 125 applications for the next year, representing 178 children. Families apply as a unit, and if a family is chosen in the draw, all of the children will attend the district.

  • Officials skeptical of Mayan calendar, end of the world suggestions

    Reports of the Earth’s death are greatly exaggerated, according to scientific and religious leaders.

    Friday has been marked as the next potential date for the end of the world based on some interpretations of a Central American calendar associated with the Maya.

    The ancient civilization marked Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the long-count period on its calendar.

  • Photo: Truck wrecks on I-65