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  • Kentucky legislators approve prescription drug bill

    Kentucky legislators approved a bill Friday they hope will address prescription drug abuse, a rapidly growing problem that kills an estimated three Kentuckians per day.

    House Bill 1 will require physicians across the state to use a prescription drug monitoring system to assist in determining if a new patient truly needs medical treatment or is an addict seeking drugs.

  • Next stop, Sonora: Greyhound Lines addition could help Amish community

    Sometimes trips are too long for a horse and buggy.

    The primary form of transportation for members of the Amish community in Hardin County and surrounding areas occasionally has to be replaced by a bus ticket.

    Members of the faith are among those who requested a new Greyhound Lines bus stop at Sonora Farm Supply on South Maple Street in Sonora.

    The stop opened March 14 and is on the route of seven buses each day.

  • Downtown development meeting set for Thursday

    Residents will have another opportunity this week to weigh in on the redevelopment of downtown Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council are hosting their quarterly downtown development meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic State Theater.

    Topics for discussion include past and current projects, downtown design ideas and updates since the group last met in January, according to a news release.

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  • Radcliff job fair to focus on youth employment

    A nonprofit agency in Radcliff hopes to help youth who need summer work or who want to get a foot in the door to the professional world.

    Turning Communities Around is sponsoring a youth job fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    The fair is geared toward attendees from 16 to 21 years of age and about 22 employers already have confirmed plans to participate, said event coordinator LaCeesha Clark.

  • Cecilia to host miles-long yard sale

    Bargain-hunters aching to visit yard sales this weekend will have more than 20 miles’ worth of items to sift through in the Cecilia area.

    The Cecilia Ruritan Club hosts a 26-Mile Yard Sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. The route runs from one end of Ky. 86 to the other. Those who live there can set up their own yard sales, while those who don’t but are interested in participating can rent a booth for $10.

  • Berry proposes another lean budget

    Hardin County government will live lean for another year if Hardin Fiscal Court adopts Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s proposed budget.

    Berry has outlined a $30.4 million budget, about 2.1 percent larger than last year’s budget, which was one of the lowest in years at $29 million.

    Berry said Monday the 2012-13 budget is only about $600,000 larger than last year’s spending plan but the county is not expected to tap into its reserves.

    “In a $30.4 million budget, that’s down in the weeds,” he said of the modest increase.

  • Reality TV star visits E'town

    Amy Roloff knows about challenges.

    She stands chest-high to most women she meets, which has been the basis of social and workplace discrimination in her life.

    She didn’t used to keep posters on her walls or look through magazines.

    “I never wanted to look at anything that I never could become,” she said.

    Working to become comfortable as a little person has given her an appreciation of the challenges others faced.

    “To my world, everyone is big,” she said.

  • LaRue County principal appears on KET tonight

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, recently was interviewed for a special television program about valuing teachers in Kentucky schools. It is scheduled to air statewide at 9 tonight on KET.

    Mullins and Rita Muratalla, principal of Zoneton Middle School in Bullitt County, were the only active administrators among those interviewed.

  • Senior Life: Families working together

    Ever heard the expression, “one big happy family”? Who has been a member of the “one big happy family”? Even in the best of situations, this cliché can be hard to achieve in difficult situations, and harder to maintain over a long period of time.