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  • Senior Celebration to recognize older members of community


    9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome with Ken Schultz and Rep. Jimmie Lee; AARP presentation

    9:30-10:30 a.m.: Miss Kentucky, Ann Blair Thornton; Alzheimer's Awareness and Research

    10-11 a.m.: Exercise Activities: Zumba, Karen Elliott, Curves with Zumba (low-impact); Tai Chi, Diane Buckles, E'town Swim & Fitness; Silver Sneakers, Sara Knight, Energy Sports & Fitness

    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Exhibit booths and health screenings

    11 a.m.-noon: Allegro dancers

  • E'town chosen for student exchange program

    For more info:

    If you would like to learn more about the program or apply to be a host family, contact Whisper Teel at (270) 505-2494 or whisper.teel@yahoo.com.

     E’town selected for student exchange program




    Elizabethtown is welcoming Japanese students this summer from the regions afflicted by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • A man of honor

    One year after he was commissioned out of Eastern Kentucky University, a 23-year-old soldier from Rineyville is working his way back to jump status after losing his left foot to an improvised explosive device last month in Afghanistan.

    Last May, Josh Pitcher, a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • E'town council wants meeting with Fiscal Court

    Elizabethtown Councilman Larry Ashlock on Monday said he wanted to launch a debate about the city’s inclusion in a unification review commission following what he called a “unilateral” decision to move county offices out of downtown.

    Ashlock criticized a proposal by Judge-Executive Harry Berry to allocate $500,000 from the county’s general reserves for design of a new county government center, describing it as a poor step toward a united government.

  • Festival for shelter lacks attendance

    The latest fundraiser for a new Hardin County Animal Shelter didn’t meet fundraising expectations.

    Diane Shoffner, marketing and donation coordinator for PAWS, remains confident the community will contribute the estimated $900,000 remaining of the $1 million the organization has set out to raise to complete outfitting the building on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown bought to house the new shelter.

    About $2,300 was raised at Saturday’s Mutts, Moms and Music Festival, the kickoff event for PAWS’ shelter fundraising this year.

  • Say goodbye to old fridges, freezers with new KU program

    Kentucky Utilities customers interested in a lower energy bills and clearing space in their houses can do both with a new program through the company.

    LG&E and KU have launched a Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program in which customers can have an old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer hauled away and properly recycled, and earn $30 in the process.

    The energy companies introduced the program as a way to help customers manage their energy costs as well as the companies’ costs, spokeswoman Liz Pratt said.

  • Photo: Uncovering home plate
  • Coroner's office touts master experience

    The Hardin County Coroner’s Office added its fifth master coroner to its ranks last month when Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore reached the highest level of achievement.

    According to Coroner Dr. Bill Lee, Hardin is the only county in Kentucky to have five master coroners on staff.

  • Library reference materials moving online

    Many library reference materials are set for cyberspace.

    Hardin County Public Library system officials plan to gradually replace print reference books in both branches with online versions often produced by publishers of those books.

    The library began last week offering Chilton Auto Repair manuals through an online database. Other new databases are the Testing and Education Reference Center and Career Transitions.

  • Girl's struggle inspires generosity

    Alison Kimble said everyone at Meadowview Elementary School in Radcliff knows Kiersten Washington.

    “It’s not because she’s in a wheelchair,” the teacher said. “It’s because she’s laughing all the time.”

    A short roll through the school’s halls proves the point. Students and teachers smile at the fourth-grader and stop to chat with and hug her.