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  • Crucial minutes: CPR saves veteran’s life

    Jerry Parker is a veteran and Purple Heart recipient, past marathon runner, frequent walker and a practitioner of good habits.

    “He’s the picture of health,” said Melanie Parker Hibbard, his daughter.

    That’s why the 64-year-old’s sudden collapse recently at Creekside Park in Hodgenville came as an utter surprise.

    After breaking into a run with grandson Trevor Knox, who was conditioning for football for Central Hardin High School, Parker leaned into the 15-year-old.

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  • E’town reaping benefits of expanded alcohol sales

    With beer sales active in Hardin County for nearly six months, Elizabethtown is starting to reap some of the benefits of expanded alcohol sales.

    City Finance Director Steve Park said the city has collected around $111,000 in regulatory fees levied against beer sales and another $7,700 in package liquor sales since voters took action to expand alcohol sales in October.

    “That’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Park said, noting that several liquor stores approved by the state have not yet opened their doors.

  • Senior Life: Changes are inevitable, but we are adaptable

    People are naturally creatures of habit, from the time we get out bed in the morning to the time we go to bed at night. We have the habit of taking the same route to work or to the store, we have our favorite foods to eat, we have our favorite clothes to wear. Through all of these actions, we set the pattern for our lives, the way things should be or so we think.

  • Police: Sleeping 10-year-old kidnapped, sexually assaulted

    A sleeping 10-year-old girl was kidnapped, taken into the woods, sexually assaulted and choked late Saturday, police said. Authorities recovered the child and arrested a 28-year-old Hodgenville man early Sunday after releasing a police dog on the suspect when he refused to cooperate.

    Jetto Dye, 28, has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse (victim younger than 12), first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest, according to Kentucky State Police. More charges could be pending.

  • Local Crusade collection rakes in donations

    Hardin County’s WHAS Crusade for Children collection was a success this year, far exceeding last year’s total.

    More than a dozen local fire departments cashed in their collections Sunday afternoon at the Historic State Theater during a televised celebration that illuminated the hard work to raise the money and generous donations by individuals, organizations and local businesses.

  • Radcliff amphitheater nearing completion

    Radcliff’s amphitheater is almost ready for crowds.

    Dale Painter, a senior building official and special projects coordinator for the city, said the amphitheater at Radcliff City Park is two-and-a-half to three weeks from completion barring rain or other weather delays.

    The city still has dirt work to finish and sod to place, he said. Workers also have to finish wiring the electrical system, but the stage and tapered roof are finished, he said.

    “It’s a good looking building,” he said.

  • HCS offering free lunches this summer

    It’s said there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but Hardin County Schools disagrees.

    The HCS Summer Food Service Program has begun and runs through July 31, offering free lunches to anyone ages 18 or younger.

  • Unification back on the table

    The call for a unification review commission may have been quiet in recent months, but Hardin County United is ready to resume its push.

    After successfully lobbying for changes in state law regarding approval requirements for unified city/county government, HCU officials plan to reconnect with the seven local municipalities. Its goal is to secure support for forming a commission and appointing members to draft a unification plan and charter to be presented to voters by November 2014.

  • Rowdy for relay

    If Will Yates’ grandmother has her way, he will never be forgotten.

    Yates was well represented Friday night on Ray Story Field at North Hardin High School during Radcliff’s Relay for Life as more than 20 family members alone joined the team, affectionately named Remember Good Clear Will.

    Relay for Life raises money for cancer research and related services, such as housing for families of patients receiving out-of-town treatment, and is hosted by the American Cancer Society.