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  • Softball little leaguers rally around teammate who has cancer

    A small group of small girls have stepped up to the plate to help their teammate — quite literally.

    The South Hardin Sports little league team called Thunder and its families have rallied support for Laekin Risinger, a 5-year-old softball player, who recently was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia.

    “It gives them something a little more important to play for,” Thunder coach Matt Mardis said. “It’s not just a game to them now.”

  • Hardin County Farmers Market sees successful early start

    Only three booths were set up at the Hardin County Farmers Market on Tuesday morning.

    Vendors said that’s typical for this time of year, and Saturday crowds show the farmers market’s early opening this year and the warm March has caused successful growing and selling among market members.

    Brenda Thomas, president of the farmers market on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, was among those selling Tuesday.

    Her table featured flowers, eggs, broccoli and other vegetables.

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  • District court judge rules in favor of farmer

    Cecilia resident David Miller may continue to farm on the 38.54-acre parcel off Ky. 86 where Hardin County Schools is waiting to build a 600-student elementary school, thanks to a Hardin District Court judge’s ruling Wednesday.

    Miller, a full-time farmer, leases the land from the Cecil family, for whom Bill Cecil serves as negotiator. Though the families have been under contract together for more than 40 years, Cecil claims Miller violated the terms of the lease.

  • County to enact alcohol regulations

    In the wake of a Country Club Precinct vote to allow alcohol sales by the drink on behalf of Elizabethtown Country Club, Hardin Fiscal Court heard a first reading of an ordinance Tuesday afternoon placing alcohol regulations on unincorporated areas.

    The Country Club Precinct lies in the unincorporated portion of the county and Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said the ordinance prepares the county in advance of a possible comprehensive wet vote in Hardin County.

    Oldham said the county wants to make sure it is fair in its regulations.

  • Law makes physical agility tests mandatory for career firefighter applicants

    A new Kentucky law goes into effect in January requiring full-time firefighter candidates to complete a physical agility test.

    Bruce Roberts, division director for the Kentucky Fire Commission, said the test will be offered regionally across the state and is free for in-state participants.

    The test is a requirement for career firefighter candidates, he said. Volunteer firefighters and those already serving departments are not affected.

  • Midday collision in Radcliff injures several

    A driver was airlifted to Louisville and several others were injured in a midday collision Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of South Boundary Road and Ky. 313 in Radcliff.

  • Memorial Day parade: 'A day to remember'

    Usually parades mean celebrations, but the one hosted by the Hardin County American Legion Post 113 on Memorial Day will march to more somber tones.

    “It’s not a day to go fishing, it’s a day to remember,” said George Larsen, chairman of the service for 30 of the 57 years of its existence. 

    The parade leaves Pritchard Community Center at 10 a.m. Monday and ends at American Legion Park, marching along Mulberry Street, Dixie Avenue and Miles Street.

  • Voter turnout at record low

    Presidential candidate (Democrat)       Votes   Percentage

    Barack Obama            1,689   55.38
    Uncommitted   1,361   44.62


    Presidential candidate (Republican)    Votes   Percentage

  • Pine Valley purchased for $1.2 million

    The Pine Valley Golf Resort has been sold to two families that live in the Pine Valley community in Elizabethtown.

    After closing on the deal Tuesday afternoon, the new owners plan to accept members beginning today at the 18-hole course, which features a rolling landscape.

    The families that bought the clubhouse, 3 Putt Willie’s and the complete golf course for $1.2 million are the families of Pine Valley community residents Loy Brashear and John Potts.