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  • Economic hardship vote delayed until 2012

    It appears Elizabethtown City officials will not take a vote on the economic hardship issue until 2012.

    The hardship has been removed from Wednesday’s special called meeting, which is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Elizabethtown City Hall.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said the topic was scratched from the agenda out of the council’s respect for the sudden death of his sister, Patricia. Monday’s regular scheduled meeting was postponed to Wednesday because his sister's visitation was scheduled the same evening, Walker added.

  • Vine Grove man dies in Muldraugh wreck

    A Vine Grove man died late Monday afternoon in a four-car crash in Muldraugh.

  • Prather named CMO of Baptist Healthcare System

    Dr. Jody Prather is leaving Hardin Memorial Hospital but his influence on the facility will continue to be felt.

    Prather, vice president and chief medical officer for HMH, has been named chief medical officer for Baptist Healthcare System, which becomes effective Feb. 27. Prather’s last day with HMH is Jan. 27.

  • Boxes full of good tidings provide holiday help

    Helping Hand of Hope Executive Director David Dozer described volunteers at Magnet Business Park on Monday as Santa’s little elves working feverishly to give needy families a good Christmas this year.

    A warehouse space the charitable agency has been occupying inside the business center was chock full of toys, clothes and food items Monday as volunteers unloaded more shipments of donated goods while others sorted and organized items and some filled food boxes with the essentials for a proper Christmas meal.

  • War hero's tale becomes part of county's heritage

    The Hardin County History Museum immortalized a local war hero Saturday and placed the first U.S. Air Force exhibit in its ranks for public view.

    The museum honored Air Force Capt. Vanley Johnson by putting his uniform and dog tags on display, which was unveiled by members of Johnson’s family. A photo of Johnson and a plaque bearing his name accompanied the uniform.

  • Kids Cafe seeks new quarters

    Nelle Thomas is looking for a Christmas miracle — a glimmer of hope in a time when the loving hand of a Good Samaritan or two is needed.

    Thomas, director of Kids Café, a local community outreach program, said the program has grown beyond its current space and needs a new home.

    Kids Café has called New Hope Community Church on Dee Street in Elizabethtown home for about four years. Starting modestly, the program initially served about 20 children and was designed as a Bible study until volunteers realized the children were hungry, Thomas said.

  • Christmas goes to the dogs

    One Elizabethtown family this year has replaced Christmas giving to each other  with providing for homeless animals in Hardin County.

    Kelly Hammontree and her immediate and extended family are putting their Christmas money toward buying new toys, beds, treats, blankets, cleaning supplies and other gifts for the animals housed in Hardin County’s Animal Control facility.

    “Everybody’s just giving a little bit of everything,” she said.

  • Senior Life: The reverse gift list

    Making lists of things to do often is helpful, especially now as the busy holiday season is under way. Lists remind us of gifts to buy, cards to mail and last-minute errands to run. Lists can help us accomplish important tasks in what seems to be a short amount of time.

  • RPD investigating two-vehicle crash

    Radcliff Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday evening at the intersection of Ky. 313 and Wiselyn Drive that sent one person to a Louisville hospital for treatment.

  • A Christmas concert for Chuck

    Charles “Chuck” Campbell was not leading the Heartland Winds’ annual winter concert Sunday afternoon at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, but he was clapping away in heaven, his wife said.

    The Heartland Winds dedicated  its “Winter Reflections” concert to the memory of the founder and former leader, who succumbed to cancer in July.

    Campbell also served 31 years as a public school band director, directing bands at East and North Hardin High Schools as well as George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.