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  • Cox turns volunteerism into year-long venture

    Volunteerism wasn’t just something Wilma Cox turned to as a hobby in retirement. It is a calling, an obligation that her faith demands of her, and it’s one she takes very seriously.

    Cox, of Radcliff, has worked to serve people in need throughout her life, but when she retired from teaching at Pierce Elementary School at Fort Knox last year, she wanted to commit more time to volunteer work. Soon after she retired, she learned of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, and has spent several days a week there since.

  • Carol rendition showcases diversity

    St. Christopher Catholic Church on Christmas Eve celebrated the diverse backgrounds of its parishioners.

    During its midnight Mass, the church on South Wilson Road in Radcliff included a singing of “Silent Night” using the six languages most widely spoken among those who attend.

    The rendition opened with the first verse sung in English, followed by that verse sung in German, the language in which the song was written.

    The same verse then was performed in Spanish, Korean, Tagalog and Chamorro. The final two verses were offered in English.

  • Winter weather demands extra caution on the road

    Officials encourage drivers headed out into winter weather to take extra caution and to ensure their vehicles are prepared for the cold.

    Drivers should check air pressure in their tires and have them inspected to ensure an appropriate amount of tread is available on each wheel, according to a news release from the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • HMH partners with Diet Free

    Hardin Memorial Health has partnered with a wellness program that denounces diets in favor of common sense and practical solutions to weight loss and health.

    The program is called Diet Free, created by registered dietitian Zonya Foco. It details eight life-changing habits through 10 weekly seminars sent to a user’s email, said Lisa Murphy, a registered dietitian and wellness coordinator at HMH.

  • Former representative finds more money for barracks

    A former local lawmaker is helping to restore the community’s past and his own.

  • E’town man charged after seven-car wreck

    An Elizabethtown man faces 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after a seven-car wreck Monday on North Dixie Avenue.

    Police said James J. Duke, 36, was southbound in the left lane of North Dixie Avenue at Nalls Road near Target shortly after noon when his 2002 Ford Expedition crossed the median into northbound lanes and sideswiped six vehicles before stopping.

    There were no visible injuries to the 10 passengers and drivers of the other vehicles.

  • Radcliff restaurateur can fight guilty plea, judge says

    LOUISVILLE — A federal judge has ruled that a man cannot immediately be sent to back China because he wasn’t told of the risk of being deported when he pleaded guilty to illegally harboring immigrants.

    The ruling from U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in Louisville means Jian Tian Lin, 39,will be allowed to fight the guilty plea to charges that he knowingly hired at least 10 illegal immigrants at The Golden China Buffet in Radcliff.

  • Photo: One soggy Christmas Eve
  • It's a wrap: Shoppers flock to stores to find last-minute gifts

    Elizabethtown residents Martin and Martha Moreman and their son, Matthew, 18, made a last-minute stop Sunday at Kohl’s to find a final Christmas gift.

    The gift was for the couple’s 8-year-old great-nephew.

    Though Martin Moreman said they didn’t have a specific toy in mind, the couple brought their son along to make sure the right present was chosen.

    Ultimately, the family picked out a remote control-operated truck.

    “We know him; we know what he likes,” Martin Moreman said.

  • Battle of Elizabethtown remembered

    With Christmas fast approaching, this week also marks another important date in the history of Hardin County.

    This week is the 150th anniversary of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Christmas raid on Elizabethtown that launched 100 cannonballs into the city.

    The raid has been called his most successful of the several raids he launched against Kentucky during the Civil War, said Christopher Kolakowski, director of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox.