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  • E'town hires events coordinator

    Described by Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker as “very enthusiastic, very energetic,” a 28-year-old Central Hardin High School graduate begins work next week as the city’s first events coordinator.

    The new position, which pays $38,000 annually, was offered to Sarah Vaughn, who staged the street-painting festival Via Colori the past two years as part of her job with the Advocacy and Support Center.

    “I’m very excited,” she said. “Really, really, really excited.”

  • Health Expo to offer screenings, meetings with medical professionals

    Hardin Memorial Hospital representatives want to help area residents become more aware of their health and make sure they’re sufficiently informed to make good decisions about it.

    Hardin Memorial Hospital Health Expo 2012 presents an opportunity to learn about risk factors for health concerns and help attendees learn how to prevent such issues.

    The fair also showcases health-related services in the area and provides visitors a chance to talk to health-care professionals about concerns they have.

  • CHHS grad's portrait inspires correspondent's widow

    When Ebony Marshman heard in February about the death of foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid through Twitter, she was surprised how moved she was at the news.

    Marshman, a senior visual arts student at Western Kentucky University and Central Hardin High School graduate, decided to paint a watercolor portrait of Shadid.

    “I remember this time last year he was kidnapped in Libya,” she said. “I paint portraits anyway and I knew there was a show coming up, so I chose to do a portrait of him. I worked from a mix of photos, not just one.”

  • Hosparus Tea and Auction fundraiser is Saturday at Severns Valley

    Residents are invited to help Hosparus make sure everyone has access to care when they face life-limiting issues.

    The annual Elizabethtown Hosparus Tea and Auction is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

    The event, themed “Once Upon a Tea,” is hosted by Hosparus of Central Kentucky to benefit patients and families involved with the organization.

  • Tax extensions offered to owners of tornado-stricken property

    Storm survivors in 21 Kentucky counties, including LaRue and Grayson, will have relief on some pending tax obligations.

    Residents of counties designated for individual assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are eligible for an extension of the April 17 deadline for filing 2011 individual income tax returns. Residents also can apply for extensions regarding making income tax payments and 2011 contributions to an individual retirement account.

  • HCS students showcase skills at technology fair

    Hardin County Schools students use technology every day in classrooms. Many students carry technological skills home and use them for research, homework or to play educational games.

    HCS students showcased the fruits of those skills Monday night at the second annual Hardin County Schools Technology Fair at Bluegrass Middle School.

  • E'town man wanted for attempted murder turns himself in

    An Elizabethtown man indicted in connection to a Dec. 29 attempted murder in Radcliff turned himself in Tuesday during an arraignment in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Reginald L. Hughes, 23, pleaded not guilty Tuesday before turning himself over to a Hardin County sheriff’s deputy in Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom. He is one of four indicted in February in connection to a crime that police say sent one man to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Showering parents with knowledge

    A community baby shower for new parents was less about playing games and more about assisting the newest Hardin County residents.

    Mothers, fathers and parents-to-be filled Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown to gather parenting advice as well as items for their babies at Tuesday’s event staged by Family Resource Centers of local school districts, Communicare, Hardin County Schools Cradle School and Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

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  • Vine Grove Fire Department offers program for teens

    Vine Grove Fire Department’s junior firefighter program meets tonight at 7 at the 513 Highland Ave. station. The program trains youths on the ins and outs of work as a firefighter.

    Teens ages 14-18 are invited.

    Ken Lucey, chief adviser and department safety officer, said the VGFD junior firefighter program was established in 2005 and is comparable to a police cadet program similar to the one in Elizabethtown.

    “Our primary goal is to give the kids something constructive to do,” said Lucey, a 35-year veteran of fire service.