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  • Women build skills, home during Habitat event

    Marilyn Brown knew she could drive a nail, so she put that skill to use Wednesday during National Women Build Week for Habitat for Humanity.

    Brown and about 40 other women took time out of their week to volunteer at a build site on East Railroad Avenue in Elizabethtown. The event began May 3 and concludes Saturday.

    “I worked a regular job for quite a while,” said Brown, who volunteered after she saw the sign at the site. “I’m just now getting time to do something like this. I think it’s an awesome organization.”

  • Y trip conducted to share vision

    On a day trip to Louisville, more than three dozen local residents were treated Thursday to tours and testimonials about the virtues of a YMCA.

    The YMCA of Greater Louisville, which has helped foster the five-year planning efforts of Hardin County’s proposed Y, displayed its workout equipment, pools and child development facilities. The hosts also kept a focus on community services and intangibles provided through programming.

  • WKU campus here gets new regional chancellor

    A veteran educator with international experience has been named Regional Chancellor of Western Kentucky University’s campus in Elizabethtown/Fort Knox.

    Dr. Evelyn Ellis, Chief of Staff/Education Operations Manager at the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, Department of Defense Dependents’ School in South Korea, begins her new position July 28.

  • Horsemanship clinic headed to Rineyville

    Horse enthusiasts and riders wanting to brush up on techniques or advance their riding can look to Rineyville for tutelage later this month.

    Linda and Darrell Joiner, owners of Samara Stables at 537 Berrytown Road, host the Cary Hardiman Horsemanship Clinic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24-25.

    The two-day clinic is $200 while a one-day clinic is $125, both with lunch provided. Those wanting to visit and “audit” the clinic by watching can do so for a one-day pass of $25.

  • E'town man gets fourth DUI in less than 2 years

    A fourth driving under the influence charge against an Elizabethtown man could land him in prison for up to five years.

    Floyd S. Metcalf, 48, of the 8600 block of Bardstown Road, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the backyard of a residence after he tried to elude police.

    Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said a fourth DUI arrest “is pretty rare.” She said seven of 783 DUI arrests in 2013 in Hardin County were for fourth-time offenders.

  • East Hardin Middle School class learns through visuals

    Students in Ellen Douglas’ eighth-grade social studies class recently had an opportunity to learn about American history by recreating it.

    Douglas bases many of her assignments around hands-on visualization because it helps students learn and remember lessons. To that end, she assigned her social studies students to create their own interpretations of early American events.

  • FACES & PLACES: A sandblast from the past

    Tucked away in Rineyville sits a building full of automotive history.

    Ernest Pyzocha estimates he’s been collecting Model A cars and parts for more than 50 years, beginning when he was 12 or 13 years old.

    The Rineyville Sandblasting Model A Ford Museum was born 30 to 35 years ago when he accumulated so many he “had to do something with them.”

  • Country stars to perform at Fort Knox

    For its annual summer concert series, Fort Knox Morale Welfare and Recreation is giving the community two country music headliners for the price of one.

    Jennifer Nettles, former lead singer of Sugarland, and Darius Rucker, former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, co-headline Fort Knox Summer Concert Series on Aug. 30 at Godman Army Airfield on post. Both have embarked on solo country music careers.

  • Club members see value in volunteering

    While most students headed home after school Thursday, around 40 members of a Lincoln Trail Elementary School club stayed behind to volunteer.

    Fellowship of Christian Athlete members spent an hour pulling weeds, raking leaves, laying mulch and spreading topsoil in an effort to beautify the school’s grounds and prepare a garden outside the Family Resource Center.

  • Site for YMCA unveiled

    The property is nothing more than overgrown wilderness right now, but the Hardin County YMCA steering committee sees opportunity amidst the weeds of the open field.

    Following a tour of YMCA facilities in Louisville, the steering committee — joined by a number of community leaders and elected officials — unveiled the future site of a local YMCA facility: 14 acres of land behind Best Buy off Veterans Way in Elizabethtown, near the entrance of Wise Lane.