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  • Pet owners who qualify can access clinic
  • Central Hardin semifinalist in national marching band competition

    Central Hardin High School’s marching band participated Saturday in the semifinals of the annual Bands of America competition at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

    The band was informed Friday night of being one of 30 bands across the nation, including four from Kentucky, to participate in the competition.

    Central Hardin band Director David Centers said the other bands from Kentucky were Adair County High School in Columbia, Bourbon County High School in Paris and Beachwood High School in Fort Mitchell.

  • First lady of First Baptist dies

    Before she died, Glorina Bishop told her family and friends to keep their church strong and help people.

    Bishop, 79, of Elizabethtown, died of cancer Thursday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    As the Rev. B.T. Bishop’s wife, she was “first lady” of First Baptist Church and was a familiar figure in many organizations.

    Elizabethtown City Councilman Tony Bishop, one of her two sons, said his mother grew to love others as a licensed beautician and a member of First Baptist Church.

  • Seniors build community around video bowling

    Ken Mizoguchi of Elizabethtown held his fists in the air and grinned widely Friday when he rolled a solid strike in the children’s area of E-Town Swim & Fitness Center on Ring Road.

    The next turn, he carefully reached across his body, grasped empty air and rolled an imaginary ball to fell more pins on the Kinect bowling game a group of seniors at the gym play together nearly every weekday morning.

    The video game system converts physical movements into virtual activity, such as bowling.

  • Hodgenville man takes Honor Flight

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and 15 other Kentucky electric co-ops joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to take 29 veterans, free of charge, to visit the World War II Memorial and other war monuments.

    Nolin RECC spokeswoman Patsy Whitehead said the co-op offered the trip to its members who served in World War II.

    “Nolin received about a dozen entries for the one-day free trip to D.C.,” Whitehead said. “We drew Robert K. Vance’s name randomly from those who responded to our announcements.”

  • Taft presenter to repeat historic speech today in Hodgenville

    It’s not unusual to see a Lincoln presenter or impersonator visiting LaRue County. Those tall, lanky, melancholy men with their topcoats and stovepipe hats are a fixture during Lincoln Days, the annual festival honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.

  • Veterans Day activities include parade this morning

    The Hardin County Veterans Day celebration includes the unveiling of a U.S. Air Force sculpture set to become part of the county’s new veterans’ tribute.

    The event begins with a 10 a.m. parade Saturday. The parade sets out from Vine Grove Fire Department on Highland Avenue and ends at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue in Vine Grove, where the rest of the celebration takes place.

    The statue being unveiled is of a woman and pays tribute to the U.S. Air Force. It is set to be installed in Elizabethtown, Vine Grove events coordinator Donna Broadway said.

  • WKU to honor fallen Rineyville soldier

    A Rineyville soldier killed in Afghanistan last year will be honored by his alma mater today.

    First Lt. Eric Yates, a 2008 graduate of Western Kentucky University, will be honored through the unveiling of a granite panel featuring his likeness on Guthrie Tower at 11 a.m. CST today and will be inducted into the WKU ROTC Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Kentucky Museum. Yates’ name also will be one of more than 6,000 read during the Remembrance Day National Roll Call, according to a WKU news release.

  • E'town man arrested for assault is a registered sex offender

    An Elizabethtown man arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault is a move-in registered sex offender from Tennessee and, according to a citation, he confessed to Sunday’s alleged assault and told police it was “sexually motivated.”

    Justin Michael Smith, 31, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Police Department after a female reported Sunday she was awakened and beaten. Police released Smith’s name Sunday morning as a person of interest.

  • Eagle Scout project in need of volunteers

    Evan Chadwick is looking for a few good hands to clean up what his father says is a beautiful part of Freeman Lake sullied by debris.

    Evan, 14, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 668 and is staging a cleanup of Braddock Bay at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown this weekend. He is looking for volunteers willing to help him complete an Eagle Scout project and restore some serenity to the lake.