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  • Glendale Spring Fest returns Saturday

    Glendale will be swarming with activity this weekend.

    The Glendale Merchants Association is hosting its 12th annual Spring Fest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring food, music and antiques. There is no admission to attend.

    Mike Cummins, president of the Merchants Association, said arts and crafts booths, antiques booths and food vendors will be set up all over town while a live car cruise will be arranged at Glendale Community Park. The cruise is open to all local car clubs, he said.

  • Blessing to be given at Hardin County Farmers Market

    The legacy of a patron saint will be carried on at the Hardin County Farmers Market Saturday through a series of Catholic prayers.

    The Rev. Daniel Lin­coln, pastor of the St. John Baptist Parish in Rineyville, will conduct a prayer service for farmers, plants and anyone who attends.

    The 10-minute service is a tradition linked to St. Isidore the Farmer, a 10th century Spanish laborer who is regarded as the patron saint of crops.

  • County sets employee insurance premiums

    Insurance premiums for Hardin County government employees are rising this year, but Magistrate Garry King said an alternative plan would have brought greater costs.

    The county authorized a health insurance package through SIHO Insurance Services offering single, dependent and family plans.

    The total monthly premium under the single plan is $498.32, of which the employee pays $62.30. County Treasurer Lisa Pearman said the new premium is an increase over the current monthly plan of $431.84.

  • Fort Knox named exceptional installation

    Fort Knox has added another accolade to its trophy case.

    The U.S. Army installation has been named a 2014 Army Community of Excellence bronze award winner by U.S. Army Installa­tion Management Command. It was one of 31 entities vying for the recognition, according to Fort Knox Public Affairs.

    Derek Avey, a management and program analyst for the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office at Fort Knox, said the award is the result of an annual process that takes a top-to-bottom, holistic approach in evaluating installation operations, programs and services.

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  • EcoATM stresses security to electronics sellers

    A Radcliff man whose phone disappeared earlier this year during a trip to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown discovered it with a phone call.

    Albert Moors, 68, struggled to find his Samsung Galaxy after it went missing from his shirt pocket until he was returned to the mall’s EcoATM, a service box that exchanges cash for used electronics.

  • Oldham: No concerns about courthouse condition

    Since Hardin Fiscal Court voted to relocate county offices from the H.B. Fife Courthouse and R.R. Thomas buildings in downtown Elizabethtown to property off Ring Road, talk has circulated that the buildings are in a poor state.

    County Attorney Jenny Old­ham will consolidate criminal and child support divisions under one roof at H.B. Fife Courthouse when county government relocates, but she has no concerns about the integrity of the building or her staff’s safety in


  • Southern Baptist leader to visit Elizabethtown

    The president of the Southern Baptist Con­vention is preaching Wednesday at Severns Valley Baptist Church for a regional evangelism rally.

    Dr. Fred Luter is senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. In 2011, he was elected as the first black vice president of the SBC and now is serving a second term as the organization’s president, another first.

  • E’town man sentenced to 20 years for assault

    Sally Sapp had a plan.

    In the event a relationship with the father of her children ever grew too violent, she would text a co-worker the letter “P.”

    “Texting ‘P’ was the signal to send the police,” said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon. “How sad is that?”

    During sentencing of Charles F. Wilkins, Logsdon recapped how Sapp was moments from death when Wilkins attacked her, breaking the hyoid bone in her neck.

  • WJCR to host food ministry

    The Upton-based Christian radio station, WJCR 90.1 FM, is hosting its eighth annual Food Ministry benefit, but it’s not money they’re collecting.

    All are welcome to experience food, entertainment and fellowship — as long as they bring along canned goods. Admission to the festival costs three canned items of any kind. Events such as auctions, a cornhole contest, children’s attractions, live music and more will be featured.