Local News

  • Wreaths Across America set for Saturday event

    There are certain events that leave one in awe.

    For Donna Betson, chairwoman of the local Wreaths Across America project, the generosity and compassion of Hardin County residents toward veterans is right up there.

    For the fifth straight year, donations kept pace with the growing number of wreaths needed at Kentucky Veterans-Central in Radcliff for the program.

    More than 3,000 wreaths will be laid Saturday on the graves of veterans and dependents laid to rest.

  • Christmas Eve-Eve Celebration finds new home for third year

    Almost eight years ago, Lisa Weaver’s world was shattered when two of her children died in a fire. The news shook Lisa, but instead of letting her grief take hold, she felt a call to serve.

    Now, she and her husband, Larry, with the help of the Bethesda Ministry outreach team, host the third annual Christmas Eve—Eve Celebration to fulfill the calling.

    “The ministry has brought so much healing,” Lisa Weaver said of her concept.

  • Local man says he’ll run for governor

    A local U.S. Army veteran said he retired from the military after God called him to run for public office.

    Robert Lee Rosier, an Elizabethtown man who is running as a Republican, has filed a letter of intent with the Registry of Election Finance to challenge for the governor’s seat in 2015.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said candidates can file letters of intent early for the governor’s race but cannot formally file for the office until after the general election in 2014.

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  • Allegro to host seminar on loss

    The holiday season generally is thought of as a joyous occasion, but it can be a very difficult time for those who are dealing with the loss of loved ones.

    Allegro Senior Living hosts a seminar on loss and loneliness from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the center in Elizabethtown, which features Wanda Dobbins from Hosparus of Central Kentucky as a guest speaker. The seminar is the third and final session in a series on dealing with the holidays, said Carol Sue Galloway, director of marketing for Allegro.

  • Jump for Jaxon: Many showing support for boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    In many ways, Jaxon Schlett is a typical 3-year-old boy. He loves cars, trucks and trains and he’s a Mickey Mouse fan.

    But the rough and tumble ways of preschoolers are limited for this Elizabethtown boy. He has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disorder characterized by muscle deterioration and weakness.

    For one thing, Jaxon can’t jump.

    “He wants to so bad,” said his mother, Kristi McDaniel.

  • Event starts holiday season for Cecilia

    Santa Claus rode in on a fire truck and kids lined up to catch a glimpse Saturday at Cecilia’s annual holiday festival.

    Christmas in Cecilia offers many activities, such as a parade and lighting of the tree and caboose, but the main attraction for many in attendance was Santa.

    At the Cecilia Ruritan Club following the parade, cookies and hot chocolate were served and eager children munched in anticipation, but when Santa appeared, their excitement was verbalized.

    “Santa! Give me a hug!” shouted Carsen Williams, 3, of Elizabethtown.

  • Vine Grove to host annual Dickens festival

    Vine Grove will transform to a bygone time as residents don Victorian-era attire this week as part of the city’s annual holiday event, A Dickens of a Christmas.

    The three-day festival, which begins Thursday and lasts until Saturday is part of the city’s holiday tradition, said Donna Broadway, event coordinator for Vine Grove.

  • Partying with the animals

    About a year ago, Kelly Sipich and Madge Walker rescued a cat and kitten living around Circle K near Central Hardin High School.

    They had a chance Sunday to visit the cat, now named Pearl, and hoped to see her kitten, Snowy, during the Animal Refuge Center’s annual Christmas party for the animals in Vine Grove.

    Sipich had been providing for the pair before deciding to rescue them and take them to the shelter.

  • Black Friday shoppers storm stores

    For area customers and retailers, it was a tale of two shopping surges — the first Thanksgiving afternoon into early evening and the second Friday morning.

    With many local stores open Thanksgiving evening, crowds lined up to take advantage of specials.

    “It was nuts (Thursday) night,” said Brittney Ester of Radcliff, who shopped in the Elizabethtown area. “It seemed like everyone went out Thursday, went home to sleep and then came back out on Friday.”