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  • Red Cross ending swim lessons after 50 years

    The Hardin/LaRue Service Center of the American Red Cross is celebrating its 50th and final summer of swim lessons at the American Legion Park pool.

    “It has been very inspiring,” said Brett Daugherty, administrative assistant at the Hardin/LaRue Center who is entering her seventh year of involvement in swim lessons. “We have kids come year after year, and you get to see them grow up.”

    The decision came from the American Red Cross, which is undergoing restructuring and wants outside providers to handle the program.

  • Color them blue: Central’s third straight state appearance ends in narrow defeat

    On the night before the biggest game of his son’s young life, Jody Krupinski had no trouble sleeping.

    It was a little more difficult for Josh Krupinski’s mom, Jacque.

    “I slept just fine,” Jody said before Central Hardin High School’s opening game Monday morning in the state baseball tournament. “My wife didn’t sleep nearly as well; she was a little nervous.”

    Such is the life of baseball parents.

    Their emotions rise and fall with each pitch, swing of the bat and umpire call.

  • Crucial minutes: CPR saves veteran’s life

    Jerry Parker is a veteran and Purple Heart recipient, past marathon runner, frequent walker and a practitioner of good habits.

    “He’s the picture of health,” said Melanie Parker Hibbard, his daughter.

    That’s why the 64-year-old’s sudden collapse recently at Creekside Park in Hodgenville came as an utter surprise.

    After breaking into a run with grandson Trevor Knox, who was conditioning for football for Central Hardin High School, Parker leaned into the 15-year-old.

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  • E’town reaping benefits of expanded alcohol sales

    With beer sales active in Hardin County for nearly six months, Elizabethtown is starting to reap some of the benefits of expanded alcohol sales.

    City Finance Director Steve Park said the city has collected around $111,000 in regulatory fees levied against beer sales and another $7,700 in package liquor sales since voters took action to expand alcohol sales in October.

    “That’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Park said, noting that several liquor stores approved by the state have not yet opened their doors.

  • Senior Life: Changes are inevitable, but we are adaptable

    People are naturally creatures of habit, from the time we get out bed in the morning to the time we go to bed at night. We have the habit of taking the same route to work or to the store, we have our favorite foods to eat, we have our favorite clothes to wear. Through all of these actions, we set the pattern for our lives, the way things should be or so we think.

  • Police: Sleeping 10-year-old kidnapped, sexually assaulted

    A sleeping 10-year-old girl was kidnapped, taken into the woods, sexually assaulted and choked late Saturday, police said. Authorities recovered the child and arrested a 28-year-old Hodgenville man early Sunday after releasing a police dog on the suspect when he refused to cooperate.

    Jetto Dye, 28, has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse (victim younger than 12), first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest, according to Kentucky State Police. More charges could be pending.

  • Local Crusade collection rakes in donations

    Hardin County’s WHAS Crusade for Children collection was a success this year, far exceeding last year’s total.

    More than a dozen local fire departments cashed in their collections Sunday afternoon at the Historic State Theater during a televised celebration that illuminated the hard work to raise the money and generous donations by individuals, organizations and local businesses.

  • Radcliff amphitheater nearing completion

    Radcliff’s amphitheater is almost ready for crowds.

    Dale Painter, a senior building official and special projects coordinator for the city, said the amphitheater at Radcliff City Park is two-and-a-half to three weeks from completion barring rain or other weather delays.

    The city still has dirt work to finish and sod to place, he said. Workers also have to finish wiring the electrical system, but the stage and tapered roof are finished, he said.

    “It’s a good looking building,” he said.