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  • Duffield re-enactor lives history, faith

    Arthur Shutt III is “Union, by God.”

    The Vine Grove resident knew he wanted to put on a blue coat after being introduced to Billy Morris, who before his death was one of the driving forces behind the annual Civil War Days at Fort Duffield.

    Morris thought Shutt’s interest in history would make him a good addition to the re-enactors there who act out the daily lives and skirmishes of soldiers and officials from the Civil War to show visitors what life was like then.

  • Community honors military, takes in parade

    Stew Cox and Bob Hines of Elizabethtown think of the people with whom they served in the military every Memorial Day.

    Cox, who fought in Korea, said the day is about honoring those who allowed Americans to have the freedoms they enjoy.

    “They were invincible, weren’t they?” he asked Hines, who wore a hat identifying him as a Vietnam veteran.

    “We thought we were at the time,” Hines said.

  • Re-enactors bring history to life

    Union and Confederate soldiers popped from behind trees to fill the air with gray smoke and deep bangs from their rifles Sunday.

    The gunfire occasionally was punctuated by the thunder of a cannon that shook the ground and dulled the hearing of onlookers along the top of a hill above the fighting.

    “You couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn,” called one Union soldier manning a cannon as his comrade shook his bottom in the direction of the enemy.

  • Officer has passion for roadway safety

    James Richardson knew from the time he graduated high school he wanted to be in law enforcement.

    While that career might summon aspirations of murder investigations or busting drug rings, Richardson had a different goal.

    He has spent the past 14 years — the last eight as a patrolman with Elizabethtown Police Department — cracking down on traffic violations.

    “Since I was 19, that’s all I’ve done is write speeding tickets,” he said.

  • Cost of volunteering at schools going up

    Volunteers in Hardin County Schools who work in concession stands, go on field trips with students or help in classrooms now will pay a price for their assistance.

    Recent state budget cuts to the Administrative Office of the Courts has forced Hardin County Schools and other districts to find ways to cover the cost of mandatory criminal background checks for school volunteers. HCS will require school district volunteers to pay $10 each year to cover the cost of filing a background check.

  • Annual job fair scheduled today at Pritchard

    Those in Hardin County and the surrounding area seeking a specific job opening or just wanting to survey the field can do so at a Regional Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown

    Sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Career Centers and Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the fair will host more than 40 employers offering various positions.

    Among the jobs are nursing, sales and management, law enforcement, customer service, college instructors, accounting, manufacturing and caregivers.

  • Photo: An up and coming businesswoman
  • Torch run returns Tuesday

    Local law enforcement will be hitting the road again Tuesday.

    The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled to begin around 8 a.m. at West Hardin Middle School in Stephensburg. The event raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics.

    KSP Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins said an Olympian who has participated in the run for years will accompany officers on KSP’s leg.

  • Highway dedicated to fallen soldier from Rineyville

    A Rineyville soldier who died in Afghanistan has been honored by having his name added to those identifying the road on which he grew up.

    St. John Church Road and Ky. 1538, which joins with Rineyville Road at Rineyville Baptist Church, now also is named in honor of 1st. Lt. Eric D. Yates.

    The 2003 graduate of John Hardin High School died in September 2010 and grew up on a farm his family bought when he was 18 months old.

  • Family celebrates three graduations in one week

    Jamie Fulkerson of Elizabethtown didn’t realize until the week before that all three of his children were graduating within a week of each other.

    He had paid attention to each of the graduations individually – his daughter Kelsea’s graduation with a degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on May 12, his son Aiden’s kindergarten graduation at Lincoln Trail Elementary School in Elizabethtown on May 16, and his son Tad’s graduation from Central Hardin High School on May 17.