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  • Downtown biz to cater to legal eagles

    A local attorney and her husband plan to turn an empty building in downtown Elizabethtown into a business retreat and  restaurant which the mayor hopes will serve as a catalyst to attract more businesses.

    Roxann and Ronald Smalley purchased 114 E. Dixie Ave. beside the Hardin County Justice Center, which will be transformed into Justice Place, a multi-purpose facility offering everything from food to lounge space and a business center. The facility is scheduled to open June 30, barring renovation delays.

  • Photo: Memorials in motion
  • Buddhist monk returning to speak at ECTC

    A popular visitor to the local community college is making a return visit this week.

    The Venerable Tsering Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk from Bir, India who visited Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is returning to speak to students and the community about the Dalai Lama.

    Phuntsok will be at ECTC at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 112 of the Administration Building. His talk is called “The Dalai Lama: His Life and Teachings.”

  • Senior Life: The oxygen mask theory

    If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’ve heard the flight attendants go over important instructions prior to take off: Emergency exits are located on the right and left, seat cushions may be used as floatation devices and in the event air pressure drops in the cabin, put the oxygen mask on yourself before others.

    Caregiving is much like those instructions. They may sound simple, or silly, but knowing what to do in case of an emergency may help save your life. For this column’s purposes, these instructions may save your sanity and energy.

  • March of Dimes: West family has twice the stories as ambassadors

    At 24 weeks pregnant and already two centimeters dilated, Serena West was put on bedrest until she delivered her daughter. Doctors and nurses began to fill her in on what she could expect for the rest of her pregnancy, however long that would be. She was given a rule — don’t search for information about premature babies on the Internet because it would just scare her, she said. But she didn’t listen.

    “The first thing I did was start Googling,” she said, chuckling.

  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake rolls toward goal

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake knocked down all 10 pins this weekend.

    The fundraiser for Big Brothers  Big Sisters was off to a good start as Emily Reder, branch development director for BBBS of Kentuckiana, estimated the group would end Saturday with more than $10,000.

    The Saturday morning bowl was full, and the afternoon saw the first-ever Big/Little Bowl, which raised more than $2,000.

    “We’ve had more Bigs bowl this year than ever before,” Reder said.

  • Star of 'Little People, Big World' coming for April program

    Money raised by an event geared toward women will go back to help them, too.

    SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter is hosting its first G.R.A.C.E conference, which stands for Get Real And Create Excellence, this spring. It offers women several workshops and an opportunity to hear from Amy Roloff, the star of “Little People, Big World,” Sheila Ray Charles, daughter of Ray Charles, and Christian comedians The Spa Girls.

  • Radcliff man indicted for child sex abuse, child porn

    A Radcliff man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on two counts of violating federal child sexual exploitation laws.

    Paul Herman Hales, 54, is accused of knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a child younger than 12 while on Fort Knox. He also is charged with possession of child pornography. Hales worked as a civilian on the military post.

  • All rise: A day in the life of Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton
  • Photos: Meeting of the minds