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  • Residents look to build community through unity

    Marcus Dixon, pastor of House of Manna Bread of Life Church, scanned the sea of faces settled Monday morning in Pritchard Community Center and said it was a vision of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. foretold: Diverse people working together.

    This is the “manifestation of the dream,” he said. To build a better community is to come together, sit with one another, share ideas and build a coalition, Dixon added.

  • Wintry conditions result in school closings

    Another bout of drive-time snow followed by an arctic chill has resulted in school closings.

    Hardin County Schools will be closed today. Other county districts to closed today are in Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, Meade, Nelson and Jefferson. St. James School and Bardstown City Schools also are postponing classes today.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College announced that it will delay it's opening until 10 a.m. 

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  • Man struck and killed on Ky. 313 identified

    A man struck and killed by a vehicle on Ky. 313 near South Boundary Road Monday night has been identified. 

    David Vittitoe, 23, of Lebanon Junction, was struck by a passenger car heading westbound as he tried to direct traffic around a westbound vehicle that had struck a deer, said Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger. 

  • Stories from the Heartland: Anti Social is the cat's meow at shelter

    Everything the black and white cat does, as it slowly moves in the back of stalls at the Hardin County Animal Shelter on Peterson Drive, is done with apprehension.

    The cat is slow to move, checking out her surroundings and who might be in them with her. Rarely is there eye contact made between cat and whatever else may be in her path, fellow cat or human, whether she is walking around or eating.

    That cat seems anti-social.

  • Bins found in Elizabethtown raise questions

    Over the past year, a number of large white, green or blue bins have taken up residence in Elizabethtown parking lots.

    Some are part of an estimated $1 billion textile recycling industry, according to Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles. In some cases, proceeds from the donated items benefit charities but that’s not always the situation.

    Confusion and questions in some communities, including Louisville, have led to development of regulatory ordinances.

  • Assault, drug charges among indictments

    A Radcliff man was indicted on an assault charge, while the grand jury also returned formal charges against two Elizabethtown residents arrested in January through a drug sweep.

    Ricky L. Starry, 32, was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and being a persistent felony offender.

    Starry was arrested in November in Radcliff after police said he injured a woman by striking her with a revolver.

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  • Country singer leaves Cracker Barrel diners 'starstruck'

    Jesseca Dale thought her friend Madeline Boyd had spotted an ex-boyfriend.

    In the midst of conversation, Boyd went completely silent while having breakfast Friday with friends at Cracker Barrel.

    “She just stops and she just has a blank stare at this guy,” Dale said.

  • Despite accumulation, snow doesn't throw Hardin County

    Hardin County was blanketed with its largest amount of snow so far this season, just in time to commemorate the anniversary of the 1994 snowstorm that brought life to a temporary halt.

    The area received about 2 inches of snow Friday, said Greg Strobel with the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

    The area was under a weather advisory until this morning, according to the National Weather Service.