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  • Seniors find life in Hilltop House community

    Tricia Davidson of Elizabethtown doesn’t think being a senior citizen means she has to stay home all day watching television and being alone.

    “I need somewhere to go,” she said. “I enjoy recreation, and I just want to be around people,” she said.

    That’s how she and her friends ended up Thursday at Wesley Hilltop House on Skyline Drive in Elizabethtown.

    That’s the day the building buzzes with activity from seniors playing cards, laughing and interacting with each other.

  • Woman hospitalized after fire

    An Elizabethtown woman was hospitalized Sunday after the Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a call at her home.

    Firefighters responded at about 1:45 p.m. to smoke and a fire not visible from outside at 121 Whitehall Street.

    The woman, whose identity wasn’t released by Sunday afternoon, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital and flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

    EFD fire investigator Jeremy Goodman said the woman was in stable condition when she left HMH.

  • Via Colori artists focus on cause, techniques

    The parking lot outside the Advocacy and Support Center  slowly was covered in colorful art Saturday as artists from the region carefully painted a sunflower, a dragonfly and other representations of their imaginations on the blacktop.

    Artists from the Via Colori Street Painting Festival prepared for the Sept. 8 fundraising effort for the nonprofit center on Rineyville Road in Elizabethtown by trading tips and connecting with the reason for their volunteerism.

  • Young moves to Hardin County Attorney's Office

    Earlier this month, incoming Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young closed his private practice and accepted a position in the Hardin County Attorney’s Office.

    Young, who ran uncontested, takes office in January. Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw is leaving the position in December after two six-year terms.

  • Water district has a lot of work on its to-do list

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 is not lacking for things to do.

    A slew of infrastructure projects, a bond refinancing, a possible office expansion and a long-term water purchase agreement with Louisville Water Co. has left the district with plenty of projects to juggle.

    “This is the busiest we’ve ever been in the district” since I’ve been here, General Manager James Jeffries said.

  • Veterans Tribute committee sells out of bricks, pavers

    After a last-minute rush, the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee has sold its entire inventory of bricks and pavers inside the circle at Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road and is negotiating with the city to develop a second site for personalized markers.

    Committee member Rik Hawkins said Friday the group had sold roughly 650 bricks for a gain of just more than $198,000. The proceeds will contribute to the committee’s capital campaign to raise more than $500,000 for the tribute’s construction.

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  • Focus on Finance: Straight talk about annuities

    Question: I am so confused about annuities. Can you break it down for me in layman’s terms?

    Answer: People are confused about annuities because the same word is applied to many different types of financial instruments. Hopefully, this tutorial will end the confusion.

  • Police: Woman arrested for stabbing husband

    A Radcliff woman was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly stabbing her husband twice, according to police.

    LaTonya Morris, 35, faces a charge of second-degree assault — domestic violence, said Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police Department spokesman.

    Shumate said Morris was in custody and would be lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Shumate said Morris stabbed the man in the hand and thigh just before 6 p.m. Saturday at their Clear Ridge Lane residence.

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