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  • Central Ky. Rods & Machines hosts annual winter car show

    As overhead lights at Pritchard Community Center bounced off Bob Merchant’s bright red ’58 Chevrolet pickup truck, the owner looked around the room Sunday at Central Kentucky Rods & Machines’ annual Christmas for Kids Car Show.

    The Elizabethtown-based organization has hosted the event for the last 30 years. With 35 vehicles on display, Merchant said he was happy with the turnout of cars but less pleased with the number of spectators.

    “We’re lucky if we get 200,” he said.

  • Senior Life: Adjust holiday traditions to fit changing families

    With the holiday season officially under way, family and friends will be gathering to share good food, stories and fellowship until the New Year’s ball falls. Rituals and traditions of the holiday season help establish the identity of a family and create connections between members.

  • Flood warning issued for Hardin County

    Hardin County's weather alert has been upgraded to a flood warning by the National Weather Service.

    A slow-moving low pressure system has brought steady rain for two days. The Kentucky Mesonet reporting station for Hardin County recorded 1.26 inches of rain Sunday and 1.55 inches by 7:30 p.m. Monday.

    The warning issued at 11:05 a.m. today specifically mentions flooding danger in low-lying areas along the Rolling Fork River near Boston.

    Nelson County also was added to the warning.

  • Radcliff family thankful to be safe after car crashes through their home

    A Radcliff family is grateful this holiday season that all of its members are unharmed after a car crashed into a bedroom of their home last month.

    Homeowner Rose Holcomb awakened at about 4 a.m. Oct. 23 to a loud bang and a vibration that reverberated through the entire house.

    Her first thought was that a nearby telephone pole must have fallen and smashed into her house on Miller Avenue.
    Holcomb’s 8-month-old grandson, Lukas Midkiff, laughed unharmed in his crib, which the car pushed across the room.

  • Rods & Machines on display
  • Cyber Monday: Shoppers urged to be cautious online

    Store parking lots might be considerably emptier Monday than they were Friday, but don’t be fooled, there is a lot of shopping going on.

    The busiest shopping day of the year no longer is Black Friday, but Cyber Monday, where instead of crowds of shoppers elbowing their way through store aisles, they surf the Web in the quiet of their  homes or offices.

    The Better Business Bureau urges shoppers to take caution when making online purchases and to follow a few steps to ensure they are satisfied with their online shopping experience.

  • Black Friday: Area shoppers enjoy shared experience, deals

    After hitting Towne Mall at 6 Friday morning, Kim Hunt of Elizabethtown and her niece, Cindy Young of Beaver Creek, Ohio, took a coffee break around 8 a.m. at Barnes & Noble to celebrate the success of their Black Friday shopping.

    “We got some really great deals and got everything we we went after,” said Hunt, crediting their success to a shopping plan.

    The two women arrived at the mall at 6 a.m., missed the early rush and caught the second wave of shoppers, she said.

  • Police: LaRue County shootings were murder-suicide

    State police confirmed Friday the deaths of three Hardin Countians on a rural road in Hodgenville near the LaRue-Hardin county line were the result of a double murder-suicide, but there still are many unanswered questions in the case.
    Kentucky State Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday reporting a shooting on Heying Lane. When police arrived, they found Elizabethtown couple David and Barbara Walker, both 51, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, dead.

  • St. Christopher feeds hundreds for Thanksgiving

    More than 100 homes in Hardin County enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff.

    Volunteers on Thursday prepared and delivered 395 meals to 107 households. More than 100 workers from St. Christopher and other area churches began preparing meals Wednesday, finished them Thursday and boxed hot plates, cold plates and milk for everyone on the delivery list, Parish Administrator Dean Sears said.

    “Our gym was full of people yesterday,” Sears said Friday.

  • White Mills continues its Christmas tradition in spite of bridge closing

    Even though the community’s 19th century one-lane bridge is closed for repair work, White Mills will continue today with its annual Christmas lighting, parade and chili dinner.

    The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the chili dinner at 6 p.m., said Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church. The Heartland Dulcimer Club will perform during the dinner.

    The bridge lighting begins at 7:30 p.m. Because of the closure, the lighting on the bridge will be reduced, but other decorations will be put up in the vicinity of the bridge, Dennis said.