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  • Residential resolutions: Hardin Countians can reach New Year’s goals at home

    As January begins, the annual negotiations and bargaining to change an aspect of one’s lifestyle is here. But New Year’s resolutions don’t have to end up being failures by February.

    There are resources in Hardin County that can help people meet some of the most common yearly resolutions, which are, according to usa.gov, losing weight, quitting smoking, getting a better education, volunteering, drinking less alcohol, eating healthy food, getting a better job, managing debt and stress, recycling, saving money and traveling.

  • Baby's early arrival in time for New Year

    With a due date of Feb. 9, Kelley Jo Walton and Billy Joe Schmidt never expected to have the first baby born in 2012 at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    The Bardstown couple delivered Aylah Brey Schmidt at 9:12 p.m. on Jan 1, one of the latest New Year’s deliveries the Hardin Memorial Hospital staff could remember.
    A few days before, Walton was having some issues with her pregnancy and was worried she would deliver early. But she didn’t expect it to be this early.
    “It was definitely a shocker,” Walton said.

  • Woman arrested in connection to LaRue slaying

    Another woman has been arrested in connection to Friday night’s killing in LaRue County.

    Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, surrendered to police at about 7 p.m. Sunday on Wonderland Cavern Road in Hardin County, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    KSP received a tip on Kolley’s location, and after making a phone call to that residence she agreed to surrender.

  • Cremations increase in recent years

    How the dead are laid to rest is among the financial and social changes brought about in the last decade.
    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee, who has to approve the cremation of anyone pronounced dead in the county, has seen a steady increase in the number of cremations during the past few years. He even mentioned the increase to county magistrates.
    By Friday afternoon there were182 cremations out of 490 cases. That’s up a little from 177 cremations out of 507 cases in 2010.

  • Central Kentucky Wheelman take to the streets
  • Train collection collects past and present

    Bob Kelly, 72, can remember being around model trains since he was about 4 years old.

    His father had a mass of the miniatures and gave some to Kelly and his three brothers.

    “I grew from there,” he said.

    Kelly, who lives near Elizabethtown, has wooden shelves lined with model trains that represent some of the most iconic brands in the history of model trains.

    Some of the pieces are more than 100 years old. Some are wind-up models, while others operate on battery power or electricity.

  • Duvall ready for year two

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall last week joked he has gained 20 pounds, sprouted a lot more gray hairs and is forced to take Prilosec every day since taking over as chief executive of Hardin County’s second-largest city.

    Duvall has wrapped up his first year in office after taking over a position long held by Sheila Enyart. He plans to place extensive focus on economic development in his second year after looking to find savings and revitalizing community spirit.

  • Housing professionals hope for success in 2012

    A new year means a new beginning and a fresh wave of cautious optimism from professionals in the housing market.
    There was a downturn in 2011 after a good showing in 2010, but consumer confidence likely will result in an improvement for the housing market in 2012, said Glenn Green, who has worked for 25 years with the Century 21 franchise on North Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.
    “I am full of optimism for the 2012 real estate year,” he said. “The economy promises to be a lot rosier than it has been.”

  • 2011 Stories of the Year

    When it came to selecting the Hardin County Story of the Year for 2011, the October vote and start of beer and alcohol sales in three cities in December clearly topped all.

    In voting by members of The News-Enterprise newsroom staff, the decision to pass a wet-dry vote in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove was a big winner. The alcohol vote received 14 of the 19 first-place votes handed out. No other story received more than two first-place selections.

  • 2011 in photos