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  • United Way kicks off campaign

    Celebrating its 10th year of existence, United Way of Central Kentucky plans to focus less on how much money is raised annually going into its second decade and more on the impact the money is making.

    “We want success to be measured differently,” Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said.

    After a record-breaking 2011 campaign in which more than $1,036,000 was raised, the group did not issue a hard figure on how much it wants to collect in 2012 on Wednesday during its annual campaign kickoff. Instead, it promoted an increase in individual giving.

  • Unleashing love through Grace

    More than 350 volunteers from Grace Heartland Church will put words into action and act as the hands and feet of Christ this weekend.

    The church’s second annual Grace Unleashed “mission blitz” begins at 8 a.m. Saturday with 26 teams sweeping through the community to assist homeowners and businesses with public service projects, said Trisha Caudill, an event organizer.

  • Police show respect for fallen 'brother'

    In a county of less than 15,000 residents, there will be hundreds of police officers Friday.

    However, these officers will not be in Hodgenville to patrol the city streets. They will be there to honor the life of one of their fallen, Officer Mark A. Taulbee.

    Taulbee, 43, died Sunday morning at University Hospital in Louisville from injuries sustained during a pursuit in LaRue County.

  • Radcliff postpones votes on waste plan

    Radcliff City Council postponed a vote Tuesday to participate in the county’s five-year solid waste management plan as it waits for clarification on the requirements expected of second-class cities.

  • California dreaming comes true

    Radcliff teenager Andrew Holland can scratch a large item off his bucket list.

    Learning of Holland’s battle with Ewing’s sarcoma and his admiration of her, Ellen DeGeneres personally contacted Holland and secured four tickets for him to attend an October taping of her daytime television show in Los Angeles.

  • Cardboard Nation to show homeless experience

    Cardboard Nation on Friday marks the first time in five years proceeds won’t be needed to pay down part of the mortgage of the building being used by Warm Blessings.

    The event, during which participants construct shelters out of boxes and sleep in them for the night, traditionally is the largest fundraiser for the organization that provides hot dinners to those in need on weekdays.

  • HMH to pay off outstanding debt

    Hardin Memorial Hospital soon will be debt free.

    The HMH Board of Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday to pay off an outstanding bond of $5,665,000, which effectively will remove debts from the county-owned hospital’s ledger, said President and CEO Dennis Johnson.

    “It positions us well to have no debt,” he said after the open portion of the meeting ended. “It’s almost unheard of.”

  • Election reform ideas could help deployed soldiers

    Less than 24 hours after returning from a Department of Defense fact-finding trip to the Middle East, Kentucky’s secretary of state traveled to Fort Knox and Fort Campbell to collect more input.

    The topic is democracy. Alison Lundergan Grimes and the chief election officers from four other states went to Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait to look for ways to better ensure the votes of deployed soldiers and U.S. civilians assigned overseas are counted back home.

  • Fire department responds to roof fire at restaurant

    Radcliff Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon to a structure fire at W T’s Southern Cooking.

    Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said an employee was using a torch while doing repair work on the roof of the restaurant at 105 N. Wilson Road.

    A piece of rotted wood caught fire, the chief said.

    Firefighters were able to respond quickly to the location, and the fire was extinguished within eight minutes, he said.

    Henderson said there was some damage to the roof and a portion of the attic.