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  • Young and old gather to thank U.S. troops

    Elfren Padilla, a U.S. Army veteran, watched the Hardin County Veterans Day Parade on Saturday to support members of the Fort Knox Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps marching in it.

    “It’s a good reminder ... of all the people out there doing something so (youths) can have all the privileges and rights that they have,” he said.

    Padilla, a Radcliff resident who works with JROTC, said some, especially young people, tend to criticize things they consider wrong in the world and don’t do anything to resolve the problem.

  • Yates honored at WKU Veterans Day event

    Western Kentucky University’s ROTC program recognized the service of all veterans and their families Friday and honored two of its own American heroes – 1st Lt. Eric D. Yates and Lt. Col. Ken Hightower.

    Yates and Hightower were inducted into the WKU ROTC Hall of Fame as part of Veterans Day events on the WKU campus.

    “Both are American heroes,” said Lt. Col. Jason Caldwell, professor of military science and leadership. “Both served their country with honor and distinction.”

  • Faces and Places: Bill Smith

    Bill Smith has shot and stitched his way back to the 18th century – the time of the French and Indian War and American Revolution.

    He acquired his first black powder gun to extend deer hunting season, as there is a separate season for muzzleloaders.

    “If you do everything right with black powder it’ll go off. If something doesn’t go right, you made the mistake,” Smith said.

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  • Central Hardin semifinalist in national marching band competition

    Central Hardin High School’s marching band participated Saturday in the semifinals of the annual Bands of America competition at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

    The band was informed Friday night of being one of 30 bands across the nation, including four from Kentucky, to participate in the competition.

    Central Hardin band Director David Centers said the other bands from Kentucky were Adair County High School in Columbia, Bourbon County High School in Paris and Beachwood High School in Fort Mitchell.

  • First lady of First Baptist dies

    Before she died, Glorina Bishop told her family and friends to keep their church strong and help people.

    Bishop, 79, of Elizabethtown, died of cancer Thursday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    As the Rev. B.T. Bishop’s wife, she was “first lady” of First Baptist Church and was a familiar figure in many organizations.

    Elizabethtown City Councilman Tony Bishop, one of her two sons, said his mother grew to love others as a licensed beautician and a member of First Baptist Church.

  • Seniors build community around video bowling

    Ken Mizoguchi of Elizabethtown held his fists in the air and grinned widely Friday when he rolled a solid strike in the children’s area of E-Town Swim & Fitness Center on Ring Road.

    The next turn, he carefully reached across his body, grasped empty air and rolled an imaginary ball to fell more pins on the Kinect bowling game a group of seniors at the gym play together nearly every weekday morning.

    The video game system converts physical movements into virtual activity, such as bowling.

  • Hodgenville man takes Honor Flight

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and 15 other Kentucky electric co-ops joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to take 29 veterans, free of charge, to visit the World War II Memorial and other war monuments.

    Nolin RECC spokeswoman Patsy Whitehead said the co-op offered the trip to its members who served in World War II.

    “Nolin received about a dozen entries for the one-day free trip to D.C.,” Whitehead said. “We drew Robert K. Vance’s name randomly from those who responded to our announcements.”

  • Taft presenter to repeat historic speech today in Hodgenville

    It’s not unusual to see a Lincoln presenter or impersonator visiting LaRue County. Those tall, lanky, melancholy men with their topcoats and stovepipe hats are a fixture during Lincoln Days, the annual festival honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.

  • Veterans Day activities include parade this morning

    The Hardin County Veterans Day celebration includes the unveiling of a U.S. Air Force sculpture set to become part of the county’s new veterans’ tribute.

    The event begins with a 10 a.m. parade Saturday. The parade sets out from Vine Grove Fire Department on Highland Avenue and ends at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue in Vine Grove, where the rest of the celebration takes place.

    The statue being unveiled is of a woman and pays tribute to the U.S. Air Force. It is set to be installed in Elizabethtown, Vine Grove events coordinator Donna Broadway said.