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  • IED earns soldier Purple Heart

    Elizabethtown native John Pike’s daughter slept every night with the Purple Heart when her father brought it home last summer from Afghanistan.

    “She said it was ‘Daddy’s heart,’” Pike said.

    The 3-year-old didn’t know anything about the improvised explosive device that earned her father the honor or the concussion he suffered afterward. She only knew that he was brave and special.

    Pike is stationed at Fort Campbell and serves as a chemical, biological and radiological specialist for the U.S. Army.

  • Senior life: Technology to assist later life

    Looking at our normal daily routine, advanced technology and assistive devices have helped make life easier in some form or fashion. The simple push of a button or voice command on a programmed telephone can dial a family member’s telephone. A television or home computer can give news and weather updates 24 hours a day. Automobiles can be locked and unlocked with a remote control or a keyless entry code. Technology and its creative uses and possibilities are endless.

  • Eastview man hurt in crash

    A wreck Saturday two miles west of Cecilia seriously injured John Andrew Grimes, 32, of Eastview.

    He was a passenger in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck operated by Joseph A. Grimes, 39, of Payneville. The vehicle was southbound on North Long Grove Road when it dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway.

  • Photo: All trussed-up and ready to go

    Construction workers frame and roof new houses and apartments Saturday in a former cow pasture between North Hardin High School and Vine Street in Radcliff.

  • Legislators hopeful about I-65 project

    Local legislators are glad to see that widening Interstate 65 between Elizabethtown and Bowling Green is a priority for Gov. Steve Beshear, and hope to see that the project stays intact through the budgeting process and the decision regarding the Six-Year Highway Plan.

    The project was mentioned in Beshear’s budget address and is included in the proposed highway plan.

  • Love Kitchen offers new twist on pizza delivery

    Little Caesars was cooking up a little love Friday in Elizabethtown.

    The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a pizza kitchen inside a truck, and the local Little Caesars franchise took care of the meal at Warm Blessings that evening. The Love Kitchen travels around the country helping with disaster relief efforts and serving pizzas at shelters and soup kitchens.

  • Radcliff Mayor's Breakfast: Pancakes and patter

    Pancakes and prizes were the top priority Saturday morning in Radcliff.

    Hundreds attended the second Radcliff Mayor’s Breakfast at Colvin Community Center, taking an opportunity to fill their plates with pancakes, win door prizes and see friends from the community.

    The breakfast fulfills one of Mayor J.J. Duvall’s campaign promises. His former campaign manager, Dottye Moore, organized it. The breakfast became important to Duvall and Moore after hearing repeatedly from constituents they wanted more community events.

  • Sandhill cranes challenge Kentucky hunters

    Larry Dreamis Hill of Cecilia was part of a historic hunt this winter.

    He was among the hunters who tried to bag some of the eastern population of sandhill cranes during the state’s first hunting season for the species in 100 years.

    State wildlife officials established a crane season after research showed hunting would not likely impact the species negatively.

    Most of the birds harvested were in Hardin and Barren counties, traditional wintering areas in Kentucky for the birds, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Love Kitchen makes a stop at Warm Blessings

    Little Caesars Love Kitchen stopped Friday afternoon in Elizabethtown to help feed patrons at Warm Blessings Inc. The 48-foot semi-trailer is a self-powered, functioning pizza kitchen/baking unit. Local franchise owner Mike Fink and employees along with driver/operator David Fox prepared 50 pizzas in the mobile unit parked behind Warm Blessings’ building. The Love Kitchen, established in 1985, has fed more than 2 million patrons in 48 states and three Canadian provinces.

  • HCS bus involved in non-injury crash

    CECILIA — A Hardin County Schools bus was involved in a traffic collision Friday at the intersection of U.S. 62 and Ky. 222.
    No one was injured and no students were on the bus at the time, HCS spokesman John Wright said.
    The scene was worked by Kentucky State Police. A spokesman for KSP could not be reached Saturday.