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  • Wreaths Across America returns to honor fallen vets

    Fallen veterans once again will be honored this Christmas season in Hardin County.

    The Wreaths Across America program returns with a 10 a.m. ceremony Dec. 10 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, said Donna Betson, the organizer of the program locally and founder of the Kentucky Patriots. Betson said 2,000 wreaths will be laid as part of the ceremony this year.

    It is yet another increase for the program, now in its third year. About 1,000 wreaths were laid at the cemetery the first year and 1,500 were placed last year.

  • HMH nabs national consumer choice award

    Hardin Memorial Hospital was one of three hospitals in Kentucky to receive a consumer choice award for top-notch healthcare based on a consumer survey issued by the National Research Corp.

    It is the second year HMH has nabbed the honor, joining The Medical Center in Bowling Green and Baptist Hospital East of Louisville on the list of Kentucky hospitals chosen this year.

    “This is indicative of the thought and seriousness we place on the care of the patients,” said Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

  • Coat drive to become annual event

    The Radcliff Rotary Club’s second winter coat drive is expected to continue annually to provide coats to those in need.

    The community service project is sponsored by the Radcliff club with the help of the other two rotary clubs in the county and Helping Hand of Hope.

    Radcliff Rotary Club members decided after collecting more than 400 coats last year to make the collection a yearly event to meet community need. They hope to make the project larger next year, club member Jeff Peden said.

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  • State presents options for Ky. 251 upgrades

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asked property owners and residents to weigh in on proposed options to improve a roughly 5.3 mile stretch of Ky. 251 between Ring Road and Ky. 313.

    The state held a public meeting Thursday night before a packed room at Heartland Elementary School in Elizabethtown that was equal parts open house and information session. Officials fished for feedback on how to improve and align the road as part of a scoping study.

  • One Knox to work with community members on soldier transition

    One Knox is working to prepare the Hardin County area for the largest number of veterans to return home from combat since World War II.

    One Knox is hosting a community event titled “Returning from Combat ... Building an Understanding Community” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Fort Knox Leaders’ Club  to prepare workers in public service industries and organizations for the more than 3,500 soldiers returning home with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

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  • CKCAC offers heating assistance

    The Central Kentucky Community Action Council Inc. is assisting low-income families with heating costs.

    Community action offices are accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program subsidy component from Monday until Dec. 16.

    Applications must be completed by computer at 1111 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 5, in Elizabethtown.

    Applications are accepted alphabetically by last name. To find out what day to apply or for more information, applicants can call Hardin County coordinator Cheryl Freeman at 769-1927.

  • E'town Sports Park lands Cal Ripken regional tournament for 2012

    Elizabethtown Sports Park has secured its first high-profile tournament for the 2012 schedule.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau on Wednesday announced the park has acquired the 12-year-old “50/70” Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament, which is July 26-31.

  • Flex Films, E'town officials outraged over Williams' comments about Hindu ground blessing

    The director of Flex Films (USA) said comments made Tuesday by GOP gubernatorial candidate David Williams were offensive and hurtful and called for the state Senate president to be “ostracized” from his own party.