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  • Christmas assistance programs looking for help

    Two local charitable organizations have a burgeoning need this year and are looking for a legion of Santa’s helpers to brighten the lives of struggling families.

    Helping Hand of Hope is wrapping up the application process for its Hope for Christmas program while the Salvation Army is seeking assistance for its Angel Tree with hundreds of families looking for help.

  • Deckard switching to permanent alignment Monday

    Motorists traveling Deckard School Road between Vine Grove and Elizabethtown will be switched Monday to the new permanent alignment of the road.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews have finished the road’s approaches on the east and west to the new Ky. 361, the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector road under construction.

    Mobile message boards are in place to alert local traffic of the change.

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  • Family opens donation account for man in need of lung transplant

    An account has been opened at The Cecilian Bank for an Elizabethtown man in need of a lung transplant.

    David Kaufman, 66, needs a lung transplant because of exposure to asbestos, said his wife, Josephine Kaufman.

    Donations made to Kaufman’s account will go toward medical bills and medications, according to the family.

    According to The Cecilian Bank, donations can be made at any of the bank’s locations.

  • County approves Radcliff waste compromise

    Details of a compromise reached between Hardin Judge-Executive Harry Berry and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall to quash an extended waste dispute were revealed Tuesday.

    Hardin Fiscal Court took action on a joint resolution struck with Radcliff City Council giving the mayor the authority to select a representative from the city for the advisory committee for the next update of the county’s five-year solid waste management plan.

  • Playing Powerball: Ticket sales increase with record payout

    The employees at Vine Grove Valero have been promised cars, houses and vacations.

    Jamie Maddle, manager of the gas station and convenience store on Knox Avenue, isn’t sure whether any of her customers will one day win the lottery and make good on those plans.

    One thing she can count on is printing a lot of tickets when one of the lotteries sees its jackpot soar, like Powerball’s record payout for tonight’s drawing. The amount was listed at $500 million Tuesday afternoon and would be a record payout for that lottery.

  • Foley retires after 25 years with Animal Control

    Jim Roberts witnessed Gerald Foley’s fondness for animals one winter day as Foley met him in Public Square in his truck and motioned for Roberts, who was on foot, to cross the street.

    As he passed, Roberts, Hardin County’s deputy judge-executive, looked into the truck and saw a dog sitting beside Foley. When he asked him why the dog was riding shotgun, Foley said he was sheltering the animal from the weather.

  • Breakfast with Santa swapping venues

    As Elizabethtown readies itself for its annual holiday celebration, one Christmas staple is changing venues.

    The annual Breakfast with Santa event is moving from the Historic State Theater to the Brown-Pusey House this year with the jolly old elf setting up outdoors.

    Twylane Van Lahr, executive director of the Brown-Pusey House, said the Dec. 8 breakfast moved because city festivities are corresponding with the monthly Second Saturday event and because of prior bookings at the State Theater.

  • KSP collecting donations for Cram the Cruiser

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is collecting donated food items for the third annual Cram the Cruiser.

    The statewide effort continues through Dec. 14 after which the nonperishable items will be distributed to families in each post’s area, according to KSP.

    In 2011, Post 4 collected more than 3,500 pounds while, statewide, KSP collected 49,668 pounds.

    Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins said the Elizabethtown post’s goal this year is to reach more than 7,000 pounds, which would double last year’s collection.

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