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  • Masonic temple celebrates 100 years

    Morrison Lodge is celebrating a moment in history Saturday as the group’s meeting place and one-time community gathering area turns 100.

    The 190-year-old lodge has spent about 150 years in its current location at 125 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. The former building burned down, and the existing Masonic temple has stood for 100 years today.

    Members are marking the anniversary with a celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday at the historic building.

  • Taste of the Heartland fundraiser growing

    A local health clinic is offering the best of area culinary and visual arts in exchange for a helping hand for those in need of services.

    Tickets now are available for the annual Taste of the Heartland fundraiser event for the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties. The event’s popularity created the need to relocate to Pritchard Community Center this year. Taste of the Heartland is set for Aug. 9.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30. Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsorships for the event are available.

  • Rineyville man to offer ChiRunning clinic

    A Rineyville resident is hoping to grow the local running community while decreasing the number of injuries associated with the activity.

    Will Rivera is offering a free clinic on ChiRunning, a system that assists runners in changing their technique to minimize the amount of pain and injuries they receive from running. Rivera is working on earning his certification as a ChiRunning instructor and is using free clinics as experience to use toward completion of his certification.

  • Joshua's Dream Walk reaches Capitol today

    Supporters of Joshua’s Friends will be welcomed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, as the last leg of the Dream Walk ends on the steps of the State Capitol around noon today.

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  • Hosparus in need of volunteers

    Hosparus needs volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer free training sessions from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 6 at its Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Drive.

    Training will be available for Thrift Shoppe volunteers. Shoppe volunteers sort inventory, work the cash register and greet customers.

    There also is patient support training from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22 with lunch included.

    These volunteers spend time with patients and give families needed respite from caregiving. Hosparus needs volunteers in Hardin and surrounding counties.

  • City looks to sell downtown buildings

    The city of Elizabethtown has put out a request for proposals in an attempt to sell two buildings it owns in the historic downtown area.

    Officials hope a sale will increase business and quality of life in the area.

    One of the buildings, at 133 W. Dixie Ave., is across from the former Riders Men’s and Women’s Clothing store and the Hardin County History Museum.

  • Health department fields bed bug complaints

    In the past six months, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department has investigated five complaints against Commonwealth Lodge in Elizabethtown for reported sightings of bed bugs.

    Four of the five complaints proved valid as bed bugs were identified, according to information obtained through an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise.

  • Soup kitchen's mission: Helping those in need in Radcliff

    It was a May night and Joyce Hamilton couldn’t sleep any longer, awakened by a dream that seemed too real to discard.

    “I had a vision that the Lord was telling me to feed the hungry,” she said. “Whenever God gives a vision, he gives a provision.”

    Her husband, Terriance, told her to go back to sleep. In the days that followed, he saw something in his wife that made him understand how serious she was about the direction their life soon would take: He saw compassion.

  • NAACP demonstration planned for Saturday

    A demonstration is planned for Saturday around the Hardin County Justice Center as the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shows support for the family of slain teenager Trayvon Martin and protests “Stand Your Ground” laws.

    Donna Smalls, acting president of the local NAACP chapter, said the organization’s goal is “to correct a tragedy and come together.” She said Martin’s death is a civil rights issue.