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  • For some, Christmas comes calling

    Thousands of numbered boxes sat on the floor and lined the walls of the Business Magnet Center. In the middle of the warehouse stood a row of brightly colored bicycles, and at 8:30 a.m. Friday, about 100 bundled volunteers crowded around the back of a white Helping Hand of Hope truck.

    “Our intent is to deliver a good Christmas meal,” said David Dozer, executive director of Helping Hand of Hope.

    After saying a prayer, volunteers scattered, loading boxes and bikes into vehicles before delivering to county residents.

  • Helping others brings great reward for the Washles

    David Washle and his wife, Janine, have built a good life for themselves over the years.

    They have a nice house in the western part of Hardin County, plenty of land, good health and a strong faith in God.

    The Washles take great joy in being able to help those who for whatever reason have fallen on hard times or just are in need of a little extra help to brighten their day or Christmas season.

    It was a communion meditation message at Glendale Christian Church that inspired them to do more for those who have less.

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  • Seeing local woman's forest for her trees

    Before moving into her home in 1998, Nancy Pence thought about getting a second Christmas tree but convinced herself that was too many.

    Eventually, she changed her mind.

    Since then, her collection has grown to what she calls 22.4 decorated trees.

    Excluding the laundry room, she now has at least one Christmas tree in every room of her Elizabethtown home.

    A living room near the front door is void of furniture except for a couple tables and a glass cabinet, so there’s room for three trees there during the holiday season.

  • Focus on Finance: Five tips for charitable giving

    Question: Can I still make donations to charities and receive a tax deduction for 2011?

    Answer: Absolutely. Your generosity will be rewarded in two ways: a warm feeling of helping others and in terms of a lower tax bill next April 15. Below are five tips you need to know.

  • Photos: Sunny Christmas Eve morning
  • Soldier killed in single-car wreck on Christmas Eve

    A soldier died in a single-vehicle wreck Saturday morning in Radcliff when his navy Toyota 4Runner ran off South Wilson Road and struck a tree.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said police received an initial call at 9:29 a.m. on Christmas Eve to respond to the area of Wilson Road just south of Skyline Drive. The soldier, whose name has not been released, was dead at the scene.

    There was no ice on the roadway, Shumate said, and no other vehicles were present at the time of the wreck. Alcohol also does not appear to be a factor.

  • Man arrested for trafficking after KSP finds pot, nearly $5,000 in vehicle

    An out-of-state man was arrested for marijuana trafficking after a state trooper stopped him for speeding and detected a “strong odor” of marijuana wafting from the vehicle, police say.

    James Lee Guthrie III, 24, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was lodged Thursday at Hardin County Detention Center and charged with trafficking in marijuana more than 8 ounces, speeding 25 mph more than the speed limit, driving under the influence and drug paraphernalia, according to jail records.

  • KSP Post 4 raises more than $14,000 for Shop with a Trooper

    Norman Chaffins has been involved with Kentucky State Police’s Shop with a Trooper for 17 years, and while the world has changed significantly since then, he said what hasn’t changed is the “giving spirit” of residents in the Post 4 area.

    Post 4 raised $14,865 for SWAT this year, Chaffins wrote in a news release. That is the most they’ve ever raised for the annual shopping spree that benefits needy children throughout the post area, which includes Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Grayson, Breckinridge, Nelson, Bullitt and Jefferson counties.

  • Photo: Warm Blessings hosts Christmas dinner