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  • Stigma, shame cause some AIDS sufferers to hide

    Sue Stiles didn’t know her brother was ill until February of 1995, after he had battled AIDS for several years. He died four months later.

    The Gay-Straight Alliance at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted a vigil Thursday in honor of World AIDS Day and those who have died from the autoimmune illness.

    Stiles and Rose Marie Rocha shared the story of Sue’s brother. Stiles said she and her brother were close, but he hid his illness from her and the rest of their family for years.

  • Vine Grove, Radcliff ring in Christmas season

    Northern Hardin County kicked off the first weekend in December with holiday celebrations.

    Vine Grove held its annual Dickens of a Christmas, while Radcliff tried out its revamped holiday festivities.

    Radcliff hosted its annual tree lighting, but didn’t have its traditional parade. The city instead hosted a new event, caroling at Saunders Springs on Saturday and held its annual Festival of Trees, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

    He said the city wanted to do something different by adding caroling. It also made good use of the cabins at Saunders Spring.

  • Vine Grove auction nets big bucks for Christmas gifts

    Vine Grove residents’ and business’ cakes, blankets, ham, walking sticks and other donated items added up to $9,759 to help area children who might otherwise have few or no presents this Christmas.

    That amount was raised through bids, donations and pledges at the 12th annual Christmas for the Kids auction Thursday at Vine Grove City Hall.

  • Adams, Bramlett receive Farm Bureau honors

    Matt Adams, a Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 26th annual Farm Public Relations Award. He was honored at the organization’s 92nd annual meeting held last week at the Galt House in Louisville.

    Adams received a commemorative plaque and $300 prize. The award was developed to recognize Kentuckians who significantly generate a better public understanding of agriculture.

  • Basketball HOF seeking executive director

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is looking for a leader to shepherd its development.

    The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches is seeking an executive director to take the helm of the Hall of Fame, guiding fundraising and establishing it in Elizabethtown.

    According to the job advertisement, KABC is looking for someone with superb writing and speaking capabilities well versed in event planning, website development, fundraising and volunteer management.

  • Taste of Radcliff set for fourth year

    About 300 people will leave Colvin Community Center with their appetites satisfied and a peace of mind knowing that they are impacting various causes around Hardin County.

    The fourth annual Taste of Radcliff sponsored by the Radcliff Women’s Club is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center. Event chairwoman Maria Batistoni said the 300 tickets available went “very quickly.’’

    “We had people just waiting for the tickets to be available,’’ she said.

  • Army post hosts annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration

    Fort Knox celebrated its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Thursday afternoon at the post gazebo.

    Before the tree was lit, family members of fallen soldiers placed ornaments on the tree in recognition of their loved ones.
    Holiday music was provided by the Fort Knox high school and middle school choral groups and the 113th Army Band.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by horse-drawn carriage and closed out the ceremony with a special visit to Fort Knox families.

  • Mountain Workshops collection complete

    Hardin County residents soon will be able to hold a piece of local history in their hands.

    Western Kentucky University’s Mountain Workshops has completed its work on a black-and-white coffee table book titled

    “At Home in the Heartland” that chronicles the lives of local residents through the lenses and pens of photojournalists.

  • Vine Grove pushes forward with commercial sewers along Ky. 313

    Vine Grove city officials intend to submit plans and specifications by Dec. 15 to the Kentucky Division of Water for an expansion of the city’s sewer system to the commercial corridor opening along a stretch of Ky. 313.

    The project likely will go out to be bid upon after final approval is given for all plans, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    “Hopefully, in the spring, as soon as the weather breaks, we’ll be getting it under way,” he said.

  • EIF endorses creation of unification review commission

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation Board of Directors has approved a resolution supporting the creation of a unification review commission to study the potential benefits of unifying local governments.