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  • Photo: Morning in White Mills
  • Long jump results released


    Evan Jones of Creekside Elementary School and Kayden Stillwell of Lakewood Elementary tied for first in the intermediate boys long jump Friday at the Hardin County Elementary Fitness Event at Central Hardin High School. Both students finished with a jump of 7-feet-2-inches.

    Hardin County Schools released the full list of results from the event last week but did not reveal both winners for this challenge.

  • Soup kitchen, food bank partner for pantry

    The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen in Radcliff is helping Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland take its food pantry on the road.

    Feeding America received a donated truck from Wal-Mart to conduct mobile pantries throughout the agency’s 42-county service area, said Milissa French, director of agency services and programs.

    The truck is used when the agency has an excess of food or perishable items that can be taken to a location for those who are in need, she said.

  • Semi-sign language: Primary candidates using banners, trailers to spread their message

    This year’s primary campaign  has brought its share of yard signs, but some candidates are taking the need for visibility to greater heights.

    Democratic candidates John Ward, Debbie Donnelly and J.J. Duvall all have primary battles and have turned to semi-trailers to spread their message.

    Though all from the same party, the candidates said they are working independent of one another and there is no concerted party effort to use large trailers.

  • E'town woman indicted on assault charge

    An Elizabethtown woman has been indicted on an assault charge after police say she attacked a man with a knife.

    Vanessa Shanks Keith, 38, of the 100 block of Rippling Creek Place, is charged with first-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    An indictment is an allegation, not a proof of guilt. Keith is innocent until proven guilty.

    First-degree assault is a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

  • Attorneys expected multiple days for Hodgenville mayor's hearing

    The public hearing for possible removal of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse on Thursday night at the city’s civic center was continued to another date after hearing only one witness, which was no surprise to either party.

  • Locals hungry for fresh produce at Hardin County Farmers Market

    As the Hardin County Farmers Market begins its season, vendors are out to sell farm-fresh products and customers are ready to find local produce.

    Lois Strader sold jams, relishes and wooden products Saturday morning. Later in the season, she will have vegetables, fresh fruits and, “the good Lord willing,” fresh figs, she said.

    Everything sold at the market has to be raised by farmers or bought from a market member, she said.

  • Faces & Places: Cecilia Farm Service

    With wet fields outside and hot coffee inside, Cecilia Farm Service is a welcoming pit stop for farmers this time of year.

    This past week, they rotated through the store throughout the morning. Some arrived early, some showed up later.

    The length of their stay ebbs and flows with the workload of each season and weather conditions, said manager Greg Thomas.

    Why do they congregate at Cecilia Farm Service? Thomas figures most farmers enjoy catching up with each other. The other reason is free coffee.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Camp Nikao

    Camp Nikao has undergone many dramatic changes over the last 30 years and is beginning another.

    To afford those changes, the Church of God of Prophecy and its State Bishop Scott Gillum, who manages the camp, hope to raise money through a Making a Difference Generation 2 Generation Celebration Fundraiser.

    “We are wanting to highlight and wanting to celebrate what’s happened at Camp Nikao and what will happen in the future,” Gillum said.

  • Operation Broken Heart targeted at child predators

    The battle against child predators is broadening as thousands of Internet Crimes Against Children task force agents around the country join in the fight.

    Such task forces, including  Kentucky State Police, launched Operation Broken Heart earlier this month. The effort, including more than 3,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is to arrest as many child predators as possible, according to a KSP news release.