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  • Production begins on bus crash documentary

    Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 Carrollton bus crash that he survived.

    Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate.

    “I don’t know why it is, but I tell my kids all the time about it,’’ he said. “I think more about what happened now than ever.’’

  • Eagle Scout project removes debris from Freeman Lake Park

    Chris Loesevitz took advantage of the sewer work at Freeman Lake Park to clean up a section of the park long ignored by fishermen and others seeking recreation because of its chaotic appearance.

    Loesevitz and his family gathered 40 or more volunteers Friday evening and Saturday morning to clean up the drained cove on the edge of the lake off Barnwood Lane as part of his Eagle Scout project. Many of the volunteers were from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

  • Greenspace goes ghoulish

    Greenspace hosted a gallery of ghouls and goblins this weekend as Halloween creeps closer.

    The organization hosted its Enchanted Forest Hike on Sunday. The hike started at the Haycraft Mill Trailhead across from the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown and finished at a pavilion off  Haycraft Street, where visitors were equipped with water bottles and pedometers and were bombarded with candy.

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  • E'town New Beginnings to host meet-and-greet for potential foster parents

    The Elizabethtown location of New Beginnings Family Services is hosting a meet-and-greet luncheon Tuesday for potential foster parents as the faith-based child placement agency searches for qualified foster homes in the area.

    “There is an urgent need in Hardin, Bullitt and Nelson counties right now for qualified foster homes, in particular homes that are willing to accept teens,” said Jerianne Strange, regional trainer for New Beginnings.

  • Work on E2RC moving forward

    Construction on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff connector has been delayed, but state highway officials said the entire roadway should be complete by 2014.

    Crews are excavating along Ky. 1600 as the state prepares to start earthwork next spring, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    Jessie said contractors are clearing brush and trees and placing a culvert and pipe underneath the path of the connector.

  • Helm anniversary draws attention to Civil War heritage

    Benjamin Hardin Helm was in his early 20s when he was commissioned as a colonel in the Confederate Army.

    That took place after he turned down the position of paymaster of the Union Army offered by his brother-in-law, President Abraham Lincoln.

    The Hardin County resident’s state began tensions by trying to remain neutral, but ended up siding with the Union Army.

    Helm’s own father and former state governor, with whom he lived, leaned toward keeping the nation together.

  • Paranormal boot camp to train aspiring investigators

    The Halloween season isn’t only for the kind of spirits that wander the streets trick-or-treating.

    Those interested in exploring the unexplained can learn more about the discipline at the first Paranormal Boot Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Morrison Masonic Lodge on Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets are $15, and there is a limit of 120 people for the class. Spots are still available. Tickets are available by visiting www.morrisonmasoniclodge.yolasite.com.

  • Elizabethtown resident named WKU 2011 Young Alumnus

    Brent Ditto of Elizabethtown remembers being a student ambassador at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green in the role of a “spirit master” for two years. The second year, he was vice-chairman of the group.

    He remembers kissing fellow student and Elizabethtown native Kristi Zoglmann on the Kissing Bridge. The reputation of the bridge, that couples who kiss upon it are destined to marry, came true for the couple.

  • Crossing Festival packs in the people

    The familiar smell of funnel cakes and popcorn drifted through the air Saturday in Glendale as thousands flocked to one of the largest festivals in Hardin County.

    The Glendale Crossing Festival returned this weekend as hundreds of vendors converged in the small southern Hardin County town, where arts and crafts and homemade works once again took center stage.

    A slight October chill added bite to the morning’s proceedings, but did little to dispel the crowd as blue skies and sunshine offered an equalizer.