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  • Fort Knox senior leaders show appreciation to soldiers

    Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and part of that tradition for the U.S. Army is for soldiers to enjoy a hot, meal as part of their holiday, no matter where in the world they are.

    For 30 years, Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, has been serving the holiday feast to soldiers.

  • E'town man injured in parkway collision

    An Elizabethtown man was airlifted Wednesday morning to a Louisville hospital after police said he attempted a U-Turn on the Blue Grass Parkway while crossing into the path of a tractor trailer.

    Charles L. Dever, 60, of Elizabethtown, was parked on the shoulder facing eastbound at the 1-mile marker of the parkway in his 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck when witnesses told police he merged into the slow lane.

  • Car show to aid needy children for Christmas

    On the heels of Thanksgiving, Central Kentucky Rods and Machines is again turning its attention to the plight of local children this holiday season.

    The club, in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts and Awards Center, is hosting the Christmas for Kids Car Show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The entry fee for cars is $15 and guests are asked to bring a toy or money donation as a form of admission. Car entry and set-up starts at noon Friday.

  • The ripple effect of a 'wonderful life'

    Mike Bell counts himself a fan of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” and views his four decades as pastor of Glendale Christian Church as magical.

    “Glendale is to me like Bedford (Falls),” he said of the fictional town featured in the Frank Capra-directed film. “It is a wonderful life.”

  • KSP hosts Cram the Cruiser food drive

    State troopers are working again this year to bring holiday cheer to needy families across the commonwealth.

    Kentucky State Police have started the annual Cram the Cruiser food drive, which runs through Dec. 13. Non-perishable food items will be collected at each of the 16 KSP posts throughout the state, as well as several other local establishments.

  • Attention, readers

    The massive Thanksgiving Day edition requires advanced production deadlines and extra time to deliver. Subscribers are asked to be patient as contract carriers delivering your Thursday edition have multiple sections and pounds of inserts to deliver.

    Customers may call 270-505-1770 with any delivery-related question.

    For single-copy buyers, the Thanksgiving edition will carry a $1 price at local stores and newsracks.

  • County approves easement for Bluegrass Pipeline

    Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to give the Bluegrass Pipeline easement access to county property in southern Hardin County.

    The court approved an easement agreement Tuesday afternoon granting right-of-way access to 151 feet of property at county-owned Taylor Bend Park, which is southwest of Glendale off New Glendale Road.

    The county will receive payment of $8,070 from the company for rights to access the land, according to the agreement.

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  • Color Run moves to Radcliff

    Radcliff will take on a new tint next year as The Color Run moves to the northern end of the county.

    The venue is changing, but the local beneficiary will stay the same for one more year. Last month’s Color Run gave a boost to the bottom line of SpringHaven, a regional domestic violence shelter in Elizabethtown, and it will do so again next year.

    The Color Run, known as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” will be in Radcliff. Melanie Parker, an event coordinator, wants to ensure it is a true Hardin County happening.

  • Running club to pursue nature park trail

    A group that organizes runs around Elizabethtown has asked the city to approve development of new running trails in the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds said Bluegrass Running Club asked him about developing a running trail inside the nature park that essentially would create a loop. The group suggested creating a trail that is half gravel and half earthen surface.

    If Elizabethtown City Council approves the request, Reynolds said the club could start building the trail in December or January, saying it has a workforce ready to go.