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  • Walk raises Alzheimer's awareness

    Melinda Williams walked Saturday to help find a cure for the disease that killed her uncle.

    She was one of hundreds who joined the Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, which raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

  • Via Colori brings color to downtown E'town

    Kaylee Vance used sidewalk chalk to contribute to this year’s exhibition of local artists at Via Colori. The 7-year-old insisted on wearing her jeans designed to look like paint had splattered on them.

    Kaylee, of Bardstown, concentrated as she mixed shades of blue, purple and orange. She likes the way colors mix to create other shades. Her favorite color is purple.

    Her aunt, Amber Roberts of Elizabethtown, brought Kaylee and her brother, Ethan, to Via Colori as a fun way to spend the day together.

  • Jury finds Goodman guilty on 10 counts

    Steven Goodman hung his head Friday as Judge Ken Howard began reading the jury’s verdict in Hardin Circuit Court.

    When the judge was finished, Carolyn Edelen embraced friend Cheryl Wood with tears in her eyes and Jason Matz placed an arm around his fiancee’s shoulders.

    Goodman walked with his hands in his pockets as the bailiff took him into custody. Jurors found the 22-year-old Cecilia resident guilty in a series of robberies that took place the morning of Oct. 27, in the Big Spring community.

  • Lakewood Elementary unveils new fitness equipment

    Lakewood Elementary School celebrated a partnership with Project Fit America and Hardin Memorial Health on Friday afternoon by unveiling new fitness equipment.

  • True Value owner pledges to rebuild after fire

    Joe Frazier was awakened at about 5 a.m. Friday by Radcliff police.

    His 22-year business was burning.

    “That’s a terrible wake up call, that is,” he said.

    Firefighters responded to a blaze at True Value Hardware on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff early on the morning of what Frazier, owner, described as a bad Friday the 13th.

    Frazier thought the fire might have been electrical. The investigation was ongoing Friday.

  • Howevalley-Vertrees Festival brings community together

    Barbara McCamish wore a “Barbara for Mayor” ribbon and staffed a game of tossing ping pong balls into fishbowls of water.

    The Howevalley Vertrees Community Club secretary has lived in the Howevalley area for most of her life, so it seemed natural to become involved in the club and the annual festival it hosts.

    “We want to help people in the community, and that’s why we’re here today, so that we can help people,” she said.

  • Photo: Remembering a warrior of yesteryear
  • E'town man charged with trafficking in heroin, marijuana

    An Elizabethtown man faces multiple drug charges after Radcliff police officers said they saw him driving carelessly in a residential area.

  • E'town woman featured in national media after quitting smoking

     A 38-year-old Elizabethtown mother has been featured in The New York Times and on Fox News this week after sharing her response to a federally funded anti-smoking advertising campaign.

    Lisha Hancock developed a plan to stop smoking in February after nearly two decades of using cigarettes.

    The catalyst, Hancock said, was a television commercial demonstrating the morning routine of former smoker Terrie Hall — a North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with throat and oral cancers at age 40.

  • E'town band marches to new beat

    The Elizabethtown High School marching band isn’t competing on Saturdays any longer, but they did make the football team dance on the sideline, which is a new measure of success for the revamped program.

    As a non-competing marching band, Elizabethtown High School shows now are a project of personal fulfillment and school pride for the students. Band Director Mark Webster said he is pleased to find his marchers work just as hard for themselves and their fellow students.