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  • HMH, AARP offering free Driver Safety Program course to veterans

    Hardin Memorial Health and AARP have partnered together to offer a free service to veterans during November.

    The free course is held 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (270) 737-7904.

  • Conservation assistance available

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.

    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • Investigation continues in fatal wreck on Mulberry

    While Elizabethtown Police Department’s crash reconstructionists still are in the preliminary stages of investigating last Thursday’s fatal collision on North Mulberry Street, motorcycle passenger Karen Marinko is fighting to wake from a coma, her sister-in-law said.

    “You want answers that aren’t there because there’s no reason for something like this to happen,” said Carol Wagner, Marinko’s sister-in-law.

  • Veterans award Tori for work as lawmaker

    Former state Sen. Elizabeth Tori was recognized Wednesday for years of work dedicated to service members and veterans.

    Tori was honored during a meeting of the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky.

    The group includes 23 member veterans’ organizations and works with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and state lawmakers on issues important to veterans, active-duty military members and dependents of military members and veterans.

  • Octogenerian puts zip in her birthday celebration

    Jeanne Steiner is not content having a quiet birthday celebration sitting at home eating cake.

    “I told the kids I wanted to go ziplining for my birthday,” the Elizabethtown resident said.

    The original plan was for her to zipline on Aug. 3, her 85th birthday.

    “Then about that time we started getting 100-degree weather,” she said.

  • Hospitals still planned for Fort Knox, Louisville

    There are plans to build a new veterans hospital in Louisville and a hospital at Fort Knox.

    While speaking Wednesday to the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky, Bob Morey, facilities planner for the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, responded to rumors and Louisville news reports suggesting the Louisville project would not move forward.

    Morey was a guest speaker during the organization’s meeting at the American Legion in Elizabethtown.

  • Under construction: Faith Lutheran Church

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Faith Lutheran Church
    Location: 377 East Lincoln Trail Blvd.
    Project: The 7,900-square foot church sits on 4.7 acres of land. The sanctuary will seat between 175 and 225 people. Included in the construction are administrative offices, a fellowship hall, four classrooms and a "quiet" room, according to Pastor Paul Horn

  • Elizabethtown to go the ‘extra mile’

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker has joined forces with more than 200 other mayors around the country to encourage his city to go the extra mile.

    Walker said he will sign a proclamation designating Nov. 1 “Extra Mile Day,” part of a national campaign launched in 2009 to encourage people around the U.S. to take a personal stake in improving their surroundings.

    Walker on Wednesday said he was attracted to the effort because of the positive message it sends to challenge everyone to build up their own communities by giving more.

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