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  • Roberts lived full life at 106

    Tillie Roberts loved people and in her lifetime, she met a lot of them.

    “Truthfully. I think this was another reason for her living such a long life,’’ said first cousin E.J. Higginbotham. “She enjoyed socialization of everyday life with people. Whenever visitors were leaving, she’d always tell them, ‘Now you come back any chance you get.’”

    Roberts died Saturday. She was 106.

  • Parade of Homes winners named

    Of the nine showcase houses in this year’s Parade of Homes, the People’s Choice overall winner was built by The Home Place of KY.

    Guests who paid to tour the houses over the two weekends determined the honor. Blake Duggins and Charles Ferguson accepted on behalf of The Home Place.

    The house on Reserve Court in the Thousand Oaks development in Elizabethtown was one of two custom-built houses the company entered in the Parade, which is staged annually by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association.

  • Grace Heartland reaches out with service day

    Members of an Elizabethtown church will answer their call to serve this weekend.

    Grace Heartland Church is hosting a community-wide service day, the first of its kind for the church, on Saturday. The event is called “Grace Unleashed” and involves more than 250 people going to 23 sites around Elizabethtown.

    The event starts at 8 a.m. and church members will meet at their Family Life Center before heading out, Associate Pastor Daryl Pepper said.

  • Foundation organizes Pet Palooza Weekend

    The PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. has organized a Pet Palooza this weekend, a series of pet-centric events to raise money for the new location of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

    Diane Shoffner, who requested to be identified as human owner of Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions, said the palooza will start today with Elizabethtown restaurants Old Vault Deli and Cobbler’s Cafe donating a percentage of their sales to the foundation.

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  • Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Keeping money circulating among local vendors is the central message of a buy local media campaign that begins Oct. 1.

    Introduced Wednesday at a meeting of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the program is based on a statewide effort used in Maine. It encourages consumers to select local businesses over out-of-town shopping trips and online options in order to “Help Keep Hardin County Strong.”

  • Former library employee sues county

    A former employee of the Hardin County Public Library has filed a civil suit against the county stemming from the library’s alleged discrimination against her disability.

    Mary Daugherty, 49, worked at the library for 13 years before resigning from her position in December while on medical leave, she said.

  • Knox Boxes could help Vine Grove emergency workers

    A proposed ordinance could require buildings constructed in the future and renovated at least 50 percent to include a measure that would allow emergency workers to enter without busting a door down.

    Knox Boxes are locked boxes of thick metal that are bolted to the inner wall of a house or structure and allow someone with a key to unlock the box from the outside.

    An ordinance that would require new construction and majorly renovated buildings to include a Knox Box is set to come before Vine Grove City Council.

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  • Fundraising event planned for 4-year-old with cancer

    Bill Bigelow went to buy a car. He found a personal hero and an opportunity to help.

    The Elizabethtown man is the primary booster and organizer of a day-long fundraising event Saturday for a 4-year-old struggling with leukemia.