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  • Heather French Henry to serve as parade marshal

    George Larsen has been  part of about 30 American Legion Post 113 Memorial Day parades in Elizabethtown.

    A U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea, he knows many area residents will spend Memorial Day enjoying a carefree day.

    His hope is for residents to remember, at least for a few minutes, those who have served their country or are currently  serving.

    “Since last Memorial Day, we have had more than 200 veterans in Hardin County alone pass away,’’ Larsen said. “That’s a lot.’’

  • Disaster recovery center opens

    HARDIN COUNTY — The state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Hardin County beginning at 1 p.m. today to help people affected by recent storms, tornadoes and flooding.

    Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA are available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

  • Civil War ghosts needed for anniversary program

    Organizers of a new costumed walking tour are calling all actors to bring to life Elizabethtown‘s Civil War history.

    The Civil War Ghosts and Legends Historical Drama, a program designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, draw attention to some of the area’s lesser-known historical figures and provide entertainment in downtown Elizabethtown, will feature at least a dozen scenes throughout downtown, said Twylane Van Lahr, executive director of the Brown-Pusey House.

  • Area man visits Joplin, helps those in need

    Joel Hatfield’s first impression Monday as he drove into Joplin, Mo., a place he called home for nine years, was that the streets he used to drive — and the homes and businesses that once were familiar — now are scattered everywhere.

    Trees stand snapped, two-level homes are flattened and vehicles sit after being tossed around like rag dolls.

  • City considers options to slow cut-through traffic

    An Elizabethtown woman wants help to slow down drivers.

    Blair Wagner said cars often drive too fast on a small alley next to her house at 311 Helm St. The narrow, one-lane alley is less than 0.1 mile long and adjacent to three houses.

    The alley connects the section of Helm Street between Thomas and South Miles streets to the section of Strawberry Alley between South Maple and South Miles streets.

  • Greenhouse classes teach business skills

    Matthew Rainer reached high with a wand to water hanging ferns in the greenhouse at John Hardin High School.

    The sophomore from Rineyville doesn’t come from an agricultural background, but he has learned about taking care of vegetables and flowers this school year in greenhouse class.

    The three Hardin County high schools recently have been hosting annual greenhouse sales.

    Teachers and students of such classes said the lessons learned include more than how much water and sun peppers should get.

  • Thunderstorm warning issued for Hardin, all neighboring counties

    As a long line of storms approaches the area, Hardin County is under a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service.

    The warning is in effect until 11:45 p.m. for Hardin and neighboring counties of LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Jefferson and Nelson counties.

    The Kentucky Mesonet weather station at Cecilia reported sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts of 38 mph at 11:30 p.m. as the leading edge of the storm crossed Hardin County. Five minutes later, the station reported winds of 40 mph.

  • Cecilia man injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Cecilia man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday.

    Danny N. King, 56, was riding a motorcycle on Ky. 86 about seven miles west of Cecilia when a mechanical failure caused the front brake to lock, throwing King from the bike, according to Kentucky State Police.

    King had serious injuries from the wreck, but none were life-threatening. He was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to the police report.

    Alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, according to police.

  • Body identified from dental records

    A man found in a residence on Sunrise Lane last week has been positively identified through dental records as Stephen Moore.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee said Wednesday afternoon that records with local dentist Dr. Russ Van Zant identified Moore, 53.

    Police found the body of a man last week. Lee said Moore had died in November at the home from a heart attack.

    Lee said earlier this week that circumstantial evidence pointed to the man as Moore, but he he wanted scientific proof before deciding who was found.