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  • The Road to War: Dana Richey embraces independence in the midst of husband’s absence

    Being a military spouse, Dana Richey has learned to cope with adversity while her husband is thousands of miles away overseas.

    She’s also learned new surroundings and played the role of both parents to her children while their father was out of reach.

    In her own words, she’s developed a strong independent streak because she has no other choice.

    “You can only roll in self pity for a little bit before you have to keep going and get your own routine,” she said.

  • Churchman second runner-up for WKU's Homecoming Queen

    Whitney Churchman of Cecilia was recognized Saturday as a second runner-up for Western Kentucky University's 2011 Homecoming Queen.

    Churchman is an agriculture and communication studies major, and is the daughter of Richard and Gail Churchman. She was sponsored by Omega Phi Alpha Rho Chapter, Sigma Chi and Delta Sigma Theta.

    Ashleigh Miller, a communication studies major from Bedford, was crowned WKU's Homecoming Queen.

    Twenty-two women competed for the Homecoming Queen title. 

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital honored for stance on preterm delivery

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been selected to join a nationwide initiative to prevent early deliveries of babies for nonmedical reasons.
    The March of Dimes’ Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait initiative announced last week that the hospital has been selected as the eighth site to participate in Kentucky’s program.

  • Vine Grove resident scares public for 22 years

    Morris Coffey peered intently Friday at the incision he had cut into his victim.

    “I mean patient,” his assistant corrected.

    He reached into the gash to pull out a tumor the size of his fist as the young girl on the table screamed in chorus with onlookers.

    The Vine Grove resident and Vine Grove Optimist Club president has been terrorizing visitors at the club’s haunted house on Main Street in Vine Grove for the past 22 years.

  • Area bands place high in regionals

    Area marching bands ranked high in regionals Saturday and will compete in the Kentucky Music Educators Association semifinals Saturday at various locations.

    The top four bands from each division will face off later that night in the finals at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    The band from North Hardin High School took first and a distinguished rating in the 4-A West division at the Stadium of Champions in Hopkinsville. Division rankings are based on school size.

  • ECTC emphasizes domestic violence today

    For the 11th straight year, a domestic violence awareness information program will be held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Sponsored by The Phoenix Club, a student-based organization, adviser Susan Berry said Tuesday's program has many purposes, including making victims aware that they are not alone in this battle and that there are local places to find help.

  • Senior Life: The differences between men and women

    Pssst! Come closer to learn a secret. Men are different from women. It may not be much of a news-breaking revelation, but it’s true. Men are not only different in their physical and emotional makeup, but in their health and aging processes as well.
    No matter the gender, every situation, medication and diagnosis will have a different effect. The male or female role is important, though, as each one may be more vulnerable to some diseases and experience different symptoms.

  • Economy forces Sammy's Market closure after 35 years

    Nelda and Sammy Wooten did not have much experience when they began operating the store and gas station that became known as Sammy’s Market on East Western Avenue in Sonora.
    A friend had the property available for lease 35 years ago, so the couple took it on and later bought the property, Nelda Wooten said.
    “We just got an opportunity, and we did it,” she said.

  • Photo: The Eyes are Watching
  • 5K preserves teacher's memory

    Jennifer Payne of Elizabethtown remembers her mother often now that she is a mother herself.

    She remembers Pat French as the most kind-hearted, laid-back person she knew and someone especially dedicated to her family.

    “She would have done anything for us,” she said.

    French’s family especially  remembers her every year during a 5k named in her honor after the Elizabethtown resident died in her sleep at age 46 of cardiac arrhythmia.

    She had run a mini marathon the weekend before.