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  • Cancer survivors, caregivers support Relay for Life

    If you ask a cancer survivor about their experience with the disease and treatments, odds are they’ll tell you it’s the farthest thing from fun. When you put several survivors together, though, the drawbacks seem to fade a little.

    Radcliff’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser Friday brought out survivors of multiple types of cancer, at numerous stages, from various locations. Caregivers and supporters joined in the walk to raise hope and money for the cause.

  • Lisa's Angels pay tribute to biggest fan

    Lisa Adams was the ultimate fan of her niece’s youth softball team in Rineyville. She rarely missed a game and she always made sure the players — for both teams — heard words of encouragement.

    When Adams died March 13, two days after her 27th birthday and just before the season started, the team decided to pay tribute to her by naming the team in her honor.

  • Louisville woman indicted on several charges following hit-and-run

    A Louisville woman was indicted on several charges resulting from a hit-and-run wreck on Interstate 65.

    Melo­dee Monique Stewart, 34, was indicted on 14 criminal counts after she hit a car on icy roadways the night of March 16 on the interstate, according to a citation.

  • Founders’ Day returning with free concert, fireworks

    The Founders’ Day festival is returning to Freeman Lake Park this July with musical entertainment and a robust fireworks show to celebrate America’s independence and Elizabethtown’s establishment as a city.

    The city announced country rocker J.D. Shel­burne will be the headlining act at the Freeman Lake bandstand during a free concert July 4. He also will perform a June 20 show at the Historic State Theater as part of a Relay for Life fundraiser.

  • United Way’s Day of Action set for June 21

    United Way of Central Kentucky is encouraging unity between volunteers in the five-county area by hosting the annual Day of Action on June 21.

    The goal is to recruit hundreds of volunteers for a day of service at numerous local nonprofit agencies, schools and churches throughout Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade counties.

    Last year, the Day of Action brought 40 volunteers to 11 nonprofit agencies throughout the region, but United Way hopes to set a new recruitment record for this summer’s volunteer services.

  • Rineyville educators earn Classroom of Excellence honors
  • Helping Hand of Hope dedicates new facility

      John Wright said much has changed since Helping Hand of Hope board members, staff and community leaders last stood together on the dirt and grass now replaced by blacktop, brick and mortar.

    “We’ve come so far,” said Wright, Hardin County Schools spokesman, during the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new South Wilson Road facility built for the agency, which provides food, clothing and financial assistance to struggling families.

  • Region baseball final moved to Saturday

    The weather-plagued 5th Region Baseball Tournament has been postponed yet again — this time to Saturday for the championship game.

    Elizabethtown and Bethlehem now will square off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Central Hardin with the winner advancing to the state tournament, which begins Tuesday in Lexington.

    The game was postponed by lightning Thursday night and was scheduled to resume at 6:30 p.m. today but the possibility of rain and lightning in the area forced the time to be changed.

  • Radcliff man indicted on 20 counts of child porn

    A Radcliff man, who was arrested after a police investigation in Arizona led to his IP address, was indicted on 20 counts of possessing child pornography this week.

    Robert L. Dilks Jr., 66, was indicted in Hardin Circuit Court on 20 counts of possession and viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    According to the indictment, Dilks committed the offenses on or about March 31 when he had in his possession and viewed matter which “visually depicts an actual sexual performance by a minor.”

  • E’town child chosen for retailer’s commercial

    When Carmen Caldera-Brzoska was looking online, she came across a photo contest for children to be featured in a commercial for a regional retailer.

    The contest asked parents to submit photos of their children riding Sandy, a penny pony at Meijer stores, but by the time she found the contest, she only had 10 minutes to submit a picture.

    After scrolling through her phone with months of images in it, Caldera-Brzoska found what she was looking for: a picture of her daughter, Chloe, 3, aboard the mechanical horse.