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  • Thurman, Walker named Chamber champions

    Sonora business owner Claudia Thurman and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker were remembered Wednesday for their selflessness, love for others and dedication to the communities they served during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon in Elizabethtown.

    Thurman and Walker posthumously were awarded Chamber Champion awards, which recognize the efforts of those who have made significant impacts locally. The honors highlighted the chamber’s annual awards ceremony.

  • Fair favorites come in all shapes and sizes

    Sonora resident Talia Brown visits the Hardin County Fair every year to hang out with her friends and enjoy the rides. Her favorite is The Zipper, a tall rotating boom bearing free-spinning, two-person capsules shaped like the teeth of a zipper.

    “I like that you spin upside down,” she said Tuesday night at the fair grounds. The fair runs through Saturday.

  • Peppers celebrate 51 years with sash, runway walk

    As David and Alice Pepper prepared to walk the stage Tuesday night as the Hardin County Fair’s Cutest Couple, Alice was asked if she could recall all 51 years of her marriage.

    “I remember them well,” she said.

     The fair award is the newest in a long line of memories.

  • Pharmacy, medical burglaries on the rise

    A string of Hardin County pharmacy and medical businesses have joined others recently reported robbed across the state.

    Police arrested a man last week they say broke into multiple locations to steal controlled medications.

    Cody R. Glenn, 27, of Elizabethtown, is accused of breaking into ApotheCARE Pharmacy at 1239 Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown on May 1 and stealing controlled medication. He is accused of breaking into the store a second time May 24, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to Fort Knox

    This year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show now plans two performances at Waybur Theater on post.

    A show is scheduled for 7 tonight and a second show has been added for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    The show is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open each night at 6:15.

  • PHOTO: A little off the sides
  • Look-alikes on lookout for a good time

    Hattie Duckworth hid a little behind her mother’s arm as the pair walked down the runway at the Hardin County Fair.

    The incoming Creekside Elementary School first-grader became a little bolder when she and her mother, Emily, reached the end of the runway in their matching jean jackets, red blouses, white shorts and red stud earrings.

    The girl kept her grip on her mother’s hand but stepped out from behind her to look around and play to the crowd a little.

  • Jenkins relinquishes Garrison Command

    Col. Thomas J. Edwards Jr. said the relentless pace of his predecessor, Col. Bruce D. Jenkins, has set the bar so high he will have to work tirelessly to match the output.

    “Bruce just gave me the Blackberry,” he said. “It’s a little worn out. I guess that’s a good omen.”

    Edwards took over Thursday as garrison commander of Fort Knox during a change of command ceremony at Waybur Theater, replacing Jenkins, whose next assignment will take him to the Pentagon as a director of military personnel management with the U.S. Army G1.

  • Bond motion denied for Fort Knox soldier charged with rape
  • Shelter gets grant to improve kennels

    Dogs at the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove are cozier now that a $1,500 grant has helped the organization make their kennels more weather-tight.

    The grant is one of many funded by $15,000 being distributed over three years to benefit animals shelters throughout the state.

    It is being distributed by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. One of its members, Jim Gage of Boyle County, made the donation because of his interest in helping shelters.