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  • Embry Chapel to host Thanksgiving dinner

    Community members have an opportunity to tuck into a turkey dinner a few days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Embry Chapel A.M.E. in Elizabethtown will host a community Thanksgiving dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. The meal is open to the public.

    The church is at 401 Skyline Drive.

  • HMH takes slate of state marketing awards

    November has been kind to Hardin Memorial Health's marketing arm.

    After taking home two national digital marketing awards and a national award for its online content, HMH was a recipient of four state marketing awards at the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Thoroughbred Awards.

    The health system received awards for its external newsletter, Health Matters, and its ENT Game Show radio campaign. Health Matters received a perfect score and a best-in-show designation, said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

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  • HOF could start first phase late next year

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame has attracted $350,000 in contributions toward construction of its downtown Elizabethtown museum in the first 3½ months of its $2 million capital campaign, said Mike Pollio, a former high school and college basketball coach who is leading the fundraising effort.

    An additional $750,000 in financial requests is pending, he said.

  • Muldraugh man still critical after shooting

    A Muldraugh man injured earlier this week during an officer-involved shooting remained in critical condition Wednesday in a Louisville hospital.

    John R. Price, 31, sustained a single gunshot wound Tuesday morning that police believe was self-inflicted.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, University Hospital in Louisville continued to list Price in critical condition.

    According to the hospital’s website, that status is defined as “vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may not be conscious; indicators are unfavorable.”

  • Local agencies see impact of cuts to food stamp program

    There was no hesitation when David Dozer considered whether more people are contacting Helping Hand of HOPE now that food stamp benefits have been cut.

    “Oh yeah,” he said instantly. While Dozer doesn’t have specific numbers, the daily requests for food broadcast over an intercom in the office have become more frequent.

    Funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was reduced nationally by about $5 billion after the Nov. 1 expiration of a temporary increase that was part of a federal stimulus package.

  • A soldier's surprise

    Gwen Yocum’s mouth fell open in shock Wednesday afternoon at the sight of her father in the doorway of her classroom at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff. Surprise gave way to tears as she and her dad embraced amid her classmates’ applause.

    Staff Sgt. Adam Yocum of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, returned to Fort Knox in the early hours Wednesday after a six-month deployment.

  • 'The Butler' set for five showings at Historic State Theater

    New show dates have been set for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the Historic State Theater.

    The story of Cecil Gaines, who served eight U.S. presidents as a butler in the White House, will have five show times over a three-day period.

    The movie will be shown at 7 p.m.  Jan. 31 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2.

    The movie will be released on DVD on Jan. 14, which prompted a delay in originally scheduled showings here in late November.

  • Former county road supervisor dies

    A former county road supervisor, who led the department for nearly 14 years, died Tuesday at his Elizabethtown home.

    John Blackburn, 79, directed the Hardin County Road Department from December 1987 to September 2001, according to officials.

    Prior to that, he served as a road supervisor in Radcliff and retired from the U.S. Army, said Jailer Danny Allen, who served as assistant road supervisor under Blackburn.

  • Police continue hunt for missing Radcliff man

    Despite receiving a high volume of calls in the wake of several media reports, Radcliff police continue to search for a man who has been missing for nearly three weeks.

    John E. Lasley, 47, of Radcliff was last seen at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 1 at Homestead Mobile Home Park. His family reported him missing Nov. 12.

    On Monday, Radcliff Police Department released Lasley’s photo to the media. In the days since, police have received numerous calls of reported sightings, spokesman Bryce Shumate said.