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  • Western Hardin County Days cater to young and old

    Part of being a successful festival is the ability to attract a wide range of visitors.

    Lucy Lucas, one of the organizers of the 8th annual Western Hardin County Days, is hoping that offering activities and entertainment for young and old will drive attendance this weekend.

    Some events are for all age groups such as Saturday’s Rooster Crowing Contest at noon.

    “We’ll have categories for men, women and kids,’’ Lucas said.

  • Clarity ... Solutions for Women hosts annual walk

    Clarity ... Solutions for Women is hosting its annual fundraising walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at Elizabethtown Christian Academy.

    The pro-life ministry serves women facing unexpected pregnancy and is funded entirely by donations from churches and individuals, executive director Marcia Orban said.

    “We are a ministry; it is the core of who we are,” said Orban, who has been working at the center for seven years.

  • Ride raises money to purchase and install bicycle road signs

    Elizabethtown’s Share the Road Tour returns Saturday with a heightened focus on safety and awareness.

    The Central Kentucky Wheelmen plan to use all of the profits from the tour this year to purchase share the road signs, which will be installed on Elizabethtown roadways.

  • Small town turns out big for Upton Days

    As fall creeps up on Hardin County, every community in the area seems to boast its own unique festival. Upton is no exception, but this year, Upton Days has an emotional twist to its festivities.

    Rhonda Smith, Upton resident and president of the Civic Club, said the festival is in honor of her mother, Vina Chism, who is this year’s grand marshal and served as the secretary until passing away Aug. 4.

  • Carnival rides highlight Autumn Daze

    Autumn Daze won’t include fireworks Saturday, but it will feature carnival rides for the first time.

    After seeing carnival rides at events in Radcliff, Vine Grove City Council members thought the simple change would be a great addition to the annual event, which runs from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Optimist Park, said city events coordinator Donna Broadway.

    It wasn’t simple and was going to cost thousands of dollars.

  • Reunited after 40 years

    It has been 40 years, but former students of Western Elementary School remember when Magistrate Lisa Williams of Elizabethtown sat on a cake as part of a school play.

    They remember trying to tape stars to a wall to no avail, but seeing a star a child spit on and slapped to the wall stayed in place the whole year.

    They remember having fall festivals, girls conducting séances in a coat closet while boys tried to scare them and recesses outside from which they still have scars.

  • Brushy Fork Debate features strong lineup

    Only three of the political hopefuls invited to the Brushy Fork Debate on Saturday have said they won’t appear.
    Incumbent Democrats Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway and Adam Edelen, Democratic candidate for auditor of public accounts, declined invitations.

    The debate begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with gubernatorial candidates Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith scheduled to appear.

  • All that jazz: Army specialist returns home for trio of performances

    U.S. Army Spec. Jake Stith returned to his hometown this week with a guitar in hand and some jazz swagger.

    Stith, a Rineyville native, kicked off a trio of performances in Hardin County on Thursday at Rineyville Elementary School, where his mother teaches preschool and he once roamed the halls as a student.

  • Holt House will be center of activities Saturday

    With heightened interest thanks to the Civil War sesquicentennial and a recent Robert Redford motion picture, organizers of the Holt House Community Days expect increased attendance this weekend.

    The third annual event is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT Saturday on the grounds of the historic home of Judge Joseph Holt, the most famous native of Breckinridge County.

  • Delabar earns win with Mariners

    Former Central Hardin High School baseball standout Stevie Delabar has enjoyed quite a week with the Seattle Mariners.

    The 6-foot-5 right-hander made his first appearance as a major league player on Sunday and then earned his first career win Wednesday night in a 2-1, 12-inning victory over the New York Yankees.

    Delabar worked the top of the 12th inning and retired the side in order. In two innings of work with the Mariners, he has not allowed a hit, walk none and recorded two strikeouts.