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  • Allegro to host seminar on loss

    The holiday season generally is thought of as a joyous occasion, but it can be a very difficult time for those who are dealing with the loss of loved ones.

    Allegro Senior Living hosts a seminar on loss and loneliness from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the center in Elizabethtown, which features Wanda Dobbins from Hosparus of Central Kentucky as a guest speaker. The seminar is the third and final session in a series on dealing with the holidays, said Carol Sue Galloway, director of marketing for Allegro.

  • Jump for Jaxon: Many showing support for boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    In many ways, Jaxon Schlett is a typical 3-year-old boy. He loves cars, trucks and trains and he’s a Mickey Mouse fan.

    But the rough and tumble ways of preschoolers are limited for this Elizabethtown boy. He has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disorder characterized by muscle deterioration and weakness.

    For one thing, Jaxon can’t jump.

    “He wants to so bad,” said his mother, Kristi McDaniel.

  • Event starts holiday season for Cecilia

    Santa Claus rode in on a fire truck and kids lined up to catch a glimpse Saturday at Cecilia’s annual holiday festival.

    Christmas in Cecilia offers many activities, such as a parade and lighting of the tree and caboose, but the main attraction for many in attendance was Santa.

    At the Cecilia Ruritan Club following the parade, cookies and hot chocolate were served and eager children munched in anticipation, but when Santa appeared, their excitement was verbalized.

    “Santa! Give me a hug!” shouted Carsen Williams, 3, of Elizabethtown.

  • Vine Grove to host annual Dickens festival

    Vine Grove will transform to a bygone time as residents don Victorian-era attire this week as part of the city’s annual holiday event, A Dickens of a Christmas.

    The three-day festival, which begins Thursday and lasts until Saturday is part of the city’s holiday tradition, said Donna Broadway, event coordinator for Vine Grove.

  • Partying with the animals

    About a year ago, Kelly Sipich and Madge Walker rescued a cat and kitten living around Circle K near Central Hardin High School.

    They had a chance Sunday to visit the cat, now named Pearl, and hoped to see her kitten, Snowy, during the Animal Refuge Center’s annual Christmas party for the animals in Vine Grove.

    Sipich had been providing for the pair before deciding to rescue them and take them to the shelter.

  • Black Friday shoppers storm stores

    For area customers and retailers, it was a tale of two shopping surges — the first Thanksgiving afternoon into early evening and the second Friday morning.

    With many local stores open Thanksgiving evening, crowds lined up to take advantage of specials.

    “It was nuts (Thursday) night,” said Brittney Ester of Radcliff, who shopped in the Elizabethtown area. “It seemed like everyone went out Thursday, went home to sleep and then came back out on Friday.”

  • Tacky Palette adds splash of color to downtown

    A new business in downtown Elizabethtown is, openly and admittedly, tacky.

    The Tacky Palette, 114 W. Dixie Ave., is a new studio offering art classes to the community. The business, owned by Deborah Koch, offers classes and private parties for all ages, ranging from kids’ birthday parties to bridal showers.

  • Staying safe online

    With the advent of Cyber Monday, online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity as it seemingly provides a less stressful and more hassle-free environment to land all the gifts you want for loved ones from the comfort of home. 

    But the added convenience can bring risk, said Cathy Williamson, branch manager for the Lincoln Trail Area Better Business Bureau. The BBB has released a list of tips this holiday season to help consumers avoid scammers and fraudulent websites.

  • John Hardin Bulldogs take a timeout for storytime at Heartland

    In the midst of preparing for the state semifinal game with Bowling Green High School, seniors on the John Hardin High School football team spent time with their youngest fans.

    The seniors visited Heartland Elementary School this past week to read to students and talk with them about football and the importance of academic achievement. Members of the team have visited the school for the past several years, Head Coach Chad Lewis said.