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  • Jury selection begins in Gray case

    Jury selection in the Steven Gray trial began Wednesday with the court allowing attorneys to question jurors individually.

    Gray, 29, is a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students. He was fired last November after a Hardin County Schools administrator received an anonymous phone tip alleging the teacher had engaged in sexual contact with several female students.

    Each potential juror on Wednesday was asked the same question at least three times, if not more.

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  • E'town church holds service for World AIDS Day

    Today marks the annual World AIDS Day, and Metropolitan Community Church of Elizabethtown will hold a local service.

    The church at 119 Brooks St. will hold an interfaith service, Pastor Cathy Porter said, so community members of any faith will feel welcome. The service begins at 7 p.m.

    Porter said the service includes a speaker and candlelight vigil, and a “love offering” will be accepted. Money collected goes toward individuals and families affected by HIV or AIDS.

  • Survivor in LaRue County shooting released from hospital

    Kentucky State Police announced in a news release Tuesday night the survivor of a Nov. 22 shooting in LaRue County was released from the hospital over the Thanksgiving weekend.

    April M. Roberts, 32, of Elizabethtown, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries to her legs during the shooting that left her parents, David Walker and Barbara Walker, and Steven L. Bottoms dead.

  • Dickens event to include new music, old traditions

    This year’s Dickens of a Christmas in Vine Grove will embrace all of the tradition of past events and feature a new musical act.

    The event begins Friday and features area residents dressed as characters from “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

    This year, one of the musical acts featured is a bluegrass band called The Darling Express from Hodgenville, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the gym of the Brown Street School behind City Hall on Main Street.

  • Tree lighting, caroling highlight weekend in Radcliff

    Radcliff will be hosting a sundry of Christmas festivities to ring in the season, but residents should not expect to see the traditional Christmas parade marching down Lincoln Trail Boulevard this year.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said cost was a factor in the city’s decision to not host the Christmas parade, but he said a revamped parade will debut next year as the city looks to refresh its take on Christmas.

  • Local postal employees critical of downsizing plan

    U.S. Postal Service employees described mail delays blamed on inconsistent performance at a regional processing center in Louisville and expressed concerns of diminished mail service if additional cuts are implemented.

  • John Hardin, LaRue County high schools to perform at inauguration

    Fresh off a third-place finish in Class 4-A last month in the state marching band competition, the John Hardin High School band performs this month to an even broader audience at inauguration ceremonies for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The inauguration is Dec. 13 in Frankfort.

    The marching band will perform the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s state song, “My Old Kentucky Home,” in front of the governor’s reviewing stand that day.

  • CHHS students dance in Macy's parade

    Local dancers missed their chance to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at home. They were too busy participating in it.

    Three Central Hardin High School students traveled to New York City last week to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The seniors participated through Center Stage Dance Studio, which sends some students every year to be a part of the Spirit of America Dance Team.

  • Live-cut tree sales dwindle

    Area sellers of live and live-cut Christmas trees say they are selling fewer than in the past.

    Opinions differ regarding why that change is occurring.

    John Effinger, owner and manager of Frank Otte Nursery on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, thinks allergies are to blame. His grandchildren’s allergies are why he and his wife had to buy an artificial tree after bringing live-cut trees into their home every year as they raised their own children.

    “I think the environment is too clean today,” he said.