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  • Tuesday ceremony to observe 9/11 anniversary and honor area first responders

    To observe the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, local first responders will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday at Elizabethtown Fire Department’s Fire Station 1.

    “We feel we need to remember the ones who sacrificed their lives,” Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said.

    The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., will honor all area firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel, according to a news release.

  • Rose to be featured on two national 9/11 anniversary shows

    Elizabethtown resident Tony Rose has a different perspective than most on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks on America.

    On that ill-fated Tuesday morning as he and many co-workers planned a retirement party for a fellow employee at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., American Airlines Flight 77, at a speed of 500 miles an hour, smashed into the Pentagon.

    About 200 people were killed at the Pentagon that day, including friends and co-workers of Rose’s, who then served as a U.S. Army sergeant major.

  • A fallen hero

    The morning of Aug. 28 seemed like any other at Michael and Alice Slaughter’s home off Constantine Road in west Hardin County. At 6:15 a.m., everyone was asleep in their beds.

    It wasn’t until the family’s chocolate lab, Jake, began barking excessively that they realized something was wrong.

    “He went haywire that morning,” said Melissa Heinly, the couple’s daughter who was at the house that morning.

  • Senior Life: Preparing for the unforeseen

    Once again, on my growing list of things to do, I have promised myself to organize and put important matters in order. Simplifying, organizing and planning ahead for unforeseen circumstances should be a priority for all of us. For those who have already made these preparations, I commend you. For the other procrastinators, like me, the time to start is now.

  • Photo: Making it shine
  • Parade of Pink

    A crowd of pink stood bright against the green grass and clear blue sky Saturday morning outside the Peddler’s Mall shopping center in Radcliff.

    Despite the pink T-shirts, shoes, turn-out gear and fire trucks, speakers at the Pink Heals Tour event made one point very clear —the pink was not only reference to breast cancer, but to cancer of all forms.

  • Faces and Places: Harvesting the golden leaf
  • Evangel church prays for 'righteousness' in Hardin County

    Members of Elizabethtown’s Evangel World Prayer Center gathered on the steps of the H.B. Fife Courthouse on Friday evening to pray for righteousness in the cities of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.

    “We’re really concerned about the wet-dry vote coming up,” Pastor Ray Romero said. “We just want to get the word out to let people know to get in to register and vote. Of course, we want them to vote ‘no.’”

  • EHS band ready to 'ride'

    The Panther marching band is ready for its audience to take a ride with them.

    This year’s show for the Elizabethtown High School marching band features many different styles of music, all in an effort to recreate a nighttime train ride.

    The show “A Night on the Dinner Train” sets the scene of people boarding a train, dining and traveling through the night.

    The styles of music on display include tango, jazz and swing, Band Director Mark Eck said.

    “There’s a lot of variety in the show,” Eck said.

  • Mother traveling to D.C. for cancer fundraiser

    A local woman who lost her son to cancer is working to raise money to ensure other families can avoid similar losses.
    Cheryl Alonso, who along with her husband co-founded the Isaiah Alonso Foundation, will travel Sept. 21 to Washington D.C., to shave her head as part of a fundraising effort for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research.