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  • Camp Knox Masonic Lodge turning 90

    Dave Peterson said he hopes to extinguish the perception of freemasonry as a practice shrouded in secrecy and mysticism.

    “It’s not nearly as diabolical and secretive as people may think,” he said.

    Peterson is master of Camp Knox Masonic Lodge No. 919 on Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary in October. The lodge plans a three-day open house in late August to share its history and civic activities with Hardin County and the outside world.

  • Cecilia residents prove they 'almost' have talent

    After crowds gathered for the Cecilia Days parade Saturday morning, the town’s residents came together again that night for an event a little sillier and a little more unpredictable.

    Cecilia hosted its 45th Cecilia Days festival this weekend, and for the past 15 years, the festival has featured a skit show the residents affectionately call the “Almost Talent Show.”

    The idea for a show was born in a Cecilia Ruritan meeting, Ruritan President David Yates said. The show has become a staple of the weekend.

  • Radcliff celebrates its diverse family

    The city of Radcliff celebrated the family unit this weekend.

    Residents gathered at the second Radcliff Family Reunion on Saturday night to listen to music and visit with their neighbors in the northern end of Hardin County.

    The event was created by Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes, as a way to bring the diverse community of Radcliff together and give them an opportunity to have fun together.

    “That’s what families do,” he said.

  • Stamp collection preserves memory of husband


    Two bookshelves in one room of Alli Pleasonton’s home in Elizabethtown are crowded with inch-thick binders labeled with the names of Peru, Cuba, Belgium, Albania and various other nations.

    The binders contain stamps cut from envelopes sent from around the world and information about what each could mean in relation to history and their worth.

    Other stamps hail from the United States.

  • Putting down a new layer
  • Layson earns two gold medals at FCCLA national conference

    Before any athletes earned a gold medal this summer, Anley Layson already had earned two of her own.

    Layson, a recent graduate of John Hardin High School, was awarded two gold medals in July at the National Leadership Conference for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

    Layson completed several projects with No Kid Hungry National Outreach Project, and submitted a website and a display board outlining the work she did.

    She is the first John Hardin student to reach the national level, FCCLA adviser Jo Million said.

  • Magnolia Farms on the forefront

    Tucked away on a noisy stretch of dirt road that soon will be home to a section of the Elizabethtown to Radcliff connector, Will Harris and Kelly Emerine looked across their shoulders and pictured the potential the patch of wilderness in front of them has to offer.

    Foremost in their mind during a hot August day was development of Magnolia Farms, a 50-lot subdivision they tout as the first eco-friendly neighborhood in Hardin County and possibly the first development of its kind  in the state.

  • Families flock to Cecilia Days for fun, festivities

    The annual Cecilia Days festival made for a perfect outing for families on a sunny Saturday.

    Somewhat cooler weather greeted the festival this weekend, and the decrease in temperature was welcomed by crowds gathered along the sides of Ky. 86 to watch the annual parade.

    The parade was a popular spot with children, as they rushed to pick up candy thrown by participants.

  • Faces and Places: Rodeo: Riding, roping and wrestling
  • Two Radcliff men face robbery trial Monday

    Two Radcliff men accused of robbing businesses in the city are scheduled to face trial Monday.

    James Smalley, 23, and Terrell Boyd, 19, are scheduled to be tried at 9 a.m. Each is charged with four counts of first-degree complicity to commit robbery and one count of complicity to commit assault.

    They were arrested July 18, 2011, and accused of robbing a Hardee’s and Jr Foods at gunpoint.