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  • Elizabethtown man donates kidney to stranger so wife could receive one of her own

    When William Breckenridge received the results determining whether he could donate one of his kidneys to his wife, JoAnn, what he heard was unexpected.

    “They said they had good news and bad news,” William said.

    The bad news was he was not a compatible match. The good news was his wife still could receive a kidney from a live donor — which is more viable than from a deceased one — but it still would require him to donate one of his.

  • Veterans Tribute to open in five months

    With the Hardin County Veterans Tribute officially opening in five months from today on Veterans Day, board member Rik Hawkins said construction for the park is on schedule to end Aug. 31.

    “We are on the last mile,” Hawkins said. “It is the last piece of the Kentucky Derby as the horse rounds the corner.”

    What’s left is working out remaining details, finishing construction,and raising about 20 percent of the $550,000 needed.

  • One of two trials to proceed today

    One of two Elizabethtown men scheduled to face trial today is expected to proceed with the process.

    Kelly C. Ferguson, 35, and Joseph A. Starks, 37, are scheduled to begin their trials at 9 a.m. in Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s courtroom. That means the commonwealth will decide which case to try first.

    Ferguson is accused of forcible rape.

    He was arrested in August after an

    alleged sexual encounter with a girl younger than 16 in which the victim alleges forcible rape and sodomy.

  • Camp Crooked Creek celebrates 25 years

    For 25 years, Hardin County Boy Scouts have found a summer haven in Camp Crooked Creek — a vast retreat in the wooded hills of Bullitt County where scouts can foster friendships and gain practical skills.

    “Camp is more than just the property,” said Johnathon Boles, camp commissioner. “It’s a place where kids can come – they’re safe, they get to learn those skills and values.”

  • Group combines love of motorcycles, community

    Terry Netherland first drove his own motorbike when he was 6 years old.

    The mini bike was a gift from his parents and allowed him to zip around on two wheels like his older brother. It was the first of many motorcycles, dirt bikes and other such vehicles that have become a longtime love and hobby for Netherland.

    “As soon as I was big enough to ride motorcycles, I’ve just always had one,” he said.

  • Senior Life: Stresses of chronic illness

    Whether your role is the spouse, family member or just a good friend, taking care of someone with a chronic illness makes us all vulnerable. With this responsibility, we quickly realize our own needs are put on the back burner. The attention shifts with full focus given to the one who deserves it most.

    While it all sounds reasonable, the truth is caring for someone with a chronic illness is a time of great stress for everyone. Depression, resentment and burnout all are common to anyone in this position.

  • E'town native wins Tony Award

    An Elizabethtown native has a new title to add to his resume — Tony Award-winning sound designer.

    Darron L. West on Sunday was the recipient of a 2012 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical for his work on “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

    The acclaimed American play by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice is based on a New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

    West is a graduate of Elizabethtown High School.

  • Elizabethtown wreck injures four

    A Saturday night crash at the corner of Ring Road and Dixie Avenue sent four people to Hardin Memorial Hospital and snarled traffic.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded before 10 p.m. to the wreck after witnesses said Julia Sledge of Radcliff ran a red light in her 2009 Ford Escape as she tried to turn left from the northbound turning lane on Dixie Avenue to head west on Ring Road, said Officer Richard Dearborn, an accident reconstructionist for EPD.

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  • Characters set off on 25th year of downtown tour

    John Scott remembers when Charles Logsdon asked him to take part in a new idea Logsdon had to showcase the history of Elizabethtown.

    “‘John,’ Scott recalls Logsdon asking, ‘I need someone who’s kind of a sneaky, scoundrel person to play a diamond swindler and I thought of you.’”