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  • Taste of the Heartland to celebrate its 10th fundraiser banquet

    The Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties is celebrating 10 years of filling in the health care gap with its annual Taste of the Heartland benefit dinner and auction.

    The fundraiser begins with dinner provided by more than 20 local restaurants at 7 p.m. tonight at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. An auction of local artists’ original paintings follows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door.

  • Election filing deadline looming

    Candidates who wish to compete in the November general election have only a handful of days to do so.

    The filing deadline for all races is 4 p.m. Aug. 14. Local races on the ballot this year include Commonwealth’s Attorney; Circuit Court Clerk; Radcliff City Council; Vine Grove City Council; Elizabethtown City Council; West Point City Council; Elizabethtown Independent School Board; Hardin County Schools board divisions 1, 4, and 5; West Point Independent School Board; and soil and water conservation supervisor, according to the Hardin County Clerk’s Office.

  • Relics displayed at Radcliff church

    Betty How has a picture and statue of St. Padre Pio in her home, and she talks to him every night before she goes to bed.

    “I feel like I know him,” she said.

    The saint is well-known for his powerful healing abilities, and though How has no need for healing, she still feels a strong connection to him.

    “I just feel like he’s drawing me to him,” she said. “I don’t know why.”

  • Cooperation leads to drug arrests

    An arrest in Utah set off a series of events that led to a drug bust and two more arrests in Elizabethtown.

    It started when Detective Rob Green with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force received a call from Utah Highway Patrol. An officer had picked up Cordero Torres, whose address identified him as living on North Mantle Avenue in Elizabethtown. A woman was with him.

    Torres was arrested July 13 in Utah for drug-related offenses.

  • E'town couple involved in Boston accident

    Police and emergency crews work at the scene of a crash Tuesday in Boston, which sent an Elizabethtown man to the hospital.

    Around 2:50 p.m., a 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Patricia A. Chapman, 42, of Boston, was trying to cross from Post Office Court to Lebanon Junction Road, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office report. Chapman reportedly told a sheriff’s deputy she didn’t see a 2001 Cadillac Deville traveling west on U.S. 62 and she pulled out in front of it.

  • Photo: Hoofing it
  • Hundreds support Chick-fil-A locally

    Hundreds of people turned out throughout Wednesday to show their support for Chick-fil-A at its restaurant on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Customers stood in a line of nearly 100 that trailed outside the building while drive-thru traffic backed up onto Dixie Avenue.

    The show of support followed company President Dan Cathy answering a question from a Christian media outlet last month, saying he supported “the Biblical definition of the family unit.”

  • Officials say first major tournament at park marked with positives

    Elizabethtown Sports Park officials and grounds crew had to contend with more than two inches of rain during the Ohio Valley Regional baseball tournaments last weekend, but director Seth Breitner welcomed the challenge.

    The city installed drainage systems to siphon water from the fields quickly in case of inclement weather to avoid canceling games, and Breitner was pleased to see the system live up to its billing.

    While some games were delayed because of lightning and rain, he does not know of a single weather-canceled game.

  • Lincoln Trail ADD conducting largest ever workforce survey

    Lincoln Trail Area Development Center is reaching across the state in what is its largest regional workforce survey to date.

    The survey targets 104 counties and more than 30,000 employers, contacting approximately 3,300 businesses in the Lincoln Trail region including Hardin, LaRue, Grayson and Meade counties.

    The seven to 10-minute telephone surveys conducted by ERISS Corp. pinpoint key factors of workforce and employment in an effort to compile information about the state of the workforce to see what’s working and what could change.

  • PHOTO: Restriping Dixie