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  • Groundbreaking is Wednesday for Hendrickson factory

    A suspensions systems manufacturer planning to bring 75 new jobs to Elizabethtown will break ground for construction of its new manufacturing facility later this week.

    Hendrickson USA is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony noon Wednesday at its building site at 940 N. Black Branch Road near UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and Hendrickson USA representatives will attend the ceremony.

    The 100,000-square-foot facility will be highly automated and is part of a $20 million local investment, officials said.

  • Evelyn Stanley continues to live life while battling colon cancer

    On the outside, Evelyn Stanley appears to be a passionate, vibrant, healthy 47-year-old woman, but looks can be deceiving.

    On the inside, the Elizabethtown woman is battling inoperable stage 4 colon cancer.

    Early last March, Stanley was scheduled for a physical, but postponed it. She went in two days later feeling weak and complaining of cramps. In another day, she was at the emergency room as the pain steadily increased. She was admitted and over the course of five days, doctors conducted a CAT scan and colonoscopy.

  • Friends to hold benefit for Evelyn Stanley

    As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, friends of Evelyn Stanley of Elizabethtown are hosting a benefit in her honor.

    Stanley, a married mother of three, has been battling Stage 4 colon cancer since March 2013.

    “We want to help her stay on top of the bills,” organizer Rebecca Ray said. “She wanted to do it in March because its Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so we put it together in a hurry.”

  • Bowl For Kids Sake wraps up final weekend

    Every time a ball rolled down the lane Sunday, Katarina Sallee would cheer and dance as it struck the pins.

    Katarina, 3, of White Mills, was cheering for her parents, Morgan Sallee and Jennifer Carroll, and stealing their turns Sunday during the last day of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown.

    The event, which began March 8, has raised more than $40,000, said Kevin Clark, community engagement branch manager. This is the second consecutive year the organization has missed its goal for the event.

  • LaRue voters invited to meet Democratic candidates tonight

    The first in a series of six forums for LaRue County Democratic candidates will be conducted tonight in Magnolia.

    Democrats running in the May 20 primary for judge-executive, property valuation administrator, county attorney and sheriff have been invited to each event. Tonight’s session begins at 7 in the Decades Restaurant, which is inside the former Magnolia Elementary School.

    Speech coach Katy Blair Cecil will serve as moderator.

  • Hardin County magistrate to have heart surgery

    A member of Hardin Fiscal Court is scheduled to have heart surgery this morning at Baptist East Hospital.

    Magistrate E.G. Thompson Jr., a retired educator, was hospitalized Friday after visiting his family doctor related to a nearly six-week bout with pneumonia. Physicians at Hardin Memorial Hospital determined he previously had suffered multiple heart attacks.

    A heart catheterization discovered blockages and he is scheduled for surgery at 6:30 a.m. today.

  • Meade officials to sponsor first drug take-back day

    In cooperation with the Meade County Drug Coalition, Meade County law enforcement agencies are sponsoring the county’s first drug take-back day.

    Big Green Take Back is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Meade County Courthouse in Brandenburg. Officials from the Meade County Sheriff’s Office and Brandenburg and Muldraugh police departments will be on hand to collect prescription drugs “no questions asked,” Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick said.

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  • Republican dinner dishes out criticism of Democrats

    In a comfortable environment amid fellow Republicans, local GOP candidates promoted their attributes and focused on a common target: Democrats.

    Hardin County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner featured 24 speakers Saturday. Candidates facing primary opposition strived to differentiate themselves based on philosophy, experience or political positions but the audience reserved its most boisterous responses for remarks directed at general election targets.

  • Knox Hills loosens post housing restrictions

    Fort Knox High School Principal Gregg Mowen has lived on post for roughly 15 months, renting a home about a mile from the school he oversees.

    Mowen and his wife, Carol, made the move as they looked to downsize their lives, selling their home in Elizabethtown, where they spent about five years. When their four sons reached adulthood and left home, Mowen said, they had no need for all of the space.