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  • The giving season

    Charitable giving normally spikes during the holiday season, but some local nonprofit organizations have seen a heightened interest in giving above the typical Christmas rush.

    Organizations and financial officials alike said the uncertainties of Washington’s fiscal cliff crisis and the potential for changes in tax rates next year has inspired some individuals to give more before the close of 2012.

  • Clagett hangs up brushes at detention center

    Dr. Robert Clagett describes his life as a series of projects — constantly moving and sharing his hobbies with others.

    For the retired dentist and lifelong artist, one of those projects came to a close last week as he ended his weekly art classes for the women’s substance abuse program at Hardin County Detention Center. On Wednesdays, he shared his passion for painting with women who were trying to dig themselves up from the bottom.

  • Lincoln Trail fifth-grader embodies holiday spirit

    Janelle Mason spends her work days helping others in need and it speaks to her when she sees children doing the same.

    “It says something about their hearts,” Mason said.

    Mason recently learned about the heart of Maggie Haydon.

    A fifth-grader at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, Haydon collected food and money to create food baskets for families for Christmas. Haydon dreamed up the project as a way to earn five service hours needed for her Beta Club membership, but went far beyond the requirement to make the baskets a reality.

  • Church fuels faith in foreign land

    For missionaries, one week in a secluded part of the world can lead to revelations and life-changing experiences.

    Jamie Lane, a local pharmacist, ascribes to this idea after spending a week this fall in Las Mercedes, a remote village in the Central American country of Nicaragua where running water and electricity may as well be science fiction.

    “You can go 70 kilometers from the capital city and be in absolute jungle,” Lane said.

  • Injured woman identified in Saturday crash

    A 19-year-old Elizabethtown woman critically injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lakeshore Plaza and North Dixie Avenue was identified by police as Michelle Law.

    Law remained in critical condition Sunday at University Hospital in Louisville. She was airlifted from the crash scene, said Sgt. Tim Cleary of the Elizabethtown Police Department.

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  • Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge not changing hands

    A property transfer published Friday in The News-Enterprise left some area residents believing Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home had new ownership.

    But owner Bobby Trowbridge said he has no intentions of leaving Elizabethtown or selling his business to another entity.

    The transfer stated the funeral home property at 234 W. Dixie Ave. changed hands from Dixon, Atwood & Adkins Inc. to L&T Funeral Services LLC for $259,500.

  • Vets tribute wreath laying takes somber tone

    Rik Hawkins had a speech prepared for Saturday’s wreath laying ceremony at the newly opened Hardin County Veterans Tribute, but all words left him Friday morning when he learned a gunman had taken more than two dozen lives in a bloody rampage inside a Connecticut elementary school.

  • Thousands of departed veterans honored Saturday at Kentucky Vets Cemetery-Central

    Families embraced one another while others hit their knees and buried their faces in their hands in front of the graves of loved ones — the rain a mere annoyance as hundreds of people gathered to remember the departed at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central.

  • Children need age-appropriate talks about Connecticut shooting

    Discussion of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., likely will continue for days as new details emerge about the Friday attack when 27 people, including 20 children, were killed.