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  • HMH, health department partner with 'The Biggest Loser' vet

    Hardin Memorial Health and Lincoln Trail District Health Department have joined forces with Kentucky native and “The Biggest Loser” alumnus Mozziz “Coach Mo” Dewalt in the launch of a health initiative aimed to get people moving and reverse unhealthy trends in the state.

    The Coach Mo-tivation Health Initiative kicks off Tuesday in Frankfort with a Walk for Obesity.

    First lady Jane Beshear will open the walk at 11 a.m. at Exum Center at Kentucky State University with the walk concluding on the steps of the Capitol at noon.

  • Area ministries getting children back-to-school ready

    Radcliff and Vine Grove spiritual leaders are trying to make a difference in the lives of families and the community.

    The Radcliff-North Hardin Ministerial Association is hosting an event to get every child from kindergarten through eighth grade ready to go back to school for free.

    Bridging the Gap: Back to School Explosion is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 23 at North Park Elementary School in Radcliff.

  • EPD prepares to lose experienced officers

    The Elizabethtown Police Department not only is losing Chief Ruben Gardner at the end of July, but also two deputy chiefs and a patrolman.

    Also retiring are Deputy Chief Jack Harris, who has 29 years of service; Deputy Chief Carl Bee, a 21-year veteran, and Officer Mark Johnson, a member of the department for 20 years.

    Gardner said the loss of experience will have a tremendous impact on the department.

  • Closing a chapter, leaving the force

    After more than 40 years working at the Elizabethtown Police Department, Chief Ruben Gardner said the one thing that continues to baffle him is people’s inhumanity toward one another.

    “I’ve seen brothers kill brothers and a few hours later they’ll be asleep when we go get them,” Gardner said. “It’s really mind boggling to see that kind of behavior.”

  • Banner days for Elizabethtown:

    Several city agencies are working together on a project to create defined entryways to historic downtown Elizabethtown and expect to run the results up a flag pole, or more accurately, quite a few lamp posts.
    Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau executive director Sherry Murphy said banners depicting local historic figures are being prepared for placement on Public Square and along the streets leading to the square. A timeline is not set for when the banners will go up because details are still being worked out, she said.

  • Heritage Council exploring concept of downtown as cultural district

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is exploring the possibility of participating in a newly created state program designating cultural districts in local communities.

    Executive Director Heath Seymour said he is working on a pre-application to submit downtown Elizabethtown for consideration and will approach Elizabethtown City Council asking for its approval to pursue a formal application for the program.

    “It doesn’t mean we’ll get it, and it doesn’t mean the city will approve it,” Seymour said.

  • Getting a brain freeze
  • Local organization trying to Refresh Your World

    It all started with a concert.

    In August of 2009, Amy Green and her friend Ashley White took Green’s two sons to see the Jonas Brothers.

  • HC gov't nets national award for step-in-grade salary plan

    Hardin County government has been highlighted for innovative management practices on a national level.
    The county has received a 2011 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for its step-in-grade salary plan, which took effect in January 2010.

  • Camp to make 'superstars' out of these chefs

    Hardin County kids kicked their cooking skills up a notch this week with help from the local extension service.

    Local children are taking part in a Superstar Chef Camp this week at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service. Children ages 8 to 12 started Monday by learning to make healthy foods. The camp runs through today.