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  • Senior Life: Looking into the future

    When I mention to someone that I write a column on senior issues and have for several years, I immediately get a mix of reactions. People my age react as though I’ve said something funny or disgusting. Some won’t even continue the conversation, instead changing the subject. Actual seniors, those technically age 60 and older, often say, “That’s the column for old people, I’m not one of them.”

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  • Glendale restaurateur cited for permitting patron to drink

    Tony York has been in and out of Hardin County’s restaurant business for more than 25 years. In 1985, he started working for Green Bamboo, and later he moved to Stone Hearth and Glendale’s The Depot before eventually taking ownership of the restaurant.

    York said it was common practice in Hardin County restaurants to allow customers to bring alcohol in to drink with a meal if they asked.

    “Nobody questioned the legality of it because it was never pursued,” he said.

  • Downtown E'town traffic plan means lane changes

    By August, Elizabethtown officials and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are hoping for what they consider a safer and more visitor-friendly pathway between Public Square and St. John Road.

    The two sides met Friday and announced traffic changes will be implemented on that stretch of Dixie Avenue, including changing its lane configuration. The cabinet will reconfigure lanes around the square from four lanes to three — one northbound and one southbound lane with a center turning lane north of the square.

  • Faces and Places: Marine House: A home for brotherhood

    It is fitting the Marine House in Elizabethtown is also a private residence.

    Hosting meetings of Marine Corps League, Perry Braden Detachment No. 402 every second Saturday of the month, the place — located at 4090 Bardstown Road — is like a home where family members reunite.

    “It’s like a brother and a sister,” Floyd Burkhammer said, referring to the relationships he has with other members.

  • Winter weather expected

    A winter storm is expected to cross into Kentucky and bring snow to the region.

    Forecasters say Hardin County will see rain changing over to snow today. The latest forecast says local accumulation will be a half inch. Snow is expected into the afternoon but south winds will push temperatures into the 40s.

    A winter storm advisory covering 35 counties stretches from Bowling Green to Ashland. LaRue, Hart and Nelson counties are included under the National Weather Service advisory but Hardin and other counties to the north and west are not.

  • Couple help preserve black history in community

    Brenda Tucker makes a point of learning something new every time she walks into the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery.

    The president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority latched onto the words of Langston Hughes’ poem “Dreams” Saturday as the lesson she would take away from the collection.

    “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly,” the poem reads. “Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go life is a barren field, frozen with snow.”

  • Black History Gallery hosts annual open house

    Elizabethtown’s Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery opened its doors Saturday for its annual open house in honor of Black History Month.

    The house at 100 Gallery Place is home to a collection of memorabilia gathered over the years by Connor, who dreamed of opening a gallery but never saw it come to fruition, explained Brenda Tucker, president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

    Connor died in 1988, a year before her husband, Charles, opened the doors to the public. The gallery has been hosting its annual open house for more than 20 years.

  • Church services proceed despite burglaries

    Services at some area churches today will lack some technical advantages.

    Pastors from some of the six churches recently burglarized say services will continue as planned without many changes, despite losing sound equipment, cameras and other items they are accustomed to using.

    Don Sexton, pastor of Stephensburg United Methodist Church, said members of his church will miss the drum set that was stolen. A new one will be purchased thanks to replacement insurance and the congregation will be OK for a while without the microphones that were taken, he said.

  • Colleagues, family remember Virgil Pearman

    Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

    He grew up in a family with 14 siblings. The former state legislator and his wife of more than 50 years, Wilma, had seven children of their own and many grandchildren.