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  • Vulcan looking to expand quarry

    Vulcan Materials Co. aims to expand its rock quarry near Battle Training and Bewley Hollow roads in Hardin County, according to company and county planning officials.

    Vulcan — the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates such as crushed stone, sand and gravel — is looking to purchase roughly 26.8 acres of land near the existing quarry where it could expand the operation, said Carl Van Hoozier, manager of process improvement, community relations and governmental affairs for Vulcan.

  • Park celebrates Lincoln's 205th birthday

    This year’s commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth focused on the new life brought to the tiny cabin two centuries ago as well as hardships native to 19th-century life.

  • Black History Gallery hosts open house Saturday

    It started as a single woman’s dream to preserve the history of her race and teach others about Americans children may not read about in history books.

    Emma Reno Conner’s vision grew to the Black History Gallery, although she never was able to see her dream become reality. She died before the gallery’s opening.

  • Vehicle strikes daycare building in Radcliff

    An early morning collision Wednesday at a day care in Radcliff caused thousands of dollars worth of damage, but left children and workers unharmed.

    A vehicle driven by a man who was dropping off his son at R & L Child Care in the 7000 block of U.S. 31W hit a patch of ice while turning into the business, police said, and slid into the left side of the building through a large window. Much of the silver sedan ended up inside the structure.

  • Helmwood teacher named EIS ExCEL winner

    Helmwood Heights Elementary School feels like home to Tiffany Davis.

    The school was, after all, where she had her first experiences in education, both as a student and as a teacher, and it’s where she continues her journey in the field.

    “I came right back to where I started,” Davis said.

  • Photos: School time sledding
  • Home design, remodeling show returns this weekend

    Those wanting to get advice and a hand up on home improvement projects have an outlet to tap this weekend.

    The Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association is hosting the 34th annual Home Design & Remodeling Show at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The show is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

  • Photos: Health on display
  • Investigation leads to meth arrest for West Point man

    An investigation that spanned several months paid off Monday afternoon for the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force with the arrest of a West Point man on drug charges.

    Troy Wieber, 35, of Dixie Valley Loop in West Point, was arrested in Vine Grove after he received $15,000 in cash in a bag from an individual, task force director Ron Eckart said. He said it is believed the money was for payment for illegal narcotics.

  • Elizabethtown toddler cancer free

    Brooklyn Disselkamp’s parents received welcome news during their daughter’s most recent set of scans.

    The examinations showed the Elizabethtown toddler now is free of cancer, said Erin Disselkamp, Brooklyn’s mother.