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  • Ceremony begins process of moving county government

    With 20 golden shovels, Hardin County officials joined construction and engineering contractors to break ground Friday on the new county government center.

  • Police still searching for Vicky DeLaurier

    There are reminders for Katherine Hayden each time she walks into Save-A-Lot in Radcliff.

    She worked there for about two years and one of the co-workers she became close to was Vicky DeLaurier, who Hayden said “was a very nice person who worried about her appearance.”

    “I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone,” Hayden said of the Vine Grove woman. “She had a smile for all of her customers.”

  • Volunteers prepare Helping Hand boxes for delivery

    More than 100 bicycles lined the back wall of a spacious and somewhat cool warehouse on Peterson Drive. It looked like storage for a big-box department store, but the bikes weren’t waiting to be displayed — they were waiting to be delivered.

    Harold LeVay began volunteering with Helping Hand of Hope’s Hope for Christmas project in 1996. The bikes soon became his responsibility — namely, assembling them.

    “There wasn’t anybody else doing it and they needed somebody to do it,” LeVay said.

  • E'town's 'first man' dies at 67

    Councilman Ron Thomas fondly remembers referring to Charles Hall Sr., Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger’s husband, as the city’s “first man.”

    “He accepted that role very graciously,” Thomas said. “He got a kick out of me calling him that.”

    Hall died Thursday morning at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville after a prolonged hospitalization following open-heart surgery. He was 67.

  • Former EHS principal remembered for putting students first

    An educator who spent many years in local school systems is remembered by colleagues for a student-centered approach to his work.

    Gary Gibson, a former principal at Elizabethtown High School and an administrator in LaRue County Schools, Fort Knox Community Schools and Grayson County Schools, died Tuesday of cancer.

    Gibson, 61, served as principal at Elizabethtown High from 1996 to 1999. Former colleagues recalled his professionalism and desire to make students his top priority.

  • Father accepts plea deal in daughter’s death

    Wearing a shirt that read “Aleyah’s Angels” across the front, McKenzie Nethers embraced Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon on Thursday afternoon. A resolution had come to the case that began in February, when Nethers’ daughter, Aleyah Noelle Williams, died at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    Logsdon said she hoped the end to the case against Barry W. Williams Jr., charged with killing his 6-month-old daughter, would allow McKenzie and her family to heal.

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  • Christmas Eve-Eve returning Monday

    A local program aims to offer Christmas to the community a few days before the holidays.

    The third annual Christmas Eve-Eve celebration starts at 6 p.m. Monday at Bethesda Ministry Family Life Center at 2738 Ring Road. The event is moving this year from Pritchard Community Center because of booking conflicts, said organizer Lisa Weaver. The couple is hosting the celebration in conjunction with the Bethesda Ministry outreach team.

  • HMH beam signing back on Monday

    With rain in the forecast today through Sunday, Hardin Memorial Health officials have wrapped the beam in a tarp as part of HMH’s expansion to protect it from the elements.

    The beam is on display and available for signatures at 7 a.m. Monday until the start of the 2 p.m. Topping Out ceremony.

  • Rogers gets 13 years in sex case plea deal

    An Ashland man accepted a 13-year plea deal Wednesday for crimes against two girls younger than 12 in Hardin County over a four-year period.

    Edward P. Rogers, 35, took a deal from the commonwealth on two amended counts of sexual abuse younger than 12. He will have to register as a sex offender when he is released.

    Formal sentencing is at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 in Hardin Circuit Court.