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  • Faces and Places: A Cast of Shadows
  • Group to send letters of protest against pulled ads

    Area advocates of tolerance in religion are writing letters of protest after what they see as un-American discrimination of the Islamic faith.

    Heartland Interfaith members are writing letters to Lowes Home Improvement and Kayak expressing their hurt and disappointment at the companies’ decisions to pull advertisements from the reality television show “All-American Muslim.”

    The show on The Learning Channel is about the daily lives of five American Muslim families.

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary's principal dies in wreck

    A Hodgenville principal died Saturday in a vehicle collision.

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Principal Amber W. Thurman, 47, of Hodgenville, was pronounced dead by the LaRue County coroner at the scene on Ky. 84 one mile west of Hodgenville, according to the Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown.

    Police responded to the collision at 5:04 a.m.

  • Radcliff expo stresses good health, safety

    Tommy Crane talked about fire a lot Saturday – grease fires, electrical fires, fire extinguishers and emergency escape plans.

    The Radcliff Fire Department deputy fire marshal was trying to prepare area residents at Radcliff’s fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo at the Colvin Community Center.

    Next to him, Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate made free identification cards for children and talked to passersby about emergency preparedness and general safety.

    He said those are important parts of being healthy.

  • Animal cruelty charge filed in Hart County

    A Munfordville man was charged with cruelty to animals after Kentucky State Police investigated a complaint on Johnson Cemetery Road near Bonnieville.

    Post 3 in Bowling Green had received prior animal cruelty complaints mentioning the same Hart County address but the instances were unsubstantiated, police said. When Trooper Jonathan McChesney arrived Wednesday, he found animal remains in a wooded lot next to the residence, according to police.

  • Hodgenville woman dies in single-car crash

    A fatal car crash occurred early Saturday on Kentucky 84, one mile west of Hodgenville.

    Amber W. Thurman of Hodgenville was traveling west when her vehicle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. The 47-year-old driver then overcorrected and lost control of her 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, police said. It  left the right side of the roadway, struck an earth embankment and overturned. 

  • Houchens closing for renovations

    Houchens is closing for renovations Jan. 28.

    Company officials aren’t saying what the renovations at the store on Sycamore Street in Elizabethtown will include.

    Alan Larsen, director of marketing and merchandising for Houchens Industries, said that’s because the format and offerings of the renovated store haven’t been finalized.

    “It’s sincerely still a work in progress,” he said. “We really don’t know what it’s going to be.”

  • ECTC dental clinic accepting new patients

    With school ramping back up after the holidays, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s dental clinic again is accepting new patients.

    Mary Jo King, spokeswoman for the college, said the dental clinic offers an affordable alternative for families and gives dental students a chance to put training into action. The clinic, located in the lower level of the Student Center on campus, takes new patients every semester, King added. 

  • Christmas Eve-Eve celebration draws hundreds

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The event Christmas Eve-Eve, which was opened to the community for the first time last month, drew between 250 and 300 attendees and enough volunteers to feed them, said organizer Lisa Weaver, of Elizabethtown.

  • KSP investigates animal cruelty complaint

    A Munfordville man was charged with cruelty to animals after Kentucky State Police investigated a complaint on Johnson Cemetery Road near Bonnieville.

    Post 3 in Bowling Green had received prior animal cruelty complaints mentioning the same Hart County address but the instances were unsubstantiated, police said. When Trooper Jonathan McChesney arrived Wednesday, he found animal remains in a wooded lot next to the residence, according to police.