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  • New signal being activated on Ring Road

    Installation has been completed and a new traffic signal on the west side of Ring Road will be activated this week.

    When initially switched on today or Wednesday, the light will be activated simply in “flash mode” to alert motorists to it, Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chris Jessie said in a statement.

    Motorists should expect the stoplight to become fully active on or about Dec. 19, Jessie said.

    The signal is at Ring Road’s intersection with West Park Road, which provides the primary access to Elizabethtown Sports Park.

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  • Former school buildings, equipment for sale

    Want to buy a school building? Bidding begins today on Meade County Schools’ surplus property. Two empty school buildings and some second-hand school and office equipment are on the auction block.

    Meade County Superintendent Mitch Crump announced the former Battletown and Muldraugh elementary school buildings will be sold later this month. Barr Realty and Auction, which is handling the property, will accept bids for 10 days beginning at 1 p.m. today.

  • Offering comfort amidst grief during holidays

    C.J. Shepard is planning a minimal Christmas celebration. No big holiday traditions, just a Nativity scene and some reflection on the religious reason for the day.

    “I can’t do the rest,” she said.

    Shepard’s husband died on Christmas two years ago, and the holiday season has been tough ever since. This is why Shepard and many others seek out solace and comfort at the Hosparus of Central Kentucky Celebration of Remembrance event, which took place Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Hardin County native featured in movie 'Lincoln'

    President Abraham Lincoln isn’t the only Kentucky native to grace the big screen in the movie bearing his name.

    Hardin County native George Helm Yeaman is featured in the movie as one of the Congressmen on whom the future of the 13th Amendment rests.

    The movie centers on the last few months of Lincoln’s life. During that time, he worked to convince congressmen and make deals with them to ensure passage of the constitutional amendment that would outlaw slavery.

  • Adults, kids and Elvis celebrate Christmas in the Country

    The first day of Christmas in the Country took place Saturday in Glendale.

    Children stood in line to meet Santa Claus while grownups spent time Christmas shopping in downtown stores.

    The man in the red suit is what keeps Lynn Braner and her family coming back every year.

    “Kids like to see Santa and Mrs. Claus,” Braner said.

    Along with getting a photo taken with Santa, children can write him a letter with the help of Mrs. Claus. The children receive personalized letters in return, Braner said.

  • Public transportation on agenda for input

    A public transportation system in Hardin County has been considered a pipe dream for years, but the Radcliff-Elizabethtown Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for insight on how to make such a system a realistic option.

    The organization is hosting a public transportation system implementation study forum at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the boardroom of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District on College Street Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Alabama ‘horse whisperer’ holds local clinic

    Linda Joiner wanted to be a “better horsewoman.” Her friends wanted to brush up on skills needed to properly handle a horse.

    “Everybody, if you own a horse, it seems like everybody’s got a problem,” she said.

    Joiner, who worked to remedy the situation for her friends by hosting a horsemanship clinic Saturday taught by Cary Hardiman of Springville, Ala. Hardiman is a professional trainer who offers lessons at his stable, but travels for a few clinics a year.

  • Vine Grove remembers Christmas of yesteryear

    The Ghost of Christmas Past paid a visit to Vine Grove this weekend.

    The town hosted its annual Dickens of a Christmas event Friday and Saturday, taking attendees back in time to the era of “A Christmas Carol” through Victorian dress and carriage rides.

    Women in full skirts and bonnets and men in top hats walked through the streets of downtown as visitors lined up for toasted marshmallows, hot cider and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

  • Bicyclist killed in Radcliff collision

    A 25-year-old woman riding a bicycle died Saturday after being struck by vehicles on South Dixie Boulevard near Radcliff Elementary School.

    The Hardin County Coroner's office identified the deceased as Beverly E. Jeter, who lived in Elizabethtown but was in the process of relocating, according to Deputy Coroner John Clemons.

    He expects the cause of death to be ruled as multiple blunt force trauma.