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  • Vine Grove couple captures equestrian honors

    Debra and Jim Bramblett think their quarterhorse, Maxxis, knows when he has done a good job and when his owners are proud of him.

    “When he gets in his pictures, he perks right up for them,” Jim Bramblett said.

    The horse, a 2004 bay stallion, has had a lot to be proud of during the past two weeks.

    He took the Reserve World Championship Performance Halter Stallions title in the amateur competition of the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association FedEX Open World Championship Show on Nov. 12 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

  • Bikers defy rain to collect toys for kids

    Sunday’s afternoon downpour was hardly a deterrent for a collection of bikers who strapped on denim and leather for a good cause.

    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive made its way to Staples in Elizabethtown, the launching of a bike run attracting 60 or more bikers despite the brisk air and the slippery riding conditions.

  • Traffic stop nets cash

    Kentucky State Police are investigatng a large sum of cash confiscated Friday night.

    Troopers took custody of more than $300,000 in cash during a routine commercial vehicle trafffic stop at 10:45 p.m. Friday on Interstate 65 in Hardin County.

    The name of the driver and the reason for confiscation the money had not been released as of Sunday evening. An investigation is ongoing.

  • KSP looking for two escaped inmates

    Kentucky State Police are looking for two inmates who escaped the Hardin County Detention Center late Saturday night.

    Police are looking for Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, and Joshua Nunn, 19, after they were absent for a 2 a.m. head count today, when jail deputies first noticed their disappearance.

    "They escaped by walking out while jail deputies were making their rounds," said KSP Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins in a news release. "It appeared that the two inmates were able to dig a hole in the corner of the fence and crawl under it."

  • As churches leave the business, parents have a day care dilemma

    Finding day care services can be a challenging task for parents and is complicated by recent decisions to close some church-run facilities.

    The pending closure of the day care center at Severns Valley Baptist Church, one of the largest in Hardin County, adds new stresses for parents and the county’s child care network, according to Kathy King, director of the Lincoln Trail District of Community Coordinated Child Care, a day care resource and referral agency. But the biggest loss comes in losing a respected provider, she said.

  • Lee, Parrett hope to clarify unification vote law

    Hardin County legislators are finalizing a bill they plan to take before the Kentucky General Assembly next year to clear up confusion regarding the language of a 2006 law governing unification of local governments.

    The legislation is a response to vocal concerns surrounding the credibility of a city’s majority vote on unification.

  • Operation Christmas Child under way
  • Scout, volunteers build trail at Saunders Springs

    Saunders Springs Nature Preserve can chalk up another trail to its offerings thanks to the elbow grease of a handful of Boy Scouts and volunteers Saturday morning.

    Mitchel Steen, with Boy Scout Troop 668, orchestrated the design and construction of a 450-foot trail that runs near the entrance of the preserve off of Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

  • It’s tinsel-time in downtown E’town

    Families scored face time with Santa Claus at the First Federal Gallery inside the Historic State Theater over a warm breakfast as the man in the red suit posed for pictures and chatted with children about their wish lists.

    Breakfast with Santa was one of a number of Christmas events in downtown Elizabethtown this weekend leading up to Light Up Downtown, showcasing the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on the public square.

  • Author partners with USA Cares on jobs for vets program

    National USA Cares spokesman Bryan Anderson promoted his book “No Turning Back” Friday at The Bookstore in Radcliff and Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown, but earlier in the week he helped launch an initiative for veterans looking for a new career path.

    USA Cares inaugurated the Sgt. Bryan Anderson Jobs for Kentucky Veterans Fund this week in Louisville, laying the groundwork for an endeavor that will provide financial aid for veterans nearing graduation.