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  • Up the flag pole
  • Tabb: Voter turnout hard to gauge

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said every wet-dry election he has overseen has drawn at least 50 percent voter turnout, but Tuesday’s three special option elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove may kick the trend.

    Tabb thinks the prevalence of alcohol in Elizabethtown and Radcliff restaurants may lead to a reduction in voter interest, though he said it will be impossible to tell until the polls close Tuesday night.

    “You don’t know for sure,” he said.

  • Parents, families cope with loss at infant remembrance service

    With the soft sounds of an acoustic guitar in the background, the Armstrong family stood in front of a crowd Sunday at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Holding a candle, Pam Armstrong explained through tears that her son, Wesley Armstrong, would have turned 12 Sunday.

    “How tall would you be?” she asked. “What interests would you have?”

  • Family fall harvest based on variety

    Wade Wilmoth smoothly glided up to the front of his house driving a Gator with newly harvested pumpkins in the bed of the vehicle.

    The third-grader at Hodgenville Elementary School turned off the vehicle in which he and his grandfather rode with their latest haul and leaned back in the seat.

    From there, he and his family can look out over a golden-brown patch in the front yard of the property that is part of the 41 acres on which they grow pumpkins, squash gourds and other items.

  • Senior life: October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month

    Home is such a profound word. Its very meaning and sound can conjure up warm memories, a sense of belonging and a longing to return. It means being connected to a place and knowing you belong there.

    October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month. Its theme,  “Welcome Home — Creating Connections Between Residents and the Community,” was selected by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care to call attention to the fact that residents of long-term care facilities are an important and valuable asset to communities.

  • Lined up for life

    Teandra Parker, Right to Life Kentucky Heartland board member, speaks from experience — an experience she wishes no other woman has to have.

    “God forgives me, but I would not want anybody else to walk in the same steps I’ve walked in,” Parker said of having an abortion, as she participated Sunday in the local Life Chain event in Elizabethtown.

    Parker, now a mother of six children, two of them adopted, explained she wants to share the information that “it (abortion) hurt me.”

  • Billboard suit awaits Ky. Supreme Court review

    Interstate 65 is a major U.S. artery cluttered with billboards advertising everything from fast food to health care services. In the case of a set owned by a Scottsville real estate developer, a billboard is an opportunity to evangelize to the traveling public.

    Jimmy Harston owns three billboards in the counties of LaRue (“Hell Is Real”), Hart (“If you died today where would you spend eternity”) and Warren (“Jesus Saves”).

  • Four species represented at St. Christopher's Blessing of the Animals

    Through barking, yipping, growling and the sounds of construction across the street, the Rev. Dennis Cousens blessed animals Saturday morning at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff.

    Four species were represented at the service. Most of the animals were dogs, but a few cats, a 16-year-old California king snake and a bird were part of the menagerie. Most pet owners showed up with more than one animal.

  • Parole denied for driver in Tommy Langley’s death

    Convicted drunken driver Michael Brunello of Rineyville was denied parole at a hearing Wednesday in Frankfort.

    In November 2009, Brunello was involved in a drunken driving wreck on Battle Training Road that resulted in the death of cab driver Tommy Langley, who now would be 32.

    Brunello, 26, pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges of second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence with an aggravating circumstance, second-degree persistent felony offender, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without insurance.

  • Lookin' like Lincoln Days

    Lincoln Days kicked off Saturday in Hodgenville with traditional fare such as funnel cakes and local music mixed with Abraham Lincolns and pioneer games.

    This weekend marks the 36th Lincoln Days, and the celebration continues today with a nondenominational service at 11 a.m. and a professional rail splitting contest at 2 p.m.

    Saturday’s festivities included look-alike contests. There were seven participants in the Abraham Lincoln contest and three in the Mary Todd Lincoln contest.