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  • Nutrition program provides free meals for children during summer

    School is out for summer, but Hardin County Schools is still providing free lunch to area children.
    The county school district is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the state education agency.
    Starting today, the meals will be provided free to all children younger than 18. Adults must pay $3.50.
    Four program locations are open to the public: John Hardin High School, Central Hardin High School, North Hardin High School and North Park Elementary.

  • Army Band concert series begins Sunday

    The 113th Army Band begins a free monthly concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fort Knox’s Eastman Amphitheater. The concert is open to the public.

    The band will present “All that Jazz” with its “Rhythm Rangers” combo, a New Orleans-style ensemble, and its stage band, which specializes in big band standards.

    Future shows are at 7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month through Oct. 3, except for a July 4 Monday show at 7 p.m.

  • Photo: School's out for summer
  • Coca-Cola display could anchor at History Museum

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia may have closed its doors, but some Elizabethtown officials are hoping to preserve the legacy of the collection for years to come.

    Sherry Murphy, executive director of the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, has approached the museum’s president, Larry Schmidt, about the possibility of donating memorabilia from the sprawling collection to a permanent display at the Hardin County History Museum. She announced the plan to the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission earlier this week.

  • Summer warning: Don’t leave kids, pets in hot cars

    You pull up at a bank. You need to go inside. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Your two children, both younger than 5, are in the backseat. You don’t want to take them in, but it is 93 degrees outside.

    What do you do?

    Children and animals are more susceptible to heat than adults. Leaving them in the car while you run inside for a few minutes could lead to heat exhaustion and even death.

  • Honeybees swarm on front yard tree

    Vonna Gowen and Albert Stith of Elizabethtown discovered Tuesday that their front yard was a convenient layover for a swarm of hundreds of honeybees.
    They had just backed a box truck into their driveway at 285 Nancy Drive so they could unload some things. Gowen headed inside to the kitchen, and Stith to the end of the driveway to retrieve their mail.
    Gowen, who says she always has had good hearing,  said she could tell something was happening at about 4:45 p.m.

  • Elizabethtown Relay for Life surpasses goal

    Elizabethtown Relay For Life organizers weren’t sure what to think when they found out their donation goal for the 2011 Relay was $142,000.

    That amount was set by an American Cancer Society formula that expects increased donations every year. Elizabethtown’s 2010 Relay passed the goal set for it that year, making it even harder to reach the 2011 projection.

  • E'town meets the iPhone

    Apple iPhone users now can take a piece of Elizabethtown with them wherever they go.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau launched a free iPhone application Friday available exclusively on the iTunes App Store that encapsulates many of the aspects of the organization’s website, said Executive Director Sherry Murphy.

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