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  • Aspiring super hero raises money for hospital after 65 surgeries

    Jennifer Aberl gaped in horror at her 8-year-old son when he said he hopes to make it to 100 surgeries.

    Shawn Aberl II, a third-grader at New Highland Elementary School, already has experienced more than 60 surgeries.

    His parents aren’t sure exactly how many there have been, but the boy counts 65. He thinks 100 is a good number.

    Jennifer and her husband, Shawn, both sergeants first class with the U.S. Army Human Resource Command, did not know until their son’s birth that anything was wrong.

  • Richardson: 'Heartland Festival needs boost'

    Brad Richardson believes the Kentucky Heartland Festival needs a “boost” as the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce starts conversations with Elizabethtown city and tourism officials about the festival’s uncertain future.  
     

    Richardson, executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, said many questions are in limbo as the chamber backs the creation of a festival commission to start managing community events and festivals so it can shift focus to small business initiatives and economic development.

  • NAACP promotes unified front at Freedom Fund Banquet

    The Hardin County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People celebrated a milestone this weekend by calling for unity to tackle social injustices and local needs.

    The Hardin County NAACP hosted its 20th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday at Fort Knox’s Leader’s Club, in which members renewed its purpose in fighting for equality while recognizing with awards those who have played an integral role in its mission.

  • Senior life: Listen to caregivers

    You meet someone in passing, at a store or on the street, and ask how he or she is doing. But instead of waiting and really listening for the reply, you keep walking, not giving their reply the full thought or attention it deserves.
    Were you really interested in how the individual actually was or were you just using social manners? What would the response had been if you had actually stopped and given full attention to the other person’s situation?

  • Radcliff man arrested on assault, custodial interference charges

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    A Radcliff man was arrested Sunday evening on assault and custodial intervention charges after he took his 6-month-old child from the mother’s home at 251 Shelby Ave., Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said.
    Sherrod R. Moore is charged with fourth-degree assault fourth-degree, custodial interference and violation of a domestic violence order, Shumate said.

  • Fire at J.C. Penney causes evacuation, investigation

    The Elizabethtown Fire Department is investigating a fire that forced employees and customers of J.C. Penney department store in Towne Mall to evacuate Sunday afternoon and forced the store to close for the remainder of the day.

    EFD Battalion Chief Mark Malone said the fire originated in a stock room just hours after firefighters were dispatched to the store to douse a trash can fire in the women’s restroom.

    Malone said the first fire was handled quickly.

    “It never left the trash can,” Malone said.

  • Toddler drowns in family swimming pool

    A 2-year-old Meade County girl drowned Saturday evening in her family’s swimming pool,  Kentucky State Police said.
    The girl’s father found her unresponsive in the pool on Rhodelia drive, according to police. The child was transported to Harrison County Hospital in Indiana, where she was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. Saturday evening, KSP said in a statement. The child’s name had not been released Sunday.
    An autopsy is scheduled and KSP does not suspect foul play in the child’s death. However, police are investigating the case.

  • When ends don't meet: Home is a motel room

    On the third Sunday of each month, residents at motels along South Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown have what they call their church.

    They gather in a dining area in Commonwealth Lodge. In July, it was without air conditioning, but they came anyway.

    The group ranges from 25 to 50 people each month. Their afternoon begins with a devotion, followed by a hot meal and a bag full of necessities.

  • Summit man stabbed in front of children, wife

    A Leitchfield man is behind bars on assault and stalking charges for what police say was a premeditated attack on a Hardin County man outside of his Rock Creek Road home in the Summit area.

    Kentucky State Police alleges Steven Dewayne Wilson used a punch knife and a crowbar to repeatedly stab James Hodge, 28, around 11 p.m. Friday as Hodge was exiting a vehicle outside his home

    Wilson, 38, was charged with first-degree assault, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree stalking.

  • Indiana man charged with sexual assault

    An out-of-state man was arrested Thursday night after police say he broke into a woman’s Upton home earlier this month and sexually assaulted her.

    William Scott Burden of Georgetown, Ind., is accused of breaking into the home Aug. 15 through an unlocked window, according to the arrest warrant.

    The home’s occupant was asleep when Burden, 49, entered the home, according to the warrant.