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  • Agencies seeking fans for those in need

    As temperatures soared around 90 degrees over the weekend, the need for cooling in homes of those less fortunate is on the rise.

    North Hardin HOPE and Helping Hand Executive Director David Dozer said there is a need of close to 100 fans or air conditioning wall units for his agency to help alleviate the summer heat and humidity.

    “Really for very young children and the elderly, there is a need to have a flow of cooler air,’’ Dozer said. “A lot of senior citizens have breathing problems and they just need some extra cooling.’’

  • Photo: Good morning sunshine
  • Man injured in single-vehicle crash on Bluegrass Parkway

    Kentucky State Police responded Saturday to an injury car wreck after a Lexington driver tried to overcorrect his vehicle.
    The crash occurred at 5:58 a.m. on Bluegrass Parkway at Interstate-65 when Carlious Burton, 25, was westbound on Bluegrass Parkway in his Subaru Impreza and he attempted to exit off the parkway to northbound I-65, according to police.
    Burton’s vehicle entered the right shoulder, and he overcorrected and entered the median between the exit ramp and the Bluegrass Parkway, according to police.

  • Girl Scouts organize service project to earn Gold Award

    Six Girl Scouts have pulled out their paint brushes to improve the community and take the next step in the organization.

    Scouts from Troop 403 are putting the finishing touches this week on a Gold Award project of painting the third floor of Elizabethtown Christian Academy.

    Each Scout is a homeschool student, and most have participated in some of the lessons for homeschool students in that section of the building.

  • Radcliff going purple for Relay

    Radcliff is about to be painted purple.

    The town will kick off its Paint the Town Purple Event on June 6 and continue through June 10.

    The event encourages residents to decorate their Radcliff businesses and homes with purple to promote cancer awareness and Relay For Life.

    Participants can have their decorations judged June 9 by calling 272-2821 or emailing yippeedy@yahoo.com.

  • Knox photos make history more colorful

    In the age of high-definition, we’re used to the media offering us an almost literal window to the world.

    But what about our window to the past? What did things look like, say, 70 years ago? Newsreels and iconic photos – such as the Times Square V-J Day kiss and the Iwo Jima flag raising – lack a certain quality of “being there” because there’s no color.

  • History comes alive at Fort Duffield

    Hunter Mudd, an 8-year-old from Shepherdsville, was absorbed by a cloud of smoke after he fired a Civil War-style rifle.

    Mudd earned a Sacagawea dollar, a right to fire the rifle and a photo of himself in gear representing the 1800s after correctly answering three questions about American history.

    His family was among the visitors at the 150th anniversary at Fort Duffield, the 1,000-foot-long earthen fort near West Point.

  • When a parent’s behavior is questionable

    As a parent, I have often uttered the phrase “my kids are driving me crazy.” Some of their behaviors have left me shaking my head, embarrassed and questioning how they could possibly pull such stunts.
    But as we age, the tables turn. The phrase now becomes “my parents are driving me crazy.” So-called bad behavior from parents often stems from the general aging process to chronic illness, physical limitations or mental illness.

  • Memorials big and small

    MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

    American Legion Post 113 56th annual parade, 10 a.m., from Pritchard Community Center to American Legion Park in Elizabethtown, followed by a memorial ceremony

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, memorial ceremony at 2 p.m.

    Louisville Bats annual Memorial Day Veterans Appreciation Day Game, begin at 4 p.m.

    Fort Duffield Memorial Day services, noon, in West Point.

    Ceremony at Fort Knox's Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex at 11 a.m.

  • Hearts break as cancer claims toddler

    Addison Jo Blair of Elizabethtown died Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer that began shortly after Christmas
    The community rallied around the 3-year-old as she fought stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare form of the disease.
    There are only about 650 new cases in the U.S. each year, but it is the most common tumorous cancer among children, especially infants.
    Area residents and businesses have been supporting Addison and her family throughout the struggle by sending cards, emails, online messages, gifts and money and hosting fundraisers for them.