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  • Elizabethtown church to hold community festival, groundbreaking

    First Christian Church in Elizabethtown is hosting a ground-breaking ceremony and a celebration called First Festival on Saturday at the church’s new North Miles site.

    Senior Minister Stuart Jones said the ceremony is an opportunity for church members and the community to hang out and get to know the new location. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with the ground-breaking ceremony starting at 12:30 p.m.

  • Louisville mother pleads not guilty to criminal abuse

    The Louisville woman accused of allowing her 3-year-old son to be abused was indicted in September and appeared in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday for arraignment.

    Jacqueline Y. Hutchings, 31, pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal abuse.

  • Teaching from Kuwait: Educator keeps in touch via Skype

    Even miles away from home, teacher Andrea Meyer still is a presence in her classroom.

    Lt. Col. Meyer of the U.S. Army Reserve, a special education teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, has been deployed to Kuwait for 400 days, but still is keeping tabs on her students by Skype, an online video call service, like she did on Monday. Her school, in return, will be working on a service project for the entirety of her deployment.

  • Flex Films to hold groundbreaking ceremony Friday

    Flex Films USA will begin placing its stamp on Kentucky this week.

    The Elizabethtown operation, owned by Uflex Ltd. based in New Delhi, India, will hold a ground blessing and groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday in Elizabethtown. The ceremony is at the site of its new manufacturing facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on Black Branch Road, said Rick Games, president of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation.

  • Cities plan for leaf disposal

    The shifting of colors among foliage in the fall can bring to mind a nip in the air and children barreling into piles of leaves in the yard.

    It also means that countless leaves will need to be disposed of before winter hits.

    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have prepared for the disposal.

    The Elizabethtown Department of Public Works recommends disposing of leaves in clear bags. Only clear bags will be picked up, and the bags should weigh no more than 50 pounds each.

  • Political buses stop in Elizabethtown

    Hardin Countians will have the opportunity to meet some candidates in the Nov. 8 statewide election this week when political bus tours make stops in Elizabethtown.

    The Democrats campaign bus is scheduled to arrive at noon Wednesday at Jerry's Restaurant on East Dixie Avenue.

    Former Louisville mayor Jerry Abramson, who is on the ticket as Gov. Steve Beshear's running mate, will be on board. Adam Edelen, a candidate for state auditor, and Bob Farmer, the agriculture commissioner nominee, also have confirmed plans to make the trip.

  • Dedicated educator, civic leader dies

    To hear Norma Moore tell it, one of her daughters, Rita, was a little apprehensive about attending school as a kindergarten student at Valley View Elementary School.

    “She would cry and cry,’’ Norma Moore said.

    But Lottie Robinson had a way of not only making school tolerable for Rita Moore, but a welcome trip.

    “I think there was two weeks of crying,’’ Rita Moore said with a laugh. “Mrs. Robinson had a place for me at school; she took great care of me.’’

  • E'town man injured in collision with semi truck

    An Elizabethtown man was injured in a wreck Monday morning when his Nissan Quest collided with the rear of a semi truck near the 400 block of South Mulberry Street.

    Thomas L. Miller, 71, was listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville Monday afternoon after being extricated from his vehicle.

    Emergency responders arrived at the South Mulberry scene at 9 a.m. Monday, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release. While responders were processing the scene, all four lanes of traffic were blocked.

  • The Road to War: Dana Richey embraces independence in the midst of husband’s absence

    Being a military spouse, Dana Richey has learned to cope with adversity while her husband is thousands of miles away overseas.

    She’s also learned new surroundings and played the role of both parents to her children while their father was out of reach.

    In her own words, she’s developed a strong independent streak because she has no other choice.

    “You can only roll in self pity for a little bit before you have to keep going and get your own routine,” she said.

  • Churchman second runner-up for WKU's Homecoming Queen

    Whitney Churchman of Cecilia was recognized Saturday as a second runner-up for Western Kentucky University's 2011 Homecoming Queen.

    Churchman is an agriculture and communication studies major, and is the daughter of Richard and Gail Churchman. She was sponsored by Omega Phi Alpha Rho Chapter, Sigma Chi and Delta Sigma Theta.

    Ashleigh Miller, a communication studies major from Bedford, was crowned WKU's Homecoming Queen.

    Twenty-two women competed for the Homecoming Queen title.