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  • Cecilia girls get their Christmas wish: Dad's home from war

    Bailey and Katie Neel sat quietly on the floor listening to a reading of “Santa Claus the World’s Number One Toy Expert” by Marla Frazee.

    The sisters settled next to each other Friday with their classmates and some spectators surrounding them in the library of Lakewood Elementary School in Stephensburg.

    Some of the children answered questions about the library, having been told that all the attention was because reporters wanted to know all about the school’s library and hear a story there.

  • Elizabethtown production company releasing movie

    Filming is complete on a movie made largely in Hardin County by a local production company.

    Take 7 Films, which is part of Family Builders International Ministries in Elizabethtown, is screening its latest film for the last time and adding original music. A free premiere showing is planned locally early next year.

    The movie, “Dad the Hero On Vacation,” focuses on a family going on a vacation from the east coast to California on a limited budget within the 10 days the father has off work.

  • Website features local entertainment

    Heather Heuman knows how hard it can be to get involved in a community after moving.

    The Elizabethtown resident has moved to five cities in about seven years.

    Heuman, who has lived in Hardin County since last year and is a graduate student in management and leadership from Webster University in Radcliff, is trying to help people new to the area learn about family-friendly activities they can take part in.

  • Cowley Crossing developer penalized by EPA

    Hardin County Developers Inc. has been slapped with a $20,000 penalty by the Environmental Protection Agency for violating the Clean Water Act, joining more than a dozen other entities in the southeast United States cited for unlawful discharges in U.S. waters.  

  • Lives of distinction

    The local chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will bring its message of responsibility and success to Radcliff this weekend.

    The fraternity is hosting its Men of Distinction program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Hardin High School. Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes, a spokesman for the fraternity, said the event features free food, games and educational opportunities as the session focuses primarily on academics.

  • Spreading a little salt on the subject
  • EPD promotes two to sergeant

    Elizabethtown Police Department promoted two of its own to patrol sergeants Wednesday evening during a ceremony.

    Detective Kelly Slone and Officer Joshua Richardson have been with the department since 2002 and will be part of a change in the department's structure, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD's public information officer.

    In its current structure, the department has five patrol sergeants who are assigned to patrol officers and supervise each of the department's three shifts, said Maj. Jamie Land, deputy chief of patrol.

  • Advocacy Center studies Green Dot program

    The local rape crisis center is working on a proactive approach to violence along with all other centers in the state.

    The Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown is taking part in the statewide research of the violence-prevention program Green Dot. The program, which asks bystanders of violent or potentially violent situations to intervene in safe and possibly non-confrontational ways, is being studied for its effectiveness at the high school level in decreasing the amount of incidents like bullying and dating violence.

  • EPD nabs two for suspected fraudulent credit card use

    Two out-of-state men were arrested Wednesday after one of them allegedly tried to use a fraudulent credit card at the 1600 N. Dixie Ave. location of Five Star.

    Daniel N. Takere, 25, of Washington D.C., and Michael Kadje, 45, of Columbia, Md., have been charged with 50 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after a Five Star official reported the attempt to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Area law enforcement reaching out to children during holiday season

    As Christmas draws closer, area law enforcement officers are ready to patrol the aisles with Hardin County children in need of a brighter holiday season.

    Shopping programs such as Shop-with-a-Trooper or Christmas for Kids are among several that provide necessary items and toys to area children with help from donations.

    The Fraternal Order of Police lodges 39 and 40 will reach out to a combined total of about 300 children this season through Shop-with-a-Cop.