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  • Celebrating 160 years: Christ Episcopal marks a milestone

    Christ Episcopal Church has been nestled at the corner of West Poplar and Mulberry streets for 160 years. Sunday, the congregation celebrates the anniversary with a special service.

    On April 2, 1851, Bishop Benjamin Smith consecrated Christ Church in Elizabethtown. Through a friendship with Elizabethtown judge A.H. Churchill, uncle of the founder of Churchill Downs, Smith came to Elizabethtown and established the church.

    Its design resembles churches speckled across the English countryside, the look the church’s designer was going for.

  • Tornado confirmed as cause of fairgrounds damage

    The National Weather Service office in Louisville has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Tuesday night near Glendale, causing damage to several buildings at the Hardin County Fairgrounds and damaging the roof of a one-story house on U.S. 31W.

    Several trees also were snapped or uprooted by the tornado’s winds, which reached 105 mph. The NWS report shows the twister was on the ground for seven-tenths of a mile with a path width of 75-125 yards.

  • Army band offers free concert series

    When most people think of army bands, they picture a parade scene, said Spc. Christian Hansen, of the 113th Army Band at Fort Knox. But army music isn’t always marching.

    The band begins a free concert series Sunday, showcasing a variety of music and strengthening the connection between the band and communities on and off post.

    The concerts are set for the first Sunday of every month through Oct. 3, except for a show Monday, July 4.

  • CHHS grad killed in Brandenburg crash

    A Central Hardin High School graduate with a “bubbly personality” died Tuesday night in a traffic crash in Brandenburg.

    Megan Kathleen Puckett, 21, of White Mills, was dead at the scene, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Puckett was a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She was a dental assistant at Denton Family Dental Care in Brandenburg.

  • Damage at fairgrounds won't stop July's events

    Surveyors from the National Weather Service in Louisville had not determined by Wednesday afternoon whether Tuesday night damage to the Hardin County Fairgrounds was caused by a tornado or strong winds.

  • Heavy rains reminder of unfinished business

    Robert Bush is proud of the strides Elizabethtown has taken to improve the efficiency and capacity available in its stormwater system, but this month’s torrential rains are a humbling reminder of how far the city is from an ideal system.

    Bush, Elizabethtown’s director of stormwater management, said his staff was staying busy Wednesday clearing ditches of debris, grass clippings and fallen trees that further choked a system battered by consecutive days of downpours.

  • Students create Holocaust exhibition

    In order to prepare for the sights they would see at a museum in the nation’s capital, students at St. James School made their own exhibits.

    St. James eighth-graders opened a Holocaust “museum” Tuesday night in the school’s Batcheldor Hall to prepare for a trip to the real Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. next week.

    Students set up presentations throughout the gym. Visitors were given tours through the displays while they listened to information about each from the students.

  • E'town couple wins trip to 'Idol'

    Millie and Todd Alexander of Elizabethtown are going to Hollywood to be at the “American Idol” finale, and they owe it all to their English bulldog, Mazie.

    The dog was selected over four other pets by a panel of judges as part of WDRB-TV’s “Fox in the Morning” Pet to Idolize contest.

    The contest finals took place during a taped episode of the show that was planned to air this morning.

    It originally was scheduled to air Wednesday morning but was delayed because of storm coverage.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement with Meade County for recycling services

    Hardin Fiscal Courthas approved an interlocal agreement with Meade County’s recycling center that will help sustain the county’s recycling program into the future.

    Under the guidelines of the agreement, Hardin County government will receive 80 percent of proceeds from the sale of recyclables collected in Hardin County and recycled by Meade County. The remaining 20 percent will be retained by Meade County for operational costs.