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  • Stunt bikes, reptiles attract interest at Heartland Festival

    Hayley Maday lay still on the pavement Saturday morning under the glaring sun at Freeman Lake Park. Her eyes were closed and the next moments were uncertain as a shadow loomed over her face.

    Chris Clark, straddling a red mountain bike, inched closer. The front wheel of his bike suspended in the air like a marionette over his volunteer.

    By then, a crowd gathered to admire Clark’s makeshift stunt shop as he casually performed a bunny hop over Maday.

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  • Dr. Vo hearing rescheduled for next month

    A federal court hearing for an Elizabethtown doctor facing multiple charges involving non-FDA approved intrauterine devices has been rescheduled for next month.

    Dr. Canh Jeff Vo, owner of Bluegrass Women's Healthcare, is charged with misbranding, smuggling, health care fraud and mail fraud.

    Originally set to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville, the proceeding was continued to Friday before being moved again.

    According to court records, the hearing now is scheduled for Sept. 6.

  • E'town man accepts rocket docket agreement in DUI pursuit

    An Elizabethtown man arrested earlier this month following a pursuit by state troopers is set for arraignment Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court where he has agreed to plead guilty.

    Robert J. May, 23, accepted an agreement Aug. 16 through the rocket docket program, which allows defendants to waive preliminary and grand jury hearings and agree to information that forwards their case to circuit court.

  • Be The Match to pitch at Heartland Festival

    This weekend’s festival-goers have an opportunity to save lives as they grab a funnel cake and take in live music.

    My KIA Cares and Be The Match will sign up potential bone marrow donors during Heartland Festival in the Park this weekend at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Karen Nevitt, a volunteer ambassador for Be The Match, said the goal is to find 500 potential donors at the festival.

    Sign-ups are from 5 to 10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nevitt said.

  • HCS seniors ready to sign up for new work ethic program

    Standing Thursday on the floor of a gymnasium at John Hardin High School, Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston asked the senior class to raise their hands if they knew what they planned to do next year.

    Although many students raised their hands, not all 235 did.

    Then Johnston asked the class to raise their hands if they wanted to be successful.

    The response was unanimous.

  • Love of dairy farming fuels state fair success

    Jordan Elmore’s success at the state fair can be traced to her parents’ decision to purchase dairy cattle.

    “It’s all I’ve ever known. It’s all I’ve ever done,” she said.

    Elmore, a senior at Central Hardin High School, showed the 4-H/FFA supreme champion dairy heifer and Kentucky Proud supreme champion dairy cow at the Kentucky State Fair. Elmore also won an FFA showmanship award and will compete nationally against other state champs.

  • Local speaker conducts three-part business seminar

    Jeff Peden said the crux of business success is to create a customer experience so sublime it transforms patrons into the organization’s personal evangelists.

    Peden, a Radcliff-based professional speaker and author with more than 30 years of business experience, is hosting a three-part seminar series locally in which he will explore and outline four core strategies all businesses should adopt to promote low turnover and perpetuate high productivity. 

  • Oldham honored

    Jenny Oldham was 18 years old and a recent high school graduate in 1990 when she started working as a summer intern  at the Hardin County Attorney’s Office. Seven years later, she joined the office as a full-time assistant prosecutor.

    On Thursday, Oldham — now in the third year of her first term as county attorney — was named County Attorney of the Year during the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in Lexington.

  • Annual giving for cemetery set for Saturday

    Every year for a long time now, residents with a reason to care about the old part of Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hardin Springs off Ky. 84 gather for a few hours.

    They sing, worship, eat and dig into their pockets to help pay for upkeep of the cemetery.

    For Linda Sutton, the day has special meaning — her mother and father, Elmer and Elmina Smith, are buried in the cemetery. So are a sister and an uncle.