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  • Sonora residents bring memorial to life

    Alice Akers of Sonora paced along East Western Avenue in her hometown with an arm full of small American flags.

    Akers was one of about 20 volunteers Thursday night who showed up at a plot of land that is being converted into a memorial park to honor veterans from the Sonora, Upton and Glendale areas.

    “They’re doing this for Sonora, and I wanted to do this to help,” she said. “I’ve lived here all my life, and I just wanted to help.”

  • E'town woman raises money in loving memory of her mom

    There was little that Dana Atcher could do for her mother as the woman sat for as many as five hours at Hardin Memorial Hospital getting her chemotherapy treatment.

    Atcher, an Elizabethtown resident, would get her mother and best friend, Rosalie Risinger, an extra blanket or rub her feet. She would also joke that her mother, a tall woman, needed a comfortable recliner to rest in while getting treated for breast cancer.

    Atcher said she knew the old chairs in the oncology department were small and uncomfortable, but her mother never complained.

  • Scams often target seniors

    An unknown person calls your home phone and says your grandchild has been arrested and needs bond money. Even though you don’t know this person, it sounds convincing because he knows your grandchild’s name. The caller tells you to wire the money somewhere and warns you not tell anyone.

    The next thing you know, you’ve lost several thousand dollars in a grandparents scam.

    Though not all financial scams target seniors as directly as this one, seniors, more often than young people, fall victim to scams, police officials say.

  • Forum examines unification

    The Hardin County community had a chance to weigh in Thursday on possible government unification.

    A forum to learn about and discuss the possibility of Hardin County government unification was hosted Thursday by Ken Howard, chairman of the Hardin County United Governance Subcommittee, and Luke Schmidt, a consultant who completed a study on the subject.

    About 75 county residents attended the forum at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. It began with a slideshow presentation summarizing the study Schmidt completed.

  • Shaving cream, gloves aid in group's cemetery readings

    Stepping off an overgrown path, three members of Ancestral Trails Historic Society climbed the wooded hill in the Younger’s Creek area about 8:30 a.m. in search of a cemetery.

    The temperature did some climbing, too, rising steadily from the mid-80s into the lower- to mid-90s, the foliage embracing the wet heat. Sweat beaded on reddening skin.

    The trio reached their destination a short distance up the hill: a neglected graveyard containing broken headstones and footstones. Weeds, fallen branches and leaves covered the cemetery.

  • Elizabethtown firefighters awarded for saving 3-year-old’s life

    A 3-year-old boy was laying poolside, unresponsive and not breathing. Bystanders were shouting. Something, possibly a hot dog, was blocking the boy’s airway because responders couldn’t get air into his lungs.

    But firefighters cleared the obstruction, and as the child was loaded onto an ambulance, he started to come around. He was released from Kosair Hospital a few days later without any permanent injury.

  • Alcohol votes set for Oct. 4

    Voters in three Hardin County cities will go to the polls in less than two months to decide whether or not to expand alcohol sales.

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry signed an executive order Thursday directing local option elections Oct. 4 in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove for expanded alcohol sales.

  • Stylist volunteers sought for free hair cuts

    Area hair stylists will cut for a cause later this month.
    Organizers of the third annual Kids’ Café Back-2-School S’hair’-A-Cut event are seeking volunteer hair stylists to give free hair cuts to students from noon until 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Kids’ Café at New Hope Community Church on Dee Street in Elizabethtown.
    Free cuts are available to between 50 and 100 students 18 years old and younger.
    Free food and door prizes also will be available.

  • Logsdon Parkway now open

    Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff was expected to open Thursday evening after road work had a section of the road closed to traffic beginning on Monday.

    A state resurfacing project to maintain the road is being completed, along with crossroad maintenance being conducted by Paducah & Louisville Railway.

    The work was scheduled before a Sunday afternoon collision on that stretch of road between a car and a train. The collision sent a child to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car and a second passenger were uninjured.

  • Radcliff women plead guilty to exploiting elderly resident

    Two Radcliff women pleaded guilty in Hardin Circuit Court on Wednesday to financially exploiting an elderly Clinton County woman.

    According to a news release from the Office of the Attorney General, who prosecuted the case, Hazel Martin, 73, admitted to four counts of knowing exploitation of an adult of more than $300.