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  • When a parent’s behavior is questionable

    As a parent, I have often uttered the phrase “my kids are driving me crazy.” Some of their behaviors have left me shaking my head, embarrassed and questioning how they could possibly pull such stunts.
    But as we age, the tables turn. The phrase now becomes “my parents are driving me crazy.” So-called bad behavior from parents often stems from the general aging process to chronic illness, physical limitations or mental illness.

  • Memorials big and small


    American Legion Post 113 56th annual parade, 10 a.m., from Pritchard Community Center to American Legion Park in Elizabethtown, followed by a memorial ceremony

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, memorial ceremony at 2 p.m.

    Louisville Bats annual Memorial Day Veterans Appreciation Day Game, begin at 4 p.m.

    Fort Duffield Memorial Day services, noon, in West Point.

    Ceremony at Fort Knox's Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex at 11 a.m.

  • Hearts break as cancer claims toddler

    Addison Jo Blair of Elizabethtown died Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer that began shortly after Christmas
    The community rallied around the 3-year-old as she fought stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare form of the disease.
    There are only about 650 new cases in the U.S. each year, but it is the most common tumorous cancer among children, especially infants.
    Area residents and businesses have been supporting Addison and her family throughout the struggle by sending cards, emails, online messages, gifts and money and hosting fundraisers for them.

  • Favorite Foriegner anthems rock fans

    Foreigner fans had a fever of 103 degrees Friday.

    Audience members bobbed and bounced when the British-American rock band, formed in 1976, played the song “Hot Blooded.”

    Several area women shook, shimmied and danced in a clearing between the collapsible chairs that covered the lawn next to Freeman Lake, where the concert took place.

  • Foreigner rocks Elizabethtown
  • EHS Class of 2011 graduates
  • Listening Tour in Radcliff tonight

    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is pleased to announce its presence in Radcliff tonight for one of its Listening Tour sessions.

    The public is encouraged to attend since the event will be held for members of the community to talk to the commission about civil and human rights issues in the Radcliff and surrounding community and to learn more about civil rights, which protect everyone from discrimination.

  • Some Heartland Festival events still open to participants

    There still is time to get involved in some Heartland Music Festival events.

    Early registration for Saturday’s Bluegrass Cellular Heartland Festival 5K run and fun walk ends Monday. The early registration fee for the 5K is $15 and $10 for the walk. After Monday the fee for both is raised to $30 and participants can register until 7:15 a.m. Saturday. The race begins at Bluegrass Cellular Headquarters on Ring Road at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

    For more information, go to www.bluegrasscellular.com.

  • Some emergency equipment off limits to constables

    Constables will no longer be allowed to equip their vehicles with blue lights or sirens or to use the Hardin County Law Enforcement Services Radio Frequency and Dispatch Service.

    Officials say the change decreases liability for the county, but some constables say it could reduce their safety and effectiveness.

  • When it rains, it floods, for some

    Some residents in Elizabethtown are tired of flooding they say has always been a problem but has gotten progressively worse over the years.

    Chuck Dever said he knew when he bought his home that flooding could be a problem, but this is the first year rainwater has entered his house.

    In 1997, water entered his basement because rain caused the sewer to back up and water got into his garage.