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  • Hardin County fills its weekend with holiday-themed events

    The holiday season is upon Hardin County, and this Saturday brings with it several holiday-themed events throughout the county.

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown is having its annual Christmas Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater. Finger food made by club members are served.

    Member Betty Sue French said the club has been hosting the Christmas Tea for more than 10 years.

  • KSP Post 4 collecting food items for 'Cram the Cruiser'

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is collecting donated food items for KSP’s second annual Cram the Cruiser food drive.

    State police posts across the commonwealth are each working to fill a cruiser with canned and nonperishable food. In 2010, KSP collected 21,586 pounds of food, according to a KSP news release.

    Post 4 will be accepting donations through Dec. 12. Suggested food items include macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, brownie or cake mix, coffee, powdered milk, juices and canned fruit, vegetables, meat, soup, chili or spaghetti sauce.

  • One Knox site links returning soldiers with assistance

    Community members are invited to welcome home soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division through use of a website designed to provide multiple ways for residents to thank those who have served.

    The website, www.oneknox.com/welcomehome, was launched by One Knox in conjunction with the organization’s Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

    Soldiers, the largest number of combat veterans coming home to Fort Knox since 1942, began returning from Afghanistan last month.

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  • Spreading Christmas cheer

    Vine Grove residents chatted and savored chili and cornbread Thursday in a mostly full meeting room at Vine Grove City Hall on Main Street.

    They enjoyed the food and company among garlands, Christmas trees and live Christmas music as they prepared to open their wallets for the 12th Christmas for the Kids.

    The program helps about 30 children who otherwise would be unlikely to find much under the Christmas tree, allotting about $250 each to buy clothes and toys for them.

  • Jury seated in Gray case

    A jury was seated Thursday in the trial of Steven Gray and testimony begins this morning.

    Six women and eight men were chosen for the jury following two days of questioning a pool of potential jurors. The prosecution and defense used individual and group questioning to whittle the group of approximately 70 residents called down to the 14 jurors.

  • Jury selection begins in Gray case

    Jury selection in the Steven Gray trial began Wednesday with the court allowing attorneys to question jurors individually.

    Gray, 29, is a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students. He was fired last November after a Hardin County Schools administrator received an anonymous phone tip alleging the teacher had engaged in sexual contact with several female students.

    Each potential juror on Wednesday was asked the same question at least three times, if not more.

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  • E'town church holds service for World AIDS Day

    Today marks the annual World AIDS Day, and Metropolitan Community Church of Elizabethtown will hold a local service.

    The church at 119 Brooks St. will hold an interfaith service, Pastor Cathy Porter said, so community members of any faith will feel welcome. The service begins at 7 p.m.

    Porter said the service includes a speaker and candlelight vigil, and a “love offering” will be accepted. Money collected goes toward individuals and families affected by HIV or AIDS.

  • Survivor in LaRue County shooting released from hospital

    Kentucky State Police announced in a news release Tuesday night the survivor of a Nov. 22 shooting in LaRue County was released from the hospital over the Thanksgiving weekend.

    April M. Roberts, 32, of Elizabethtown, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries to her legs during the shooting that left her parents, David Walker and Barbara Walker, and Steven L. Bottoms dead.