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  • Focus on Finance: Money available to help Kentuckians bridge the gap

    Question: I lost my job last year and I am having trouble keeping up with my mortgage. Is there a program that can help me until I get back on my feet?

  • UPDATE: Murder charge filed related to motel death

    A Noblesville, Ind., man said he helped his wife commit suicide in a hotel room in Elizabethtown, according to Elizabethtown police.

    Police released details and identities late Saturday regarding a death investigation that began Saturday afternoon after emergency responders were called to a local motel to investigate a report of two unresponsive occupants.

    They found a man who had to be hospitalized and a woman who was dead.

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in two-car crash on Dixie

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday during a crash Friday on East Dixie Avenue between Bishop Lane and New Glendale Road.

    John Grimm of Elizabethtown was pulling out of the E’town Motel in his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee because traffic stopped to wave him across one lane, according to police.

    Grimm didn’t see Vanessa McCoy of Hodgenville southbound in the left lane in her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to police.

  • Rides, lots of cars attract patrons to Stephensburg Days

    Hattie Mae LaFollette craned her neck Saturday to see the approaching parade when she heard horns and sirens coming toward the place her family staked out on U.S. 62 near West Hardin Middle School.

    She watched in rapt attention as tractors, fire trucks, a Girl Scouts troop, and other vehicles and organizations pass by during the parade that kicked off Saturday’s activities at Stephensburg Days.

    The girl’s mother, Shellie LaFollette of Eastview, said Hattie Mae has Down Syndrome and enjoys the cars, fire trucks and candy that accompanies the parade.

  • 3-D viewing can signal eye problems

    This summer 3-D movies are invading local theaters. Many theater patrons are noticing some issues with their eyes when viewing 3-D films.

    Optometrists say 3-D technology is not harmful to eyesight and can help alert people to potential eye problems.

    Dr. Rob Steller of 20/20 Eyecare in Elizabethtown said while there is pending research, so far research shows 3-D films, television and video games are safe for the eyes. In fact, some aspects used in 3-D media have been used in the optometric field for years to train the eyes to work the muscles, Steller said.

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  • FACES of Coal appeals to Kentucky's economic future

    Rising energy prices, job creation and boosting the economy: An organization known as FACES of Coal insists that all three hot button topics can be improved by allowing the nation, especially the state of Kentucky, to continue to produce affordable coal.

    In a news conference Friday at Nolin RECC, the Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security of Coal came to spread its message of economic stability.

  • Red Cross seeking donors to avoid blood shortage

    The American Red Cross is reaching out to local residents this month to ensure it maintains a steady blood supply.

    During the summer, particularly around Independence Day, the Red Cross sees a drop in donor activity. But the organization hopes to head off shortages, said Katy Maloy, program manager of communications for the Red Cross’ River Valley Blood Services Region.

    “We want to remind residents those needs are constant,” she said.

  • Learning swim skills

    With summer’s hot weather settling in, many residents are taking refuge from the heat in pools. Before they do, some are taking time to expose their children to swim lessons.

    Three Hardin County organizations that teach swimming vary in their methodology. Coach Mavi Sampaio of the Dolphin swim team says one is not better than the other; it’s all a matter of what a parent wants.

  • Have a 'blast' in Radcliff

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall is bringing a campaign promise to fruition, expanding a summer gathering into a full-bore festival.

    The city welcomes its first Summer Blast this weekend, beginning tonight and continuing as an all-day event Saturday complete with games, rides, music and fireworks.

    “Basically, during the election, I had run on the fact I believed in community spirit,” Duvall said Thursday.