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  • Taking time for feasts, friends and family

    Eleven-year-old Skye Llyless lifted a forkful of mashed potatoes to her mouth Thursday at the former St. James Catholic Church school building on North Miles Street.

    Asked what her favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is, the West Hardin Middle School student smiled before answering, “I like it all.”

    Skye’s mother, Melissa Llyless, said the Elizabethtown family learned of the annual Thanksgiving dinner at St. James through the middle school’s family resource center.

  • Crossway to get new director

    A family move is bringing a leadership change to CrossWay Pregnancy Resource Center.

    Executive Director Maureen Wilcox compared passing on leadership of the organization she and her husband founded in 2001 to handing over the keys to a car to a newly licensed teenager.

  • Head-on collision shuts down South Dixie Highway

    Three people and a dog were injured Thursday night in a head-on collision on South Dixie Highway just south of New Hope Community Church.

    Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. to the 3400 block of South Dixie.

  • South Dixie Highway shut down in 3400 block

    Traffic on Dixie Highway south of Elizabethtown was shut down in both directions at approximately 8 p.m. from Dawn Street to Dee Street because of a head-on collision involving two vehicles.

    The road was expected to be closed for several hours as authorities investigate the Thanksgiving Day crash.

    Two passengers were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital while one was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Photo: Thanksgiving fun
  • Family finds hope in heartache

    A military family that lost the majority of its belongings in a roadside trailer fire said they are thankful today for the love poured on them by strangers as they transition to a new city.

    Daniel and Carollynne Moreno, newly transplanted in Elizabethtown, were en route to close on a house on Nicholas Ridge Drive last week when they received a call from the driver of the moving van. He informed them the trailer he was hauling burst into flames after a tire caught fire, destroying most of their belongings.

  • Tennis courts ready for play

    In just a little more than five months, a piece of land at Freeman Lake Park has turned into a tennis haven.

    On Tuesday night, lights were turned on and Bo O’Brien, the driving force behind a new tennis facility in Elizabethtown, was on the court to check it out.

    He was back Wednesday morning, playing for about two hours in a doubles match.

  • Jailer appointed to state corrections commission

    Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen has been tapped by the governor to serve on a commission to create strategic plans for state and community corrections programs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Allen, who has been jailer since January 2011, in June to serve on the Kentucky State Corrections Commission.

    According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, the commission consists of 23 members and is attached to the Office of Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. One member must be a jailer, who is appointed by the governor.

  • Lawsuit filed in train derailment

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who were displaced, hurt or lost business because of the Oct. 29 train derailment north of West Point.

    Filed in Hardin Circuit Court, the lawsuit was brought by Becky Brown, Susan E. Morgan, James Perry Jr. and Michael C. Smith. Brown, Smith and Morgan are residents of West Point while Perry lives in Meade County.

  • E’town reviewing proposed zone changes

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission has recommended a series of changes to the city’s zoning ordinance the planning director said should ease burdens on property owners and provide the commission with more flexibility.

    Ed Poppe said the changes entail the creation of a transition overzone and would relax restrictions on downtown parking. Elizabethtown City Council heard the first reading for the proposed zone changes Monday with a second reading scheduled for early December.