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  • Alzheimer's, dementia informational session today at Colvin Community Center

    Those looking for a primer on how to deal with issues associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can find answers at Colvin Community Center today.

    The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a presentation on memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at Colvin, where visitors can learn the basics on all three and tips on what to look for and how to address each one, said Joanna Weiss, director of education and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association in Louisville.

  • Towne Mall welcoming four new stores

    Towne Mall is welcoming a handful of additions to its lineup of stores and eateries in time for the  holiday season.

    The mall announced the opening of four new businesses in addition to some of the other recently revealed shops on the way.

    The timing is great for all the additions with the holiday shopping season approaching, said Theresa Steinemann, business development and marketing manager at Towne Mall.

    One shop, Tatu, is expected to open in November following remodeling.

  • EPD arrests four following Westport Road shooting

    Shots fired late Sunday afternoon on Westport Road in Elizabethtown landed four people in jail.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Daniel C. Baggett, 21, of Elizabethtown, Brooke D. New, 19, of Vine Grove, Arik S. Wilder, 23, of Vine Grove, and Anthony M Wilder, 21, of Hopwell, Va. All are charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment — complicity and defacing a firearm, according to an EPD news release. Wilder also is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • The Bridge hosts clothing giveaway Saturday

    Christy Cox remembers the woman who came into a clothing giveaway at The Bridge last year and had no luck finding anything in the right size for her toddler. But before she could get to her car to leave, another woman came in with a box of clothes to donate. A box full of 2T girl’s clothes, exactly what was needed.

    “I think that’s something that’s going to stick with me for a very long time,” Cox said.

  • Production begins on bus crash documentary

    Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 Carrollton bus crash that he survived.

    Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate.

    “I don’t know why it is, but I tell my kids all the time about it,’’ he said. “I think more about what happened now than ever.’’

  • Eagle Scout project removes debris from Freeman Lake Park

    Chris Loesevitz took advantage of the sewer work at Freeman Lake Park to clean up a section of the park long ignored by fishermen and others seeking recreation because of its chaotic appearance.

    Loesevitz and his family gathered 40 or more volunteers Friday evening and Saturday morning to clean up the drained cove on the edge of the lake off Barnwood Lane as part of his Eagle Scout project. Many of the volunteers were from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

  • Greenspace goes ghoulish

    Greenspace hosted a gallery of ghouls and goblins this weekend as Halloween creeps closer.

    The organization hosted its Enchanted Forest Hike on Sunday. The hike started at the Haycraft Mill Trailhead across from the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown and finished at a pavilion off  Haycraft Street, where visitors were equipped with water bottles and pedometers and were bombarded with candy.

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  • E'town New Beginnings to host meet-and-greet for potential foster parents

    The Elizabethtown location of New Beginnings Family Services is hosting a meet-and-greet luncheon Tuesday for potential foster parents as the faith-based child placement agency searches for qualified foster homes in the area.

    “There is an urgent need in Hardin, Bullitt and Nelson counties right now for qualified foster homes, in particular homes that are willing to accept teens,” said Jerianne Strange, regional trainer for New Beginnings.

  • Work on E2RC moving forward

    Construction on the Elizabethtown to Radcliff connector has been delayed, but state highway officials said the entire roadway should be complete by 2014.

    Crews are excavating along Ky. 1600 as the state prepares to start earthwork next spring, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    Jessie said contractors are clearing brush and trees and placing a culvert and pipe underneath the path of the connector.