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Today's News

  • Helping Hand of Hope buying land for new HQ

    Helping Hand of Hope is in the process of acquiring a tract of land where it plans to build a new home.

    David Dozer, executive director, said the property offers the agency roughly 1.7 acres of land along South Wilson Road south of John Hardin High School adjacent to Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

    Dozer said the organization still is in the process of finalizing an agreement to purchase the land and must have it re-zoned for commercial use before it can start construction.

  • Roos speaks to Radcliff Rotary Club members

    Guest speaker at a recent Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Devin Roos, community relations and development manager for the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Her presentation made club members aware of the surprising statistics concerning this disease and it’s impact on people worldwide. The Association provides services to the more than 80,000 individuals and their families in our area afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. For information, visit www.alz.org/kyin/

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club members participate in community yard sale

    The Radcliff Woman’s Club took part in the Radcliff Community Yard Sale on Aug. 27 in the Radcliff City Hall parking lot.
    Members who helped man the booth at various times were Becky Brecht, Kathy Eubans, Barb Hayes, Pat Nuccitelli, Mary Haddix, Sheila Enyart, Emma Rosenkrantz, Maria Batistoni, Carlo Triplett, Patricia Crosby and Florence Mason.  On sale were miscellaneous items to include books, pictures, tablecloths, rugs, glasses, dishes and bookends. Coordinator of the yard sale was Becky Brecht.

  • Glendale Fire Department hosts memorial for fallen firefighters

    More than 300 firefighters died Sept. 11, 2001, and Glendale Fire Department will hold a memorial service Sunday to remember those who sacrificed their lives to rescue victims of the terrorist attacks.

    The memorial service begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Glendale Community Park on Ky. 222.

    Chief Richard Peters wrote in an email the department will read the names of the 343 firefighters who died. A slideshow of the days’ events will be presented, and at the end of the ceremony, 343 balloons will be released.

  • Jessi Clemons has a passion for teaching — in the classroom and the gym

    Jessi Clemons is known around Hardin County for her Zumba skills but she’s also a teacher and involved in the community in which she grew up.

    Clemons, 30, started taking dance lessons at the age of 4. While in college at the University of Kentucky, she danced for the Lady Legends, a dance group for the Legends minor league baseball team in Lexington.

    Years later, she took a Zumba class and fell in love with it. She knew she wanted to get involved with the fitness program based on dance.

  • Speakers with Spark: Experience the difference of wisely-chosen words

    By Denise Taylor

    Speakers with Spark

     

    The words we speak affect our lives more dramatically than we realize. They can subconsciously drain us of power or, if we’re acutely aware of them, can give us strength. Eliminate these commonly used words from your vocabulary and use the suggested replacement words. You might be surprised by the significant difference the new words make.

  • The List: Bed bug infestations rising

    Ninety-five percent of U.S. professional pest management companies have encountered a bed bug infestation in the past year, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky. Prior to 2000, only 25 percent of respondents had encountered a bed bug infestation. Also, NPMA reports one out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs, which leave itchy, bloody welts on human skin, at home or in a hotel. Here are some prevention and identification tips from the NPMA.

  • Unity through Diversity: Educational program set for Saturday

    Heartland Interfaith will attempt to create better understanding through a Unity through Diversity Interfaith Seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The educational program, sponsored by the North Central Education Foundation and the Joyce and Marvin Benjamin Endowment, is in the T.K. Stone Middle School auditorium in Elizabethtown.

    Interfaith member Allan Poikonen hopes the event can help the community get a sense of unity while at the same time respecting and honoring differences between cultures and faiths.

  • Heartland Festival deserves devotion needed to succeed

    Bardstown has its Kentucky Bourbon Festival and Paducah has its National Quilt Show. Pikeville has its Hillbilly Days and Owensboro has its International Bar-B-Q Festival. London has its World Chicken Festival and Elizabethtown has its … well, we’re not sure what we’ll have.

    Unfortunately, there is a looming question mark of uncertainty surrounding the future of the Heartland Festival. That’s a shame.

  • Photo: Flowers in the rain