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Today's News

  • Boxes full of good tidings provide holiday help

    Helping Hand of Hope Executive Director David Dozer described volunteers at Magnet Business Park on Monday as Santa’s little elves working feverishly to give needy families a good Christmas this year.

    A warehouse space the charitable agency has been occupying inside the business center was chock full of toys, clothes and food items Monday as volunteers unloaded more shipments of donated goods while others sorted and organized items and some filled food boxes with the essentials for a proper Christmas meal.

  • Getting in the holiday spirit

    Mae Knight, left, president of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, presented Sara Ferrell with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Optimists’ Christmas party Dec. 13. Ferrell read the story “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to club members, putting everyone in the holiday spirit.

  • In Migrant Education Program, tutors travel, too

    Sheila Newman was bombarded by the knee-high inhabitants of the Reyeses house. Marcia, 4, and Clarita, 3, clamored around Newman, shouting “hellos” and showing off pink princess necklaces.

    Newman cooed appropriately over the plastic jewelry and walked upstairs to the kitchen.

    The house was fairly empty because the Reyeses’ still were settling in after a recent move. Little Eduardo, 1, was asleep on the couch; Joseline, 7, and Francisco, 9, were preparing for a tutoring session with Newman.

  • War hero's tale becomes part of county's heritage

    The Hardin County History Museum immortalized a local war hero Saturday and placed the first U.S. Air Force exhibit in its ranks for public view.

    The museum honored Air Force Capt. Vanley Johnson by putting his uniform and dog tags on display, which was unveiled by members of Johnson’s family. A photo of Johnson and a plaque bearing his name accompanied the uniform.

  • Kids Cafe seeks new quarters

    Nelle Thomas is looking for a Christmas miracle — a glimmer of hope in a time when the loving hand of a Good Samaritan or two is needed.

    Thomas, director of Kids Café, a local community outreach program, said the program has grown beyond its current space and needs a new home.

    Kids Café has called New Hope Community Church on Dee Street in Elizabethtown home for about four years. Starting modestly, the program initially served about 20 children and was designed as a Bible study until volunteers realized the children were hungry, Thomas said.

  • Christmas goes to the dogs

    One Elizabethtown family this year has replaced Christmas giving to each other  with providing for homeless animals in Hardin County.

    Kelly Hammontree and her immediate and extended family are putting their Christmas money toward buying new toys, beds, treats, blankets, cleaning supplies and other gifts for the animals housed in Hardin County’s Animal Control facility.

    “Everybody’s just giving a little bit of everything,” she said.

  • SOCCER: John Hardin's Alex Higdon takes his game to the national level (12/19)

    Having already made a name for himself on the area, regional and state soccer scenes, Alex Higdon recently took his game to the next level.

    The national one.

    A John Hardin High School junior, Higdon helped the 18-player Region II team win the 1995 boys age group at the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys’ NCAA Interregional, which was held Dec. 9-11 at Rathmell Sports Park in Vestavia, Ala. The ODP Interregional is held in conjunction with the Men’s NCAA College Cup.

  • Senior Life: The reverse gift list

    Making lists of things to do often is helpful, especially now as the busy holiday season is under way. Lists remind us of gifts to buy, cards to mail and last-minute errands to run. Lists can help us accomplish important tasks in what seems to be a short amount of time.

  • RPD investigating two-vehicle crash

    Radcliff Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday evening at the intersection of Ky. 313 and Wiselyn Drive that sent one person to a Louisville hospital for treatment.

  • A Christmas concert for Chuck

    Charles “Chuck” Campbell was not leading the Heartland Winds’ annual winter concert Sunday afternoon at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, but he was clapping away in heaven, his wife said.

    The Heartland Winds dedicated  its “Winter Reflections” concert to the memory of the founder and former leader, who succumbed to cancer in July.

    Campbell also served 31 years as a public school band director, directing bands at East and North Hardin High Schools as well as George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.