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    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    Another year half gone, how does the time go so quickly? It seems with each year’s passing the next one goes a bit faster. This has been a very disastrous year for so many with tornados, flooding, fires, so many disasters of nature. We had 50-mile per hour winds here Monday afternoon, which tore up a shed near the home of our neighbor. Other than that, to my knowledge, this area has been fortunate in experiencing little damage this year.

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    Academic and Employment Improvement, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; POC: North Hardin HOPE, 351-4673.

  • GOLF: Haynes finishes 79th in Atlanta (07/03)

    ATLANTAMason Haynes didn’t make the final round top-40 cut and finished in 79th place at The Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club.

    A 2011 Elizabethtown High School graduate and incoming University of Missouri-St. Louis freshman, Haynes finished with a 17-over par 232 after three rounds and missed the fourth-round cut.

    Haynes shot a 6-over 78 in Friday’s third round after recording scores of 77 and 78 in the first two rounds.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Whelan ends career in grand fashion (07/03)

    Andrea Whelan ended her prolific prep softball career in grand fashion.

    Playing in the annual Kentucky-Tennessee Senior All-Star Series on Thursday night at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., the former North Hardin High School star pitcher earned both of her team’s wins as Kentucky took the series, 2-1.

  • Make-A-Wish, UAW grant local boy's dream

    For most anniversaries, people tend to exchange thoughtful gifts and have a night out together, but for 12-year-old Cy Yates, his anniversary later this month is a different type of celebration.

    In July of 2001, Yates’ left kidney was removed after a CAT scan revealed a tumor had encapsulated it.

    “I saw it (on the CAT scan) and I knew it was bad,” said Cy’s mother, Bo Yates. She heard the word no mother wants to hear, “cancer.”

  • Here is the church ... here is the steeple

    The church steeple, once a mainstay on a house of worship, stood high above the roofline and served several purposes. One was to help protect church bells from weather, another was to serve as a landmark or point of reference for locals and travelers. Here is a photo essay of just a small sampling of various types of steeples found in Hardin County.

  • Hardin Countians battled Redcoats in Revolution

    Hardin County was still wilderness when the Declaration of Independence was adopted 235 years ago today; nevertheless, this area has ties to the Revolutionary War.

    For instance, the men who settled Elizabethtown and the guy after whom the county – and John Hardin High School – were named all served as officers against England.

  • Moodt graduates from basic training

    MOODT. Army Spec. Sara M. Moodt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    She is the daughter of Joseph Moodt of Elizabethtown and Grace Moodt of Adams, Tenn.

    Moodt graduated in 2003 from Fort Campbell High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Troy University in Alabama.

  • Lions Club Supports Youth Through 4-H

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club was pleased to contribute to the Hardin County 4-H Program. 4-H is a community of young people across America, who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Lion President Brian Dennis, left, presents a check to Marla Stillwell, county extension agent for the 4-H youth program in support of these goals.

  • USA Cares host motorcycle ride

    Bob Belknap, Development director of USA Cares and Richard Nickoson of the “Because We Care” Ride. Richard Nickoson and Staff Sgt. Mellissa Olson set up the USA Medac’s “Because We Care” ride for USA Cares. The event raised $1,116 to help local military and their families. There were 52 bikes that made the 150 mile round trip ride.