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  • Elizabethtown man injured in wreck

    ELIZABETHTOWN — An Elizabethtown man is recovering at a Louisville hospital from serious injuries he suffered in a wreck Sunday evening on Hodgenville Road.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Robert Townsend, 74, was leaving a Hodgenville Road residence when his Nissan Altima pulled in front of a westbound Honda Pilot, causing a collision.
    Townsend was taken by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital, then transferred to University Hospital in Louisville with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

  • Walker, E'town mayor

    Tim Walker is walking into a new role with new responsibilities in January, but the process feels familiar.
    Serving 14 years as a member of Elizabethtown City Council, Walker, 51, soundly retained his seat in the government’s inner circle as a perennial top vote-getter, and he said he has worked to absorb knowledge and build relationships during his time in office.

  • Ho Ho Hodgenville

    Bobby Morrison didn’t realize in 1966 when the mayor asked him to play Santa Claus for the town that it would be a 44-year investment that would lead to buses full of toys and a holiday tradition.
    It began with Morrison and his Boy Scout troop selling trees downtown. Now it has grown to fixing up and distributing toys to children in need, food baskets, clothing drives and gifts for those in nursing homes at Christmas.

  • Toons go for the gold

    Maybe because the medium lends itself so well to the fanciful, several animated cartoons have been set at the U.S. Bullion Depository next to Fort Knox.
    The moral of these stories seems to be: Don’t rob the Depository, because you’ll get caught.
    This message is clear in “14 Carrot Rabbit,” a Looney Tunes cartoon from the ’50s. It’s only seven minutes long, so I’ll give away the ending.

  • Making a game of kindness

    A Heartland Elementary class is learning that the season of giving doesn’t only refer to presents.
    Cindy Mahon’s third grade class at Heartland Elementary School is completing a two-week long project that Mahon has called the Spread the Spirit game. Students have 10 cards which they pass to anyone for whom they perform a random act of kindness. The cards encourage the recipients to continue the chain of caring acts.

  • Chamber ornament continues salute to Vietnam veterans

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce once again is offering the public a chance to deck the halls with a special ornament.
    Since 1991, the chamber has offered Christmas ornaments featuring area landmarks. This year marks the 20th edition of the item, and the ornament design commemorates the “Thank You From the Heartand: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans” theme that was incorporated into the annual Heartland Festival.
    “It’s kind of a culmination piece of this past year,” said Rik Hawkins, chamber president and CEO.

  • Shimmering
  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin girls' round robin starts today (12/20)

    The only place to find high school hoops in the area prior to Christmas is in Radcliff at John Hardin.

    The Lady Bulldogs are hosting the four-team, six-game Pinkham Lincoln-Mercury Christmas Tournament the next three days.

    Each team plays three times in the round robin format.

    John Hardin (3-3) plays East Jessamine (1-4) in the opener at 6 tonight. The nightcap at 8 features Pikeville (2-3) against Henry County (2-2).

    On Tuesday night, Pikeville and East Jessamine face off at 6 and John Hardin plays Henry County at 8.

  • PREP SWIMMING RESULTS: Woodford County Invitational (12/20)




    Combined (23 Scoring Teams)

    6. Elizabethtown (ET)                                    339