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  • Lincoln dinner proves to be Reagan's day

    The dinner was held to celebrate the Hardin County Republican Party’s connections to Abraham Lincoln, but many of the candidates gathered attached themselves to former President Ronald Reagan.

    With state primary races heating up, a flock of candidates appeared Saturday night at the Historic State Theater during the annual Lincoln Day dinner, emboldened behind a conservatism they feel is lacking in Frankfort.

    Gubernatorial candidates Bobbie Holsclaw and Phil Moffett made their cases, arguing the status quo is unacceptable.

  • Telecommunicators: An invisible source of aid

    When a Kentucky State Police officer radioed in about a traffic stop he was making, Jodi Shacklette and Nita Franklin set to work.

    Shacklette clicked away at her keyboard, peered at five computer monitors mounted at her work station and told the trooper that the driver he was dealing with was someone who had been charged with an assault and multiple instances of driving under the influence.

    Both KSP senior police telecommunicators have been doing their job at one post or another for the past 16 years.

  • Police: Road rage led to Sunday night shooting

    Police say a Sunday night shooting at the Five Star Food Mart near Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown stemmed from road rage a few miles earlier in the northbound lane of Interstate 65.

    The shooting left Su Hong Springer, 53, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK: North learns from loss to defending 3-A champion Louisville Male (04/18)

    The North Hardin High School boys’ track team tried to everything back together Friday afternoon following a faceoff that didn’t go as planned with four-time Class 3-A state champion Louisville Male in a dual meet Thursday.

    A former athlete helped lessen the sting of the loss. Coach James Webb asked Travis Thompson, a 2002 North Hardin graduate, to briefly speak to the current boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • Senior Life: Caregivers in the work force

    Many of us are jugglers and magicians by trade; we just didn’t recognize our talents. As workers and employees, we juggle multiple demands and schedules, on and off the clock.

    At the end of our shifts, many of us head home to take care of other family members. These family members are not necessarily minor children, but rather mothers, fathers or other aging family members. Their needs must be juggled with responsibilities to our employers. Somehow, it seems through magic, their needs are met, even if the caregiver is the one that struggles.

  • Day of service puts students to work

    A soggy morning and bitter chill didn’t stop hundreds of energetic North Hardin High School students from abandoning their beds Saturday to honor a pledge.

    About 430 students committed to the inaugural day of service, which sent teams to clean, spruce and improve more than 20 sites in Hardin County. Chores included, among many, picking up trash, painting and landscaping.

  • 4-H sewing teaches practical skills

    Sewing is a skill that complements the total development of the individual. It teaches concrete, measurable skills and provides an incremental learning curve, in which each success allows for the next project to be attempted. 4-H offers several ways to get involved in sewing, including the 4-H Fashion Revue.

  • Dixon named Heartland Music Festival Parade theme contest winner

    Bob Swope, sponsor of the Heartland Music Festival Parade announced the winner of the 2011 Parade Theme Contest at the April Hardin County Chamber luncheon. The winner is Ruth Dixon of Elizabethtown.

    The theme is “Education ExCELs in the Heartland.” Dixon, a retired teacher, said, “I chose this theme because ExCEL stands for Excellence in the Classroom and Education Leadership.” 

  • Tarver speaks to Rotary Club members


    Steven Tarver of the YMCA was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting April 12. He gave an update on the mission and programs of the YMCA. He was assisted by Christine Salak. Pictured from left, Nannette Johnston, Christine Salak and Steven Tarver.

  • Wesley Hilltop House names King and Queen

    Wesley Hilltop House seniors had a drawing Feb. 17 for King and Queen. Each member wrote down their own name and a drawing was held to pick a King and Queen. The King was Joe Warren and the Queen was Donna Means.