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  • Jan. 31, 2010: Obituaries

    James E. Ditto

    James E. Ditto, 69, of Irvington died Wednesday Jan, 27, 2010.

    He is survived by his wife, Fannie M. Ditto; and his children, Minnie Warren, Margaret Surrell, Terra, Dion, and Chris Ditto, and Morris Duncan.

    Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. EST today at Clair Memorial Methodist Church in Irvington.

    Burial will follow in Brooks Cemetery in Irvington.

    Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington is in charge of arrangements.

  • Senior life: Tax-Aide assistance program returns

    By MONICA RUEHLING, Senior Life columnist


    Assistance is by appointment only. Hours are 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Main Branch Hardin County Public Library, 100 Jim Owen Drive.

    Hours at the North Branch Hardin County Public Library, 800 S. Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff, at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays.

    Call 862-9611 to schedule an appointment at either location.

  • Smoking ban looms in Radcliff



    HARDIN COUNTY While smoking bans in Elizabethtown and unincorporated parts of Hardin County have been in effect for several years, authorities have yet to issue a citation.

    A similar ban for Radcliff begins April 1.

    Elizabethtown Chief Fire Inspector Rusty Todd said he has seen a tremendous amount of cooperation with people obeying the law.

  • Club has speaker from Hilliard Lyons

    Alan Morel, an investment analyst with Hilliard Lyons, was the speaker at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. From left, Rotary Club President Tim Asher, Alan Morel and Brent Ditto, who is also with Hilliard Lyons.


  • Warm Blessings collects donations

    1 Heartland Flyers Competitive Cheerleader Youth Squad collected and donated mittens, creamed soup and a country ham to the Warm Blessings Meal Kitchen which recently located to 609 E. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown. Youth delivering the items are Mandi and Marissa Priddy (friends of the squad), Gracie Bowman, Taylor Blakeman, and Lexi Pridddy. Warm Blessings is open to anyone needing a hot meal, and serves Monday through Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monetary donations are appreciated and my be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

  • Garden Club makes donation to Greenspace

    Jan Rucker, left, accepts a check for Greenspace of Elizabethtown and Hardin County from Ann Kowalkoski, president of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown.


  • ‘Just Us Girls’ tea party gets community support

    The Hardin County Breast Cancer Support Group held its fourth annual “Just Us Girls” tea party Oct. 20. We would like to thank our special guests Dr. Ted Moore and Chastity Hancock. Chastity Hancock had a breast cancer fundraiser for her 16th birthday on July 25 and raised more than $3,000 to help women without insurance receive a free mammogram.

  • Military briefs

    ATWELL. Army National Guard Spec. Christopher J. Atwell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. A 1993 graduate of Central Hardin High School, he received a bachelor's degree in 1998 from Western Kentucky University.

    INHOFE. Army Pvt. Tyler Inhofe has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 2009 graduate of John Hardin High.

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  • Malito labels Rider a political 'insider'



    HARDIN COUNTY — The race for the Democratic nomination for judge-executive intensified over the weekend.

    Candidate Perry Malito launched a volley at those he feels are part of the “establishment,” and accused one of his opponents, Al Rider, of asking him to withdraw from the race the day before the filing deadline.