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  • Salvation Army collects 99 percent of goal

    The generosity of the Hardin County community made up a lot of ground in two weeks.

    The local Salvation Army raised 99 percent of its $58,000 goal through its bell-ringing program this year, collecting more than $57,000 by the end of the campaign.

    Local director Marie Inmon said she is continually astounded by the generosity of the community in crunch time.

    “It was excellent,” she said of the response.

  • Medal of Honor recipient receives gifts, donation for scholarship fund

    Hardin County on Thursday bestowed gifts on Kentucky’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient.

    U.S. Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was presented with an engraved knife by Eastview knife maker Gene Baskett and an engraved M-4 rifle donated by Elizabethtown business Sporter Express at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Baskett also said The Knifemakers’ Guild, of which he is a member, made Meyer an honorary member.

    “This is a real honor to meet a Medal of Honor recipient,” Baskett said.

  • Two Radcliff men charged with assault

    Two Radcliff men were jailed Thursday on assault charges after a man claimed three people attacked him on the street.

    Armstead Baylor, 21, of 343 Emmaus Circle, and Gary Johnson, 26, of 108 Poppy Court, were arrested by Radcliff Police officers and charged with assault in the second degree.

    RPD received a call at 7:15 a.m. from a man who said he’d been attacked by three people, according to RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate. The man received cuts on his face, head, hand and was stabbed in the back, Shumate said.

  • County's animal shelter plans progress

    Plans for a larger and more modern animal shelter in Hardin County are progressing.

    PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. is developing floor plans to renovate an existing building at 220 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

    The vacant 17,000-square-foot building was purchased in October to offer a new facility in which Hardin County Animal Control can operate with animal health and adoptions more easily provided.

    Much of the inspiration for the plans comes from the Lexington Humane Society’s shelter.

  • Photo: By the dark of the moon
  • Man arrested on charge of receiving stolen property

    A Fairdale man was arrested by Kentucky State Police Wednesday afternoon in Grayson County on a Class D felony charge of receiving stolen property of less than $10,000.

    A commercial vehicle driven by Duston Z. Duvall, 26, was seen at 4:31 p.m. driving in the emergency lane at the 110-mile marker on Western Kentucky Parkway, according to the KSP post in Elizabethtown.

  • Church site of meth arrest

    A church parking lot was the latest location for a meth bust.

    Members of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department noticed a man standing outside his vehicle in the parking lot/yard of Caney Creek United Methodist Church around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday. There was no service at the church at the time, which aroused suspicion.

    Adam Whaley, 21, of Falls of Rough was arrested and charged when ingredients and materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were discovered.

  • Income tax deduction time limit draws near

    For some area residents, the end of the calendar year means making sure income tax deductions are in line.

    Otherwise, they won’t benefit fully from charitable contributions and other qualifying deductions until 2013.

    Krystal Williams, manager of Accounting and Tax Professionals in Elizabethtown, said business gets hectic in December with people trying to get in last-minute deductions.

    Many regular clients make such arrangements near the end of the calendar year, especially deductions for money given to charity, she said.

  • Photo: Getting in the last rounds of the year
  • United Way helps meet community’s basic needs

    Louisa Bonano of Elizabethtown looked into helping with the Senior Companion Program about three months ago as a way to bring in a little extra money.

    “When I found out what it was, the money wasn’t important any more,” she said.

    The program connects residents who have trouble leaving the house because of age, disability or other problems with helpers who can do light housework, cook occasional meals and spend time with them.