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  • Photo: Washing minter away
  • Bridge work back to causing delays
  • E’town to extend thousands to Koori Machi recovery effort

    The News-Enterprise 

    Elizabethtown will extend a hand of help to its Japanese sister city, Koori Machi, which has been battered by three earthquakes and is in the crosshairs of a possible nuclear meltdown.

    Mayor Tim Walker recommended Monday that the city give Koori Machi $15,000 from contingency funds, saying the money will be used primarily to house the number of homeless people in the city who lost their homes to the damage. Walker has said the city’s school also was damaged.

  • Rescuers respond to calls during heavy rains

    A heavy downpour of more than 4 inches of rain in Hardin County in less than 24 hours left roads closed, drove waterways over their banks and kept rescue workers busy.

    County rescue workers were called for five rescues between 1 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    During rescues they helped four motorists who had driven into high water and one who suffered damage to her home and needed a way out.

    The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday morning for Hardin and LaRue counties. The warning lasted until 11 a.m.

  • Middle school student serves as Radcliff's King for a day

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall enlisted some youthful assistance to run the city Monday.

    North Middle School student Andrew Holland was named junior mayor for the day, receiving an in-depth tour of city hall and briefings on the functions of the Radcliff police and fire departments.

    Holland landed the role after his homebound teacher, Dottye Moore, approached Duvall and told him Holland’s story. Moore served as Duvall’s campaign manager during the 2010 mayoral election.

  • Heritage Council names new director

    An Elizabethtown native is returning home to lead the Elizabethtown Hardin County Heritage Council as the new executive director.

    Heath Seymour begins full-time duties April 18. He recently moved from Scottsville to Buffalo with his wife, LeeAnn, and two children.

    Seymour was selected for the job by a hiring committee appointed by the council’s board and approved by the board.

    His duties will include the revitalization of downtown and initiating parts of the mayor’s plans for the city.

  • Car damages statue of young Abe in Hodgenville

    Landmark News Service
    The statue of young Abraham Lincoln with a dog was knocked off its base early Sunday and dragged by a car that drove into the traffic island at Lincoln Square in Hodgenville. The vehicle also struck the base of a century-old statue of the seated president.

    A 23-year-old driver from Barren County was charged with drunken driving by Hodgenville police.
    The young Abe statue, dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration, was severely scratched and scraped. Its base was dented.

  • HMH hosting informational session today

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will host an informational booth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the admitting lobby as part of the National Healthcare Decisions Day initiative.

    The NHDD is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations to ensure that all adults with decision-making capacity in the U.S. have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their health care decisions, according to HMH.

    Anyone unable to attend who would like more information can contact HMH Patient Advocates at (270) 706-1327.

  • Vine Grove water tower work well under way

    Work on the Vine Grove water tower off Ky. 1500 is about 30 percent complete.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt told city council members April 4 during a monthly meeting that work has begun on the inside and outside of the tower.

    The outside work consists of painting the tower light blue with the city’s name in navy blue. Inside work is applying a coating to protect the metal of the water tower and preserve the water’s integrity.

  • Funeral held for shooting victim

    A message of hope was offered Monday to friends and family of Toni Ballard.

    Ballard, the victim of Thursday’s shooting on Bardstown Road, was buried in the Boston Christian Church Cemetery.

    Stuart Jones, senior minister of First Christian Church in Elizabethtown, officiated at Ballard’s funeral. Jones worked to reassure those that gathered using Biblical promises about what awaits people after death.

    “This isn’t the end,” he said at the Boston chapel of Kappel Funeral Home.