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  • Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Buy local program launched at chamber meeting

    Keeping money circulating among local vendors is the central message of a buy local media campaign that begins Oct. 1.

    Introduced Wednesday at a meeting of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the program is based on a statewide effort used in Maine. It encourages consumers to select local businesses over out-of-town shopping trips and online options in order to “Help Keep Hardin County Strong.”

  • Former library employee sues county

    A former employee of the Hardin County Public Library has filed a civil suit against the county stemming from the library’s alleged discrimination against her disability.

    Mary Daugherty, 49, worked at the library for 13 years before resigning from her position in December while on medical leave, she said.

  • Knox Boxes could help Vine Grove emergency workers

    A proposed ordinance could require buildings constructed in the future and renovated at least 50 percent to include a measure that would allow emergency workers to enter without busting a door down.

    Knox Boxes are locked boxes of thick metal that are bolted to the inner wall of a house or structure and allow someone with a key to unlock the box from the outside.

    An ordinance that would require new construction and majorly renovated buildings to include a Knox Box is set to come before Vine Grove City Council.

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  • Fundraising event planned for 4-year-old with cancer

    Bill Bigelow went to buy a car. He found a personal hero and an opportunity to help.

    The Elizabethtown man is the primary booster and organizer of a day-long fundraising event Saturday for a 4-year-old struggling with leukemia.

  • Comer meets and greets with Hardin County voters

    Republican agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer made a stop Tuesday evening in Elizabethtown to meet with voters at the Brown-Pusey House.

    The fundraising and meet-and-greet event was not sponsored by any organization, Comer said, but rather put together by local residents who support his candidacy. The candidate said he had a lot of “good people supporting me in E’town.”

  • Under construction: Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Sunrise Manor Nursing Home
    Location: 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville
    Size: 100,000-square feet, two-stories on a 13-acre tract
    Scheduled completion date: Fall 2011
    The facility features: 137 beds in 15 separate living areas

  • Central Kentucky Wheelmen reach fundraising goals for road signs

    The Central Kentucky Wheelmen reached a fundraising goal to place 20 share the road signs along Elizabethtown roadways to improve public awareness and bicycle safety.

    The money was raised Saturday during the club’s Share the Road Tour, which featured a city ride and various countywide bicycle tours.

    Carmen Coyle, president of the Central Kentucky Wheelmen, was proud of the effort to purchase signs, which each cost $100 including installation.

  • Rineyville Days schedule change could draw audience longer

    Rineyville Days planners think a small schedule change could make a big difference in how long patrons stay at the festival.

    The event takes place this Saturday, rather than the first Saturday in October. That traditional date has conflicted in the past with some other events, most notably Lincoln Days.

    Rineyville Fire Chief Shane Crutcher said area residents have been visiting Rineyville Days, but they leave sooner than they might otherwise because they try to visit both festivals.