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  • Photos: Masters of gardens
  • A Community Cause

    The “c” word often arouses fear and dread, but many communities change the “c” from “cancer” to “cause,” bringing them together.

    Fund-raisers to help those battling cancer take a number of forms, from special nights at restaurants where portions of sales go to help those battling the disease to walks or runs held specifically to gain financial sponsors.

    Just as cancer does not discriminate due to age or gender, neither does a community when it comes to participating in events for a cause.

  • Radcliff woman loses home, pet in fire

    A woman lost her home and a beloved pet in a Thursday night fire at Golden Rainbow Mobile Home Park off Hill Street in Radcliff.

    The home, which belonged to Marcia Bartlett, suffered severe interior damage as a result of the flames, which authorities said started from inside the home within the heating and cooling unit.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the fire occurred at Lot 1 of the mobile home around 10 Thursday night and took close to two hours to extinguish, destroying most of the woman’s belongings.

  • RFD invests in healing wheels

    The Radcliff Fire Department has found an interactive way to give back to children.

    The department has purchased and customized a wagon it plans to donate to Kosair Children’s Hospital as a means of transport for patients.

    The idea was the brainchild of Lt. Steve Compton, who noticed the hospital’s use of such wagons while visiting the hospital during his niece’s surgery.

    Compton said several of the wagons are sponsored by fire departments and felt the gesture could be replicated by Radcliff.

  • Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient addresses students

    Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams built an immense appreciation for his country at an early age.

    He told a packed gym Thursday morning at North Hardin High School  that he credits a teacher for instilling patriotism in him as a young child. She often called on the class at random to recite The American’s Creed — a document he said succinctly embodies American values.

  • Group leading charge to provide Radcliff with flags

    A group of residents is leading the charge to provide Radcliff with 100 American flags for various city events.

    After about three weeks of work, the group has collected 33, said Bob Moore, who spent nearly 27 years in the U.S. Army.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall indicated during a March council meeting that he would like to see the city line the streets with 100 flags during events such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and Veterans Day. So Moore, his wife, Dottye, among others, have spearheaded the effort to make it happen by June 14, Flag Day.

  • Cancer survivors push through relapses, difficulties

    Barb Underwood of Elizabethtown has one main piece of advice after beating four different types of cancer since 1964.

    Get tested.

    Underwood and Bob Hack of Elizabethtown will join their 115 combined years of surviving seven different cancers as ambassadors at this year’s Elizabethtown Relay for Life, which is next weekend.

    Underwood had herself tested when she had a knot on her leg. Seeing her father die of pancreatic cancer and then her mother die of breast cancer only two months earlier had made her wary.

  • Man arrested after shots fired

    An Elizabethtown man was taken into custody after he turned a gun on another man early Wednesday morning.

    Frankie L. Wheatley, 24, was arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon after firing slugs into a 1999 Dodge Durango driven by Travis R. Price, 22, also of Elizabethtown, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Photos: Prayer on the Square
  • Getting crafty: Every Woman event encourages creativity

    Crafty women will put their skills on display Saturday.

    The third annual Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The event is free and open to the public.

    It will include fine art, photography, note cards, jewelry, handmade soaps and candles, glass, baskets, pottery, pet and children’s items, confections, face painting and crafts demonstrations.