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  • Spring Fling Poker Run revving up

    The streets will be hot Saturday as cold steel takes the open highway for a good cause.

    The ninth annual Spring Fling Poker Run will launch May 14 from VFW Post 10281 on Briggs Lane in Vine Grove, looking to raise money for Interlink Counseling Services, a Louisville nonprofit organization that offers counseling and recovery services for homeless veterans.

  • Broken patterns
  • Female officers work to prove themselves

    Cristina Davis always has felt the need to help people.

    That feeling led to four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and 12 years as a patrol officer for posts in Kentucky and California. Most recently, Davis joined Vine Grove Police Department as its second female certified police officer in the history of the force.

    Capt. Dale Riggs of VGPD said it’s important to have diversity in any profession.

  • Hardin County Farmers Market launches 2011 season

    Dark clouds hovered and a chill permeated the air Saturday morning, but weather did not dampen the opening of Hardin County Farmers Market.

    Patrons lined up to test wares and stock up early on plants and vegetables while vendors worked to oblige them despite torrential rains that have slowed farmers’ hands.

    Angie Lane was delighted to find out a farmers’ market operated  in Hardin County, having just moved from Clarksville, Tenn., with her son to rejoin her husband, a civilian worker at Fort Knox.

  • Women tap into their creative side

    The Kentucky Derby did more than just attract celebrities and world-class horses to Churchill Downs on Saturday.

    It also may have played a role in a slight dropoff in vendors at the Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, said organizer LaDonna Eastman.

  • 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.