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  • Allegro camp keeps kids’ toes tappin’

    The Allegro Dance Center is keeping kids in step — and in rhythm — this summer.

    The center hosted a musical theater camp this week, where children ages 6 to 13 worked on a performance of “The Little Mermaid.” The camp culminates with a performance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Director Carol Zagar uses the camp to identify new talent for other programs in the center and the community. At 13, children can become part of Youth Theatre of Hardin County.

  • Father faces up to 60 years in prison for threats

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to 12 counts of threatening communications with the intent to injure.

    Anthony Gambino, 45, had been accused of making threatening phone calls to a Hardin County Social Services worker, a Constituent Services employee and two foster parents.

    He now faces a combined maximum penalty of 60 years in prison, a $3 million fine and supervised release for a period of up to three years.

  • Non-smoking area designated at Optimist Park

    A conflict at a baseball game at Optimist Park in Vine Grove has prompted a no-smoking designated area at the park.

    Some fans on an opposing team at a recent game were smoking in the bleachers. The smokers were confronted by other spectators concerned about the health of the children, said Kary Broussard, city clerk and treasurer.

    She said the confrontation almost culminated into a fight before it was diffused.

  • Red Cross hosts blood drive today

    To celebrate the beginning of summer, the local American Red Cross is dressing up a blood drive with festival flair.
    Red Cross is hosting the Celebrate Summer - Celebrate Life Blood Drive from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Pritchard Community Center. Along with the drive, donors will be treated to food and live entertainment.

    The event, formerly known as Cooking for Life, is in its 20th year, said Sharon Thompson, director of the local Red Cross office.

  • FSA reminds producers about paperwork requirement

    The Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that each must have an adjusted gross income verification consent form on file with the Internal Revenue Service to receive USDA program payments.

  • Y.E.S. launches direct mail campaign

    Yes for Economic Success has added another layer to its campaign to place expanded alcohol sales on the ballot in Hardin County.

    The collaboration of local economic development organizations and individuals who believe expanded alcohol sales is a needed economic tool launched a direct mail campaign in Elizabethtown this week to drum up additional support from petitioners in Hardin County’s largest city.

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  • Garden Tour and Tea showcases Elizabethtown landscapes

    Variety is the only theme of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown’s 2011 tour.

    The annual garden tour and tea begins at the Brown-Pusey House in downtown Elizabethtown, where tea and the historic building’s garden can be enjoyed. A display of attractive and interesting plants from members’ gardens also are displayed.

    From there, garden enthusiasts can explore the unique landscapes of five private Elizabethtown residences. Each stop is different and each display stretches beyond flower beds.

  • USDA program helps with job creation

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to help rural businesses create jobs through cooperative development centers.

    The Rural Cooperative Development Grant program will award grants of as much as $225,000 to colleges, universities and nonprofit groups.

    The money must be used to create and operate centers that help individuals or groups establish, expand or operate rural businesses, especially cooperatives.

  • Wreck on Leitchfield Road injures two

    Two drivers were injured in an wreck on Leitchfield Road near the Hardin County-Grayson County line Tuesday morning.

    James Brewer of Big Clifty was traveling west when he began to fall asleep, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. His 2002 Kia drifted off the right shoulder.

    Brewer overcorrected and lost control, skidding sideways into the eastbound lane where a Ford Ranger, operated by Melissa Decker of Leitchfield, collided with his vehicle, police said.