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  • DuPlessis gets first look at life as a legislator

    State Rep.-elect Jim DuPles­sis of the 25th Dis­trict said learning the political ropes in Frankfort makes him feel like he’s back in school.

  • Taste of Radcliff is Monday

    The Radcliff Women’s Club will taste Radcliff next week before sinking their teeth into community projects.

    The seventh annual Taste of Radcliff event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center. There are about 50 tickets left $10 each. They can be purchased at Radcliff City Hall or from any club member before the event and will not be on sale at the door.

  • Remembrance service is Sunday

    The holiday season can be particularly difficult for anyone who has lost a loved one.

    Hosparus of Central Ken­tucky is offering help to deal with the grief and loss Sunday afternoon.

    Hosparus’ annual holiday remembrance service is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Tour offered for caregivers, everyone

    For 20 minutes next week, individuals can experience the challenges, confusion and barriers of those living with dementia as they are guided through a virtual dementia tour at Allegro Inspired Senior Living.

    The tour is meant to help caregivers better identify with their loved one’s day-to-day struggles and improve their ability to provide care.

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  • Kroger crasher gets 13-year sentence

    The second time June Blocker crashed a car into Kroger is much more costly.

    The 53-year-old Elizabethtown woman was handed final sentencing Tuesday. Circuit Judge Ken Howard went with the plea agreement deal of a 13-year sentence with parole eligibility at 20 percent. She also must pay $24,667.40 of restitution to Kroger, which was her former employer.

  • Tree Lighting, Trees for Troops set for Thursday

    The Fort Knox installation’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the post gazebo located across from Brooks Parade Field on post.

  • Gate closed indefinitely

    Fort Knox’s Patton Museum gate closed in November and officials said they have no plans to reopen it.

    Visitors no longer will be able to drive directly from Dixie Highway into the museum’s parking lot and now must enter the post through the main gate, driving about two miles and making at least three turns before reaching the museum.

  • Council denies zoning change for YMCA property

    A requested zoning change for land the YMCA hoped to kick start its fundraising campaign was denied Monday at an Elizabethtown City Council meeting.

    With a 4-2 vote, the council passed a municipal order to uphold the planning commission’s recommendation to deny the change to property at 1401 Pear Orchard Road, 12 acres of which was to be given to the YMCA.

  • Man charged with beating girlfriend

    A West Point man was arrested early Monday morning and charged with beating his girlfriend for hours, leaving her unconscious, bloodied and bruised.

    Held captive in her own home and unable to report the attack for weeks, the woman managed to contact police on Thanksgiving Day.