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  • Summer concert artist could be named by March

    After thousands of rollicking country fans flocked to Freeman Lake Park this past August to watch Tracy Lawrence perform, Elizabethtown hopes to recapture that level of excitement next year.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the concert once again will coincide with the Heartland Festival in 2014 and the city will pursue another nationally recognized artist.

    Vaughn said she hopes to announce the next artist in March once she returns from maternity leave.

  • Police: Woman tried twice to sell baby

    An Elizabethtown woman was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center early Wednesday morning on charges that she twice attempted to sell her newborn child.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.

    According to an arrest citation, Brown promised to sell her newborn daughter to two different individuals.

  • Hardin County fending off flu virus

    Hardin County has so far remained unscathed this flu season, despite Kentucky as a whole having a wider spread of flu activity than most others across the nation.

    However, the peak of flu season still is a month or more away, and next week’s National Influenza Vaccination Week is a reminder there still is time to be inoculated against the virus.

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  • Christmas in the Country set for two Saturdays this month

    Glendale’s quaint take on Christmas cheer is returning to Main Street this weekend.

    Historic Glendale’s Christmas in the Country kicks off at noon Saturday with a parade that will include an appearance by Santa Claus in a horse-drawn carriage, said Robin Brooks with the Glendale Merchants Association, which sponsors the event.

    “It’s a really nice day in Glendale,” she said of the event.

  • Families displaced in duplex fire

    Elizabethtown Fire Department is investigating a duplex fire at 211 Terry Court that left two mothers and nine children without their homes just a few weeks before Christmas.

    Fire investigator Jeremy Goodman said Tuesday afternoon he had narrowed the origin of the fire to a handful of causes. The fire was unusual, he said, because of the time frame in which the blaze escalated.

  • Vine Grove City Council address water line bid at meeting

    Vine Grove’s infrastructure is in need of repair and Monday night the city council discussed the bidding process for the project.

    The $1.2 million project to refurbish the water system is funded by a Base Realignment and Closure grant. Currently the system contains two-inch galvanized pipes in some areas, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    A pre-bid meeting is at 10 a.m. Friday. The meeting is for city officials to answer questions from contractors concerning the project.

  • Dickens event to move if inclement weather hits

    Vine Grove’s annual A Dickens of a Christmas will move indoors Friday if cold or inclement weather arrives as forecasted.

    As of Wednesday, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected Friday with temperatures in the lower 30s dropping to the lower 20s later in the day.

    If moved, events scheduled to take place in Jenny’s park will be at the Community Center in City Hall at 300 W. Main St., said Jackie Johnson, city clerk.

  • Eastview woman arrested on animal cruelty charges

    A woman living at an Eastview home on Sonora Hardin Springs Road was arrested Monday night and charged with animal cruelty when police found what appeared to be a “religious sacrifice” with two dead chickens, a goat head and a dead turtle at the residence.

    Evilia Macias Farias, 40, was arrested by Kentucky State Police. Police went to the home on a search warrant for possible drug activity, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said, but no drugs were found.

  • Goodman sentenced to 30 years for role in robbery

    More than a year after her store was robbed, Carolyn Edelin said if Steven Goodman had asked for help, the events of Oct. 27, 2012, may have turned out differently.

    “If he had come to my store that morning and asked for help, he would have got it,” Edelin said Tuesday during Goodman’s sentencing hearing in Hardin Circuit Court. “He did not have to take the route that he did.”