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  • Vine Grove to consider water, sewer rate increase

    Vine Grove officials plan to discuss at their next meeting the possibility of increasing water and sewer rates.

    Andy Lange, assistant director of Bowling Green-based Kentucky Rural Water Association, proposed increases Monday to Vine Grove City Council during the council’s monthly meeting.

    The proposed changes would increase the rate for the first 1,000 gallons of water used from $13.40 to $14 and from $7.76 to $10 for sewer.

  • Cecilia Days features 'Duck Dynasty' homage

    Phil, Si, Willie and several other members of the Robertson clan are booked for this year’s Cecilia Days. Sort of.

    The annual festival’s Almost Talent Show’s theme this year is based on the popular A&E reality television show “Duck Dynasty.” The show follows members of a family who found success in establishing a business making products for duck hunters.

  • Civil War drama is Saturday in E’town

    The Civil War Ghosts and Legends Drama is making a move toward lack of movement on the part of attendees.

    The drama is Saturday and features a new format for performances. Instead of taking in history on a walking tour, the audience will be seated throughout the event.

    There are two performances — at 6 and 7:30 p.m. — in the Cunningham Garden at Brown-Pusey House. Tickets are available at 5 p.m. and are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, and free for children up to age 6.

  • Army: Soldier killed Monday served 19th Engineer Battalion

    The soldier killed Monday in a wreck on Joe Prather Highway served as a specialist in the 19th Engineer Battalion and was deployed twice during his eight-year career in the U.S. Army, according to Fort Knox officials

    Spc. Jarred Carriere, 27, entered the Army in 2005 and has been stationed at Fort Knox since 2007, said Kyle Hodges, post media relations officer.

    Carriere, a Louisiana native, was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, Hodges said.

  • The Color Run denied tourism funding

    Organizers of The Color Run in Elizabethtown will have to market the fun run without tourism funding.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission denied a $5,000 request for advertising and marketing, which would have been used to purchase television and radio spots and a billboard along U.S. 62 ahead of the Oct. 12 gathering at Freeman Lake Park.

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  • Man accused of throwing rock at brother

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with second-degree assault after police say he struck his brother with a rock.

    James F. Jackson, 43, was arrested at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday after an Elizabethtown police officer responded to his Nicholas Street residence in reference to a fight, according to a citation. The officer found both Jackson and his brother, Vincent Jackson, bleeding. After speaking with witnesses, police said the injuries were sustained after a verbal argument turned physical.

  • Looking to hit the jackpot

    Lottery faithful know about hot streaks.

    Some meticulously track “hot numbers” that come up more often than others in drawings.

    It doesn’t take a statistician to note customers at the Valero at the corner of Knox Avenue and West Main Street in Vine Grove are on a hot streak.

    The store has sold a couple of high-profile tickets recently, about $1,000 on a scratch-off and another significant amount on a lottery. Officials haven’t yet received word on how much that winning took away.

  • Building a better tomorrow

    Facility expansion is on the table for local districts in this upcoming school year.

    The year includes multiple construction and renovation projects in the districts, including the addition of three new buildings for Hardin County Schools.

  • Paul targets Obamacare, Clinton during E'town stop

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul capped a busy day of appearances Tuesday at Elizabethtown Christian Academy and his first words to the crowd of more than 300 was more a declaration than a hello.

    “Does anyone here still want to defund Obamacare?” Paul asked, receiving a hearty ovation from the crowd, which was brought together by the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots.