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  • Veteran receives free car repairs

    A U.S. Army veteran from Rineyville has been recognized for his service, receiving thousands of dollars worth of vehicle repairs for free as part of a nationwide search to assist a combat veteran in each state.

    Travis Tiffany, who completed a 13-month tour in Iraq, was aided by an AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care center in the Louisville area as part of the company’s 50 Cars in 50 States program to service vehicles for a veteran in every state.

    The campaign coincides with AAMCO’s 50-year anniversary celebration.

  • E'town man pleads guilty to abuse, marijuana cultivation

    Eight days before his case was scheduled for jury trial, an Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of criminal abuse and marijuana cultivation.

    Michael J. Murray, 34, was indicted in January on charges of second-degree criminal abuse, cultivating marijuana — gun enhanced and less than five plants, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • State Theater event offers look at how songs evolve

    Of the numerous concerts staged at the Historic State Theater, few have offered an intimate and insightful look at how thoughts turn into lyrics and blossom into hit songs.

    Saturday’s Behind the Music, A Songwriter’s Intimate Tale will do just that with songwriters and their guitars.

    The 7:30 p.m. event features John Ford Coley, of the 1970s hit-making duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, as well as Byron Hill and Roxie Dean, who all have penned hits over their lengthy careers.

  • Hamfest returning to promote safety, community

    The Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club hosts its 35th annual Hamfest on Saturday.

    The milestone isn’t being celebrated with fanfare, only the selling and mingling that has brought regular vendors and customers back for years.

    The event is from 8 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Saturday at the State Fire and Rescue Training Facility at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The event is a sale that features new and used amateur radios, CB radios and electronic parts.

  • April cleanup month in Vine Grove

    VINE GROVE — Vine Grove residents are asked this month to spruce up their homes and make sure they comply with city regulations for the state of their properties.

    A tire amnesty program through the Hardin County judge-executive’s office is available to Vine Grove residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 and 12.

    A collection bin for tires is to be set up during those times near the city recycling collection bins at the corner of Mill Street and Ky. 144.

  • Mayberry Days supports proposed playground

    The whimsical fun of Mayberry Days is partnering with a good cause this year.

    The April 26-27 festival in Vine Grove is hosting events to raise money for a proposed playground that could be used by all children, including those with disabilities.

    The event began as an idea from Mayor Blake Proffitt, who said he often hears people comment on how similar Vine Grove is to the town of Mayberry in “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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  • E'town man indicted in Radcliff shooting

    An Elizabethtown man has been indicted in Hardin Circuit Court on 10 felony charges in connection to an alleged shooting February in Radcliff.

    Jonaci Luis Lopez, 19, faces charges of attempted murder and nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment returned Thursday, Lopez shot a firearm Feb. 9 in the direction of at least 10 people — three of whom were children — and injured one man, Shasheem James.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Lopez is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Possible evidence remains of WWII POW’s hijinks at Knox

    Fort Knox isn’t generally known for its palm trees, but the military installation can claim a few nonetheless.

    Thought to be left by German World War II prisoners of war, drawings of palm trees appear on dozens of chimneys on post, said Matt Rector, Fort Knox historic preservation specialist.

    At last count, Rector tallied 39 such drawings, but said there probably are more.

    “These are predominantly located along Fifth Avenue,” Rector said.

  • Police searching for shooting suspect

    Two days after shots were fired into a passenger car carrying five men, Kentucky State Police continue to search for a suspect.

    Radcliff Police Department received a call at 7:30 p.m. Friday regarding a shooting near the 1300 block of Blackjack Road, according to a news release.

    Police said another vehicle carrying several passengers pulled up alongside the Ford passenger car and fired several rounds.

    The Ford’s front passenger, Corey Stephens, 19, of Radcliff, sustained a gunshot wound to the face, according to police. No one else was injured.