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  • Lincoln Days: Look-alike participants come from nationwide

    Seeing a sash draped across someone at a festival isn’t too unusual, but at Lincoln Days, the accessories aren’t handed out to pageant winners.

    The annual Lincoln Days festival took place this weekend, and the yearly Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contests drew many spectators as well as contestants from multiple states, including California and North Carolina.

  • North's Bevars steps down

    After dedicating more than 40 years to the game of basketball and North Hardin High School, Ron Bevars has decided to resign as coach of the Trojans.

    Bevars, 70, met with North Hardin principal Lonnie Dennis on Friday morning to inform Dennis of his decision. Bevars said he spent a lot of time thinking about stepping down during the offseason and finally decided this was the right time to do it.

  • A family on a mission: Pauls pack love for Honduras

    In three weeks, a Radcliff family will set out to build new lives in one of the poorest places in the Western hemisphere.

    Shawn Paul, his wife, Nancy, and their daughter Alexis, 19, are leaving behind almost everything Oct. 30 and moving to Copàn Ruinas, Honduras, to start a ministry.

    “Our clothes, computers, camera equipment and that’s about it,” Paul said of their packing plans.

  • USA Cares hosting 10th anniversary gala

    USA Cares is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style next month with a formal gala at the Marriott East Hotel in Louisville.

    The celebration opens at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 2 with a VIP reception and photo opportunity followed by a general reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., and the dinner, program and live auction at 7 p.m., according to the organization.

  • Pipeline now accepting grant applications

    Officials with the Bluegrass Pipeline are accepting applications for its community grant program, which benefits projects in counties affected by the pipeline. The pipeline has been proposed to transport natural gas liquids along a 1,100-mile route that crosses through more than a dozen Kentucky counties as it hooks to an existing line near Hardinsburg running to the Gulf Coast.

  • Committee to find Heritage Council director

    Christy Pritchard said the Heritage Council is working with Elizabethtown officials to fill a vacancy left by outgoing Executive Director Heath Seymour.

    Pritchard, chairwoman of the Heritage Council board, said a selection committee should be formed this week that will be made up of board members with input from the city, possibly manifesting in city officials holding positions on the board. City Councilman Tony Bishop serves as a city liaison on the Heritage Council board.

  • Chestnut aims to break world record Saturday

    Professional competitive eater Joey Chestnut said he should be able to dispose 100 or more hard-boiled eggs during the 8-minute Radcliff Days World Hard-Boiled Egg Eating Championship, which is at 2 p.m. Saturday at City Park North.

    If so, he easily will shatter the world record held by Sonya Thomas, who scarfed down 65 eggs in 6 minutes and 40 seconds in 2003. A lot, he said, depends on how well the eggs are cooked. If they taste good, he said, nothing should stop him.

  • E'town installs new signs on 4 major roads

    In the last two weeks, city and transportation officials have installed more than 40 new street markers on Elizabethtown’s four main thoroughfares that feature letter and number combinations designating major intersections.

    Chris Jessie, spokesman for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4, said the road signs were installed at the city’s request. The transportation cabinet permitted the establishment of the markers with the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission covering the costs, he said.

  • Government shutdown rolls on

    On the third day of the government’s mandated shutdown that has furloughed thousands of federal employees, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie blamed the Senate for failing to negotiate and accused President Barack Obama of using workers as political pawns.

    The allegations come after a partial government closure that has rattled nerves and threatened the livelihoods of employees who have temporarily lost their sources of income and have no insight about when they will be allowed to return to their jobs.

  • Two dead in shooting at Radcliff home

    A Radcliff couple is dead following a fatal shooting incident inside a Radcliff home on Dogwood Drive off South Boundary Road.

    Wendy Bays, 47, and her husband, William Bays, 50, suffered fatal gunshot wounds and were found dead around 9 p.m. inside their 190 Dogwood Drive home. The house is in a residential neighborhood near the southern edge of Radcliff.