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  • 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.

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  • ECTC to host 'Evening with the Stars'

    After hearing from an astronaut, the community will have the opportunity learn about space itself.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting its second in a series of events focused on science and technology at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 112 of the James S. Owen Building, formerly known as the Administration Building.

    The event, “An Evening with the Stars,” is an informational session on stars, planets and meteors, and participants have an opportunity to view them through a telescope, according to an ECTC news release.

  • KSP investigating death of Meade County resident

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating the death of a Vine Grove man after a family member found him unresponsive Thursday morning at his home on Angel Court in Meade County.

    Stephen Patrick McKinney, 39, recently had been "complaining of and dealing with several medical issues," according to a news release from the Elizabethtown post. Foul play is not suspected.

    Police responded to McKinney's home after receiving a call at 8:40 a.m. Thursday from Meade County Dispatch. Detective Ryan Johnson is investigating.

  • Vine Grove man arrested in connection to E'town robbery

    A Vine Grove man is charged with robbery after police say he shut a car door Tuesday night on a Lowe's employee's arm while attempting to shoplift from the home-improvement store in Elizabethtown.

    Kyle S. Heim, 32, is charged with first-degree robbery. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Kwik Cash Pawn & Gun in Radcliff.

    According to a citation, Heim allegedly entered Lowe’s at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday and removed a DeWalt Tool Kit from a shelf.

  • Vine Grove man arrested for drug trafficking

    A Vine Grove man faces three charges of drug trafficking after police say they uncovered crystal methamphetamine, multiple prescription medicines and more than $2,000 in cash Wednesday night during a traffic stop.

    Joshua Lee Grass, 31, was arrested on charges of first-, second- and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, acquiring property from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, prescription in improper container, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to wear a seatbelt.