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  • Backpack giveaway at Fort Knox fills up quickly

    Operation Homefront is helping 500 military children Saturday.

    The annual Back to School Brigade is scheduled to distribute free backpacks full of school supplies from noon to 3 p.m. for registered families at Building 6569 on Eisenhower Avenue at Fort Knox.

    When registration for the annual event opened last month to families from all branches of the military, the 500 slots filled in a week, and a waiting list has begun.

    That’s a big jump from last year, when it took more time to register 300 children.

  • LaRue church again planning Biker Sunday

    LaRue Baptist Church is hosting its third annual Biker Sunday on Aug. 4.

    The event has drawn about 100 motorcycles each year, said Judy Bottoms, who in the past has organized the event with her father, Charles Allen.

    This year, Biker Sunday is dedicated in memory of Allen, who died in May at age 73. Allen was a truck driver and became ill while on an out-of-state run. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.

    “This year will really be hard on me,”Bottoms said.

  • Cruisin' with Corvette lovers

    Allen Abel was 21 when he almost purchased his first Corvette. It was the 1960s and the vehicle was on display in a showroom.

    However, the Corvette would have cost him $5,200 — two months’ salary at the time.

  • Downtown prepares to host fourth Cruisin' the Heartland

    Downtown streets will close this weekend as vintage cars bring nostalgia to Elizabethtown with Cruisin’ the Heartland.

    This marks the event’s fourth year and the city’s second outing organizing Cruisin’, which originally was managed by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Activities for the car enthusiasts kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with a poker run.

  • Christmas comes early to fight Alzheimer’s

    There are 152 days left before Christmas.

    Radcliff Woman’s Club members want to make sure community members can support the Alzheimer’s Association while tackling early holiday shopping.

    The organization is hosting Christmas in July on Saturday at Colvin Community Center on Freedoms Way in Radcliff. The event begins with vendor sales from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The estimated 25 vendors include Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef and Mary Kay.

  • Local residents to graduate from Leader's Training Course

    Nearly two years ago, Radcliff resident Christina Zambianco starting working in the Human Resources Command Call Center.

    In a week, the mother of two will graduate from the U.S. Army’s Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, and in the fall, she intends to sign a contract with the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Louisville. She’s on her way to becoming a commissioned Army officer.

  • Voting closes tonight on round one of branding campaign

    The News-Enterprise

    The initial voting in Elizabethtown’s branding campaign closed at midnight tonight.

    Through a weekly online voting process, one idea will be eliminated from consideration. The slate will be cleared and the remaining three concepts will undergo a new round of voting next week.

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  • Man arrested for cultivating, trafficking marijuana

    RADCLIFF — A Radcliff man faces charges of cultivating and trafficking in marijuana after he allegedly sold plants and several ounces of the product to a Kentucky State Police detective.

    Michael L. Hughes, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for cultivating marijuana — five plants or more and second offense, three counts of trafficking in marijuana — 8 ounces and three counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Section of Valley Creek Road to close Monday

    Beginning Monday, a stretch of Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown will close for three weeks while construction workers begin replacing a stormwater culvert.

    According to a statement from city government, the roadway will be shut down from Hodgenville Road to Hawkins Drive. Detours will be set up along nearby streets, including Hodgenville Road, Hawkins Drive and Steel Drive.

    Weather delays could alter the estimated three-week completion time, city officials said, and drivers are advised to allot extra time to reach their destination when traveling in the area.