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  • Battle of E’town Civil War ‘altar of remembrance’ dedicated

    Gen. George Custer and Gov. John LaRue Helm and his wife, Lucinda, joined soldiers in Union blue and Confederate gray Saturday on Public Square in Elizabethtown.

    Re-enactors portraying figures from the Civil War turned out along with visitors interested in history and soldiers’ descendants for the unveiling and dedication of a monument honoring the 1862 Battle of Elizabethtown and those who participated in it.

    Charlie Skees, dressed as Custer, talked in character about the battle, which took place in December 150 years ago.

  • Unknown Journey: Stillwell loses her hair, keeps sense of humor

    Mary Jane Stillwell knew it was coming.

    She had been warned by her doctor and told by friends, some who had faced what she is facing. She knew one day her hair would fall out in rapid fashion — a side effect and verification of her ongoing battle against breast cancer.

    What started as several strands on a hairbrush one day turned into clumps the next. Her full head of hair had been ravaged by chemotherapy to standing clumps on her scalp.

  • Radcliff clears out its closets for community sale

    Rhonda Porter straightened a table piled with clothes and items she was trying to sell Saturday.

    “My husband made me clean out the garage,” she said, teasingly. “It’s his gym.”

    Behind her, Porter’s grandchildren played with small stuffed animals and crashed cars with “25 cents” written on masking tape attached to them. The toys were given to them by another family participating in Radcliff’s community yard sale.

  • Radcliff teen dances with television idol

    Radcliff teenager Andrew Holland is living the California high life.

    “I’ve had the best time here,” Holland said by phone Friday from Los Angeles. “I almost want to stay.”

    Holland, who is battling cancer, fulfilled one of his largest bucket list items Thursday when he attended a taping of the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and got the chance to dance with one of his television idols.

  • Search for escapee continues

    Police continue to search for a Hardin County Detention Center inmate who walked away from custody Oct. 5.

    Robert W. Wilson, 23, of Elizabethtown, was lodged at the jail Oct. 1 for violating conditions of his bond release. He originally was indicted in April on charges of second-degree rape.

    The case still is pending in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Wilson was at the former jail site on South Mulberry Street for drug and alcohol education classes.

  • Honoring Owsley
  • Saunders Springs expansion to be dedicated Monday

    A ceremony to formally dedicate the 73-acre expansion at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve has been rescheduled for Monday morning.

    Postponed earlier because of wet weather, the program will feature representatives of Radcliff city government, the city’s Forestry Board and Col. Bruce Jenkins, the garrison commander at Fort Knox.

    Fort Knox and Radcliff signed an agreement to allow post property near the park to be used and trails have been established.

  • Justice centers close Monday for furlough

    All judicial centers, including the Hardin County Justice Center, are closed Monday for a third and final furlough day.

    Kentucky’s judicial branch implemented three furlough days this year to balance its budget, according to a release from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The furlough affects only non-elected personnel, who will be off work without pay.

    Items on the docket for Monday will be rescheduled, according to the release. No driver’s licenses or release orders will be issued, and deputy clerks will not be available to process bonds.

  • Piecing together
  • KLC opinion favors Radcliff in waste plan

    At Radcliff’s request, the Kentucky League of Cities released an opinion this week arguing county government cannot take control of a first- or second-class city’s solid waste management system without the city’s consent, based on exemptions written into Kentucky State Law.