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  • Area bands off to strong starts

    The high school band season is well underway with four area bands set for competition this weekend.

    Central Hardin High School and LaRue County High School are scheduled to compete in the Nelson County Pageant of Bands in Bardstown. Central Hardin is one of two Class 5-A bands performing and will take the field at 4 p.m. Grayson County is the other 5-A program and follows CHHS.

    LaRue County is one of four 3-A schools and the band kicks off the competition with a 2:15 p.m. performance.

  • I-65 southbound reopened at Horse Cave

    Interstate 65 southbound reopened at Horse Cave around 4:30 p.m. EDT today after a semi crash closed the highway most of the day.

    Because traffic backup stretched six to eight miles, the Transportation Cabinet estimated that the delays will last one hour or more.

    Traffic initially was detoured using the southbound exit and entrance ramps at Exit 58, according to the Transportation Cabinet. Crews had opened one lane around 2 p.m. EDT.

  • Rineyville Days could be biggest ever

    Rineyville Days this weekend is expected to be bigger than ever, including a ramped-up fireworks show.

    The fireworks are left over from a Fourth of July event that was rained out. Officials say the spectacle will be much bigger than the pyrotechnics at Rineyville Days last year.

    The display is planned to conclude activities Friday and are one example of why this year is likely to be the largest Rineyville Days yet, said Jacob Geer, who is in charge of arts and crafts this year.

  • Two snake bites reported in 14 minutes

    Within a 14-minute span Tuesday afternoon, 911 dispatchers received two calls reporting snake bites in different areas of the county.

    “It was very strange,” said Bob Hammonds, director of the county’s E-911 center. “I don’t know for certain they weren’t related, but I don’t see how they could be.”

    According to the dispatch center, one call originated in Eastview and the other in Cecilia.

  • Competitive eating competition could become annual event

    If all goes as planned, Oct. 5 will not be the last time Major League Eating chomps its way through the state.

    The organization is hosting the inaugural Radcliff Days World Hard-Boiled Egg Eating Championship at 2 p.m. at City Park North as part of Radcliff’s fall festival. Shea, who founded MLE with his brother, sees potential for a new franchise competition.

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  • Radcliff adopts property tax rates

    Radcliff City Council adopted the city’s latest property tax rates in a unanimous vote Wednesday morning during a special meeting at City Hall. Councilmen Stan Holmes and Don Shaw were absent.

    The real property tax rate was set at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, which falls below the compensating rate of 16 cents per $100 of assessed value. The compensating rate is the rate needed to produce an amount of revenue equivalent to the prior year.

  • ECTC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Students and community members are able to honor their Hispanic roots together at an upcoming event at the local community college.

    A Hispanic Heritage Celebration is at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The annual event is hosted by the Multi-Cultural Committee.

    Hispanic Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15.

    Alberto Moreno, an associate professor of arts and humanities, said the event is one of the ways the school recognizes student diversity.

  • Sturgill sentenced in sexting case

    A former West Point man found guilty in June of sending explicit Facebook messages to two teenage girls formally was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

    A Hardin County jury found Jimmie Sturgill, 66, guilty of 12 of 16 counts of unlawful use of electronic means to engage a minor in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    Though the jury recommended Sturgill serve a five-year sentence, Sturgill’s attorney, Eric Bates, asked for an alternative sentence Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Night Risers shuffling to E'town

    The dead rise again this weekend.

    Night Risers runs from Friday to Sunday to build on the Zombie Fest that launched last year and is scheduled to take place again next month.

    Night Risers teams up for the first time with a film festival and horror-related festivities at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.