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  • Lawsuit filed in train derailment

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who were displaced, hurt or lost business because of the Oct. 29 train derailment north of West Point.

    Filed in Hardin Circuit Court, the lawsuit was brought by Becky Brown, Susan E. Morgan, James Perry Jr. and Michael C. Smith. Brown, Smith and Morgan are residents of West Point while Perry lives in Meade County.

  • E’town reviewing proposed zone changes

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission has recommended a series of changes to the city’s zoning ordinance the planning director said should ease burdens on property owners and provide the commission with more flexibility.

    Ed Poppe said the changes entail the creation of a transition overzone and would relax restrictions on downtown parking. Elizabethtown City Council heard the first reading for the proposed zone changes Monday with a second reading scheduled for early December.

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  • Shop safely this holiday season

    As holiday shopping season begins, officials warn consumers to stay alert and to not provide predators with an opportunity to scam, steal or pickpocket.

    Officials advise shoppers to travel in pairs and have a plan in place before leaving the house, especially Friday when traffic will be heavy.

    “Research where the sales are and make a list of your gift priorities to compare prices and plan your day of deals,” said Reanna Smith-Hamblin, vice president of communications for the Louisville-area Better Business Bureau.

  • Bardstown restaurant gives thanks to Wounded Warriors

    By SPENCER JENKINS
    The Kentucky Standard

    Family-owned Circa Restaurant is sacrificing its family dinner and opening its doors on Thanksgiving to serve a four-course dinner to raise money for those who have sacrificed much more through the Wounded Warrior Project.

    The four-course meal includes pumpkin bisque, tossed green salad, a full traditional Thanksgiving plate including turkey, stuffing, potatoes, etc., and a choice of apple pie, pumpkin pie or bread pudding, Co-owner and Operator Donna Ellis said.

  • Semi-truck scrapes bridge underside

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4, said the truck was eastbound on the parkway at 6:16 p.m. when it crashed into the bridge at the 136-mile marker.

    According to Chaffins, the truck’s load was too tall to pass under the overpass. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash, police said.

  • Light it up — again

    Elizabethtown’s premier Christmas destination has returned to Freeman Lake Park for its 22nd year, free to let loose after a city sewer project inside the park left some areas restricted last year.

    Christmas in the Park opens tonight and runs 6 to 11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. There is no admission cost.

    Billy Pait, a member of the Christmas in the Park committee, said there are a series of new displays and fewer dark spaces this year.

  • HMH opening Radcliff family care center

    Hardin Memorial Health’s arms now reach to the gates of Fort Knox.

    The HMH Board of Trustees approved a business plan Tuesday morning to establish a family care center in Radcliff outside Fort Knox’s Wilson Road gate to expand its network as the need for primary care physicians grows.

    The 1,700-square-foot space, former home of Bearclaw Coffee, is in the Wilson Gateway Plaza and is one of the last public buildings before reaching Fort Knox, said Assistant Vice President Jeff Kingery.

  • Grand jury indicts Avis in fatal pursuit

    A Vine Grove man charged with leading a Hodgenville police officer on a fatal vehicle pursuit was indicted Monday with a charge of wanton murder.

    Jason L. Avis, 29, originally was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police when Kentucky State Police arrested him Sept. 16.

    In addition to those charges, the LaRue County grand jury indicted him on charges of wanton murder, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Boone Road follows new path beginning today

    A change is in store today for motorists who travel Boone Road in northern Hardin County.

    The road will be switched to its permanent realignment beginning today. Contractors working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have finished the road’s approaches on the east and west of the new Ky. 361, which is known as the Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff connector.

    The new alignment uses a small section of Ky. 361, in between, to access each side of Boone Road as it goes from Ky. 220 near Rineyville to Wilson Road near John Hardin High School.