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  • Website launched for BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival

    Downtown Elizabethtown’s inaugural BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival now has an online presence.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council launched an official website for the May 25 festival, which is expected to become an annual event featuring hours of motorcycles, blues and local barbecue.

  • Seeking success: Job hunters flock to career fair

    Tommy Harris manages a moving company that specializes in residential and commercial relocations, but his schedule allows for a side job, which could bring more money in to handle the bills.

    He was one of several job seekers who converged Thursday on Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown for the annual Regional Job and Career Fair hosted by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and Elizabethtown Career Center.

  • Local couple rallies for autism support network

    A Radcliff couple approached city government this week, highlighting a need for more local support networks for autism as the nation recognizes Autism Awareness Month.

    Amanda Yates Heuke and her husband, Brian, are pushing for creation of a local autism support group for families which could offer feedback and support and arrange community events aimed at raising awareness for the developmental disorders. The couple’s son Dylan, 7, has been diagnosed with autism.

  • Beshear signs Parrett's bill at ceremony

    New parents will have more knowledge when it comes to their infants thanks to new legislation concerning the health of newborns.

    Senate Bill 125, sponsored by state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, which mandates screening newborns for congenital heart defects, ceremonially was signed Wednesday by Gov. Steve Beshear at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

  • Civil suit filed in fatal I-65 crash

    A Michigan business and truck driver are the subjects of a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court on behalf of a Wisconsin family killed in a fiery wreck last month on Interstate 65 between Sonora and Glendale.

  • E'town couple experiences 'tragic and sad' Boston Marathon up close

    An hour after Rick Torres finished his first Boston Marathon, the street where he crossed the finish line with a mixture of exhaustion and accomplishment turned into chaos.

    From his room in the Marriott Copley Place hotel, Torres and his wife, Leslie, could see smoke coming from the area where minutes earlier they walked. It wasn’t long before the Elizabethtown couple realized a day of elation for thousands had become a date in history to remember.

  • Former J.T. Alton teacher arrested

    A J.T. Alton Middle School teacher who was fired Tuesday for an inappropriate relationship with a student was arrested Wednesday at Radcliff Police Department on charges stemming from those allegations.

  • Clearance company bringing 150 soldiers to Fort Knox

    A clearance company that will serve as a subordinate unit to the 19th Engineers Battalion is relocating from Germany to Fort Knox in late summer or early fall, bringing an influx of 350 to 400 people to the area, according to post officials.

    The 42nd Clearance Company, currently headquartered at Bamberg, Germany, is set to transition roughly 150 soldiers by October. Fort Knox Media Relations Officer Kyle Hodges said it may take a few months for the company to reach full strength, but it would likely uncase its colors in October.

  • Women's conference to focus on hope, healing

    The main message of the sixth annual Women’s Conference is about having hope and life and taking issues and hurts to God.

    The conference at All Nations Worship Ministries on Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff begins Friday and continues through Sunday. It is free.

    Gloria Fite, pastor, is helping to organize the event with the church’s senior pastor, Michael Fite, her husband.

    She expects this year’s event to be the best yet, with enough powerful speakers to extend the conference from its traditional two days to three.

  • Radcliff tweaking, repealing gun restrictions

    Recent changes in state law have forced Radcliff to reverse its approach to the governance of firearm possession in the city.

    Radcliff City Council heard first reading of an ordinance repealing a 1968 ordinance giving the mayor authority during civil emergencies to restrict the transfer and possession of firearms and ammunition at its Tuesday night voting meeting. City Attorney Michael Pike said one example of a civil emergency as defined under the ordinance is a riot.