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  • Sen. Rand Paul weighs in on local, national topics

    In an election season overflowing with campaign ads and political rhetoric, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, with no campaign of his own to speak of as of now, is able to drum up support for the Republican Party across the nation and is willing to speak on multiple topics.

  • Louisville couple wins Lincoln look-alike contests

    The wind may have blown over a booth and threatened many more at this Lincoln Days celebration, but there was a little love in the air, too.

    Larry Elliot, 62, won the Lincoln look-alike contest while his wife, Mary Elliot, 56, won the Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contest, meaning they could lead the parade as real-life man and wife and as the famous couple.

  • Elizabethtown dog park opens

    Megan and Allen Kin­der used to drive from Radcliff to Louisville just for the dog parks. Now they drive to Freeman Lake Park where they were among the first to unleash their pups Saturday.

    “We love coming out here with the family,” said Megan Kinder. “Now we’re excited to come out here with the dogs.”

  • Attorney looks to save jail, county money

    A new program is at work in the criminal justice system and County Attorney Jenny Oldham says it will save the county money.

    The Community Labor Program, which is sponsored by Oldham’s office, allows defendants who have been unable to pay fines from a criminal matter a chance to work off the debt by volunteering at local government and civic agencies.

  • Radcliff water tower to get $459,000 makeover

    The Radcliff water tower on Lincoln Trail Boulevard is getting a $459,000 makeover.

    The tower, which services Radcliff and Vine Grove, will have its off-white paint supplanted by light blue before November’s end, according to Hardin County Water District No. 1 General Manager Jim Bruce.

  • PHOTO: Playing on a fall day
  • Circus rolls into Radcliff for festival

    There were deep-fried Oreos, funnel cakes and face paint Saturday afternoon at Radcliff Days. You’d think the circus was in town.

    Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Radcliff, the Carson and Barnes Circus helped attract the dozens of cars parked at City Park North and the small crowd watching Lindsey Lane & Rhythm-Machine play when they started playing.

  • Child left alone; parents arrested on drug charges

    While a 14-month-old sat in a soiled diaper late Wednesday night, police say the child’s mother was at another apartment smoking methamphetamine and the father was arrested and charged with selling drugs.

  • Father pleads guilty in son's death

    After his first two murder trials ended in hung juries, Jarrod D. Davis will not have to face a jury a third time.

    Davis, accused of killing his 36-day-old son, Ja’Vion Davis, in January 2013, accepted a plea offer for second-degree manslaughter Wednesday following mediation.

  • Trial set in incest, sexual abuse case

    An Elizabethtown man indicted for sex crimes against a relative has a trial date.

    Delmar Wash Jr., 28, faces a jury April 13. He was indicted on charges of first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse.

    According the indictment, Wash engaged in the acts between the summer of 2006 and December 2008 when the relative was younger than 18.