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  • Series provides lessons on dementia

    Sheroll Carby learned first-hand how Alzheimer’s disease impacts every part of a person’s brain after her grandmother was diagnosed.

    The community education coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association office in Louisville passed on lessons she learned from her personal experience and career Thursday during a program at Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

  • Photo: Communicating with the world
  • Group to host pet adoption as MLK Day service project

    AmeriCorps VISTA of Central Kentucky is conducting a pet adoption Sunday in Elizabethtown as a service act in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    VISTA leader Medley Byers said the organization chose to assist pets and pet owners through its service project because it was an initiative about which the members are “very passionate.”

    The Pets in Need Society is providing 10 animals, Byers said, which will include adult dogs, puppies and cats.

  • Welcome mat still out: Brown-Pusey House fares better than other historic homes in income, attendance

    Declining attendance in house museums across the country hasn’t translated to the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    Historic homes-turned-museums, including some of the most famous, have reported declining numbers of visitors since the 1970s and have dropped even more in recent years.

    The Brown-Pusey House on North Main Street hasn’t seen any significant attendance change. That likely is because museum admission is free and the house serves various purposes for the community, Executive Director Twylane Van Lahr said.

  • Local merchants, officials react to Obama’s plan to reduce gun crime

    Danny Persful has owned Uncle Dan’s Pawn Gun and Archery in Elizabethtown for three decades. He said December was his highest selling month in 30 years of business.

    Persful said he limited customers to 100 rounds of ammunition so he knew he had enough to sell the next week.

    “I’ve had an increase in sales since Obama took office,” the store owner said. “He’s the biggest gun salesman in the country.”

  • Radcliff purchases new fire truck

    Radcliff jumped on a bid Tuesday night to purchase a new rescue pumper truck that will give the fire department more options and allow them to replace two aging vehicles.

    Radcliff City Council approved a bid from KME Kovatch at roughly $497,000. The city will receive an estimated $12,000 discount on the bid price by paying $450,000 of the cost upfront, the amount budgeted for the truck this year.

    The remaining balance will be rolled into the following fiscal year, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

  • Radcliff councilman discloses cancer diagnosis

    Radcliff Councilman Don Shaw has a fight on his hands but said he has put his full faith and trust in God to protect him.

    Shaw has been diagnosed with cancer and began chemotherapy Wednesday. He announced his diagnosis during Radcliff City Council’s monthly voting meeting Tuesday night at city hall.

  • PHOTO: Adjusting its payment plan
  • Police arrest father in death of son

    The day after emergency officials found a 1-month-old boy dead in a Radcliff apartment, police arrested his father.

    Jarrod D. Davis, 23, of Radcliff, is charged with second-degree manslaughter. He was arrested at noon Wednesday following an interview at the Radcliff Police Department.

    Radcliff police responded at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday to Davis’ apartment on University Drive after receiving a call from Hardin County 911 regarding a death investigation, spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

  • Investigation into Sonora bank robbery continues

    At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, an unidentified man entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash, police said.

    After the teller complied, the robber left the bank on foot with “an undetermined amount of cash,” according to a news release from KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.