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  • Local woman brings home nine fair ribbons

    Linda Burgess still is surprised when she brings home a ribbon from the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Elizabethtown resident has been adding to a pile of ribbons of every color for her baked goods since the first time she entered in 1994. Two of her three entries that year won ribbons.

    She was more surprised than ever this year when she brought home a personal best of nine ribbons: three first-place ribbons, three seconds and three thirds.

  • Organizers optimistic about Via Colori

    Via Colori representatives hope the event and a pool of more artists than ever will mean maintaining a jump the fundraiser saw last year.

    Money raised from the event has been inconsistent in the past, especially during the years it took place in Bardstown, said volunteer Sarah Vaughn, who is helping to organize the fundraiser for the Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Blues festival at Fort Knox

    Fort Knox is celebrating blues and barbecue Saturday at Blues Fest 2012, the first event of its kind for the post.

    The free family event is at Eastman Park and includes a day of musical acts.

    “We’ve had concerts over the years at the park, but this is the first multi-band festival we’ve done,” said Matt Enoch, event coordinator with Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

    Blues artists expected to perform are St. Louis blues diva Kim Massie, American bluesman Kenny Neal and Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials.

  • Schiller's first year brings change to EPD

    Tracy Schiller assumed the top position at Elizabethtown Police Department a little more than a year ago. In that time, the department has made many changes, including implementing a prescription drug take-back program and a K-9 unit.

    “I can describe Chief Schiller in one word: Wow,” Mayor Tim Walker said.

    Schiller took over as chief in August 2011 after then-Chief Ruben Gardner retired. A veteran of Louisville Metro Police, he also brought experience from small-town departments, from which the city is benefitting, Walker said.

  • Rineyville man arrested on child sex charges

    A Rineyville man is in custody after he was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape and sodomy of a female younger than 14.

    Kyle Joseph Cobb, 23, was arrested at Kentucky State Police Post 4 and charged with second-degree rape, no force, and second-degree sodomy. According to the citation, Cobb admitted to investigators that he "engaged in the sexual contact with the minor female.''

    He also is listed as married on the citation.

  • Teachers hosting bone marrow drive for former student

    A Vine Grove school is looking to help a former student with far more than reading and math. 

    Two teachers at J.T. Alton Middle School have organized a bone marrow drive in honor of a former student, Tyler Hendrieth, who has leukemia. The drive is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school. 

    Potential donors between the ages of 18 and 44 can register to become bone marrow donors by completing paperwork and having their cheeks swabbed, which allows their registry to contain information such as blood type and DNA makeup.

  • Photo: A morning stroll in Vine Grove
  • Fort Knox dedicates Warrior Transition Battalion complex

    Fort Knox officials said the new Warrior Transition Battalion Complex ranks among the finest commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense and will serve as a temporary home for wounded soldiers as they rehabilitate and transition back to active duty or civilian life.

    The $46 million series of structures consists of a three-story barracks, a headquarters building, a dining hall, and a Soldier and Family Assistance Center. It was dedicated during a ceremony on post Wednesday afternoon.

  • Two men wanted for flagrant non-support arrested

    Two men being sought after for more than a year for felony flagrant non-support charges in Hardin County were arrested this week.

    Jeffrey M. Aubrey, 34, of Hodgenville was arrested Tuesday in LaRue County while John L. Flora Jr., 36, of Rineyville was picked up Wednesday in Hardin County.

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received a call Tuesday reporting Flora was seen in Rineyville, according to sheriff’s officials.