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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • EFD puts out fire at Keeneland Drive duplex

    Elizabethtown Fire Department extinguished a structure fire Tuesday night at a Keeneland Drive duplex.

    Maj. Mark Malone said the residents were not inside the home when firefighters made entry and found a fire in the apartment’s laundry room. Fire officials believe the flames were caused by a problem with the dryer, he said.

    The fire was contained to the apartment’s laundry room and the other half of the duplex was not affected, Malone said.

  • Man arrested in death of 1-month-old son

    A Radcliff man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the Tuesday death of his 1-month-old son.

    Jarrod Duvante Davis, 23, was arrested at Radcliff Police headquarters around noon Wednesday.

    According to a citation, Davis told police he was caring for his son and admitted to dropping the child. Davis said the child struck his head on the side of his crib.

    Police say Davis did not report the incident until confronted by investigators. According to the citation, the child died from blunt force trauma to the head.

  • Meade County Schools closed today

    Icy conditions forecast for the area arrived after dark but were not as serious locally as forecast.

    Meade County Schools are closed today because of weather and road conditions. Breckinridge County Schools are on a one-hour delay. Hardin County, Elizabethtown and other districts in neighboring counties are on schedule today.

    McKendree University's campus in Radcliff also is closed today.