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  • Mayor has taste of India

    After 10 days in India, Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker joked he wanted to “kiss the ground” when he returned home Wednesday.

    But he described the trip as richly rewarding because he had a taste of a new culture, visited 1,000-year-old temples and met an endless array of hospitable hosts.

    Most importantly, the trip allowed Walker the rare opportunity to plant the name of his city on the tongues of roughly three dozen companies that may be looking to expand their enterprises into the United States.

  • Taulbee 'patrolling streets in heaven'

    Mark A. Taulbee is “patrolling the streets of heaven,” said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    Cruse, a former law enforcement official, said there will be emptiness in coming days without Taulbee. Speaking Friday at the fallen officer’s funeral, the mayor said the community must move on.

    “Today is the day, if you are or have been in law enforcement, a day that we seldom think about but never forget about. A day that all too often becomes a reality to us and our families as it has today,” he said.

  • Photos: Feeling festive
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  • Good food, good fun in Radcliff

    Eric Ray only barbecues on weekends, but his smoker and the spices it was brewing left mouths watering Saturday afternoon at Radcliff Days.

    “Booming,” he said from his trailer when asked about the day’s business. His partners worked vigorously to field lunch orders. “It’s nonstop.”

    Ray said the use of a smoker adds complexity to the food. The meats he uses are cooked for 24 hours until they are so moist and tender they fall to pieces, he said.

    “You can’t cook like this in the kitchen,” he said.

  • Faces and Places: Fallen officer laid to rest
  • Thro named UK general counsel

    A former Rebel is moving back to the Commonwealth to become a Wildcat.

    Elizabethtown native William Thro has been selected to become the new general counsel for the University of Kentucky. Thro is a graduate of East Hardin High School and a Hardin County Schools’ Distinguished Alumni.

    Thro begins Oct. 15. He is coming from the same position at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. He also has served as solicitor general for three attorneys general in Virginia.

  • Waking the dead

    Runners will need to loosen up their joints and boost their training regimens if they want to successfully outrun and evade zombies come November.

    Saunders Springs Nature Preserve will be infested with flesh-eating hordes by late fall during a zombie run coordinated by a Fort Knox soldier.

  • HCS approves working budget, includes staff raises

    Hardin County Schools expects a larger general fund, and staff will receive cost-of-living raises this school year.

    The district’s working budget was approved by the HCS board Thursday night. The general fund increased from projections of the tentative budget approved in May.

    The general fund is budgeted at $101.8 million, up from the tentative budget’s projection of about $95.6 million. Projected revenue from local taxes increased from one version of the budget to the next.

  • Downtown traffic now open

    Crews from the city of Elizabethtown with assistance from the Department of Highways have completed work on the roadway at the intersection of U.S. 31W and U.S. 62 just north of the town square.

    Both roads are now open. A waterline break closed the intersection Thursday.