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  • Undecorating the Square
  • Ten displaced in Radcliff duplex blaze

    Ten people were displaced from their homes Wednesday afternoon after a fire gutted a duplex on Troy Avenue in Radcliff.

    Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the cause of the fire was unknown Wednesday evening, but its intensity left at least one firefighter with minor burns and sparked a large explosion that sent responders reeling.

    “We’ve looked at it,” Henderson said. “We think it started on the back porch.”

  • Dick Hall remembered for music, service to others

    A former Vine Grove councilman is remembered for his love of music and, more importantly, his love of sharing it with others.

    Ernest “Dick” Hall, 85, died Sunday at his home. Hall was well known throughout the city as a musician willing to lend his talent wherever he felt it was needed.

  • Parrett gets key committee assignments

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said the Senate committees he will be serving on for the next two years after assignments this week will enable him to advocate for the 10th District and let him be a stronger voice for his constituency.

    He especially is pleased, he said, to be named to the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee and re-appointed to the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.

  • Elected officials address area's future

    Local officials projected a prosperous 2013 based on results from 2012, but pointed to “big picture” issues that must be addressed to bolster Hardin County’s future, including traffic improvements and more consideration of unified government.

    Mayors from Elizabethtown, Vine Grove, West Point and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry participated in a brief question-and-answer panel Wednesday during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Pritchard Community Center.

  • Police arrest 3 juveniles after vehicles break-ins

    The search for a runaway Elizabethtown girl late last week became a gateway to solving the “majority” of recent vehicle break-ins in several Elizabethtown neighborhoods, police said.

    Elizabethtown police found a 17-year-old girl Friday who had been reported missing for a few days. The investigating officer also was working some of the break-ins and spotted a computer that was reported missing, according to police.

  • Woman pleads guilty to helping alleged shooter evade police
  • Brine system to save Vine Grove money

    Vine Grove officials plan to save money this winter by using brine rather than salt to combat snow and ice.

    Chris Mayhew, planning and zoning coordinator for the city, spoke to city council members during their Monday night meeting about the new system that has been in place with the public works department for about a month.

    Mayhew helped the public works department put the brine equipment in place for the winter.

  • Vets tribute committee reimburses city

    The Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee reimbursed Elizabethtown government Monday for concrete poured at the tribute site inside the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    The check, which was slightly less than $64,000, fulfills a promise made by the committee to pay the city back. Hawkins said no taxpayer money was spent on construction of the tribute. The committee asked the city to contract the concrete for the tribute so it would match the consistency and color of the materials used elsewhere in the park.

  • ECTC Dental Clinic taking patients

    The local community college once again is offering low-cost dental services to area residents.

    The Dental Clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is accepting patients. Patients can receive preventive services at a low cost while giving students in the dental hygiene program hands-on training.