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  • E.W. James sells package liquor license

    Elizabethtown Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds said E.W. James & Sons Supermarket has sold its package liquor license for its former St. John Road location in a confidential transaction

    “They haven’t told me who to yet,” he said. Reynolds was informed by the company the license has been placed in escrow.

  • Sisters embrace family, giving by making 60 afghans

    Mary Ann Campbell was ordered by a doctor to make an afghan and donate it to a local nursing home.

    The quiet exercise of one of her hobbies was meant as a stress reliever and a way to help her accept the 2008 death of her mother.

    It turned into a push of sleepless nights and furious needlework with her sisters to turn out 60 afghans in about two months.

  • New Year festivities will return to E'town next year

    Elizabethtown’s inaugural New Year’s Dash 5K Run-Walk attracted more than 150 runners and walkers and will return to downtown next year, but Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said she wants to adjust certain facets to improve quality.

    However, uncertainty exists around the return of the city’s first New Year’s Eve Party at the Historic State Theater and companion fireworks show at midnight. A decision on their future, she said, will be made later this year.

  • Robbery suspects caught in Louisville

    Two men arrested in Louisville have admitted to 27 robberies, including two in Radcliff, according to police.

    Louisville residents Shaundrell Robinson, 33, and Troy Gains, 22, were arrested early Saturday morning by Louisville Metro Police and charged with some of the incidents in a string of business robberies.

  • County discussing plans to fund rocket docket again

    More than three years after the program’s elimination, rocket docket is being relaunched this week in Hardin County after a new commonwealth’s attorney officially takes office.

    Shane Young will be sworn in today as the Ninth Circuit commonwealth’s attorney.

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  • Ex-RPD officer tested positive for drug

    A former Radcliff Police Department officer voluntarily resigned from duty the same day he tested positive for cocaine, according to records obtained from the city.

    Former officer Morgan L. Jones, a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, signed a letter of resignation Nov. 29.

    The letter reads, “I, Morgan Jones, do hereby submit my resignation as police officer in the Radcliff Police Department to be effective on the 29th day of November, 2012.”

  • LaRue judge-executive to address pension costs

    An area official is scheduled to be part of talks about an issue affecting state and local governments.

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner plans to be part of a news conference Monday about the impact of increasing public employee pension costs on Kentucky communities.

    Turner, president of the Kentucky Association of Counties, and others are expected to discuss the need for legislative action to address the problem.

  • Ballot question a matter of dollars and drinks

    A mixed drink of apathy and confusion surrounding Tuesday’s alcohol vote in Elizabethtown has proponents of alcohol expansion making a final push for clarity regarding the election’s repercussions.

    Brad Richardson, a spokesman for Yes for Economic Success, said downtown Elizabethtown can find business without the availability of liquor drink licenses. But he thinks the vote’s failure could produce a “chilling effect” on economic development downtown.

  • Organizations promote health at Radcliff expo

    Radcliff Woman’s Club member Yvonne High was promoting a cause she had personal experience with when she tried Saturday to educate visitors about preventing and managing diabetes.

    The Radcliff resident sat behind a table filled with fruit, nuts and other healthy snacks. She challenged passersby during the city’s fifth annual Health and Wellness Expo at Colvin Community Center to guess which wafer cookie she offered was sugar-free.