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  • Fairness ordinance will not see vote in E'town

    The tiny eastern Kentucky town of Vicco became the fourth city in the state to adopt a fairness ordinance barring discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, but Elizabethtown won’t be joining its ranks.

    In a series of interviews, city officials said they have no interest in voting on the same ordinance proposed in Vicco because current laws prohibiting discrimination are sufficient.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson said Tuesday the proposed ordinance was dead on arrival when proposed in late November.

  • Man accused of robberies, shooting pleads not guilty

    A Cecilia man indicted on 12 felony charges, including the shooting of a man in Meade County and connected to a series of robberies, was arraigned Tuesday and pleaded not guilty.

  • E'town approves fire truck bid

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a major purchase Tuesday, accepting a bid from Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. for a custom ladder truck.

    The bid was approved unanimously at $735,591, half of which will be paid upfront. The purchase comes after the city failed to receive the four bids it wanted for the custom truck, generating two instead.

    The second bid was produced by Rosenberger South Dakota LLC at $698,868.

  • Fire blazes on Youngers Creek
  • Downtown development meeting set for Thursday

    Downtown development again will be a talking point in Elizabethtown this week.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting its quarterly downtown improvement meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the First Federal Gallery of the Historic State Theater.

    Visitors will receive updates on downtown projects and businesses and a forum will be opened allowing ideas to be shared for future growth.

  • Wear red dinner to educate women about heart disease

    Teran Ransom knows health advice from family and friends sinks in more easily than from public service groups. That’s why she and others from the Hardin County Extension Service are making heart health a family affair.

    Thursday marks the deadline to register for the Mommy and Daughter Wear Red dinner date, scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Extension Service on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • NAACP honors King, champions education

    Thelma White stressed a quality education and genuine love for learning are weapons that can be used to better society and fulfill the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Churches shine light on King's dream

    Quoting from the book of Genesis, the Rev. Michael Gibbons drew parallels between the life of Joseph and the mission of Martin Luther King Jr.

    In both cases, he said, the men were cast as dreamers and gained enemies for sharing those dreams with the world.

  • PHOTO: Heading home
  • Goodwill, good job

    After a career working in warehouses ended about six months ago because of a disability, Tracy Torres wanted to begin supporting himself and stop drawing Social Security income.

    Finding a job with a disability and no car was difficult until his Communicare case worker suggested the Elizabethtown man apply at a local Goodwill.

    “I was kind of nervous because I was on S.S.I. for a long time and I wanted to be independent,” he said.