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  • National Day of Prayer to be observed locally

    Area believers are encouraged to pray together Thursday for their communities.

    Prayer gatherings in Elizabethtown and Radcliff have been organized to honor the National Day of Prayer, which is observed nationally on the first Thursday of May each year. The day is annually proclaimed by Congress and the president as being acknowledged as a day during which citizens are encouraged to join their prayers for their communities and nation.

  • Police target traffic enforcement

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is aggressively working traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce injuries and traffic collisions in the city.

    Throughout the week, the department will target high traffic areas such as U.S. 31W during times traffic volume is increased and the risk for collisions is greater, according to a news release.

    Police say the goal is to concentrate on speeding, failure to stop at traffic control devices, aggressive driving and seat belt usage.

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  • Radcliff hears first reading on new alcohol policy

    Radcliff City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an ordinance modifying the city’s policies on alcohol at Colvin Community Center and City Park North.

    The ordinance as proposed would authorize the use of alcohol for special events and private parties at Colvin Community Center and city-sponsored events at Radcliff City Park North.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said alcohol use at all other city parks is prohibited under the plan.

  • Joshua Hines sentenced to 35 years

    Joshua Hines had decided April 7, 2011, was the day he was going to kill himself.

    He went to see his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, to use a phone to call an ambulance because he didn’t want his father to see his dead body.

    Ballard let Hines inside her Bardstown Road home and that’s when the 23-year-old’s plan fell apart. The gun Hines had placed in his waistband fell down his pants leg. When Ballard saw it, she screamed.

  • More cowbell? Blue Oyster Cult to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx

    Another classic rock giant has been added to the Fort Knox Summer Concert at Godman Army Airfield.

    The post on Monday announced Blue Oyster Cult will open for co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx on June 23.

    Tickets are on sale for $30 before the day of the concert and $35 at the gate and can be purchased by calling the Information, Ticketing and Registration office at (502) 624-5030 or logging on to www.ticketmaster.com.

  • Blue Oyster Cult added to Knox lineup

    Classic rock group Blue Oyster Cult has been added to the June 23 Fort Knox Summer Concert at Godman Army Airfield. The group will kick off the night which features co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx.

    Tickets are on sale for $30 before the day of the concert and $35 at the gate. For information or to purchase tickets, call the ITR at (502) 624-5030 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

  • Purple reign: E'town Relay for Life asks residents to 'paint' town

    For the second year in a row, Elizabethtown’s Relay for Life is asking residents and businesses to “paint” the city purple, the color associated with cancer survivors.

    Carla D’Alessio, Relay for Life co-chairwoman, said Paint the Town Purple is a five-day build-up to the main Relay for Life event. Beginning May 6, home and business owners are encouraged to decorate buildings and streets with items such as purple flowers, ribbons or lights.

  • Summer concert expected to return in September timeframe

    Elizabethtown’s tradition of an annual summer concert remains intact this year.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said Friday the city has secured a band to play at Freeman Lake Park and formally will announce the artist in early May.

    Vaughn said she could not provide details on the artist’s identity or genre.

    Since the concert’s relaunch, the city has focused on classic rock acts known for chart-topping singles still prevalent on the radio, such as Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Foghat and The Guess Who.

  • Pets come to shelters under troubled circumstances

    Gwen was found in the home of a Radcliff resident who was hoarding about 20 cats before she went to live at the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove.

    The tabby is so friendly she climbs on volunteers to get attention as they clean litter boxes. She still is one of two cats from that home that hasn’t found a permanent family with which she can play and cuddle.

    Some local pet adoption events this weekend meant needed families for some of the area’s homeless pets.