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  • Vine Grove festival celebrates small-town living

    In its annual homage to small-town living, Vine Grove hosts the Mayberry Days festival Friday and Saturday.

    The event at Vine Grove Optimist Park begins at 5 p.m. Friday with carnival rides – which are new this year – an Across Kentucky Arts and Craft show and food booths, said Donna Broadway, event coordinator for Vine Grove.

    “Our people just love to get out and mingle together,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to get out, eat and chat with old friends.”

  • Class offers financial literacy

    In an effort to “live like no one else,” more than 90 students at Elizabethtown High School are taking control of their financial future through an elective course.

    The class, financial literacy, incorporates Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace into a semester. The curriculum teaches students how to avoid debt, budget, invest and build wealth.

  • West Point lands geocaching event

    An event tailored toward veterans and beginners of geocaching will use the historic sites of West Point in its approach Saturday.

    The northernmost Hardin County city will play host to a Cache In Trash Out gathering at 9 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park to honor Earth Day.

    CITO events are worldwide initiatives taken by geocachers to spruce up and protect natural areas often enjoyed during their explorations. The cleanup can focus on litter removal, tree and vegetation plantings, invasive species removal and trail building.

  • E'town donates more land to Habitat

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity on Monday added four more lots to use in its effort to revamp portions of Elizabethtown’s Haycraft neighborhood.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the donation of 218, 316 and 318 Haycraft St. and 325 E. Railroad Ave. to Habitat for Humanity at no cost for construction of low-interest, affordable housing.

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  • E’town woman indicted on arson charge

    An Elizabethtown woman was indicted last week in Hardin Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree arson.

    A grand jury returned the indictment against Rolonda Linette Quamina, 33, who is scheduled to enter a guilty plea today in Hardin Circuit Court, according to court records.

    The indictment alleges Quamina started an apartment fire at 211 Terry Court in Elizabethtown on Dec. 3, 2013. It also alleges Quamina set the fire to collect insurance proceeds.

  • Lots of smoke but little fire, damage

    Thick black smoke lifting near the U.S. 31W Bypass on Monday morning was caused by a fire in a tar kettle at the construction site of Hardin County Schools’ Early College and Career Center.

    HCS spokesman John Wright said the kettles are used to melt roofing tar and a kettle became too hot and caught fire. Wright said district officials do not believe there was any structural damage.

  • HMH hosting Pearls & Ponies women’s health seminar

    Hardin Memorial Health is asking residents not to bet on their health.

    The health system is hosting a Pearl & Ponies Women’s Health Seminar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 1 at the Hardin Memorial Hospital campus on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    The night’s featured speaker is Donna Casada, advanced practice registered nurse at the Family Care Center in Elizabethtown. Spring fashion tips will be provided by That Cute Little Shop and a light dinner will be served. Health and wellness tips will be offered.

  • Escaped inmate found 90 minutes later

    Less than two hours of freedom could cost an Elizabethtown resident and Hardin County Detention Center inmate up to five more years in prison.

    Clifton Gerald Bristol, 31, escaped after climbing a 9-foot fence Sunday night at the Substance Abuse Program center on East Main Street.

    About 90 minutes later, he was found at a residence in the 100 block of East Airview Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Inmate captured shortly after escape

    An Elizabethtown man was captured about 90 minutes after he escaped Sunday night from the Substance Abuse Program run by the Hardin County Detention Center on South Main Street.

    Clifton Gerald Bristol, 31, was found at a home on Airview Drive in Elizabethtown.

    According to Jailer Danny Allen, Bristol was at a center program when he broke a bolt on a fence and climbed a 9-foot fence.

    Bristol is now charged with second-degree escape.

    See Tuesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.