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  • Ky. 1136 bridge replacement work starts Tuesday

    Bridge replacement on Ky. 1136 over Western Kentucky Parkway is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The project requires closure of the road at the bridge, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet news release.

    During demolition and construction phases, motorists must access locations east of the bridge by using a detour: U.S. 31W Bypass north to U.S. 62 east to U.S. 31W south to Ky. 1136. Motorists on Ky. 1136 needing to access locations west of the bridge must use the same detour, but in reverse order.

  • Nashville couple killed in I-65 crash

    Investigating a single-vehicle crash off Interstate 65, authorities found two bodies 974 feet apart.

    The couple has been identified by Kentucky State Police as 75-year-old Claire R. Kahane and 78-year-old Charles S. Kahane of Nashville.

    Police said the woman was driving when their southbound Toyota left the road about four miles north of Elizabethtown's U.S. 62 exit. Police say her husband left the vehicle and was walking along the edge of a creek bed where he died.

  • Political event tabled until September 2014

    The Brushy Fork Debate, a series of political speeches and interviews conducted each fall at Optimist Park, will skip this year.

    With no contested races this fall, organizers hoped to bring in a number of statewide political figures to attract a crowd. With none yet committed, the decision has been made to instead focus on 2014 when many local races and Congressional seats are on the ballot, said Donna Broadway, the city’s events coordinator.

  • Full slate of Memorial Day ceremonies offered

    Agencies and organizations around Hardin County on Monday will formally recognize those lost to commemorate Memorial Day.

    American Legion Post 113’s annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony returns to American Legion Park in Elizabethtown while Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central and Fort Knox will host their own traditional ceremonies.

  • Woman trapped under her disabled vehicle has died

    Shannon Gales, who was critically injured Thursday night while trying to push her disabled SUV, died Saturday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Kentucky State Police said the 1995 GMC SUV Gales was driving ran out of gas near the 200 block of Larue Lane in Elizabethtown. Gales, 25, and her passenger got out and attempted to push the vehicle to Gales’ mother’s house. Gales’ 2-year-old daughter was strapped in a car seat still inside the vehicle.

  • Radcliff Elementary students teach lessons in diversity

    A small huddle of students sat cross-legged on the gym floor as they listened to Rose Choi, 10, share details of her native culture.

    A year ago, Rose and her family immigrated to the United States from South Korea. Today, she and her brother are students at Radcliff Elementary School and her family owns Song’s Restaurant on North Wilson Road.

  • Census population estimates: E’town breaks into Ky.’s top 10

    Once perched on the periphery of Kentucky’s most populous cities, Elizabethtown’s size has reached a new level.

    The city has outgrown Henderson to become the state’s 10th largest, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday for the year ending July 1, 2012.

    Elizabethtown’s population has increased by 804 residents since the 2010 census, rounding out a population of 29,335 compared to Henderson’s 28,911, according to the estimates.

  • UPDATE: Nashville couple found dead after I-65 crash

    After clearing the scene of a single-vehicle crash Thursday that killed an elderly Tennessee woman on Interstate 65, firefighters found the body of her husband more than 970 feet south of the crash.

    The man had left the vehicle and walked the edge of a creek bed where the Toyota sedan had fallen.

    The couple later was identified as Claire R. Kahane, 75 and Charles S. Kahane, 78, of Nashville, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Man struck, killed by train

    A fatal collision Wednesday night left papers bearing the names of Harold Haire’s friends and family scattered across railroad tracks near Cox Lane in Elizabethtown.

    It was through those papers that Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee said he was able to identify the Elizabethtown man’s next of kin.

    Haire, 53, was struck by a CSX train after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to officials. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Photos: Sculpting the future