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  • 'Lean budget' proposed for Vine Grove

    A proposed budget for Vine Grove doesn’t call for any expenses other than what it costs to pay the salaries, utilities, maintenance costs and other bills that keep the city running.

    Council members met Monday for a first reading of the proposed budget, which is required before they pass it.

    They expect to pass a budget during their regular monthly meeting this coming Monday, when the 2013-14 fiscal year begins.

  • E’town council plans to discuss next mayor again next week

    The mayor’s chair sat empty behind Tim Walker’s portrait on display in the center of the council table.

    Meeting for the first time since the mayor’s death June 14, Elizabethtown City Council gathered Monday to consider a $60 million budget designed by Walker and to consider who would lead city government in its implementation.

    The budget was approved unanimously and without comment. Selecting a successor for Walker will take longer.

  • Hosparus surpasses goal for Lunar 5K

    Hosparus of Central Kentucky raised an estimated $35,000 from the Lunar 5K event this past weekend, said Lisa Sanford, senior manager of advancement and community relations. The goal for the event was $30,000.

    About 1,000 people registered to participate in the 5K, Sanford said.

    “We had a wonderful event,” she said.

  • Council identifies three interested in mayor's post

    The new mayor of Elizabethtown will be a current member of City Council. Which one still is not known.

    At the close of Monday's City Council meeting, it was announced that the members had decided to select either Tony Bishop, Bill Bennett or Edna Berger to complete the term of Tim Walker, who died last month.

    The announcement followed a 50-minute executive session, which also included discussion of property issues.

    The council announced a special meeting next Monday to make its selection.

  • Visiting author supports teaching of cursive handwriting

    There is more benefit to learning cursive than keeping the skill alive.

    Michael Ray Smith is afraid a day might come when many people can’t read original copies of the Declaration of Independence and other vital documents.

    The increasing trend in the nation of schools teaching children typing and neglecting cursive instruction can leave something important out of their cognitive development.

  • Feeding America hires new coordinator

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland has named a new volunteer and food drive coordinator.

    Elizabethtown native Amber Lyvers is in charge of recruiting and scheduling groups of volunteers.

    She also oversees food drives organized on Feeding America’s behalf throughout its 42-county service area.

    “I was interested in Feeding America because they do a lot of work helping people in need, and that’s what I’m interested in,” she said.

  • Concertgoers shake their 'badonkadonks': Adkins rocks Fort Knox

    Raucous guitars, a whining fiddle and pounding drums rose as country music singer Trace Adkins took the stage.

    He descended stairs at the back of the stage, swept off his black cowboy hat and took a deep bow before singing Bob Seger’s “Come to Poppa” and transitioning into his hit “One Hot Mamma.”

  • Teen charged for role in shooting

    Kenneth B. Wright faces charges of first-degree assault and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The teen is accused of firing shots March 29 from a vehicle into a Ford passenger car in the 1300 block of Blackjack Road, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Photo: A hard afternoon’s work
  • Bricks to be laid at Veterans Tribute

    About 200 more veterans are being honored this week at the Hardin County Veterans Tribute.

    Bricks and pavers for each of those veterans are being installed beginning Tuesday morning at Elizabethtown Nature Park on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    The bricks and pavers are the first of those being laid at the pavilion near the tribute.