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  • Families beat heat at Freedom Day

    Children and families found ways to corral the heat Sunday, launching into inflatable water slides or whipping up a breeze on a carnival ride.

    Gloryland Harvest Church held the sixth installment of its Freedom Day celebration, wrapping up a weekend of activity with a concert and fireworks show Sunday night.

    Amanda Dowell brought her daughter to ride the rides and play games.

    “It’s all about the kids,” she said.

  • Shumate turns hobby into good for Radcliff

    Bryce Shumate has a knack for collecting free odds and ends.

    His pick-up truck was donated by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and the tires came from Tire Pros, in the agreement he’d place the company’s logos on the side of his vehicle like a NASCAR racer.

    He’s received countless items through various donations, grants and money available through the 2009 stimulus package.

    But recently, he’s taken scrounging to the next level.

  • KSP plans Citizens Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 has announced the date for its next Citizens Police Academy.

    Academy participants during the 10-week program will take classes on police-related topics such as criminal investigations, traffic stops and crash investigations.

    The academy is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning Sept. 13 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the Administration Building, room 112.

    Participants are eligible for a ride-along with a state trooper.

    Graduation is scheduled for Nov. 20.

  • ESGR looks to curb Guard, Reserve unemployment rate

    A group assembled in 1972 to serve as an advocate for National Guard and Reserve members is facing new challenges today as unemployment ranks explode in perpetual wartime.

    The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is actively serving multiple roles to ensure Guard members and Reservists find work once they return home from active duty, said Robert Silverthorn Jr, state chairman for the ESGR.

  • PHOTOS: Central Kentucky Rods and Machines show
  • E’town MSA named a ‘leading location’

    According to a new study published by Area Development magazine, the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has blacked the eyes of the recession.

    The Elizabethtown MSA finished 45th in the 100 Leading Locations for 2012 and placed 5th out of the top 20 southern cities ranked for economic and job growth.

    Columbus, Ind., took the top spot while Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Ga., was ranked 100. Lafayette, La., was the No. 1 southern city on the list.

  • Teenage girl dies in Meade County crash

    A 16-year-old girl died late Saturday when ejected from a pickup truck after it left Ky. 376 one mile west of Payneville in Meade County and the driver faces alcohol-related charges, Kentucky State Police reported.

    At approximately 10:20 p.m. Saturday, KSP said it was called to investigate a fatal crash involving a red 2007 Dodge pickup. Adam J. Hall of Webster was driving east on Ky. 376.

  • Scenes from the Women's State Am
  • Bonding at the barbershop

    Ross’ Barbershop in Radcliff was abuzz Saturday afternoon as regulars stopped in to chat and get a fresh cut or shave.

    But the shop also served as a channel to give back to a younger generation.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosted the first Grooming Men of the Future event in Hardin County at the shop in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha and other Greek fraternities. Serving as a recruiting tool, BBBS looked to attract more male mentors to the organization, said Ryan Bilbrey, an organizer for the event.

  • Three arrested in funeral-hour burglaries

    After months of distress and anger over the ransacking of her Sonora home and violation of her personal life as tragedy erupted around her, Normaline Skees felt elation Friday as she reflected on the arrest of suspects tied to the burglary.

    “Hopefully they’ll get them all,” she said.