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  • Historic State Theater hopes to become concert central

    If all goes as planned, the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown could become concert central in the region.

    With a handful of concerts already in the books with the likes of Mark Chestnutt, John Anderson and Casey James performing, there are many more on the way as 2012 comes to a close.

    Executive Director Emily West said she would like to host at least one concert a quarter, but admits this year has surpassed that goal.

  • Flex Films hopes to be open by year’s end

    A start date has not been solidified, but Flex Films USA should be fully operational in Elizabethtown by year’s end, said Devon Logsdon, human resource manager for the Indian manufacturer.

    The first phase of work on the company’s manufacturing facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on North Black Branch Road is nearing completion, and Logdson said Flex Films is rounding out hiring and wrapping up training in expectation of the work ahead.

  • Vine Grove man killed Sunday in crash

    A Vine Grove man was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash on East Main Street after his vehicle left the roadway, according to police.

    Bryan Friedly, 46, of Vine Grove, was driving west when his 1991 Nissan Maxima left the road for unknown reasons and struck a ditch culvert, according to Vine Grove Police Officer Kenny Mattingly, who is investigating the crash.

    Police responded around 11:25 p.m. and Friedly was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Coroner Bill Lee.

  • Living History Program canceled

    The rain showers that cropped up in Hardin County during Labor Day weekend put a damper on Fort Duffield’s holiday celebration.

    The Fort Duffield Living History Program was canceled Monday due to weather conditions. The event was set to feature Civil War re-enactors and a skirmish. A concert also was planned with Civil War-era music.

    Banners announcing the cancellation were placed on signs leading up to Fort Duffield in West Point and Fort Duffield updated its events calendar online to reflect the cancellation.

  • Photo: Relaxing on Labor Day
  • Howevalley-Vertrees Days to emphasize fun

    Howevalley-Vertrees Days will bring fun and games to the community it serves this year, said Barbara McCamish, an event organizer.

    “We want the kids to come out and have a good time,” she said.

    The annual festival returns on Friday with signups for baby and beauty contests from 6 to 8 p.m. and a cornhole tournament at 7 p.m., McCamish said. Food will be available and a second cornhole tournament is scheduled for Saturday, she said.

  • Rineyville woman charged in Louisville murder

    A Rineyville woman was arrested Friday in Louisville after police say she killed her grandmother and stole money and jewelry from the woman’s Okolona residence.

    Ellen Nicole Crawley, 21, is charged with murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse, said Dwight Mitchell, spokesman for Louisville Metro Police.

  • Walker, EIF to recruit industry in India

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker will be looking to recruit more international industry to his city when he embarks on his first overseas business trip.

    Walker and members of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation are heading to India this month on an economic development recruiting trip where they plan to visit Flex Films officials and arrange meetings with other Indian businesses and industries interested in expanding their reach into America.

  • West Nile virus hasn't yet reached Hardin County

    Hardin County thus far has been shielded from the record number of confirmed cases of West Nile virus in the United States this summer.

    The number of cases of West Nile in the U.S. is more than twice the number of 2011 cases, but there have been no instances of the virus in Hardin County. Three cases have been reported in Kentucky.

  • E'town man retires after 35 years of small-town policing

    Mike Smith served the Elizabethtown Police Department for 10 years. He worked as a patrol officer in Vine Grove for more than 13 years and in Brandenburg for 12.

    On Saturday, after 35 years of policing in small-town communities, he retired.