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  • Lincoln Village delays move until October

    Transition of departments at Lincoln Village Youth Development Center is delayed until October because the facility is not ready for reopening.

    “We just didn’t think we could get everything out and make everything happen,” said Eric Vowels, director of alternative programs at Hardin County Schools. The October move will occur during a school break because classrooms will be empty.

    The decision came before discovery of an infestation of mold in a classroom.

  • Summer concert tickets go on sale next week

    Tickets to Elizabethtown’s annual summer concert series go on sale Aug. 10 at Pritchard Community Center. The Sept. 28 show at Freeman Lake Park features Absolute Queen, a Queen tribute act; Toys In The Attic, an Aerosmith tribute band, and headliners Highway To Hell, which pay homage to Australian rockers AC/DC. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on concert day while VIP tickets are $20 in advance and $30 the day of the show.

  • Customers support Chick-fil-A in hundreds

    Hundreds of community members turned out throughout Wednesday to show support for Chick-fil-A at the business’s location on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Customers stood in a line that trailed along the outside on the building and reached nearly 100 people while drive-thru traffic backed up to the street entrances at Dixie Avenue and Routt Drive. The show of support followed company President Dan Cathy answering a question in the Baptist Press on July 16, saying that he supported the one-man, one-woman marriage model.

  • E'town pursuing traffic, sign improvements

    Elizabethtown plans to install new directional signs leading motorists to Elizabethtown Sports Park and number the city’s traffic lights to make navigation easier for visitors.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city is working with state and tourism officials on improvements to alleviate driver concerns and heighten highway safety.

  • Nolin to send veteran to D.C.

    A World War II veteran in the area will have a chance to remember their past in the capital of the United States — Washington, D.C.

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. is offering its second Honor Flight, a free one-day trip that takes one veteran and a guardian Oct. 6 to visit the World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Monument and Korean War Veterans Memorial.

    The trip also includes a bus tour that transports the veteran and his guardian throughout the city.

  • USA Cares taps new leader

    A national military charity headquartered in Radcliff has a new man in charge.

    Peter L. Giusti, a native of Seneca Falls, N.Y., took over as president of USA Cares early last month, succeeding Bill Nelson, a U.S. Navy veteran and former executive director.

  • Tree branch downs power line
  • ADD regions work to promote broadband usage in state

    The local area development district, along with the 14 others in the state, is working to promote broadband Internet usage.

    The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development and the Kentucky Council of Area Development District recently released the results of a study of usage of and access to broadband Internet in the state.

  • Worker shocked at LaRue Fair

    The Derby City Amusements carnival was shut down Monday by state officials after one of its workers was injured while setting up a ride.

    Ronald L. Brown, a 38-year-old carnival worker from Campbellsville, was standing on a “giant slide” that was being moved into place by a semi truck about 2:15 p.m.

    The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, backed the vehicle into an electric line near the entrance of the LaRue County Fairgrounds off Greensburg Street, according to workers.

  • Hit-and-run suspect unknown

    Radcliff police still are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run that occurred at about 6 p.m. Monday on North Dixie Avenue across from Corvin’s Used Furniture near Swope Mitsubishi.

    What appeared to be a white Honda Odyssey hit a silver Chrysler Sedan while both vehicles were in motion, said Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate.

    The suspect was described as a white female with brown hair pulled back into a ponytail. The van she was driving had a red sticker of some sort on the rear window.