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  • 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
  • Police: Radcliff man arrested after fight with brother

    A Radcliff man faces a felony assault charge after police say he seriously injured his brother Wednesday night during a domestic altercation at a Kenilworth Court apartment.

    Kori D. Hurt, 26, was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • Police encourage heightened motorycle awareness in preparation for Saturday's festival

    Anticipating a heavy increase in motorcycle traffic in the area this weekend for the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival, Elizabethtown Police Department is boosting its efforts to increase awareness and traffic safety.

    Sgt. Tim Cleary said officials expect to see between 400 and 700 motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in Elizabethtown for the festival, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.