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  • 3/1 soldiers return

    More than 130 soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division returned Thursday afternoon to Fort Knox from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    This was the second main body flight to return home for the 3/1.

    The unit has been operating in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, which is an area larger than the state of Connecticut. Soldiers assisted Afghan security forces, government, and police forces in their transition to independent security and governance.

  • Flag retirement ceremony is Saturday

    Thomas Skaggs II of Radcliff will retire flags during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff to complete his Eagle Scout project.

    The Boy Scout in Troop 295 said he has collected about 50 flags for the ceremony. Collection sites were established at Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown city halls. Skaggs said he picked up the flags every other day.

    The ceremony is free and open to the public.

  • E'town woman now faces felony for attempting to sell 9-day-old

    An Elizabethtown woman, accused of twice attempting to sell her 9-day old daughter, now faces a felony charge.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, faces as many as five years in prison on a charge of selling a child for adoption. Brown originally was arrested early Wednesday morning with endangering the welfare of a minor. The initial charge was a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.

    The child was born on Nov. 26.

  • Sports park construction contracts closed; bills paid

    Elizabethtown has closed out all contracts and paid its outstanding construction bills on the Elizabethtown Sports Park, Planning Director Ed Poppe told the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission on Wednesday morning.

    With a look of relief on his face, Poppe said it closes the chapter on development of the park while keeping the project just under the budget cap of $29 million. Poppe said the final cost to build the park was $28,960,701.61.

  • Bakers fold generosity in cakes

    For several area women, entering a cake in Vine Grove’s charity auction tonight is not about personal glory – it’s all about the kids.

    “It’s not the bragging rights. It’s to help and aid the fund,” Nan Filburn said. “The more money they get, the more children they can help.”

    The auction is part of the city’s annual A Dickens of a Christmas, which kicks off tonight with a town hall meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. at city hall.

  • Parrett to pursue re-election for second Senate term

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett said he wants to apply his common-sense approach to Frankfort for a second term.

    Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, filed for re-election Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State as he vies to keep his seat in the 10th District, which includes all of Hardin County and a small portion of Jefferson County.

    He captured the seat in 2010 after ousting incumbent Elizabeth Tori, a Radcliff Republican who had served 16 years.

  • Local club hosting Shop with a Shriner

    Helping children in need is in the DNA of the Riasok Shrine Club, which assists Kosair Children’s Hospital in its mission, Club President Chet Knight Jr. said.

    “They’re geared toward helping children, period,” he said.

  • Taste of Radcliff is Monday

    The Radcliff Women’s Club hosts its annual Taste of Radcliff from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center.

    At least 20 vendors will be on hand to serve food representing Radcliff residents’ culture, said Becky Brecht, club president. She also said as many as 50 door prizes will be given away.

    The event is sold out, Brecht said. 

  • Photo: Unspooling framework for streetlights
  • Summer concert artist could be named by March

    After thousands of rollicking country fans flocked to Freeman Lake Park this past August to watch Tracy Lawrence perform, Elizabethtown hopes to recapture that level of excitement next year.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the concert once again will coincide with the Heartland Festival in 2014 and the city will pursue another nationally recognized artist.

    Vaughn said she hopes to announce the next artist in March once she returns from maternity leave.