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  • E'town Lions Club hosts 70th chicken barbecue

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club has entered its eighth decade of cooking chicken for a good cause.

    Saturday’s meal marked the club’s 70th year barbecuing chicken as a major fundraiser.

    Food was served at Elizabethtown High School, while the chicken was cooked next door on large grills at American Legion Park.

  • IHOP 'very, very close' to closing deal in E'town

    By around Thanksgiving, Elizabethtown could be home to an IHOP.

    Creg Hagerman, vice president of operations for IHOP, said Friday morning "we're very, very close'' on a deal to come to Elizabethtown. IHOP, which has stores in Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green, is in negotiations to move into the old Frisch's location on 31W by Cheddars.

    Hagerman said IHOP, which stands for International House of Pancakes, would initially employ between 170 and 180 people in full and part-time positions.

  • 8-year-old cancer survivor fights for awareness

    Eight-year-old Sydney Dover has an intense phobia of needles.

  • Longtime columnist Kathleen Booker dies at 91

    A fixture at county fairs and a weekly voice in the community newspaper, Kathleen Booker of White Mills died Thursday. She was 91.

    Mrs. Booker’s community column began appearing in The Elizabethtown News in 1966. It continued weekly without interruption despite her frail health in recent years. Her final byline will be published in Sunday’s edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • 'Undercover Boss' stop in E'town to air again

    An Elizabethtown company has found a new level of exposure through a network television reality show.

    The episode of “Undercover Boss” on CBS that featured Aire Serv of Elizabethtown replays at 8 tonight.

    Aire Serv provides installation, maintenance and repair of indoor heating and air systems, and is owned by The Dwyer Group. Dina Dwyer-Owens, company CEO, went undercover in Aire Serv and in several of its sister companies for the CBS program.

  • Barn fire contained; no injuries reported

    Jeffrey Jones’ home might have been destroyed by fire early Thursday if he hadn’t been up late with a friend staying the night.

    The 17-year-old and his friend, Anthony Baird, were hanging out in Jeffrey’s room at about 4 a.m.

  • Author of report on Louisville consolidation speaks today in Radcliff

    Radcliff is wading back into the waters of unified government.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall has organized a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at Colvin Community Center with Hank V. Savitch serving as the guest speaker.

  • Donut Express robbed

    Police are asking for information about the Thursday robbery of an Elizabethtown business.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department responded at 3:57 a.m. to a robbery at Donut Express at 611 W. Poplar St., which is inside Helmwood Plaza.

    An employee reported three white men entered the store wearing blue jeans and ski masks. One of the men had a black, semiautomatic handgun, according to police.

  • Family reunion to bring funk, blues and salsa to Radcliff

    Councilman Stan Holmes views Radcliff as a beautiful melting pot and celebrates an event Saturday that allows the city’s divergent cultures to gather and experience fellowship as one family.

    The second Radcliff Family Reunion is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Radcliff City Park North’s amphitheater. Tickets for the event are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the reunion.

    ‘We’re going to continue to show the world how much we can come together and enjoy one another,’ Holmes said.

  • Photo: Dusting the highway