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  • Girl Scout cookies feature package change

    Girl Scout cookies are expected to taste the same as always this year, but the boxes they come in will look different.

    The organization is redesigning cookie packaging for the first time in 13 years.

    Previous boxes showed images of the cookies inside. The new design calls for pictures of Girl Scouts camping, participating in community service projects and being involved in other organization activities.

  • HMH sponsorship of Sports Park approved

    Elizabethtown Sports Park authorized a new revenue stream Monday without giving up the naming rights to the Miracle Field.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a revised proposal from Hardin Memorial Hospital offering $55,000 annually in sponsorships for a three-year period and establishing full-time athletic training services and supplies for the park, including league games, at a projected value of $77,000 per year.

  • United Way campaign hits $1,003,503.62

    Withholding a set financial goal appears to be working to United Way of Central Kentucky’s advantage.

    The agency has shattered the $1 million mark for the second straight year, collecting $1,003,503.62 as of Monday afternoon with nearly two months left to go before the campaign’s close at the end of February.

    Executive Director Chris Wilborn said it is the first time in the organization’s history that back-to-back $1 million campaigns have been organized.

  • New commonwealth's attorney sworn in

    Six years ago, former Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Stengel encouraged Shane Young to run for the prosecutor position in Hardin County, but Stengel said Young told his former boss he didn’t think he was ready.

    On Monday, Stengel stood in the crowd of law enforcement, public officials, attorneys and community members who gathered at Elizabethtown Police Department as Young was sworn in as the Ninth Circuit commonwealth’s attorney.

    Though Monday marked Young’s first day in office, the prosecutor said his staff was busy.

  • Radcliff reviews fire truck bids

    Radcliff’s intention of purchasing a new fire truck will cost more than expected.

    Fire Chief Jamie Henderson presented a pair of bids to Radcliff City Council on Monday that exceed the $450,000 allocated in the current operating budget.

    Pennsylvania-based KME Kovatch offered a bid of $496,904 while the offer from Ohio-based Sutphen was $547,400, Henderson said.

  • Polls open today on alcohol vote

    Voters will decide today on the further expansion of alcohol sales with a single ballot question asking “Are you in favor of the sale of distilled spirits and wine by the drink for consumption on the premises in Elizabethtown, Kentucky?”

    The vote will either allow or restrict the city’s access to liquor drink licenses, which allow the sale of liquor by the drink without sales limits or seating restrictions.

  • Photo: Pre-spring training
  • E.W. James sells package liquor license

    Elizabethtown Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds said E.W. James & Sons Supermarket has sold its package liquor license for its former St. John Road location in a confidential transaction

    “They haven’t told me who to yet,” he said. Reynolds was informed by the company the license has been placed in escrow.

  • Sisters embrace family, giving by making 60 afghans

    Mary Ann Campbell was ordered by a doctor to make an afghan and donate it to a local nursing home.

    The quiet exercise of one of her hobbies was meant as a stress reliever and a way to help her accept the 2008 death of her mother.

    It turned into a push of sleepless nights and furious needlework with her sisters to turn out 60 afghans in about two months.

  • New Year festivities will return to E'town next year

    Elizabethtown’s inaugural New Year’s Dash 5K Run-Walk attracted more than 150 runners and walkers and will return to downtown next year, but Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said she wants to adjust certain facets to improve quality.

    However, uncertainty exists around the return of the city’s first New Year’s Eve Party at the Historic State Theater and companion fireworks show at midnight. A decision on their future, she said, will be made later this year.