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  • E'town fire chief reports

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Michael Hulsey reinforced the city’s ban on outdoor burning at Monday’s City Council meeting and encouraged the public to attend the professional Founders’ Day celebration fireworks show at Freeman Lake Park on Wednesday instead of using personal fireworks.

    Hulsey said since the ban was enacted his department has responded to four illegal burns and received numerous calls from residents wanting to burn.

  • Free downtown E’town parking has its limits

    It may be summer, but Elizabethtown city officials were hard at work Monday.

    Elizabethtown City Council heard first readings on new parking limitations, vehicle restrictions at parks and recreational areas and presented findings of fact supporting the rejection of a planning commission recommendation, which denied a zone amendment for property at 128 E. Nalls Road from Commercial-3 zone to Commercial-4.

  • Families beat heat at Freedom Day

    Children and families found ways to corral the heat Sunday, launching into inflatable water slides or whipping up a breeze on a carnival ride.

    Gloryland Harvest Church held the sixth installment of its Freedom Day celebration, wrapping up a weekend of activity with a concert and fireworks show Sunday night.

    Amanda Dowell brought her daughter to ride the rides and play games.

    “It’s all about the kids,” she said.

  • Shumate turns hobby into good for Radcliff

    Bryce Shumate has a knack for collecting free odds and ends.

    His pick-up truck was donated by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and the tires came from Tire Pros, in the agreement he’d place the company’s logos on the side of his vehicle like a NASCAR racer.

    He’s received countless items through various donations, grants and money available through the 2009 stimulus package.

    But recently, he’s taken scrounging to the next level.

  • KSP plans Citizens Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 has announced the date for its next Citizens Police Academy.

    Academy participants during the 10-week program will take classes on police-related topics such as criminal investigations, traffic stops and crash investigations.

    The academy is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning Sept. 13 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the Administration Building, room 112.

    Participants are eligible for a ride-along with a state trooper.

    Graduation is scheduled for Nov. 20.

  • ESGR looks to curb Guard, Reserve unemployment rate

    A group assembled in 1972 to serve as an advocate for National Guard and Reserve members is facing new challenges today as unemployment ranks explode in perpetual wartime.

    The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is actively serving multiple roles to ensure Guard members and Reservists find work once they return home from active duty, said Robert Silverthorn Jr, state chairman for the ESGR.

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  • E’town MSA named a ‘leading location’

    According to a new study published by Area Development magazine, the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has blacked the eyes of the recession.

    The Elizabethtown MSA finished 45th in the 100 Leading Locations for 2012 and placed 5th out of the top 20 southern cities ranked for economic and job growth.

    Columbus, Ind., took the top spot while Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Ga., was ranked 100. Lafayette, La., was the No. 1 southern city on the list.

  • Teenage girl dies in Meade County crash

    A 16-year-old girl died late Saturday when ejected from a pickup truck after it left Ky. 376 one mile west of Payneville in Meade County and the driver faces alcohol-related charges, Kentucky State Police reported.

    At approximately 10:20 p.m. Saturday, KSP said it was called to investigate a fatal crash involving a red 2007 Dodge pickup. Adam J. Hall of Webster was driving east on Ky. 376.

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