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  • Fort Knox to celebrate nation's independence

    As many residents head for Freeman Lake Park to attend the Founders’ Day Celebration, Fort Knox will recognize the nation’s 237th year of independence over two days this week.

    The post is hosting a Salute to the Nation Ceremony at the post flag pole at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Fort Knox Celebrates Freedom at Brooks Field starting 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Party crowd goes ‘Loco’ for David Lee Murphy

    As strains of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song filtered through David Lee Murphy’s tour bus Saturday evening in Radcliff, a smile creased the country musician’s face.

    He is older and a little more road worn than he was when he burst on the Nashville scene in 1994, churning out chart-topping hits such as “Dust On The Bottle” and “Party Crowd.” But his enthusiasm for his profession was evident as he discussed his return to Hardin County in a friendly southern drawl.

  • Cultivating chivalry

    Chick-fil-A in Elizabethtown wanted to put any notion that chivalry is dead to rest this weekend.

    The restaurant hosted its third mother-son “Date Knight” event Saturday evening, which was designed to teach young sons how to display characteristics of a “modern knight” by exhibiting class and respect for women.

    Breya Grenier, marketing and sales director, said the evening gives sons an opportunity to experience what a date would be like and practice their chivalrous nature on their mothers.

  • E'town man indicted in statutory rape case

    An Elizabethtown man arrested a week ago and accused of having sexual relations with an underage girl has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.

    Francisco J. Vasquez, 45, faces charges that include second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse.

    Forcible contact is not alleged. However, the girl is younger than 16, which is the age of consent by Kentucky law.

    According to the indictment, the incidents occurred June 16.

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  • Quest Industries considering investment in E’town

    A bottle decorating company out of Hillside, N.J., has been approved for nearly $1 million in state tax incentives as it seeks to tap into Kentucky’s bourbon industry.

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has given preliminary approval for up to $900,000 in tax incentives to Quest Industries LLC, a bottle decorator for high-end alcohol, beverage and personal care industries.

  • Radcliff Summer Blast offers affordable family fun

    Candace Hurley knew there was no turning back when her children spotted carnival rides spread across Radcliff City Hall parking lot.

    After spending the morning at a run on Fort Knox, Hurley, of Flaherty, didn’t put up a fight. 

    “This is kind of their reward for doing the run this morning,” she said. 

  • State Supreme Court orders suspension of E’town attorney’s license

    An Elizabethtown attorney is set to be temporarily suspended from practicing law after the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld a recommendation by the Board of Governors of the state’s bar association.

    Ronald E. Hines has had a license to practice law in Kentucky since 1987 and operates from an office on North Main Street in Elizabethtown.

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  • KSP executes search warrant at Hodgenville City Hall

    Work halted Friday at Hodgenville City Hall as Kentucky State Police troopers executed a search warrant at the government facility.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said police asked to review certain city records and his administration was fully cooperative with investigators. He did not specify what type of records police were interested in.