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  • Work begins on Freeman Lake tennis courts

    Bo O’Brien’s dream to see new tennis courts in Elizabethtown is crawling to life with each tuft of dirt moved.

    Crews began work this week on the ground that will house 10 new courts at Freeman Lake Park behind Lakeshore Plaza. City officials say the courts should be available by late summer.

    “Hopefully people will be playing tennis out there by September,” said Planning Director Ed Poppe.

    Five of the courts will feature lighting and restroom facilities also are planned, Poppe said.

  • Pro-alcohol campaigns partner on direct mail campaign

    A local effort to arrange two alcohol votes this year is getting a double shot of support.

    Yes for Economic Success and Hardin County Residents for Equal Opportunity are partnering on a direct mail campaign expected to roll out in upcoming weeks.

  • Children's Fair will provide free summer fun

    Parents looking for summer fun for their kids can bring them Saturday to the 17th annual Children’s Fair at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    Set up at the George M. Searle Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the fair welcomes children ages 1 to 12 and features free games, prizes and food. Quicksie 98.3, The Wolf 94.3 and the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors sponsor the event.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Radcliff teenager battling cancer

    A group of employees at Radcliff Pediatrics touched by Andrew Holland’s courage and tenacity are doing their part to ease the 15-year-old’s burden as he battles cancer.

    The group has arranged a fundraiser today at Texas Roadhouse in Elizabethtown, where 10 percent  from individual food bills can be donated to Holland and his mother, Regina Hensley. The fundraiser is expected to run from 4 to 10 p.m.

  • Get Ready! Camp expands young minds

    A new camp in Hardin County ensures the area’s youngest residents are ready for school — in some cases, before they’re ready to talk.

    The new Get Ready! Camp for children from birth to age 5 began this week, and almost 70 children and their family members attended the camp’s second day Tuesday.

  • Abducted girl’s reaction likely life-saving

    Screams emerging from a darkened, heavily wooded area early Sunday likely saved the life of a 10-year-old abducted child, police said.

    “What happened to this little girl is just horrible,’’ said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police. “She doesn’t realize it, but what she did in this situation will help others.”

    The sleeping child was abducted from a River Road home in LaRue County around midnight and taken into the woods where she was sexually assaulted and choked, police said.

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  • Henon Lane basin work approved

    Elizabethtown City Council is taking steps to ease flooding for residents on Henon Lane.

    The council approved a low bid Monday to upgrade a stormwater detention basin on Elizabethtown Independent Schools property behind Elizabethtown High School.

    The winning bid was awarded to Bowling Green-based Scott & Murphy Inc. at $83,277.25, one of seven bids that ranged as high as $174,000, said Robert Bush, director of stormwater management.

  • KU customers can receive appliance rebates

    Kentucky Utilities customers looking to upgrade to an Energy Star appliance can relieve their wallets through a new rebate program.

    KU and LG&E are offering rebates from $50 to $350 to help customers purchase new energy-efficient appliances. Customers can receive $50 for Energy Star freezers and dishwashers, $75 for washing machines, $100 for refrigerators and $300 for a heat pump water heater.

    The appliances will have an Energy Star logo, and a list of devices can be found at www.energystar.gov.

  • Shelter plans await state approval

    Plans for a tornado shelter at the Vine Grove Fire Department on Highland Avenue have been sent to the state for approval, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said during a Vine Grove City Council meeting Monday night.

    The building is planned to be a concrete rectangle capable of withstanding winds as high as 250 mph. It will have bathrooms and generators and capable of sheltering at least 400 people.

    The shelter will be paid for using a $600,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management and Protection Agency.