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  • Hall of Fame to update community on plans, fundraising

    Promoters of a new basketball museum plan to spend today working in Elizabethtown, including the first public presentation of building plans and a formal fundraising update.

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame will unveil initial architectural drawings and sketches of a downtown museum site on West Dixie Avenue across from the Historic State Theater at an afternoon news conference. Described as a “preliminary concept,” it calls for 10,500-square feet of new construction plus display space in a vacant church building.

  • Sending a gift of hope

    A little more than a decade ago, Operation Christmas Child’s mission wasn’t present in Hardin County. That all changed when Cheryl Vowels went to the Kentucky State Fair.

    She visited a booth for the organization where a woman explained its mission — sending gift boxes, about the size of a typical shoe box, filled with non-liquid toiletries, school supplies and toys to needy children around the world.

  • Cut cables interrupt 911 service

    More than 50,000 Windstream customers temporarily were unable to call 911 Monday night after two fiber-optic cables and copper wiring were damaged in Elizabethtown.

    Hardin County E-911 Director Bob Hammonds said the agency’s primary communications went down around 8:45 p.m. Monday.

    “We had a plan in place for back up,” Hammonds said Tuesday. “The staff that was here last night enacted that plan to perfection.”

  • Police: Muldraugh man sustains self-inflicted injury during shooting

    A Muldraugh man was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after police say he injured himself during an officer-involved shooting earlier in the day.

    John R. Price, 31, sustained a single gunshot wound and was in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Meade County Dispatch contacted Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday requesting assistance in performing a welfare check at 710 S. Main St. in Muldraugh, according to a KSP news release.

  • Radcliff tourism gives $50K to 9/11 exhibit

    A 9/11 exhibit under development at the Gen. George S. Patton Museum of Leadership has recruited another financial backer.

    The Radcliff-Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission has allocated $50,000 toward the “Never Forget” exhibit, an interactive display centered around Foam 161, the heavily damaged fire truck that was on the scene the morning a hijacked plane slammed into the Pentagon as part of a string of coordinated terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • E'town man pleads guilty in sex abuse case

    An Elizabethtown man who withdrew a guilty plea last month in a sexual abuse case again accepted the offer from the commonwealth Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Charlie A. Runyon, 46, was indicted in September 2012 on charges of first-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. After pleading guilty to amended charges in May, Runyon withdrew his plea Oct. 15 and requested a jury trial.

  • E'town council to conduct planning hearing

    Elizabethtown City Council will hold a separate zoning hearing in a case involving land on Nicholas Street after the Elizabethtown Planning Commission failed to reach a decision in the matter.

    The council was forced to make a decision after the commission split, 2-2, to deny a zone change request from R-3, a residential zone that allows for duplexes, to R-6, a high-density, multi-family zone.

  • KSP honors latest cadet class

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas Tuesday to 62 new troopers including four area residents.

    The list includes Johnathan A. Coppersmith of Vine Grove and Anthony I. Harrison of Radcliff, who were assigned to Post 1 in Mayfield, and Marvin L. Blakey II of Buffalo and Andrew S. Bratcher of Leitchfield, who were assigned to Post 16 in Henderson.

  • Radcliff hosts evergreen event

    In a season when homes bloom with trees and holiday trimmings, Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, several businesses, schools and civic organizations are trimming a tree of their own.

    The Festival of Trees, sponsored by the city of Radcliff, allows groups to put up and decorate a Christmas tree for public display. Set up has begun and ends Friday.

    Lori Jury, parks and recreation director for the city, said the festival is part of Radcliff’s holiday celebration.

  • Photo: Decorating for Christmas