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  • Artifact show is Saturday in E’town

    The Green River Archaeological Society’s annual artifact show offers a visual history lesson.

    Displays featuring collections of prehistoric Native American artifacts are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The event is free and food and refreshments will be served.

    The organization is one of 21 state societies that make up the Central States Archaeological Society. Collectors from as far away as Georgia, Illinois and Tennessee are showing their collections Saturday, show host Don Reynolds said.

  • Fort Duffield to honor soldiers, history

    Fort Duffield is combining its memorial service and living history program for the first time this Memorial Day.

    The Civil War site overlooking West Point has hosted a Memorial Day service for more than 20 years, said Connie Morris, secretary of the Fort Duffield Heritage Committee.

    The committee decided to combine the service and living history program, she said, to create a full-day event in hopes of drawing a larger turnout.

  • Photo: Lounging outside the barracks
  • Radcliff rejects stormwater increase

    As some officials consider possible reforms and reductions to the stormwater rate in Radcliff, the first step was taken as city council accepted a recommendation from Mayor J.J. Duvall to reject the cost-of-living adjustment for the year.

    Duvall said the city saw a 7 to 8 percent reduction in its stormwater expenses through cost-cutting measures and successfully carried out hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stormwater projects in the last few years. He projected this year’s capital improvements for stormwater would exceed $270,000.

  • Lincoln Birthplace opens summer season with concert, luminary event

    The News-Enterprise

    The summer season at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park kicks off Friday with a concert and luminary event as part of a “Summer Season Celebration.”

    The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free.

    Starting at 7 p.m., President Lincoln’s Own Band performs for an hour a collection of 19th century and American Civil War songs. A luminary display follows the concert from 8 to 9 p.m.

  • Vine Grove man drowns in Rough River Lake

    Kyle R. McGonigle was a dedicated son and father who spent every day like his last, according to his friends and co-workers. In his final moments, he was seen swimming after a dog that disappeared beneath the water in Rough River Lake at Peter Cave in Grayson County.

    McGonigle, 36, of Vine Grove, died Monday night in an apparent drowning, Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons said. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate factors that may have contributed to McGonigle’s death.

  • HMH bad debt balloons

    Hardin Memorial Health officials said they must simplify the application process for patients who cannot afford to pay their bills so they can qualify for assistance.

    At the same time, President and CEO Dennis Johnson said the health system will continue to practice “tough love” toward patients who can afford to pay but refuse to do so.

    Strategies were discussed Tuesday morning at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting as HMH evaluates an increasingly bleak financial outlook for the fiscal year with only two months remaining.

  • HMH approves salary increase

    Despite Hardin Memorial Health’s recent budget concerns, employees can expect a pay adjustment this summer.

    The HMH Board of Trustees approved a 1.5 percent general increase for eligible employees, a full percentage point lower than last year as the health system adjusts to a conservative labor climate.

  • Radcliff removes city firearm restrictions

    Radcliff repealed an ordinance Tuesday night giving the mayor authority to restrict access to firearms and ammunition in emergency situations and heard the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting non-firearm weapons in city parks.

  • Locals can get involved in aiding Oklahoma tornado victims

    When news rapidly spread Monday afternoon that a tornado, about a mile wide and packing wind speeds of close to 200 miles per hour, was ripping through the town of Moore, Okla., local Red Cross personnel knew they would be on standby to assist.

    By Tuesday morning, local American Red Cross Director of Volunteer Services Sharon Thompson was involved in a conference call about national plans to assist the thousands left without daily needs.