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  • Radcliff Elementary students teach lessons in diversity

    A small huddle of students sat cross-legged on the gym floor as they listened to Rose Choi, 10, share details of her native culture.

    A year ago, Rose and her family immigrated to the United States from South Korea. Today, she and her brother are students at Radcliff Elementary School and her family owns Song’s Restaurant on North Wilson Road.

  • Census population estimates: E’town breaks into Ky.’s top 10

    Once perched on the periphery of Kentucky’s most populous cities, Elizabethtown’s size has reached a new level.

    The city has outgrown Henderson to become the state’s 10th largest, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday for the year ending July 1, 2012.

    Elizabethtown’s population has increased by 804 residents since the 2010 census, rounding out a population of 29,335 compared to Henderson’s 28,911, according to the estimates.

  • UPDATE: Nashville couple found dead after I-65 crash

    After clearing the scene of a single-vehicle crash Thursday that killed an elderly Tennessee woman on Interstate 65, firefighters found the body of her husband more than 970 feet south of the crash.

    The man had left the vehicle and walked the edge of a creek bed where the Toyota sedan had fallen.

    The couple later was identified as Claire R. Kahane, 75 and Charles S. Kahane, 78, of Nashville, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Man struck, killed by train

    A fatal collision Wednesday night left papers bearing the names of Harold Haire’s friends and family scattered across railroad tracks near Cox Lane in Elizabethtown.

    It was through those papers that Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee said he was able to identify the Elizabethtown man’s next of kin.

    Haire, 53, was struck by a CSX train after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to officials. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Photos: Sculpting the future
  • Police: Radcliff man arrested after fight with brother

    A Radcliff man faces a felony assault charge after police say he seriously injured his brother Wednesday night during a domestic altercation at a Kenilworth Court apartment.

    Kori D. Hurt, 26, was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • Police encourage heightened motorycle awareness in preparation for Saturday's festival

    Anticipating a heavy increase in motorcycle traffic in the area this weekend for the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival, Elizabethtown Police Department is boosting its efforts to increase awareness and traffic safety.

    Sgt. Tim Cleary said officials expect to see between 400 and 700 motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in Elizabethtown for the festival, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.

  • Bicycles donated to elementary students of military families

    Several students at Meadow View Elementary School received gifts of appreciation this week for the parts they play in military families.

    Texas Roadhouse gave 25 students free bicycles Wednesday as a way to thank students for the sacrifices they make as part of military families.

    This is the second time the restaurant company has given bikes to Meadow View. The school

  • State postpones U.S. 31W median consolidation

    An initiative to consolidate local median openings has been shelved amid opposition from Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

  • E'town resident killed by train has been identified

    Officials have identified the man who was struck by a train Wednesday night near Cox Lane in Elizabethtown.

    Harold Haire, 53, of Elizabethtown died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision, said Sgt. Tim Cleary of Elizabethtown Police Department. He was dead at the scene.

    Police were called just after 11 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a train striking a man, Cleary said. Police were assisted by Elizabethtown Fire Department and Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee.