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  • Runaway truck plows across University Drive ball field

    Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission players standing on Sonny Chaput Field got a scare Tuesday evening as a driverless semi-truck crashed through the outfield.

    The truck, carrying an asphalt paver and roller, belonged to Scotty’s Paving and originally was parked on the back lot of Elizabethtown Community Technical College. For reasons unknown Tuesday evening, it rolled across the parking lot, down an embankment, across University Drive and onto the ball field.

  • A few ways to enjoy and celebrate Andy Griffith

    By FRAZIER MOORE

    AP Television Writer

    Through his decades-long career, Andy Griffith was beloved, yet somehow taken for granted. He early on gained immortality as Sheriff Andy Taylor. But his skill at playing cornpone decency blinded fans to his ability to master other roles.

    Being Andy Taylor would’ve been plenty. But for Griffith, there was more to the act.

  • Vine Grove to host auction

    Vine Grove officials are auctioning off 20 years worth of surplus and impounded property.

    The July 14 auction is the first Vine Grove has hosted in a long time. It will include impounded bikes and vehicles and no longer used city property that has been piling up at local facilities for two decades, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    Proffitt said he knows of one city employee who has been losing space in his work area for years as the items accumulated.

    “Some of this stuff has been sitting in his way for 20 years,” he said.

  • America's wide shoulders
  • Hosparus to offer training for potential volunteers

    Anyone looking for a way to get involved in the community has two upcoming opportunities to learn how they can help local families.

    Hosparus of Central Kentucky is looking for volunteers in two areas of the organization, the Thrift Shoppe and patient and family support.

    Hosparus is offering two free training opportunities this month for potential volunteers.

  • Hardin County to light up the sky

    Hardin County is booming this Independence Day with a number of events in Elizabethtown, Fort Knox and other areas.

    Elizabethtown is hosting its first Founders Day celebration, a hybrid festival for the birth of the city and the birth of the nation, at Freeman Lake Park from 7 a.m. until after 10 p.m.

    “We wanted to incorporate a little bit of history to not only educate people and entertain them, but to celebrate the birthday,” said Sarah Vaughn, events coordinator for the city.

  • McConnell: Health care law unsustainable

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell this week challenged the “arrogance” of federalizing health care, citing growing problems with Medicare and Medicaid as a reason why the federal government is ill prepared to manage such a vast system.

    “We can’t continue to pick up the tab for this many people for this long,” McConnell told a room full of hospital staff Monday morning at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Eagle Scout project to aid those in need

    An area Boy Scout is working to advance in his organization and help his community this week.

    The experience Jason Willman of Buffalo had when his family once had difficulty making their dollars stretch has inspired an Eagle Scout project aimed at making food and needed items available to area families.

    Willman, an incoming senior at LaRue County High School, remembers visiting a church with his family once to pick up food and seeing all of the people in line.

  • Photos: Recognition of service
  • E'town fire chief reports

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Michael Hulsey reinforced the city’s ban on outdoor burning at Monday’s City Council meeting and encouraged the public to attend the professional Founders’ Day celebration fireworks show at Freeman Lake Park on Wednesday instead of using personal fireworks.

    Hulsey said since the ban was enacted his department has responded to four illegal burns and received numerous calls from residents wanting to burn.