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  • July a busy month for KSP

     

    The News-Enterprise

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown plans traffic safety checkpoints through August and the rest of 2012, looking for impaired drivers and restraint violations at various locations throughout its post area.

  • EPD offers open house

    Elizabethtown Police Department has organized an event to foster a relationship with the public and show off the department’s resources.

    The department is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the station on South Mulberry Street.

    EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the open house is the first the department has had since the building’s construction in 2005.

  • HCS Child Nutrition team nets awards

    Several members of Hardin County Schools’ child nutrition team recently won awards at the Kentucky School Nutrition Association conference in Covington.

    Mary Kuhn, director of child nutrition, was named KSNA Administrator of the Year. Marie Windle, cafeteria manager at Radcliff Elementary was named Manager of the Year while her staff earned Team of the Year honors.

    Shirley Goodman, former cafeteria manager at Lakewood Elementary, was honored at the conference as a retiree.

  • Churches host school supply drives to give families a boost

    Notebooks. Crayons. Three-ring binders. Pens and pencils. Folders.

    It adds up. Quickly.

    That’s why churches in the community host school supply drives — to give a financial boost to families in the area.

    Despite evening showers, patrons lined up Saturday at All Nations Worship Ministries in Radcliff at its annual Back to School Block Party to collect bags of school supplies. Gloria Fite, associate pastor, said 200 of the 300 bags with $13 worth of supplies were gone within the first 45 minutes.

  • Deadline for Heartland festival parade entries Monday

    Those interested in entering Saturday’s parade set to usher in the Heartland Festival in the Park have one day left to submit an application.

    The deadline for the Aug. 25 parade is Monday. Entries can range from floats to vehicles to soldiers from Fort Knox, said Sarah Vaughn, events coordinator for Elizabethtown.

  • Faces & Places: Drum roll, please

    This is the second installment in a two-part series.

  • Police alert: Rash of vehicle break-ins

    A rash of car break-ins overnight in Vine Grove have prompted local police to warn vehicle owners to make sure their vehicles are locked at night.

    Vine Grove Police Chief Dale Riggs said his agency had received 13 calls as of noon Friday of overnight vehicle break-ins in the Valley View Drive area.

    Riggs said among items stolen were GPS systems, radios, money and various other items.

    "Vehicle owners need to keep them locked,'' Riggs said.

  • Elizabethtown water: Drinking quality questioned

    Elizabethtown water officials are working to combat taste and odor problems leaving the city’s treatment plant.

    The water quality disturbances have led to complaints from residents, but it appears to be an isolated rather than widespread problem, said Scott Fiepke, engineer for the city’s water and wastewater department.

  • Police: Watch out for kids

    Law enforcement officers want to remind parents and drivers to be safe as school begins next week.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman, said officers will patrol school zones and be out in more force than usual as school begins.

    Drivers should slow down in neighborhoods and be cautious of children on foot and bicycles, he said.

    They also should be aware traffic likely will be heavier as school begins, he said.

  • Chick-fil-A support continues

    Wednesday was the day customers across the nation were called to support Chick-fil-A.

    That support lingered Thursday and could mean a long-term sales boom for the restaurant on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Local owner Chris Flanagan estimated at 2 p.m. Thursday sales were about 25 percent higher than typical.

    Even that figure fell short of the more than 5,000 chicken sandwiches and other items sold Wednesday when sales surpassed all records since the restaurant opened in 2004.

    “It was insane,” he said.