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  • Local family hopes for birthday bash at Kosair

    Like most mothers, Chrystal Brigman is hoping to make her son’s birthday a special event.

    Her son, Sam Adams, is fighting acute lymphoblatic leukemia. He’s been hospitalized since November, when he underwent a bone marrow transplant from his younger brother, Jack.

  • EPD arrests two men for burglary

    Elizabethtown police arrested two men over the weekend in a burglary at a storage facility and are searching for a suspect in a separate case.

    Early Monday morning, police were called to Treasure Chest on Dixie Avenue when a witness saw two men cutting storage locks.

    When police arrived shortly before 1 a.m., the suspects fled through a hole in the fence, according to an EPD news release.

  • City reopens talk on pool design

    Elizabethtown Councilman Ron Thomas said he believes in forgiveness and is not certain he wants to spend $50,000 more on a design for a new city pool complex simply to avoid one designer.

    The council reopened discussion on the selection of a pool designer Monday after tabling the vote last month to gain more information on designer Brandstetter Carroll, which is offering to do the work for $125,000-$50,000 cheaper than the other offer from 5253 Design Group of $175,000.

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  • Women's empowerment conference starts Saturday

    When a new year begins, many residents look for ways to improve their lives personally or professionally.

    That is why Dr. Gail Phoenix said she schedules the Women’s Empowerment Conference in January.

    The sixth annual conference hosted by GMP Services is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The theme is “No Limits!” and the conference is developed to inspire leadership, achievement and accountability among diverse women, according to a news release.

  • McCoy files to run for mayor of Vine Grove

    In his 23rd year of service on the Vine Grove City Council, Garry McCoy decided if he were ever going to run for mayor, now is as good a time as any.

    “If I was ever going to, I need to be doing it,” he said Friday after filing to run for the city’s top office. “I don’t know if I stepped in it or what.”

    Born and raised in Vine Grove, McCoy said his love of the community drove his decision.

  • In honor of her mother, JHHS student recognized for Gilda's Club essay

    Writing always has been a part of Brittney Tooker’s life.

    “I’ve been writing a lot, I always have since I was little,” she said. But since her mother’s death five years ago, she never had been able to adequately express her feelings about the loss.

    “It was really hard to write about it because it’s hard to find the words to describe it,” she said.

  • Former LaRue teacher flourishing in different worlds

    By RON BENNINGFIELD

    Landmark News Service

    Being successful in life can be as easy as having an “apple a day, especially if that means ingesting the material found in former LaRue County Schools teacher Chris Estes’ newly published ebook, “The A.P.P.L.E. Principle.”

  • Locals say military retiree cuts unfair

    A budget feature set to reduce cost-of-living adjustments by 1 percent annually next year for military retirees younger than 62 has earned criticism from Hardin County veterans and drawn the ire of one of Kentucky’s most powerful lawmakers.

    Local veterans said reducing benefits built into retirement packages earned by veterans is an “unfair” practice and an unjustified way to save money.