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  • City council to reschedule meeting

    The Vine Grove City Council meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday was canceled because of the weather. A new meeting date has not been set, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

  • Poplar Drive flood work advancing

    Robert Bush said Elizabethtown could be no more than a month away from the start of excavation on a project designed to alleviate flooding on Poplar Drive.

    Bush, director of stormwater management, said the city has purchased a property in the 500 block of Crutcher Lane, where it plans to install a detention basin to control stormwater flow, serving as the start of the Poplar Drive route. A home still sits on the property, which soon will be demolished, he said. The property was purchased at a little more than $50,000.

  • Flag retirement ceremony: With all due respect

    Smoke rose above the burning stars Saturday morning as members of Boy Scout Troop 295 and Knights of Columbus sang the national anthem during a flag retirement ceremony in Radcliff.

    The stars were part of an enormous flag that once flew above Big M Chevrolet, an automobile dealership in Radcliff. It was the first flag retired during the ceremony.

  • Bowl For Kids Sake kicks off Saturday

    Starting this weekend, bowlers clad in rock ‘n’ roll costumes will descend on an Elizabethtown bowling alley to raise money and, more importantly, have fun.

    The Hardin County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosts its annual Bowl For Kids Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes beginning Saturday and continuing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 23.

    “Our matches between bigs and littles are fun relationships, so we try to give that premise in the fundraisers we do,” said Kevin Clark, BBBS community engagement branch manager.

  • Goodwill faces statewide donor shortage

    A well-known nonprofit organization is conducting a statewide donation drive through March to generate contributions and help job growth.

    Goodwill witnessed a precipitous drop in donations during January and February, which typically already are slower months, said Heather Hise, communications and public relations specialist for the organization.

    Hise said the number of donors declined by about 10,000 from the same period last year, with weather one of the expected causes.

  • Hardin County, Elizabethtown schools closed Monday

    Several area school districts plan to be closed Monday because of hazardous travel resulting from the winter storm.

    Public school districts serving Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties plus Elizabethtown all are closed Monday as well as the neighboring counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hart and Nelson and Bardstown city schools. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and all Western Kentucky University campuses are closed today.

    Hardin County government offices will operate Monday on a two-hour delay.

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  • Clarity for Women showcases expansion

    More than a year ago, Lamonte and Mimi Hornback, owners of Hornback Realty Co., donated a building and land at 105 E. Memorial Drive in Elizabethtown to Clarity Solutions for Women.

    The crisis pregnancy center invited the community in Sunday to see the renovated space, which approximately doubles the square footage available to the organization between its two locations.

    “We are really excited about this. It’s going to give us an opportunity to better serve our clients,” said Marcia Orban, executive director of Clarity.

  • Charges filed after sexcapade turns violent

    A Hardin County man faces a felony assault charge after a three-person sexual encounter turned violent early Sunday morning, police said.

    Joshua Faron Davis, 31, of the 500 block of Henon Lane in Elizabethtown, is charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault with minor injury. Both charges involved domestic violence, police said.

    Police responded to Davis’ home shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call that a fight was in progress. Davis and two women were in the home, the police report indicates.

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