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  • Two injured in single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 31W Bypass

    A single-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon in the northbound lanes of the U.S. 31W Bypass bridge over U.S. 62 left two injured.

    A pickup truck hit a concrete barrier on the passenger side. The truck then slid across both northbound lanes on the driver’s side, striking the center barrier and coming to rest on its wheels, according to police.

    The driver was airlifted to a Louisville hospital and a passenger was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Mother Nature cooperates for Mayberry Days festival

    Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away.

    Saturday, she gave Vine Grove’s Mayberry Days festival plenty of sunshine with comfortable temperatures, in contrast to last year’s event, when she took away the pleasant weather in favor of rain.

    “Last year we had to shut down early, so this is great,” said Donna Broadway, Vine Grove events coordinator.

    For that matter, Mother Nature held back a bit Friday, the first day of the two-day festival.

  • Art takes over Heartland Elementary School

    Heartland Elementary School in Elizabethtown was a tapestry of unbridled young talent Thursday evening.

    As giddy children milled in the halls with grins on their faces and parents by their side, they were surrounded by handmade drawings, paintings and concept pieces designed by their peers. The works were hung on the walls at the request of art teacher Bethany Inman.

    “We turned the whole school into an art gallery,” she said.

  • State enacts new city classification system

    It took 20 years, but the Kentucky legislature has implemented a new city classification system, disposing of previous class distinctions.

    House Bill 331 replaces the multiple-class system and divides the state’s cities into two classes: First class and home rule. First-class cities only would apply to those with a mayor-alderman form of government and ones that are the largest city of a county with a population of more than 250,000.

    Home-rule cities include all those governed under mayor-council, city manager or commission forms.

  • FACES & PLACES: Firing up the forge

    Phillip Williams slowly cranked the blower on a portable forge — known as a horseshoe forge — causing flames to rise from the coal as he waited for a railroad spike to become glowing hot.

    Fellow blacksmith Bruce McGuffin already had hammered on the spike to begin transforming it into a tomahawk. Williams picked up where McGuffin left off, heating the metal, striking it until the glow left and repeating.

    “What you do with Play-doh, you can do with this,” Williams said. “Just don’t put your hands on it.”

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  • Pouring compassion: Sold-out Hosparus event nets valuable funding for organization

    A sold-out event Saturday translated into Hosparus Central Kentucky expecting to meet its fundraising goal.

    The annual Hosparus Tea and Auction at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown included area celebrity servers who added to the fundraising efforts.

    “We end up raising several thousand dollars in tips alone,” said Lisa Sanford, Hosparus Central Kentucky senior management for development and community relations.

  • Residents warned of warrant scam

    Elizabethtown police responded to a call Thursday for service in regard to what is being called an arrest warrant scam.

    In this case, the caller stated that thd resident missed jury duty and that two warrants had been issued for failure to appear and contempt of court, according to an EPD news release. To take care of the issue, recipients are told they should purchase a prepaid Green Dot Credit Card and call the number back with the 14-digit code on the card.

    Police say if you receive this type of call to hang up and contact a local law enforcement agency.