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  • E'town native wins Tony Award

    An Elizabethtown native has a new title to add to his resume — Tony Award-winning sound designer.

    Darron L. West on Sunday was the recipient of a 2012 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical for his work on “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

    The acclaimed American play by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice is based on a New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

    West is a graduate of Elizabethtown High School.

  • Elizabethtown wreck injures four

    A Saturday night crash at the corner of Ring Road and Dixie Avenue sent four people to Hardin Memorial Hospital and snarled traffic.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded before 10 p.m. to the wreck after witnesses said Julia Sledge of Radcliff ran a red light in her 2009 Ford Escape as she tried to turn left from the northbound turning lane on Dixie Avenue to head west on Ring Road, said Officer Richard Dearborn, an accident reconstructionist for EPD.

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  • Characters set off on 25th year of downtown tour

    John Scott remembers when Charles Logsdon asked him to take part in a new idea Logsdon had to showcase the history of Elizabethtown.

    “‘John,’ Scott recalls Logsdon asking, ‘I need someone who’s kind of a sneaky, scoundrel person to play a diamond swindler and I thought of you.’”

  • Children’s Fair offers something for young and their parents

    Balloons pulled by small hands, upbeat music drifting over heads, strollers weaving through crowds and temperatures hovering around 80 degrees — this was the picture of the 17th annual Children’s Fair.

    The fair, hosted by Quicksie 98.3 FM, The Wolf 94.3 FM and Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors, was 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Freeman Lake Park and featured free activities for kids 12 years and younger.

    Andrea Palmer, one of the many parents with small children in tow, said the free admission was a main attraction for her family.

  • Clothesline as helpline

    A collective proclamation of “We are strong and vibrant women!” echoed Saturday from a reflection room in the Fellowship Community Full Gospel Church in Radcliff.

    “It’s like the release of a burden or that little girl that’s inside of us,” said Lucretia Cooper, one of the women in the church.

    Cooper, 32, suffered from an emotionally abusive childhood spurned from by her mother who was addicted to cocaine, and a father who wasn’t around.

  • Girl Scouts offer last-chance cookie sales

    Residents have a last chance to buy Girl Scout cookies through June 30.

    Boxes of all types of cookies are being sold for $3.50 per box at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana office on Sycamore Street.

    Buyers who purchase at least two boxes of cookies will have their names entered into a drawing to win a case of 12 boxes of their choice, said Chris Sherrard, customer service representative at the Elizabethtown office.

    “It’ll satisfy that cookie urge,” she said.

  • Ring Road wreck injures at least 3

    A witness said at least three people, and perhaps as many as four, were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital around 10 p.m. Saturday after a multi-car crash at Ring Road and U.S. 31W in Elizabethtown.

    A police officer on the scene said a Ford Escape and a Mazda Protege collided after one of the vehicles apparently ran a red light. Flying debris hit a third vehicle, a Chevy Trailblazer.

    Additional EMS units were dispatched to a second injury wreck at the same intersection shortly after 10:30 p.m.

  • Fort Knox library encourages reading, retention

    Fort Knox is one of an estimated 250 military bases participating in a summer reading program this year themed “Reading is So Delicious.”

    Summer reading is a long-time staple of the Barr Memorial Library on Fort Knox. It added a program tailored to teenagers three years ago.

    Larra Clark, spokeswoman for the national iRead Summer Reading Program, said in a statement summer reading participation has been increasing overall among libraries on military bases in an effort to encourage reading and reduce the effects of summer learning loss.

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