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  • Blue Oyster Cult added to Knox lineup

    Classic rock group Blue Oyster Cult has been added to the June 23 Fort Knox Summer Concert at Godman Army Airfield. The group will kick off the night which features co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx.

    Tickets are on sale for $30 before the day of the concert and $35 at the gate. For information or to purchase tickets, call the ITR at (502) 624-5030 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

  • Purple reign: E'town Relay for Life asks residents to 'paint' town

    For the second year in a row, Elizabethtown’s Relay for Life is asking residents and businesses to “paint” the city purple, the color associated with cancer survivors.

    Carla D’Alessio, Relay for Life co-chairwoman, said Paint the Town Purple is a five-day build-up to the main Relay for Life event. Beginning May 6, home and business owners are encouraged to decorate buildings and streets with items such as purple flowers, ribbons or lights.

  • Summer concert expected to return in September timeframe

    Elizabethtown’s tradition of an annual summer concert remains intact this year.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said Friday the city has secured a band to play at Freeman Lake Park and formally will announce the artist in early May.

    Vaughn said she could not provide details on the artist’s identity or genre.

    Since the concert’s relaunch, the city has focused on classic rock acts known for chart-topping singles still prevalent on the radio, such as Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Foghat and The Guess Who.

  • Pets come to shelters under troubled circumstances

    Gwen was found in the home of a Radcliff resident who was hoarding about 20 cats before she went to live at the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove.

    The tabby is so friendly she climbs on volunteers to get attention as they clean litter boxes. She still is one of two cats from that home that hasn’t found a permanent family with which she can play and cuddle.

    Some local pet adoption events this weekend meant needed families for some of the area’s homeless pets.

  • Child identified in Sunday shooting

    A 15-month-old child, Bella San Martin, is dead after an apparent accidental shooting by her 3-year-old brother in Radcliff.

    Radcliff Police Department received a call about the shooting at 3:39 p.m. Sunday and responded to 106 Keith Court, RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    Shumate said it appeared a 3-year-old found a gun and inadvertently shot the baby.

    “It appears that right now this is going to be an accidental shooting,” he said.

  • Fort Knox hosts welcome-home celebration for newly returned troops

    Fort Knox thanked its recently returned soldiers with a chance to relax and spend time with family.

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Knox hosted a Welcome Home Celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Keyes Park. The festival was open to all military families, but was focused on soldiers who recently had returned from deployment.

  • Hornback steps down as E-911 director

    With more than 30 years of government service under his belt, Robert Hornback is retiring Monday as director of the Hardin County 911 Control Center.

    Hornback, 62, is a retired detective from Radcliff Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. He’s been director of E-911 since 2006.

    Upon Hornback’s retirement, E-911 will be moved under Emergency Service, said David Underwood, administrator of Hardin County Emergency Service

  • Yard sales provides miles of opportunity for shoppers, sellers

    Vendors selling their wares and shoppers looking for a good deal Saturday lined Ky. 86 in Cecilia as residents in Hardin County and beyond took part in the first 26 Mile Yard Sale.

    The yard sale was organized by the Cecilia Ruritan Club, replacing a community yard sale the club hosted the past few years.

    Residents were encouraged to set up their own sales plots along the 26-mile length of road or rent a booth for $10 if they did not live on the road.

  • PHOTOS: Making tracks
  • Detention center blues

    The Hardin County budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year will not be approved until later this month or in June, but Jailer Danny Allen hopes Fiscal Court will approve what he considers a necessary personnel boost.

    “We are shorthanded right now,” the jailer said. “There is not one shift during a 24-hour period that we don’t have what we consider a ‘dull slot,’ which means we’ve got a slot that we don’t have a person in.”