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  • Locals fight Via Colori cancellation

    The Advocacy & Support Center’s board last month voted to cancel this year’s Via Colori festival, but a group rallying for its return has triggered the agency to re-evaluate its decision.

    Local business owners, advocates and domestic violence survivors have decried the board’s action, saying it deprives those who have experienced violence and abuse a conduit to channel their emotions and find comfort.

    Participants of Via Colori use streets in downtown Elizabethtown as a chalkboard, designing customized works of art.

  • Glendale man seeks county’s top job

    A 68-year-old General Electric retiree concerned about decisions of local government has decided to enter the race for Hardin County judge-executive.

    Arthur Hurley Jr. of Glendale filed as a Republican candidate, citing the new government complex authorized by Hardin Fiscal Court as one of the projects he opposes.

  • Welcomed with open arms: Soldiers return home

    More soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division returned home Thursday morning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. About 160 soldiers were greeted during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox.

  • Former RPD officer pleads guilty to charges

    Former Radcliff Police officer Brian J. Clear pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Hardin District Court to an amended charge of second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication.

    He was fined and placed on probation for a September incident on Edgewood Drive in the city.

    Clear, who resigned a day after his arrest, was fined $235 with 90 days in jail that was probated for two years. He was scheduled for trial Thursday.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake kickoff luncheon to feature MLB All-Star

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is bringing in a famous face this year to officially start its major fundraising campaign.

    The kickoff luncheon for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown. Hardin County native Steve Delabar, a pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays and member of the 2013 American League All-Star team, will speak at the luncheon.

  • KSP investigating child's death

    Kentucky State Police are conducting an investigation into the death of a  Grayson County toddler.

    Keaton Runsvold, 23 months, was found unresponsive Thursday morning by a relative at a home in Caneyville.

    Grayson County EMS transported him to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    An autopsy is scheduled for today at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.

  • Let's Spruce Up looking to grow

    The Let’s Spruce Up Committee in Elizabethtown is looking to beef up its membership base.

    The local group, which rolled out its mission in the early 1980s, has around seven active members and some volunteer support. Pat Cardin, who manages Pritchard Community Center, said the group could use an infusion of new blood to extend its work to other parts of the city and tackle new projects.

    “If we had more folks, we could probably do a whole lot more,” said Let’s Spruce Up President Tony Bishop, an Elizabethtown city councilman.

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  • Gunman robs Radcliff Save-A-Lot

    A man walked into the Save-A-Lot grocery in Radcliff shortly before it closed Wednesday night, grabbed a shopping cart, went to a cashier, pointed a handgun and demanded all of the money in the cash drawer, police said.

    The man then ran out of the store with the money, according to police.

    Police are searching for a suspect, who Radcliff police spokesman Bryce Shumate describes as a black male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, and between 150 and 180 pounds.