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  • E'town names new parks and rec director

    Elizabethtown has promoted from within in naming a new parks and recreation director.

    City Council verbally supported Mayor Edna Berger’s recommended appointment of Sports Park Director Seth Breitner to replace longtime Parks and Recreation Director Ron Sidebottom during its Monday meeting. The promotion takes effect Aug. 1, Berger said.

    Sidebottom, who was absent from the meeting and unavailable for comment Monday, is retiring after being a city mainstay for several decades. Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant said

  • Radcliff City Council reviews bids for parking lot project

    As the next step of completing parking lot construction at Radcliff City Hall, the county clerk’s office and the police station, three bids were presented Tuesday at the Radcliff City Council work session.

    The bids total $193,028.77 and include electrical wiring and lighting, lights and landscaping. The project is paid for by a $247,000 grant, storm water fees and money from the general fund.

  • Fort Knox in bloom
  • Police, Fort Knox officials searching for missing soldier

    Radcliff police are investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Knox who resides in Radcliff.

    Spc. Sean Monahan, 25, was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a blue and green flannel shirt, blue jeans and boots, according to police. He has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.

    He is believed to be driving a 2011 Dodge 1500 Ram truck with Kentucky license plate 723LPZ, the release said.

  • Soldier out on pretrial release after violation

    A Fort Knox soldier who was arrested for violating a pretrial release agreement is again out of jail as he awaits trial on sex charges involving a minor.

    Francisco J. Vasquez, 45, of Elizabethtown, was returned to custody March 21 after police say he attempted to renew his driver's license at the Hardin County Justice Center. As part of conditions of his release, Vasquez was confined to the military installation.

  • Identity of man found dead in car released

    The name of a man found dead Friday in a wrecked car on Village Drive in Elizabethtown has been released.

    Ronnie L. Bunch, 56, of Elizabethtown was the driver of the vehicle Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Tim Cleary said appeared to have run off the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of Moninda Drive.

    The cause of the crash has not been determined, Cleary said.

    The Hardin County Coroner’s office is awaiting a toxicology report that may take up to four weeks.

  • E’town police to crack down on distracted driving

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is stepping up its anti-distracted driving efforts.

    As part of the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign, the department is cracking down on all distractions behind the wheel, not just texting, spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

    “Because of this campaign, word has been sent out to look for distracted drivers,” he said. “We are looking for anything that takes your eyes off the road. We want to remind everyone to pay attention.”

    The campaign lasts until April 15.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    The final day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is April 21.

    Eligible Kentucky voters must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and live within the state for a minimum of 28 days before the election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

  • Teams' fundraising efforts have gone to the dogs

    In an effort to raise money for Relay for Life, two teams are kick-starting Bark for Life.

    The event allows families and their dogs to come together and walk to honor cancer survivors and the care giving qualities of canine companions.

    The American Cancer Society sponsors Bark for Life nationally and a Relay for Life team from The Cecilian Bank and Team Go Getters decided to join forces to sponsor the event locally.

  • Chasing his dreams: E'town man follows passion back home

    When Hashim Madyun attended film school first in New York City then in Los Angeles, he dreamed of the day when casting directors would line up at his door to hand him scripts.

    Although that day has not yet arrived, the 28-year-old from Elizabethtown is one step closer by landing a part as a Churchill Downs stable guard in the feature film “50 to 1,” the story behind 135th Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird.

    “After filming, I was good for the year,” he said. “I didn’t need Christmas or birthday presents after that.”