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  • 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.

  • New Year: New Retail

    A pair of businesses developed along the Dixie Avenue corridor plan to open their doors to customers next month.

    CVS Pharmacy and Ken Towery’s Tire & AutoCare center are set to open in Elizabethtown in February as both chains look to enter their respective markets locally.

    Mattress Firm also has opened in a newly constructed strip mall across from the CVS location on Dixie Avenue.

    CVS has completed most work on its new facility on property at the intersection of Ring Road and Dixie Avenue. It purchased the lot from Herb Jones Chevrolet.

  • NAACP to host annual MLK luncheon

    Community members will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy Monday by reflecting on the challenges of community formation.

    The 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Luncheon is at 11 a.m. Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The event is hosted by the Hardin County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

  • Hodgenville man faces slew of charges

    What started as a report about a man running in the road Tuesday on U.S. 62 led to multiple charges for a Hodgenville resident who now faces prison time if convicted for a day of illegal activity.

    Barry Martin, 22, was seen running down the roadway by an individual who said Martin was chasing him. When Kentucky State Police troopers arrived before 5 p.m., they were unable to locate Martin.

    According to an arrest citation, the caller said the person chasing him on U.S. 62 was “foaming at the mouth.”

  • Ethics complaint against Oldham dismissed

    Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham has been cleared of ethics violation allegations made by Elizabethtown resident Richard Leal.

    The Hardin County Board of Ethics unanimously voted Wednesday to terminate the complaint against Oldham. Leal accused her of violating the county’s code of ethics by using county time and resources in an unauthorized manner.