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  • Crews begin work on Vine Grove water system overhaul

    A massive overhaul of Vine Grove’s water infrastructure has begun.

    Crews with Horsley Construction Inc. began work in late March and are installing more than 150 valves, 50 fire hydrants and 33,000 feet of 6-inch pipe throughout the city. More than 350 households will benefit from the improvements with increased water flow and pressure, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    “This should put the water system in the best place it’s been in decades,” Proffitt said.

  • Sanders pleads not guilty to DUI charge

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

    Sanders and his attorney, Doug Hubbard of Bardstown, stood before Special Judge Lisa P. Jones and a mostly empty courtroom.

    Jones, who usually presides over the 6th Judicial District in the Owensboro area, was appointed to oversee the case after LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed recused himself.

    Sanders surrendered his driver’s license at the judge’s request.

  • Dinner, fashion show set to honor cancer survivors

    Relay for Life co-chairwomen Holly Cairns and Melissa Dover know all too well what cancer looks like.

    Cairns lost her mother, Leuonta Metcalf, to the disease less than two months ago. Dover’s daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2012.

    Like many families, they have seen the cancer battle up close.

    “It’s difficult to go through it and to have families to go through it,’’ Cairns said.

    It was her mother’s 2009 diagnosis that propelled Cairns into the Relay for Life world.

  • Volunteers needed for traveling wall

    The Glendale Lions Club is looking for volunteers to help staff a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington when it arrives in Elizabethtown next month.

    The display will be available May 22-26 at Elizabethtown Nature Park on Ring Road across from Freeman Lake Park. Dan Tonietti, a Vietnam veteran and member of the club, said volunteers will be needed to staff the replica and assist visitors during daylight hours, when the wall will be available for public view.

    Tonietti said he also needs volunteer assistance to help with security at night.

  • Commander discusses new arrivals at Fort Knox

    Describing her roots in the Army ROTC, her love for Kentucky and pride in Fort Knox, the new post commander received a hearty ovation following her speech Wednesday at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs predicted an environment of continued change for the post and hinted of good news which can help offset the economic impact of the deactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Combs took over as commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox less than five weeks ago.

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  • ECTC offers benefits assistance to veterans

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering assistance to anyone who needs help or information about the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits for veterans and dependents.

    The ECTC Veterans Affairs Office will hold briefings on VA educational benefits at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Room 108 of the Regional Postsecondary Center on ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus. These sessions are open to the public and no reservations are needed.

  • Man enters not-guilty plea in sex case

    A Radcliff man indicted on multiple sex crime charges involving a teenager over an 18-month period was arraigned Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    James R. Ogg, 31, who was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, 12 counts of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree sodomy last week, entered a not-guilty plea.

    All charges are Class D felonies and Ogg faces up to 5 years in prison on each count if convicted, up to 20 years total.

  • EPD to crack down on solicitors

    A wave of complaints from residents tired of door-to-door solicitation has caused Elizabethtown Police Department to review its policies on the practice.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller and Sgt. Merle Young said the department is confident in the process set up to manage door-to-door solicitors, but it will be more diligent in enforcing those policies going forward.

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