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  • E’town approves alcohol zones for festivals

    Elizabethtown City Council approved designated festival alcohol-drinking areas downtown for the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland, but officials say they would not hesitate to limit the areas in the future if crowds get rowdy.

    Creating designated festival areas was encouraged by police, city planners and event coordinators because it is believed they will be easier to enforce than smaller, more confined areas for alcohol and will give visitors more flexibility when consuming alcoholic beverages.

  • Rays value each day with daughter Libby after premature birth

    New parents seldom are completely ready to welcome their first baby, but for Stephanie and Eric Ray, their daughter’s early arrival caught them by surprise.

    Liberty Marie Ray was born eight weeks premature June 28, 2012. At birth, she weighed 2 pounds, 10 ounces and was 15 inches long.

    “We had no crib, no overnight bag, no nothing,” Stephanie said. “You’re never really ready, but we really weren’t ready. We had nothing in her room.”

  • Fitness fair is Saturday in Radcliff

    In an effort to bolster a healthy lifestyle and Radcliff businesses and organizations, Tamara Ohler has organized a Family Fun and Fit Fair, scheduled for Saturday at Colvin Community Center.

    The fair, sponsored by Snap Fitness owned by Ohler, Radcliff Electric, West Point Bank and the Vine Grove Ladies Auxiliary Post 10281, begins at 10 a.m. and is free to the public.

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  • Long jump results released

    HARDIN COUNTY

    Evan Jones of Creekside Elementary School and Kayden Stillwell of Lakewood Elementary tied for first in the intermediate boys long jump Friday at the Hardin County Elementary Fitness Event at Central Hardin High School. Both students finished with a jump of 7-feet-2-inches.

    Hardin County Schools released the full list of results from the event last week but did not reveal both winners for this challenge.

  • Soup kitchen, food bank partner for pantry

    The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen in Radcliff is helping Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland take its food pantry on the road.

    Feeding America received a donated truck from Wal-Mart to conduct mobile pantries throughout the agency’s 42-county service area, said Milissa French, director of agency services and programs.

    The truck is used when the agency has an excess of food or perishable items that can be taken to a location for those who are in need, she said.

  • Semi-sign language: Primary candidates using banners, trailers to spread their message

    This year’s primary campaign  has brought its share of yard signs, but some candidates are taking the need for visibility to greater heights.

    Democratic candidates John Ward, Debbie Donnelly and J.J. Duvall all have primary battles and have turned to semi-trailers to spread their message.

    Though all from the same party, the candidates said they are working independent of one another and there is no concerted party effort to use large trailers.

  • E'town woman indicted on assault charge

    An Elizabethtown woman has been indicted on an assault charge after police say she attacked a man with a knife.

    Vanessa Shanks Keith, 38, of the 100 block of Rippling Creek Place, is charged with first-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    An indictment is an allegation, not a proof of guilt. Keith is innocent until proven guilty.

    First-degree assault is a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

  • Attorneys expected multiple days for Hodgenville mayor's hearing

    The public hearing for possible removal of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse on Thursday night at the city’s civic center was continued to another date after hearing only one witness, which was no surprise to either party.

  • Locals hungry for fresh produce at Hardin County Farmers Market

    As the Hardin County Farmers Market begins its season, vendors are out to sell farm-fresh products and customers are ready to find local produce.

    Lois Strader sold jams, relishes and wooden products Saturday morning. Later in the season, she will have vegetables, fresh fruits and, “the good Lord willing,” fresh figs, she said.

    Everything sold at the market has to be raised by farmers or bought from a market member, she said.