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  • Participants brave rain for MS Walk

    It was the kind of morning that makes most people want to pull the covers tighter or drink an extra cup of coffee, but for a large group gathered at Freeman Lake Park, it was the kind of morning to find a cure for a debilitating disease.

    The 2012 Walk MS—Central Kentucky event was Saturday. The soggy, cool morning didn’t deter participants, and a long line of them snaked around the park to raise money for the Kentucky Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • United Way seeks volunteers

    The United Way of Central Kentucky is seeking people to help the community while bringing in an income.

    The organization has four openings in the service area in its Volunteer in Service to America program, also known as VISTA. The program offers year-long service positions in agencies partnered with the United Way for a stipend.

    AmeriCorps, the corporation for national community service, administers the program.

    AmeriCorps leader Medley Byers said the 12 VISTAs last year provided about $1.2 million in resources.

  • 9/11 victims to be honored at Fort Knox

    Fort Knox hosts a Patriot Day ceremony in Waybur Theater beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and global war on terror.

    Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Rose is scheduled to be the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Rose was working at the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, attack and went into the burning rubble five times in an attempt to rescue those injured and trapped inside. His actions earned him the Soldiers Medal for heroism.

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  • Local woman brings home nine fair ribbons

    Linda Burgess still is surprised when she brings home a ribbon from the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Elizabethtown resident has been adding to a pile of ribbons of every color for her baked goods since the first time she entered in 1994. Two of her three entries that year won ribbons.

    She was more surprised than ever this year when she brought home a personal best of nine ribbons: three first-place ribbons, three seconds and three thirds.

  • Organizers optimistic about Via Colori

    Via Colori representatives hope the event and a pool of more artists than ever will mean maintaining a jump the fundraiser saw last year.

    Money raised from the event has been inconsistent in the past, especially during the years it took place in Bardstown, said volunteer Sarah Vaughn, who is helping to organize the fundraiser for the Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Blues festival at Fort Knox

    Fort Knox is celebrating blues and barbecue Saturday at Blues Fest 2012, the first event of its kind for the post.

    The free family event is at Eastman Park and includes a day of musical acts.

    “We’ve had concerts over the years at the park, but this is the first multi-band festival we’ve done,” said Matt Enoch, event coordinator with Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

    Blues artists expected to perform are St. Louis blues diva Kim Massie, American bluesman Kenny Neal and Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials.

  • Schiller's first year brings change to EPD

    Tracy Schiller assumed the top position at Elizabethtown Police Department a little more than a year ago. In that time, the department has made many changes, including implementing a prescription drug take-back program and a K-9 unit.

    “I can describe Chief Schiller in one word: Wow,” Mayor Tim Walker said.

    Schiller took over as chief in August 2011 after then-Chief Ruben Gardner retired. A veteran of Louisville Metro Police, he also brought experience from small-town departments, from which the city is benefitting, Walker said.