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  • Special planning hearing set for today

    A special hearing to review a zone change request on Nicholas Street is set for 6 p.m. today at Elizabethtown City Hall.  

    In a rare turn of events, Elizabethtown City Council will conduct the hearing after the Elizabethtown Planning Commission turned over the case to the city without a recommendation late last year.

    The commission split, 2-2, to deny a zone change request from R-3, a residential zone that allows for duplexes, to R-6, a high-density, multi-family zone.

  • Hearing postponed for Cruse, Hornback

    A scheduled arraignment Monday morning for Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk Madonna Hornback in LaRue Circuit Court was postponed when the courthouse was closed because of inclement weather.

    Cruse and Hornback, who are facing nearly 70 combined charges, now face arraignment at 9 a.m. Jan. 14. The pair were arrested Dec. 17 and posted  $9,500 bond within minutes.

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  • Elizabethtown man charged with assault

    A 25-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday morning in Radcliff and charged with second-degree assault around 2 a.m. on Hamilton Street.

    Shasheem James likely used a bat to strike a man found bloodied in front of the residence, according to an arrest citation. The victim received “blunt force trauma to the head” according to Hardin Memorial Hospital officials. The citation states the injuries “were consistent with a small bat used as a weapon.”

  • Vine Grove City Council reschedules meeting

    Due to inclement weather, the regularly scheduled Vine Grove City Council tonight, Jan. 6, is rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. 

  • EPD to host second Coffee with a Cop

    Elizabethtown Police Department is inviting residents to participate in some conversation over a cup of coffee this week.

    EPD is hosting its second Coffee with a Cop event from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the McDonald’s at 900 N. Mulberry St. The program allows officers to meet with residents to answer questions and build relationships within the community.

    The first event took place in the fall, which Maj. Troy Dye said went well.

    “We had a good mix of folks who came in,” he said.

  • General Assembly 2014: Budget talks to begin

    The state legislature will convene its 60-day regular session Tuesday, setting up what is expected to be a busy and contentious two months.

    As the Kentucky General Assembly prepares to enter another round of budget talks, Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, said the state cannot afford to take a “meat ax” to state programs in a manner that shows no discretion or insight.

    “That’s not very good judgment in my estimation,” he said.

  • Class gathering provides camaraderie, support

    Every first Saturday of the month, former students of Howevalley High School gather at Ryan’s restaurant in Elizabethtown, where eggs, bacon and coffee come with a side of nostalgia.

    For 15 years or so, members of the Howevalley High School Class of 1960 and their spouses have met at one location or another each month, to catch up on their lives, chat about old times and maintain friendships that have endured seven decades.

    “Most of us went to first grade together,” Tony Raizor said.

  • Vine Grove digs deep for improvements

    Although it may not be readily apparent to residents, Vine Grove made improvements in 2013, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    With the infrastructure of the city in need of repair, Proffitt is pleased with the direction the city is headed.

    “Our biggest completion is phase one of the sewer grant with a new lift station along the Ky. 313 corridor,” Proffitt said. “We’re looking for future commercial growth in that area.”

  • Time to test for invisible danger

    The Environmental Protection Agency, in hopes of raising awareness of the dangers of radon, has designated January as National Radon Action Month.

    Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, poses a health threat but is colorless and odorless.

    “So we don’t know we’re being exposed to it,” said Pablo Munoz, Lincoln Trail District Health Department environmental director.

    Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, Munoz said.