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  • Sports park construction contracts closed; bills paid

    Elizabethtown has closed out all contracts and paid its outstanding construction bills on the Elizabethtown Sports Park, Planning Director Ed Poppe told the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission on Wednesday morning.

    With a look of relief on his face, Poppe said it closes the chapter on development of the park while keeping the project just under the budget cap of $29 million. Poppe said the final cost to build the park was $28,960,701.61.

  • Bakers fold generosity in cakes

    For several area women, entering a cake in Vine Grove’s charity auction tonight is not about personal glory – it’s all about the kids.

    “It’s not the bragging rights. It’s to help and aid the fund,” Nan Filburn said. “The more money they get, the more children they can help.”

    The auction is part of the city’s annual A Dickens of a Christmas, which kicks off tonight with a town hall meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. at city hall.

  • Parrett to pursue re-election for second Senate term

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett said he wants to apply his common-sense approach to Frankfort for a second term.

    Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, filed for re-election Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State as he vies to keep his seat in the 10th District, which includes all of Hardin County and a small portion of Jefferson County.

    He captured the seat in 2010 after ousting incumbent Elizabeth Tori, a Radcliff Republican who had served 16 years.

  • Local club hosting Shop with a Shriner

    Helping children in need is in the DNA of the Riasok Shrine Club, which assists Kosair Children’s Hospital in its mission, Club President Chet Knight Jr. said.

    “They’re geared toward helping children, period,” he said.

  • Taste of Radcliff is Monday

    The Radcliff Women’s Club hosts its annual Taste of Radcliff from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center.

    At least 20 vendors will be on hand to serve food representing Radcliff residents’ culture, said Becky Brecht, club president. She also said as many as 50 door prizes will be given away.

    The event is sold out, Brecht said. 

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  • Summer concert artist could be named by March

    After thousands of rollicking country fans flocked to Freeman Lake Park this past August to watch Tracy Lawrence perform, Elizabethtown hopes to recapture that level of excitement next year.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the concert once again will coincide with the Heartland Festival in 2014 and the city will pursue another nationally recognized artist.

    Vaughn said she hopes to announce the next artist in March once she returns from maternity leave.

  • Police: Woman tried twice to sell baby

    An Elizabethtown woman was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center early Wednesday morning on charges that she twice attempted to sell her newborn child.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.

    According to an arrest citation, Brown promised to sell her newborn daughter to two different individuals.

  • Hardin County fending off flu virus

    Hardin County has so far remained unscathed this flu season, despite Kentucky as a whole having a wider spread of flu activity than most others across the nation.

    However, the peak of flu season still is a month or more away, and next week’s National Influenza Vaccination Week is a reminder there still is time to be inoculated against the virus.

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