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  • Making of a Marine

    A  U.S. Marine was the fifth of six sculptures to come to life in local artist Rich Griendling’s studio. Flesh and bones were replaced by a plaster and foam armature covered in clay.

    Griendling began the Marine in November by creating a plaster cast of a model. Then, after months of shaping the piece, he unveiled the finished clay work in February before shipping it off to Bright Foundry in Louisville.

  • Section of U.S. 31W closing for Tunnel to Towers Run

    North and south lanes of U.S. 31W will be closed Sunday morning in Radcliff from Lincoln Trail Boulevard to Knox Avenue.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the road will be closed from 7:50 a.m. to about 9:30 a.m. for the Tunnel to Towers Run.

    At Lincoln Trail, traffic will be diverted to Wilson Road, Shumate said, and at Knox Avenue, cars will be diverted to Knox Avenue and then Wilson Road.

  • 2,500th person interred at the Veterans Cemetery-Central

    A U.S. Navy veteran from Louisville has become the 2,500th person interred at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs said William Alan Thompson was interred Wednesday. Thompson served in the Navy from 1974 to 1978, earning the National Defense Service Medal.

    The agency said he joins 2,075 veterans and 425 dependent spouses and children interred at the central Kentucky cemetery. Eleven service members who died on active duty, including four who were killed in action, are also interred there.

  • Golden Alert issued for missing woman

    A Golden Alert has been issued for a woman who was last seen Saturday in the vicinity of Cheddar's Casual Cafe on North Dixie.

    Amber M. Foster, 28, was reported missing Saturday by her landlord, said Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

    Foster, who lives in a group home setting in Eastview, is described as white with shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes and medium build, according to a news release. She is 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds.

  • Sisters in sync: Hopes help Elizabethtown High School band in state title bid

    Heading into state competition this weekend, Elizabethtown High School band is full of Hope.

    It comes in the form of the four Hope sisters — senior Brandy, sophomores Brittany and Breanna, and eighth-grader Bridgett. As Brandy brings her marching band career to a close and Bridgett is just starting hers, this year is the only year all four sisters have participated in marching band.

  • Brothers arraigned in rolling meth lab wreck

    Two Elizabethtown brothers involved in a fatal wreck in April were arraigned Tuesday on drug charges and state police say the vehicle’s driver could face more charges relating to the crash.

    David L. Stallins II, 27, and Matthew S. Stallins, 26, were indicted in September for criminal conspiracy to manufacturing in methamphetamine, complicity to commit possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity to commit possession of marijuana.

  • Radcliff man arrested on sexual abuse charge

    A Radcliff man was arrested Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge police say involved a minor younger than 12.

    Jose M. Vargas, 35, was arrested on a warrant for first-degree sexual abuse. He was arraigned via video feed Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the alleged offense occurred April 16, 2011, at Vargas’ Pearl Street residence in Radcliff.

  • McAlister's Deli comes to Elizabethtown

    A restaurant franchise well established in Louisville is moving next door to Cheddar’s and Kohl’s this winter.

    McAlister’s Deli is renovating a building at 4031 N. Dixie Ave. and should complete construction in November, said Jim Gillenwater, a franchisee with Heritage Enterprises Inc. Heritage operates more than half a dozen of the franchises in Louisville and a location in Clarksville, Ind., he said.

    Gillenwater said the restaurant is on schedule to open sometime in December barring construction delays.

  • Thomas named SpringHaven executive director

    The interim director for SpringHaven Inc. has been named permanent executive director.

    Tanya Thomas learned Monday she earned the administration spot for the organization that offers shelter and services to victims of domestic violence when she received flowers and a congratulatory card from board members.

    Thomas has worked as interim director since May, after former executive director Lisa Holmes left the position and said she was considering taking legal action. Thomas was assistant director as the time and has worked at SpringHaven for nearly 13 years.

  • Search, rescue squad effort taking off

    The idea of forming a volunteer search-and-rescue squad in Hardin County met with plenty of interest Monday night when about 60 people attended an initial meeting and nearly 50 applied to join.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher led the meeting at the Hardin County Emergency Management building on Rineyville Road.

    He was pleased with the turnout, he said.

    “The room was full, and that’s what we were hoping for,” he said.