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  • E'town, Radcliff clear first readings of budgets

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff heard first readings of their operating budgets Monday as the two cities look to make adjustments for the new fiscal year.

    Elizabethtown’s budget will borrow nearly $1 million from reserves to offset costs of capital projects paid for through the general fund while Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall successfully lobbied for the removal of $1 million from reserves to pay off the outstanding debt on the Challenger Learning Center, which is being rented to the Regional Education Center.

  • Elizabethtown reviewing annexation of Hardin County Schools property

    Hardin County Schools has requested Elizabethtown annex property at 1323 St. John Road that will serve as the future home of G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe submitted the request to Elizabethtown City Council for review during its work session Monday. Poppe said the school district is requesting the property be annexed so it can take advantage of city utilities once the new school is built.

  • Organizers crown Fiddler’s Contest a success

    Organizers of the Official Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddler’s Contest are used to the occasional complaint when hosting the musical showcase, but they said everyone was complimentary of this year’s contest, the first since moving to Elizabethtown.

    Likewise, Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn has welcomed both praise and criticism after taking control of several city-managed events and was shocked by the response.

  • Higdon funeral burglary case in national spotlight

    Last June’s burglary of a Clarkson home while parents attended their slain son’s funeral has drawn national attention.

    NBC’s “Today Show” was in the area last week interviewing Cindy and Dennis Higdon, whose son, Christian, was killed June 16, 2012, with a hatchet. When the family returned from the June 20 burial, they found their home ransacked.

    NBC correspondent Jeff Rossen said the network found burglaries such as the Higdons have become a growing trend around the country.

  • Pearman pushes for events coordinator in Radcliff

    With Radcliff promoting Summer Blast in late June, Councilman Jacob Pearman pushed City Council to seriously consider the creation of an events coordinator position.

    Pearman said he believes the city's development of new festivals and events has brought its residents closer together and an employee dedicated to the cultivation of local entertainment could push Radcliff to a higher echelon.

    "I think we could just do more," he said.

  • John Hardin selects new principal

    The John Hardin High School site-based decision-making council has selected one of the school’s assistant principals, Lynne Gibson, to be the new JHHS principal.

    “The John Hardin leadership wants to move from being a good school to a great school. Lynne is up to the challenge,” Superintendent Nannette Johnston said in a statement. “We are excited for her and the John Hardin High School family.”

  • Montgomery set for Bardstown appearance

    Life is truly a dance for John Michael Montgomery.

    The Kentucky native will kick off the 2013 Live at the Park Concert Series Monday with a concert at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 the day of the show.

    “I’ve always wanted to play at that theater,” Montgomery said of the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre during a phone interview.

    Montgomery, who was born in Danville, said his show would feature some of his classic hits, as well as some new ones.

  • 1,500 college students set for Leader’s Training Course

    The first wave of college students looking to serve their country as U.S. Army officers arrive Thursday for the start of the annual Leader’s Training Course, which marks its 48th anniversary this year.

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  • Couple joins in marriage, name

    On Sunday, Skyliar Thomas married a woman who already had his first name and took his last.

    Skyliar Thomas and Scylar Drake-Thomas met three months ago at a tattoo parlor. The two got to know each other and quickly learned they had more in common than their names.

    The night they met, Skyliar and Scylar saw each other again at Walmart.