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  • American Legion Park city pool to reopen

    By popular demand, the aging city pool at American Legion Park will reopen for one more summer encore before it is replaced by a modern aquatic complex.

    Elizabethtown officials agreed to reopen the pool on June 7. Public swimming sessions and registered swim lessons will take place throughout the summer.

    Pat Cardin, manager of Pritchard Community Center, said the pool is reopening later than usual because local students will be in class until June 6 after a snow-heavy winter. Local pools typically open on Memorial Day weekend.

  • Radcliff City Council race to see 18 candidates become 12 after primary

    With six seats to fill on the Radcliff City Council and 18 candidates running for them, the May primary will serve to cut the candidate pool by a third.

    The race sees the departure of two Radcliff city councilmen seeking election to other offices, four incumbents, two former councilmen and 12 newcomers. The

    average age of the candidates is 56.4 years old.

    The field will be narrowed to 12 candidates May 20 and the general election in November will determine the final six seats.

  • Vine Grove mayor candidates look to election

    Voters in Vine Grove have three options for mayor next week. They may vote for long-time City Councilman Garry McCoy, present Mayor Blake Proffitt or police officer Joe Walker.

    The primary on May 20 will trim the field from three to two.

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  • Two Munsters' actors to celebrate show's 50th anniversary in E'town

    If you’ve ever wanted a close encounter with members of the Munster family, you soon may have a chance.

    To celebrate 50 years of “The Munsters” original TV series, Butch Patrick (Eddie) and Pat Priest (one of the actresses to play Marilyn) are special guests at The Night Risers Film Festival and Expo on Sept. 27-28 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    “The Munsters” was a television series that ran from 1964 to 1966 on CBS.

  • Relay packs in success stories

    Tears follow every trembling word spoken by Marylon Perkins.

    The Cecilia resident is eight years into her battle to keep cancer at bay, but her diagnosis and the havoc she knows the disease can wreak on an individual life never are far from her mind.

    Perkins was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2006 — six months after her sister was killed by the same disease.

    Part of her lung was removed and she experienced a few near-fatal moments while also battling renal failure.

  • Festival alcohol zone reduced


    It appears alcohol drinkers won’t have as much freedom to roam with beer during the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival later this month.

    After reviewing a designated festival area for the May 24 event that was approved Monday by Elizabethtown City Council, Police Chief Tracy Schiller has opted to reduce the areas permitted for alcohol consumption.

  • Christmas assistance programs merging

    In order to serve more families and eliminate duplication, several local agencies are combining their efforts to host a cooperative, family focused aid program for Hardin County during the Christmas season.

    Helping Hand of Hope, Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army are partnering with local Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in area school districts to sponsor the Hardin County Christmas Assistance Program. The program essentially combines the resources of all the agencies while creating a more efficient and centralized

  • Local man writes book to honor late mother

    Ricardo Croft is letting go of his mother the best way he knows how — through writing.

    Susan Croft died April 25, 2013, from heart disease at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Since her death, Ricardo has written down his raw and candid emotions about his loss because that’s what his mother wanted him to do.

  • Photos: Shining the night away