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  • Chalk up another Via Colori

    Jeff Gaither is more accustomed to seeing his art placed on the front of an album, but on Saturday, it was under people’s feet.

    Gaither was one of 60 who signed up to create street art for the annual Via Colori festival, which rents out space for artists to create chalk art on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Elizabethtown. Via Colori is a fundraiser for the Advocacy and Support Center, a rape crisis center in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town man killed in Friday wreck

    Kevin D. Tuttle, 40, of Elizabethtown died Friday after his vehicle left Battle Training Road and traveled down an embankment and struck a tree, authorities said Sunday.

    Hardin County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger said a passerby noticed tire tracks Sunday morning that appeared to leave Ky. 434 and stopped to investigate. Tuttle was found outside his vehicle at the site approximately one mile west of Colesburg.

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  • St. James named National Blue Ribbon School

    A local private school has received national recognition for student performance.

    St. James Catholic Regional School in Elizabethtown on Friday was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The award is given to schools with high-level student performance or where significant gains have been made in student achievement. St. James is one of five private schools in Kentucky to be selected and one of 50 nationwide. A total of 269 schools in the U.S. were selected, according to an education department news release.

  • Lakewood hosts Sunflower Festival for family fun

    Providing fun on the weekend for students allows Lakewood Elementary School to provide educational activities during the week.

    Lakewood hosted its third Sunflower Festival on Saturday. The school uses the festival to raise money for class activities and other needs.

    Parents could peruse wares being sold by vendors, while children took part in pony rides, played in bounce houses and tried to drop school administrators in a dunking booth.

  • Guthrie concerned about military budget

    An area congressman thinks the military has been through enough funding cuts, and lawmakers and President Barack Obama should turn their attention to preventing more deep cuts.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, said he voted for the debt limit commission a year and a half ago because the nation has to get its debt under control.

    The plan was the commission would decide on the best way to trim the deficit.

  • Vine Grove ready to name new police chief

    Officials plan to announce Monday the new chief of the Vine Grove Police Department.

    The announcement could come at its monthly city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Vine Grove City Hall on West Main Street, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    Work had been completed Friday by a six-member selection committee which presented Proffitt with two possibilities. There were eight applicants including local and out-of state candidates.

    Proffitt is charged with making the final determination.

  • The few, the proud, the ‘more than ready’

    Logan Shepherd adjusted his hands on the pull-up bar Tuesday at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Sub-Station in Elizabethtown.

    Face turning red, the 18-year-old struggled for several seconds to complete his 10th pull-up, but his chin didn’t quite reach above the bar before he came to a dead hang and released.

    “Nine,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Comisford.

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