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  • EIS approves calendar, limits early dismissal days

    The calendar for the upcoming school year in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district features fewer early dismissal days.
    EIS approved its 2012-13 school-year calendar at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The calendar was approved by a unanimous vote among the board members.
    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 6 and ends May 28, 2013.

  • Vine Grove man arrested in Meade County

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Vine Grove man Wednesday in Meade County.

    Brandon Haynes, 25, is accused of passing forged checks in Brandenburg, according to a police news release. During KSP’s investigation, officials discovered Haynes was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in Meade County.

    Once in custody, Haynes was found to be in possession of stolen jewelry, police said.

  • E’town OKs several park measures

    Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday endorsed a contract extension with Elizabethtown Sports Park design firm m2d Design Group, approved inspection services at Elizabethtown Nature Park and authorized a change order for work at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The council approved a contract with Lexington-based CSI of Kentucky not to exceed $10,000 to perform special inspection services at Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road. Planning Director Ed Poppe said the services are required by the building code because of the size of pavilion being built at the park.

  • February hearing set in attempted murder case

    A preliminary hearing for two Radcliff residents accused of attempted murder has been continued to February while one of the defendants attempts to retain a private attorney.

    Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were arrested Jan. 3 after police said the two drove to a residence in Elizabethtown and Ford fired a bullet at a man’s head, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department. Each faces multiple charges including attempted murder.

  • Little Caesars Love Kitchen to stop at Warm Blessings

    The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a pizza kitchen on wheels, has made stops around the United States and Canada over the last 27 years, feeding more than 2 million people.

    Today, the Love Kitchen will be in Elizabethtown at Warm Blessings. According to a news release from Little Caesars, the Love Kitchen has made stops in 48 states and four Canadian provinces in “meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.’’

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  • Radcliff council clashes on conflict questions

    A dispute over a potential conflict of interest exploded as Councilwoman Barbara Baker and Councilman Edward Palmer locked horns during Tuesday night’s council meeting.

    Palmer called on his colleagues to institute its own code of ethics in the wake of knowledge that members of the council or their immediate family had applied for liquor licenses in the city.

  • Radcliff appeals to residents for assistance

    Mayor J.J. Duvall called on Radcliff residents to contact members of Hardin Fiscal Court and ask magistrates to reject an ordinance under consideration that would mandate all trash generated by county residents be taken to the Pearl Hollow Landfill.
    Duvall said county government has the right to establish the mandate by state law but it could severely tie the hands of cities, making it difficult to find the best deal for their residents.

  • HMH holding half million dollar shortfall

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s budget is facing some struggles midway through the fiscal cycle.

    HMH Chief Financial Officer Elmer Cummings presented a report to the Board of Trustees Tuesday morning showing the hospital is holding a roughly $571,000 budget shortfall after a rough November and a December that showed modest gains.

  • Church construction aimed at outreach

    An Elizabethtown church is closer to settling in a new building.

    Site work has begun on the 17.6-acre property on North Miles Street to construct a new home for First Christian Church.

    Planners have completed architectural drawings and submitted them to state officials for approval.

    Congregation members moved in November 2010 out of the building on North Mulberry Street near Elizabethtown High School, which they had occupied for 50 years.