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  • Severns Valley lands VeggieTales live show

    The VeggieTales live performance is coming to Severns Valley Baptist Church this spring.

    In conjunction with WJIE radio station in Louisville, the church is hosting “VeggieTales Live: Happy Birthday Bob and Larry” at 7 p.m. April 26 in its multi-purpose room, said Ashley Purcell, director of children’s ministries at Severns Valley.

    Tickets for the performance go on sale Monday, she said.

  • Fort Knox rules some businesses off limits

    An order issued by the Department of the Army has made a handful of businesses off limits to Fort Knox soldiers.

  • Basketball Hall of Fame to unveil next inductee class in March

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame plans to unveil its latest selection of 17 inductees March 5, who will be honored during an induction weekend in July at the Historic State Theater.

    Stars of yesteryear will join the first group of 16 inductees honored last year.

  • Kentuckians encouraged to participate in earthquake drill today

    Similar to the “stop, drop and roll” during a fire drill, Kentuckians are encouraged to “drop, cover and hold on” today as part of a region-wide effort to rehearse what to do in the event of an earthquake.

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  • Fort Knox weighs impact of cuts as sequester looms

    With no resolution on a federal budget and the possibility of across-the-board spending cuts, Fort Knox is strategizing about ways to manage budget cuts without harming its efficiency and essential functions.

    No decision has been made on the need for layoffs or terminations and Media Relations Officer Kyle Hodges said a furlough of government civilians would be a drastic measure.

  • Trial scheduled for birthday party stabbing suspect

    A jury trial begins Monday in the case against a Hardin County man accused of stabbing a guest last year at a birthday party on Roundtop Road.

    Raymond Kendall Wilson, 52, faces charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

    Wilson has been lodged at Hardin County Detention Center since his arrest April 12. His bond is set at $250,000 cash.

  • Vine Grove girl proposes special needs accessible park

    Rachel Ritchie thinks she should be able to play alongside her friend, who has special needs.

    The 9-year-old proposed to the Vine Grove City Council on Monday night to add playground equipment to the area, possibly at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue, that is accessible to those with special needs.

  • Tony Scott remembered for loyalty, determination

    Family, friends and former co-workers of Tony Scott said Elizabethtown is nursing a gaping void with the death of one its most resilient residents.

    Scott, a fixture in Elizabethtown government for 38 years, died shortly after midnight Tuesday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was 67.

    Carla Scott, Scott’s daughter-in-law, said he contracted cerebral palsy at birth and was not expected to live past age 16. The prognosis proved false, she said, as he tackled every aspect of his life with enthusiasm and vigor.

  • Fourth-grade teacher honored for excellence

    Pam Hinton said her husband was frightened when he received a phone call with her and her entire fourth-grade class shouting something incoherent.

    The class at Helmwood Heights Elementary School in Elizabethtown was shouting, “We won.”

    Hinton shouted in surprise when school and district officials showed up with balloons at her class to congratulate her being among the winners of the WHAS-11 ExCEL Award. She then told her class the award was for all of them.