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  • Radcliff Days puts fun on display

    Radcliff reveled in fun Saturday as it launched Radcliff Days, which turned Freedoms Way into a cornucopia of festival offerings.

    Children playfully toppled in the Fun Derby bounce house while others tested their strength with a hammer to win a prize.

    Between the games, food and music, it gave a diverse plate for visitors to taste. Bluesy folk rockers Mamakitty Southwood performed an acoustic set in front of Colvin Community Center as arts and crafts vendors offered their wares inside.

  • Four local firefighters take part in N.Y. Tunnel to Towers Run

    A group of local firefighters packed their gear and headed to New York City this weekend to take part in an annual tradition.

    Four firefighters from the Hardin County and Fort Knox area were chosen to participate in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run today in Manhattan. Louisville firefighter Brian C. O’Neill also is participating.

  • EPD investigating burglary at Priddy Jewelers

    Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a burglary at Priddy Jewelers after someone broke into the store Friday morning.

    According to a news release, police responded to 611 W. Poplar St. at 3:30 a.m. Video footage shows a person wearing a mask pacing back and forth in front of the door before striking it with a sledge hammer.

    After breaking in, the person struck the display case with the same sledge hammer and removed several items, police say. Footage shows the suspect leaving and heading toward Bellwood Drive.

  • Radcliff City Council approves tax rates

    Radcliff City Council on Friday approved property tax rates for 2011 during a special called meeting.

    The rate was set at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property and 21.3 cents per $100 of assessed value for personal property. Both rates were lowered from the compensating rates of 16.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property and 22.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for personal property.

  • Torn between grief and justice

    Tommy Langley has been dead nearly two years, but his presence looms over his family’s Radcliff home as if he never left.

    His cars are parked in the driveway. Pictures of his smiling face hang on the walls. Frogs, a favorite, are littered throughout the home.

    For two hours while Mary Sue Sharp talks about her son, daytime criminal justice shows play on a muted television. Next to the television hangs the sympathy quote, “If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”

  • Judge denies defense motion to suppress testimony in ex-teacher's case

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton denied a defense motion Wednesday in the case against former teacher Steven Gray to suppress witness testimony regarding an interrogation by three Hardin County Schools officials.

    Gray, 29, was fired in November after HCS received an anonymous phone call alleging the social studies teacher was engaging in intimate relationships with students. About a week later, Gray was arrested and charged with felony sex crimes.

  • Roberts lived full life at 106

    Tillie Roberts loved people and in her lifetime, she met a lot of them.

    “Truthfully. I think this was another reason for her living such a long life,’’ said first cousin E.J. Higginbotham. “She enjoyed socialization of everyday life with people. Whenever visitors were leaving, she’d always tell them, ‘Now you come back any chance you get.’”

    Roberts died Saturday. She was 106.

  • Parade of Homes winners named

    Of the nine showcase houses in this year’s Parade of Homes, the People’s Choice overall winner was built by The Home Place of KY.

    Guests who paid to tour the houses over the two weekends determined the honor. Blake Duggins and Charles Ferguson accepted on behalf of The Home Place.

    The house on Reserve Court in the Thousand Oaks development in Elizabethtown was one of two custom-built houses the company entered in the Parade, which is staged annually by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association.

  • Grace Heartland reaches out with service day

    Members of an Elizabethtown church will answer their call to serve this weekend.

    Grace Heartland Church is hosting a community-wide service day, the first of its kind for the church, on Saturday. The event is called “Grace Unleashed” and involves more than 250 people going to 23 sites around Elizabethtown.

    The event starts at 8 a.m. and church members will meet at their Family Life Center before heading out, Associate Pastor Daryl Pepper said.

  • Foundation organizes Pet Palooza Weekend

    The PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. has organized a Pet Palooza this weekend, a series of pet-centric events to raise money for the new location of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

    Diane Shoffner, who requested to be identified as human owner of Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions, said the palooza will start today with Elizabethtown restaurants Old Vault Deli and Cobbler’s Cafe donating a percentage of their sales to the foundation.