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  • Veterans Tribute committee sells out of bricks, pavers

    After a last-minute rush, the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee has sold its entire inventory of bricks and pavers inside the circle at Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road and is negotiating with the city to develop a second site for personalized markers.

    Committee member Rik Hawkins said Friday the group had sold roughly 650 bricks for a gain of just more than $198,000. The proceeds will contribute to the committee’s capital campaign to raise more than $500,000 for the tribute’s construction.

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  • Police: Woman arrested for stabbing husband

    A Radcliff woman was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly stabbing her husband twice, according to police.

    LaTonya Morris, 35, faces a charge of second-degree assault — domestic violence, said Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police Department spokesman.

    Shumate said Morris was in custody and would be lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Shumate said Morris stabbed the man in the hand and thigh just before 6 p.m. Saturday at their Clear Ridge Lane residence.

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  • Festival celebrates water district’s 60 years

    About 200 people surrounded teams from Radcliff and Fort Knox as they furiously cranked their tools to pierce the metal pipe before them in their race to add a service line to a water mane.

    The mock demonstration of the distribution crews’ skill was part of the Water Festival on Saturday, which celebrated Hardin County Water District No. 1’s 60th anniversary and honored its customers at its Vine Grove location.

    Children ran through sprinklers, shot two-liter bottles into the air and slipped through water-slicked obstacle courses.

  • ECTC hosts exhibit featuring Lincoln, Civil War

    Through Sept. 21, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Morrison Gallery is the site of “Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibition that guides the audience through Lincoln’s struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War.

  • Sports park settling into role

    Elizabethtown Sports Park Director Seth Breitner said the staff is gaining its bearings after several weeks of tournament play.

    Fresh off the USSSA Bluegrass Championships, a 43-team baseball tournament last weekend, Breitner said the park collected about $11,000 in revenue from concessions during the tournament while more than $15,000 in concessions was collected during the four-day Cal Ripken Regional in late July to open the park.

  • Cracking down on drunken driving dangers

    Police are out in full force the next three weeks as part of the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, an annual crackdown on impaired driving.

    Through participation in the national campaign, law enforcement agencies are granted federally funded overtime to place extra officers on the streets. The campaign kicks off today and continues through Labor Day weekend.

    Increased patrols mean an increase in arrests for driving under the influence, according to local of-ficials.

  • HCS tax rate unchanged

    Taxes for Hardin County Schools won’t increase this year.

    School board members voted Thursday to hold tax rates. The rates will remain for the property tax at 58.7 cents per $100 of assessed property and the motor vehicle tax at 54 cents per $100 and 3 percent for the gross utilities tax rate.

    Aircraft and watercraft remain exempt from taxation.

    Board member Charlie Wise said that will stand this year, but he plans to research before next year’s vote why those vehicles are exempt and whether they should be included in taxation.