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  • Vine Grove to host annual Dickens festival

    Vine Grove will transform to a bygone time as residents don Victorian-era attire this week as part of the city’s annual holiday event, A Dickens of a Christmas.

    The three-day festival, which begins Thursday and lasts until Saturday is part of the city’s holiday tradition, said Donna Broadway, event coordinator for Vine Grove.

  • Partying with the animals

    About a year ago, Kelly Sipich and Madge Walker rescued a cat and kitten living around Circle K near Central Hardin High School.

    They had a chance Sunday to visit the cat, now named Pearl, and hoped to see her kitten, Snowy, during the Animal Refuge Center’s annual Christmas party for the animals in Vine Grove.

    Sipich had been providing for the pair before deciding to rescue them and take them to the shelter.

  • Black Friday shoppers storm stores

    For area customers and retailers, it was a tale of two shopping surges — the first Thanksgiving afternoon into early evening and the second Friday morning.

    With many local stores open Thanksgiving evening, crowds lined up to take advantage of specials.

    “It was nuts (Thursday) night,” said Brittney Ester of Radcliff, who shopped in the Elizabethtown area. “It seemed like everyone went out Thursday, went home to sleep and then came back out on Friday.”

  • Tacky Palette adds splash of color to downtown

    A new business in downtown Elizabethtown is, openly and admittedly, tacky.

    The Tacky Palette, 114 W. Dixie Ave., is a new studio offering art classes to the community. The business, owned by Deborah Koch, offers classes and private parties for all ages, ranging from kids’ birthday parties to bridal showers.

  • Staying safe online

    With the advent of Cyber Monday, online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity as it seemingly provides a less stressful and more hassle-free environment to land all the gifts you want for loved ones from the comfort of home. 

    But the added convenience can bring risk, said Cathy Williamson, branch manager for the Lincoln Trail Area Better Business Bureau. The BBB has released a list of tips this holiday season to help consumers avoid scammers and fraudulent websites.

  • John Hardin Bulldogs take a timeout for storytime at Heartland

    In the midst of preparing for the state semifinal game with Bowling Green High School, seniors on the John Hardin High School football team spent time with their youngest fans.

    The seniors visited Heartland Elementary School this past week to read to students and talk with them about football and the importance of academic achievement. Members of the team have visited the school for the past several years, Head Coach Chad Lewis said.

  • Show combines love of cars, kids

    For Central Kentucky Rods and Machines and its President, Bob Merchant, the decision to host the Christmas for Kids Car Show some three decades ago was simple. The showcase combined two passions: cars and helping children.

    “I’ve always liked old cars,” Merchant said. “The cause is what it’s for.”

  • Locals take advantage of Small Business Saturday

    In a shopping season of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a relatively new concept to encourage consumers to shop at locally owned stores.

    The day, started in 2010, caused many area businesses to jump on board and offer specials to customers Saturday and shoppers took advantage.

    Dewayne Pittman of Radcliff, who came to 911 Express Tech in Radcliff to have his computer monitor serviced, said he appreciates shopping with someone he knows and trusts.

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