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  • Howevalley-Vertrees Festival brings community together

    Barbara McCamish wore a “Barbara for Mayor” ribbon and staffed a game of tossing ping pong balls into fishbowls of water.

    The Howevalley Vertrees Community Club secretary has lived in the Howevalley area for most of her life, so it seemed natural to become involved in the club and the annual festival it hosts.

    “We want to help people in the community, and that’s why we’re here today, so that we can help people,” she said.

  • Photo: Remembering a warrior of yesteryear
  • E'town man charged with trafficking in heroin, marijuana

    An Elizabethtown man faces multiple drug charges after Radcliff police officers said they saw him driving carelessly in a residential area.

  • E'town woman featured in national media after quitting smoking

     A 38-year-old Elizabethtown mother has been featured in The New York Times and on Fox News this week after sharing her response to a federally funded anti-smoking advertising campaign.

    Lisha Hancock developed a plan to stop smoking in February after nearly two decades of using cigarettes.

    The catalyst, Hancock said, was a television commercial demonstrating the morning routine of former smoker Terrie Hall — a North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with throat and oral cancers at age 40.

  • E'town band marches to new beat

    The Elizabethtown High School marching band isn’t competing on Saturdays any longer, but they did make the football team dance on the sideline, which is a new measure of success for the revamped program.

    As a non-competing marching band, Elizabethtown High School shows now are a project of personal fulfillment and school pride for the students. Band Director Mark Webster said he is pleased to find his marchers work just as hard for themselves and their fellow students.

  • KSP: Goodman's DNA found on evidence left at shooting scene

    During the second day of testimony Thursday in the jury trial of Steven C. Goodman, Kentucky State Police forensic analysts testified the defendant’s DNA was found on two items left at the Big Spring residence where a man was shot.

    Goodman, 22, of Cecilia, is accused in a string of robberies that occurred the morning of Oct. 27, in the Big Spring community near the Hardin-Meade border. He was indicted in December on 12 felony charges, including first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

  • E'town councilman to forgo lien amnesty

    Elizabethtown City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said Councilman Bill Bennett is close to qualifying for a new lien amnesty program, but Bennett said he will refuse any financial forgiveness offered by the city under a policy he approved.

    Bennett currently has two outstanding liens, the first dating back to September 2008 for $86.64. The most recent lien was filed in June 2011 for $181.54.

    “It would be unethical and a conflict of interest for me not to pay those,” Bennett said Thursday.

  • Local leaders volunteer for hunger awareness

    Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger worked her way down an assembly line on a broken foot, filling a plastic bag with food expected to help feed a child.

    She was among political figures and local celebrities who pitched in Thursday at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. They put in volunteer hours to fill bags for the food bank’s BackPack Program and to raise awareness about hunger in the area and the need for people to give money and time to fight the problem.

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  • Photo: Interfaith panel discusses 9/11