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  • Cecilia woman wants to showcase 'Kentucky Born, Kentucky Bred'

    Judy Blair is ready to make bourbon, horse racing and interesting Kentuckians stars of an upcoming reality show.

    Blair, a Cecilia resident, is gathering ideas for a television show under development called “Kentucky Born, Kentucky Bred,” which will focus on interesting residents of the Bluegrass State. The show will air on RFD-TV.

    She came up with the idea while making pictorial books that focused on Kentucky’s history. She has eight books in print and is working on seven more. She wanted to focus on her grandmother’s generation.

  • Driving danger: Police explain preventing overcorrection

    A common narrative emerged in police reports about several serious wrecks in recent weeks. The vehicle dipped off the roadway and the driver lost control of the car after overcorrecting.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said sometimes police can’t answer why this type of wreck occurs.

    “All it takes is six inches for your tire to leave the road,” Chaffins said.

  • Pentagon screening of ‘Men of Honor’ explores Brashear’s legacy

    Carl Brashear’s legacy is on display today at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as part of Black History Month.

    Phillip Brashear, Carl Brashear’s son and a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, has been invited to discuss his father’s life during a screening of the movie “Men of Honor” in the Pentagon auditorium, an event being held by the Department of the Navy.

    The 2000 film starred Cuba Gooding Jr. in the role of Carl Brashear, a Sonora native and the first black man to become a U.S. Navy master diver.

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  • Police uncover meth lab at Vine Grove residence

    A Vine Grove man was arrested Tuesday after investigators discovered a meth lab at a Shot Hunt Road residence in Meade County.

    Investigators with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown and the Meade County Sheriff's Office served an active warrant on 22-year-old Joseph Milby, who was renting a detached garage at the Meade County home, according to a KSP news release. His girlfriend, Emily Dunn, owned the residence, police say.

  • ECTC offers Super Sunday program today in Radcliff

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is planning on this Sunday being super.

    The second Super Sunday, an information fair sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Radcliff.

  • Zumba for Paws to benefit new animal shelter

    Hardin County residents can shake it for a cause this weekend.

    Zumba for Paws is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at E-town Swim & Fitness Center, offering visitors a Zumba class as well as a chance to view pets from the Hardin County Animal Shelter and fill out adoption applications.

    E-town Swim & Fitness Center has teamed up with Zumba instructors at the facility to raise money for PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. The organization is in the process of raising around $1 million to transform a facility on Peterson Drive into a new county animal shelter.

  • Meade County man arrested after wife shot

    A Meade County woman is in a Louisville hospital after suffering a gunshot wound police believe was delivered by her husband.

    Terry C. Lawhorn, 55, was charged Wednesday morning with first-degree assault after police arrested him for shooting his wife, Toni M. Lawhorn, 34, once in the stomach at their residence, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Lawhorn also is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment for shooting at police as they arrived, said Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Water districts inching closer to treatment solution

    Two county water districts may be closer to finding a solution to a lingering problem regarding the use of Louisville Water Co.’s supply from the Ohio River.

    Hardin County Water District Nos. 1 and 2 have joined Louisville Water Co. to determine how best to leapfrog treatment discrepancies between their systems and the analysis should be finished by September, said James Jeffries, general manager of Hardin County Water District No. 2.

  • Judge strikes down state redistricting plan as unconstitutional

    A state plan to redistrict Kentucky’s House and Senate districts was struck down Tuesday by a judge in Franklin Circuit Court.

    Judge Phillip Shepherd issued an order calling into question the constitutionality of the plan and extended the filing deadline for legislative districts to Friday. Shepherd last week issued a restraining order pushing the deadline back a week so he could hold a hearing and allow both sides to argue their cases.