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  • Land opened for emergency grazing

    The United States Agriculture Department is allowing some farmers and ranchers in states affected by the drought to extend grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land through Nov. 30 without incurring any additional rental payment reduction.

    Those farmers and ranchers, who have been approved for emergency grazing, normally allows such grazing through Sept. 30.

    Approved counties in Kentucky include Hardin, LaRue and Meade.

  • Saunders Springs rolling out new trails system

    Activity at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve is flourishing with the development of a new trail system and the proposition of a welcome center to cater to visitor’s needs.

    Volunteers have cleared roughly 7 miles of brush and wilderness during the creation of eight new trails in the preserve’s Annex and the Radcliff Forestry Board has received about $2,500 in donations toward the construction of a welcome center, said Adrian Bambini, chairman of the Radcliff Forestry Board.

  • Two Radcliff men arrested on charges relating to spouses

    A Radcliff man faces a stalking charge after police found him violating an emergency protection order Saturday.

    Dekelon A. Daniel, 32, is charged with first-degree stalking, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and violating a Kentucky E.P.O/D.V.O.

    Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police Department spokesman, said an officer responded to a North Street residence to investigate an E.P.O. violation.

    The officer recognized Daniel’s vehicle from responding to a complaint Friday at the same residence, Shumate said.

  • Family nurses abused dog back to health

    Brian Graves always has considered himself more of a fish lover than a dog lover.

    He has a 30-gallon fish tank in his home that contains various types of fish. But a chance meeting last month with a young miniature pinscher in a Saunders Springs Nature Preserve restroom has swayed him.

    As he opened the restroom door that Monday on a walk in the park with his girlfriend, Amanda McNary, out came the listless dog from the darkness of the room.

  • EIS seat likely to be filled by appointment

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools will have two empty board seats in January, but just one person is running to fill them.

    Only one candidate, Matt Wyatt, is running for a seat on the board in the November elections, meaning the other spot likely will be filled by the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Current board members Dianne Cooper and Tony Kuklinski are not running to retain their seats on the board. Kuklinski intended to file for the election but missed the deadline.

  • Historic State Theater hopes to become concert central

    If all goes as planned, the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown could become concert central in the region.

    With a handful of concerts already in the books with the likes of Mark Chestnutt, John Anderson and Casey James performing, there are many more on the way as 2012 comes to a close.

    Executive Director Emily West said she would like to host at least one concert a quarter, but admits this year has surpassed that goal.

  • Flex Films hopes to be open by year’s end

    A start date has not been solidified, but Flex Films USA should be fully operational in Elizabethtown by year’s end, said Devon Logsdon, human resource manager for the Indian manufacturer.

    The first phase of work on the company’s manufacturing facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on North Black Branch Road is nearing completion, and Logdson said Flex Films is rounding out hiring and wrapping up training in expectation of the work ahead.

  • Vine Grove man killed Sunday in crash

    A Vine Grove man was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash on East Main Street after his vehicle left the roadway, according to police.

    Bryan Friedly, 46, of Vine Grove, was driving west when his 1991 Nissan Maxima left the road for unknown reasons and struck a ditch culvert, according to Vine Grove Police Officer Kenny Mattingly, who is investigating the crash.

    Police responded around 11:25 p.m. and Friedly was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Coroner Bill Lee.

  • Living History Program canceled

    The rain showers that cropped up in Hardin County during Labor Day weekend put a damper on Fort Duffield’s holiday celebration.

    The Fort Duffield Living History Program was canceled Monday due to weather conditions. The event was set to feature Civil War re-enactors and a skirmish. A concert also was planned with Civil War-era music.

    Banners announcing the cancellation were placed on signs leading up to Fort Duffield in West Point and Fort Duffield updated its events calendar online to reflect the cancellation.