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  • CHHS students dance in Macy's parade

    Local dancers missed their chance to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at home. They were too busy participating in it.

    Three Central Hardin High School students traveled to New York City last week to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The seniors participated through Center Stage Dance Studio, which sends some students every year to be a part of the Spirit of America Dance Team.

  • Live-cut tree sales dwindle

    Area sellers of live and live-cut Christmas trees say they are selling fewer than in the past.

    Opinions differ regarding why that change is occurring.

    John Effinger, owner and manager of Frank Otte Nursery on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, thinks allergies are to blame. His grandchildren’s allergies are why he and his wife had to buy an artificial tree after bringing live-cut trees into their home every year as they raised their own children.

    “I think the environment is too clean today,” he said.

  • Radcliff sets new alcohol standards

    After a meeting Monday full of debates and discussion surrounding alcohol, the majority of Radcliff City Council was silent Tuesday afternoon as it repealed the city’s old alcohol ordinance and placed a new set of regulations in place.

    The council authorized the new ordinance, 5-1, as the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Ashley Russo now turns her attention to reviewing license applications filing in before they move on to the state.

  • Town Hall meeting blossoms into robust auction for kids

    When it comes to fast and furious bidding, cakes are among the top choices at Thursday night’s town hall meeting in Vine Grove.

    The annual Christmas for the Kids program, which has been around for about 12 years, benefits children who otherwise may have a gloomy holiday gift season.

    Auctioning cakes, holiday decorations and Christmas trees has been a successful venture over the years. Last year, more than $8,000 was raised through the auction, said Capt. Dale Riggs of the Vine Grove Police Department.

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  • Vine Grove to vote on alcohol ordinance

    Vine Grove could have an ordinance Monday regulating the sale of alcohol following an Oct. 4 citywide vote to allow the sale of alcohol in stores and restaurants.

    City Council members listened this past Monday during a called meeting to a first reading of an ordinance that regulates issues related to the sale of alcohol, such as the days and times it can be sold and licensing fees. It also establishes the authorities and duties of the city’s alcoholic beverage control officer.

  • Two die on Kentucky roadways over Thanksgiving holiday

    State police have referred to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as the deadliest time of year for drivers, and this year, two died on Kentucky roadways between Nov. 23 and 27.

    The two fatal collisions occurred in Fayette and Mercer counties, and both victims failed to wear a seatbelt, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    KSP statistics indicate nine motorists were killed on Kentucky roadways in 2010 over the same stretch.

  • E’town council re-evaluating Navaho Drive fence situation

    A fence along Navaho Drive that Elizabethtown has planned to build for years soon may be a go.

    Elizabethtown City Council gave the nod this week for the city to seek updated estimates for the fence, which will serve as a buffer between homes and nearby businesses after a number of trees were removed several years ago.

  • CASA's Angels will host Christmas Extravaganza

    The recently formed CASA’s Angels is hosting a fundraising event tonight with its Christmas Extravaganza, a holiday shopping event that benefits CASA of the Heartland.

    The shopping event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fiddlesticks Children’s Store on Ring Road in Elizabethtown and features several local vendors, said Kelly Emerine, CASA’s Angels co-chairwoman and finance director on the CASA board.

    Though the event is at a children’s store, she said vendors will sell items for all ages.

  • Venue change sought in case against former teacher

    After hearing testimony Monday from three witnesses for the defense, Judge Kelly Mark Easton said he would take a motion for change of venue in the Steven Gray case under submission but would not make a decision until an effort was made to seat a jury.

    Gray, a former Central Hardin High School social studies teacher, was fired last November after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone call alleging the teacher engaged in sexual contact with multiple female students.