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  • Grace Unleashed to address 27 community projects

    For the third consecutive year, members of Grace Heartland Church are donating a Saturday to enhance their community.

    The church is hosting Grace Unleashed, a massive day of service that will take the congregation throughout Elizabethtown to tackle landscaping, home repairs and deep cleanings of residences, businesses and local organizations.

  • Washed out White Mills Days leads to 'mini festival'

    The heavy early July rain put a damper on White Mills Days this year. So much so, several events were canceled.

    That has led to a new event: this weekend’s White Mills Festival at the ballpark.

    With fireworks purchased and in need of being set off, several White Mills residents came up with the idea of hosting something else. One idea led to another, said White Mills Civic League President Tim Dennis, and soon, a heavy agenda of activities were scheduled for the community ballpark.

  • Fiscal Court accepts animal shelter

    One day after the PAWS Shelter Foundation turned over its the new animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown to Hardin County Animal Control, Hardin Fiscal Court formally accepted the shelter into the county’s jurisdiction.

    The exchange came after months of fundraising and construction by PAWS to finish the facility, which has modernized equipment, treatment and recovery rooms and communal areas among other features.

  • Radcliff calls special meeting to adopt tax rates

    Radcliff City Council has called a special meeting at 9 a.m. today to hear second reading of proposed property tax rates and consider adoption.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed the city take the reduced real property tax rate of 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for the third straight year. The city also has selected a rate of 19.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for both personal property and privately owned registered vehicles and watercraft.

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  • Butler won't seek new term

    Dwight Butler, who has spent 19 years in the House of Representatives out of the 18th District, announced Tuesday he will not seek another term. He would have represented the 10th District following the state’s redistricting effort.

    “After much careful consideration and numerous discussions with my family, I’ve made the decision to not seek re-election as state representative for the 10th District,” he said in a statement.

  • Central grad lost at sea

    A Central Hardin High School graduate who was lost at sea is remembered as a respectful person who loved his family and the military.

    Jon Gibson, a 1999 graduate, is presumed dead after the U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed Sunday into the Red Sea. Three crewmembers were rescued, but the search was suspended Monday for Gibson and another member, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Their survival after the amount of time that has passed is “extremely unlikely,” according to the release.

  • E’town officials to travel to Japanese sister city

    Three city councilmen will travel to Japan next month to further relations with Elizabethtown’s sister city.

    Marty Fulkerson, Kenny Lewis and Terry Shipp will represent Elizabethtown during a weeklong visit to Koori Machi, Japan, which is north of Fukushima and has a population of around 15,000, according to Elizabethtown’s official website. They depart Oct. 5.

  • Vine Grove man indicted after joint drug investigation

    A Vine Grove man indicted Thursday on eight drug-related charges was the subject of a joint investigation with three area law enforcement agencies.

    Kevin Salmon, 49, was arrested last month on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Church uses sign to encourage return of stolen mower

    Near the intersection of Ky. 86 and Ky. 1375, sits a large piece of wood listing the Ten Commandments.

    Just a few feet away, a marquee reads “Bring our lawnmower back.” Someone broke Commandment No. 8: Thou shalt not steal.

    A White riding lawnmower was taken from beside a building that once housed a family and served as a worship space, until a fire May 29, for the small congregation of Franklin Crossroads United Christian Church.

    The sign in front of the charred building is meant to spur the recovery effort.