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  • Vine Grove places restrictions on sexually oriented businesses

    Vine Grove City Council replaced the city’s ordinance regarding sexually oriented businesses such as strip clubs and adult bookstores during its meeting Monday.

    Although alcohol sales are not legal in the city and it has no sexually oriented shops, the new ordinance prohibits the sale of alcohol at sexually oriented businesses.

  • Elizabethtown nonprofit receives funding from Kentucky Arts Council

    sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com
    The Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning recently received more than $2,000 in operational support from the Kentucky Arts Council.
    “We really needed it, and it came just at the right time,” Director Victor Collins said.
    The Elizabethtown center, which provides music and arts programs for children, will use the $2,681 it received to purchase new instruments for the orchestra as well as to pay for classes for 10 scholarship students, Collins said.

  • E’town police arrest suspects in Boost Mobile robbery

    Two Radcliff men have been arrested in connection to the June 27 robbery of Boost Mobile in Elizabethtown and investigators expect more arrests will be made.

    Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Anthony Carter, 26, on July 13, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer. Carter is  charged with one count of first-degree robbery.

    Willoughby said police did not reveal Carter’s connection because they were searching for Terrell Boyd, 18, who allegedly robbed Boost Mobile, at 600 N. Miles St., with Carter.

  • HMH partners with Studer Group

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Hardin Memorial Hospital is looking to enhance a patient’s view of its services and has recruited help to do so.
    HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said Tuesday the hospital is partnering with The Studer Group, which specializes in improving clinical outcomes such as service and patient satisfaction.

  • Radcliff police arrest two robbery suspects

    Jr. Food Store was robbed
    Sunday night

    By SARAH BENNETT
    sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com
    Two Radcliff men were arrested early Monday and charged with robbery and assault after cash and merchandise were taken from a conveniece store and a clerk was injured.
    Radcliff Police Department arrested James Smalley, 22, and Terrell Boyd, 18, in a neighborhood near Jr. Food Store at 1400 Hill St. in Radcliff, according to police.

  • Residents, employees try to beat the heat

    It’s July but some people still are doing their jobs in heavy winter coats.

    Employees who work in the cooler at Bluegrass Ice on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown stay bundled up while performing their work in the year-round cool.

    It’s a different story for employees responsible for delivering ice to stores, owner Karen Rodgers said.

    “The ones that are hauling ice outside to the coolers look pretty hot,” she said.

  • $4.5 million renovation planned for Radcliff shopping center

    One Radcliff shopping area is about to receive an intensive facelift.
    Joe Markham, a Kentucky native and real estate developer based in Utah, is planning to invest $4.5 million into renovating Radcliff Shopping Center, a 150,000-square-foot complex at the intersection of Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards.

  • Vine Grove to combine film and foliage

    Area residents can see the stars come out together when they gather for a free outdoor movie Aug. 12 at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.
    The movie being shown hasn’t been announced and may end up being a surprise.
    City officials say it’s the purpose behind the event that matters more.
    The event Mayor Blake Proffitt’s idea to foster a sense of community in Vine Grove and provide residents another way to have a good time and socialize.

  • Brandenburg strip mall fire ruled arson

    Officials investigating the fire that consumed a Brandenburg shopping center have determined it was started by arson.
    Larry Naser, chief of the Meade County Fire Department, said officials ruled out electrical and mechanical causes as well as spontaneous combustion.
    "Someone started a fire," he said.
    Although some evidence still is  being processed in the lab, Naser said he is certain it will support what investigators theorize.

  • Mission group returns to tornado-damaged Alabama

    After delivering supplies last month to a tornado-stricken Alabama community, a local mission group has returned with even more help.
    New Horizon Baptist Church is sponsoring the trip and has enlisted help from several members of other area churches to help build two homes in Southside, Ala. The group, which left Sunday afternoon, took two trucks, one van and trailer plus a tractor trailer loaded with supplies to build the houses and provide relief.