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  • Baby shower supports military families

    Rebekah Bargowski is expecting her seventh child, but the Fort Knox resident never had a baby shower until Wednesday.

    Bargowski gave birth to her first son when she was 15. Her family chose not to celebrate.

    She was told with each successive child it wasn’t customary to have baby showers after the first baby.

    Operation Homefront of Tennessee and Kentucky gave Bargowski and 99 other expecting service members and spouses a military-wide baby shower Wednesday at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox.

  • Radcliff's fall festival returns today for second year

    Radcliff’s fall festival and parade will embrace the changing weather and leaves with a caravan of parade entries not seen since the days of the Golden Armor Festival.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city has attracted roughly 120 entries to its Saturday morning parade, about 99 of which are floats. The remaining lineup will be rounded out by local dignitaries, he said.

    “(This) is the biggest we’ve ever been since the Golden Armor Festival,” he said.

  • Water main leak closes portion of West Dixie Avenue

    West Dixie Avenue between North Mulberry Street and Public Square in Elizabethtown has been closed after a water main started leaking at the intersection of West Dixie and North Mulberry Street.

    Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during the road closure and Elizabethtown officials expect low water pressure in the four-block area surrounding Public Square, according to a news release issued by the city Thursday afternoon.

  • Hodgenville intercepts funeral scam

    While a community gathers to mourn the death of a fallen officer, others have been looking for ways to take advantage of the tragedy.

    Hodgenville officials discovered a scam Thursday asking for credit card information from those who would like to offer a donation to help pay for Hodgenville Police Officer Mark A. Taulbee’s funeral expenses, said City Clerk Madonna Hornback. She said the scam appeared to originate within the realm of social media.

  • Pet Palooza to support new shelter

    PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc. officials hope the second annual Pet Palooza and Mutt Strut Saturday will help close a funding gap before the anticipated spring opening of a new $1 million shelter.

    A building for the new shelter on Peterson Drive has been paid off and interior construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

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  • United Way kicks off campaign

    Celebrating its 10th year of existence, United Way of Central Kentucky plans to focus less on how much money is raised annually going into its second decade and more on the impact the money is making.

    “We want success to be measured differently,” Executive Director Christopher Wilborn said.

    After a record-breaking 2011 campaign in which more than $1,036,000 was raised, the group did not issue a hard figure on how much it wants to collect in 2012 on Wednesday during its annual campaign kickoff. Instead, it promoted an increase in individual giving.

  • Unleashing love through Grace

    More than 350 volunteers from Grace Heartland Church will put words into action and act as the hands and feet of Christ this weekend.

    The church’s second annual Grace Unleashed “mission blitz” begins at 8 a.m. Saturday with 26 teams sweeping through the community to assist homeowners and businesses with public service projects, said Trisha Caudill, an event organizer.

  • Police show respect for fallen 'brother'

    In a county of less than 15,000 residents, there will be hundreds of police officers Friday.

    However, these officers will not be in Hodgenville to patrol the city streets. They will be there to honor the life of one of their fallen, Officer Mark A. Taulbee.

    Taulbee, 43, died Sunday morning at University Hospital in Louisville from injuries sustained during a pursuit in LaRue County.