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  • E’town mulling alcohol at some city facilities

    The Elizabethtown City Council could consider revisions to an ordinance banning alcohol at Freeman Lake Park and Pritchard Community Center as soon as Feb. 6.

    The board for the Historic State Theater and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau also could revise alcohol policies.

    Mayor Tim Walker said ordinance revisions will be discussed with representatives of the park and Pritchard for more possible changes before being presented to council members, he said.

  • Radcliff boy receives 500 Christmas cards

    After Carolyn Rosado published her son’s wish to receive Christmas cards from around the globe on Facebook, her hope that at least one card would be sent  was more than fulfilled.

    More than 500 cards were sent to Jacob Rosado, 8, who told his parents after Thanksgiving he wanted to receive holiday cards from all over the world because he wanted to make friends. Jacob is autistic and his mother said he has longed for friendship for a long time, often crying over it and praying for it.

  • White arraigned in LaRue Circuit Court

    Two Hardin Countians arrested in connection with the death investigation of Kristie Allen, a Buffalo woman found dead Dec. 30 in a LaRue County home, were arraigned Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, and Abdullah White, 35, of Radcliff, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Both are charged with theft by unlawful taking-automobile and complicity, and White faces additional charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender and being a fugitive out of Tennessee.

  • IED earns soldier Purple Heart

    Elizabethtown native John Pike’s daughter slept every night with the Purple Heart when her father brought it home last summer from Afghanistan.

    “She said it was ‘Daddy’s heart,’” Pike said.

    The 3-year-old didn’t know anything about the improvised explosive device that earned her father the honor or the concussion he suffered afterward. She only knew that he was brave and special.

    Pike is stationed at Fort Campbell and serves as a chemical, biological and radiological specialist for the U.S. Army.

  • Senior life: Technology to assist later life

    Looking at our normal daily routine, advanced technology and assistive devices have helped make life easier in some form or fashion. The simple push of a button or voice command on a programmed telephone can dial a family member’s telephone. A television or home computer can give news and weather updates 24 hours a day. Automobiles can be locked and unlocked with a remote control or a keyless entry code. Technology and its creative uses and possibilities are endless.

  • Eastview man hurt in crash

    A wreck Saturday two miles west of Cecilia seriously injured John Andrew Grimes, 32, of Eastview.

    He was a passenger in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck operated by Joseph A. Grimes, 39, of Payneville. The vehicle was southbound on North Long Grove Road when it dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway.

  • Photo: All trussed-up and ready to go

    Construction workers frame and roof new houses and apartments Saturday in a former cow pasture between North Hardin High School and Vine Street in Radcliff.

  • Legislators hopeful about I-65 project

    Local legislators are glad to see that widening Interstate 65 between Elizabethtown and Bowling Green is a priority for Gov. Steve Beshear, and hope to see that the project stays intact through the budgeting process and the decision regarding the Six-Year Highway Plan.

    The project was mentioned in Beshear’s budget address and is included in the proposed highway plan.

  • Love Kitchen offers new twist on pizza delivery

    Little Caesars was cooking up a little love Friday in Elizabethtown.

    The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a pizza kitchen inside a truck, and the local Little Caesars franchise took care of the meal at Warm Blessings that evening. The Love Kitchen travels around the country helping with disaster relief efforts and serving pizzas at shelters and soup kitchens.

  • Radcliff Mayor's Breakfast: Pancakes and patter

    Pancakes and prizes were the top priority Saturday morning in Radcliff.

    Hundreds attended the second Radcliff Mayor’s Breakfast at Colvin Community Center, taking an opportunity to fill their plates with pancakes, win door prizes and see friends from the community.

    The breakfast fulfills one of Mayor J.J. Duvall’s campaign promises. His former campaign manager, Dottye Moore, organized it. The breakfast became important to Duvall and Moore after hearing repeatedly from constituents they wanted more community events.