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  • Autumn Daze a family affair

    Sisters Donna Skeeters, Dorothy Lambert and Pam Hensley and their friend Jan Alexander enjoyed dinner Friday night under a pavilion in Vine Grove’s Optimist Park.

    Despite the overcast sky threatening rain and singer Melissa Richards’ cancellation, the group of friends still came out to Autumn Daze to show community support and enjoy their “girls’ night.”

    All four women are from Vine Grove, and they said they come to the autumn festival every year for the crafts, good food and entertainment.

  • Family finds passion in feeding hungry, helping others

    Mary Hester knows what it is like to live with little.

    Growing up poor, she has a bedrock of experience on which to lay her gratitude, and she counts her blessings years later for the food she has on her table and what she can provide her family.

    Empathy lines her face her when she talks about her family’s work for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, where they have volunteered since July.

  • Radcliff reconsidering opt out on county waste management plan

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city likely will consider a resolution Tuesday to opt into the county’s five-year solid waste management plan, but it will be modified to show the state it does not agree with all elements of the plan.

    Duvall said the resolution would meet state requirements if approved but the city has misgivings with the county’s decision to mandate all county waste be taken to Pearl Hollow Landfill.

  • Parade of Homes winners announced

    Among visitors to the 13 Parade of Homes residences last weekend were judges from the Home Builders Association of Kentucky.

    A list of awards has been announced on the eve of the Parade’s final weekend by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, which conducts the showcase of its members’ work.

    Houses were divided into categories based on square footage.

    Up to 3,500 square feet

  • Dunnivant set for sentencing Sept. 25

    A move-in registered sex offender from Michigan is scheduled to be sentenced later this month for charges of forcible rape and incest.

    David B. Dunnivant, 46, pleaded guilty in July to charges of first-degree rape, incest and tampering with a witness.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Dunnivant last August after receiving a phone call from Hardin Memorial Hospital, reporting a patient who claimed she was raped.

    Police said Dunnivant forcibly raped an adult female relative.

  • Bidders prepare for third Coca-Cola auction

    Sleep could wait for avid Coca-Cola collectors Rob Arthur and his girlfriend, Mikki Spangler.

    The couple jumped in their car around 2 a.m. Thursday and drove from St. Louis to Elizabethtown to peruse the aisles of the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, where the collection is shrinking after two high-profile auctions.

  • Leitchfield man gets 12 years for assault, stalking

    A Leitchfield man facing assault and stalking charges was sentenced last month to 12 years in prison.

    Steven D. Wilson, 39, was arrested Aug. 26, 2011, after he stabbed a Summit man with a punch knife in front of the victim’s wife and children, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Wilson pleaded guilty in June to charges of first-degree assault and first-degree stalking.

  • Paul offers amendment to triple funding in veterans bill

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced a new version of amendments to strip foreign aid from Pakistan, Egypt and Libya because of recent aggression toward American consulates and embassies, including the death of the American ambassador to Libya, according to a news release from Paul’s office.

    Sen. Harry Reid D-Nev., expressed his desire to quickly pass a $1 billion jobs bill for veterans Wednesday, and Paul altered his amendment to offer additional money for the veterans job bill, the release said.

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  • Justice Place eyeing October opening

    A downtown Elizabethtown business center missed its summer opening date, but its owners believe it soon will be serving patrons.

    Roxann Smalley, a local attorney and developer of Justice Place, said the facility should be open by the end of October barring further delays. It originally was scheduled to open June 30.