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  • LongHorn Steakhouse headed to E'town

    Elizabethtown residents soon may have a chance to dine in a restaurant inspired by the American West.

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission granted conditional approval for a development plan for Western-themed  LongHorn Steakhouse adjacent to Towne Mall.

    The steakhouse will be at 1614 N. Dixie Ave., which is the site of a former Blockbuster video store.

    The restaurant, once constructed, is projected to be 6,242 square feet, Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe said in an email.

  • Restaurants partner with Helping Hand program

    Part of the money you spend Tuesday eating at various Hardin County restaurants could be going toward a holiday program with Helping Hand of Hope.

    Six area restaurants are participating Tuesday in the Great Eat Out.
    Helping Hand of Hope Executive Director David Dozer said this is a way, “To put the merry back in Christmas.’’

    A portion of the proceeds benefits the program. The percentage varies by restaurant, said Sheri Reynolds of Americorp Vista, who works with the group.

  • ECTC, youth groups come together for holiday concert

    Four Elizabethtown musical groups are collaborating for a melodic tribute to the season.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Morrison Gallery in the Administration Building of the campus. The concert features ECTC’s Choristers and Concert Band, as well as the Central Kentucky Classical Christian Choir and the Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning Youth Orchestra. The groups will sing together and individually.

  • Senior life: Important Medicare Part D enrollment dates to remember

    The calendar says it’s Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. For most of us that means the beginning of another month, a whirlwind month filled with holiday planning, shopping and festivities.
    Others, especially those who are eligible for and receiving Medicare benefits, should be reminded the deadline for the Medicare Part D program (prescription drug program) is fast approaching. The enrollment period for 2011 ends Wednesday with the new benefit year to begin in January. This is a drastic change in the Part D program; in years past, enrollment has ended Dec. 31 of each year.

  • No vote planned this week on economic hardship

    Elizabethtown City Council will not vote Monday on the issue of economic hardship as originally planned.
    Mayor Tim Walker said it won’t be an agenda item this week because some council members will be absent and unable to vote.
    “It’s too important an issue to vote on if all the council members are not present,” Walker said.
    The mayor said the issue likely will be discussed in further detail during the city’s Dec. 12 work session and voted on at a future meeting.

  • Operation Christmas Child accepting online donations

    Area families can share the holiday spirit through generosity toward children throughout the year.

    Operation Christmas Child still is collecting shoe boxes of school supplies, toys and necessary items assembled through an online program that allows people who forgot or didn’t have time to pack a physical box. Build-A-Box allows users to customize shoe boxes to send to children in need throughout the world.

  • Christmas in the Country begins in Glendale

    The halls and streets were decked in Glendale as they welcomed visitors to their rural Christmas event.

    Glendale’s annual Christmas in the Country started this weekend and continues for the next two Saturdays.

    Visitors lined up downtown Saturday for carriage rides, photos with Santa Claus and a warm drink while browsing through the many shops.

  • Ex-teacher's trial: Prosecution, defense disagree where blame rests

    Opening statements Friday morning in the trial of Steven Gray painted conflicting portraits of the defendant.

    The prosecution talked about a teacher who sought sexual relationships with his students by flirting and escalating their involvement into secretive meetings, including visits to his home.

    The defense described Gray as a weak man who succumbed to the aggressive advances of nubile teenage girls.

  • Faces & Places: Vine Grove's Dickens of a Christmas
  • Irvington woman injured after wreck

    An Irvington woman is in critical condition after a Friday morning car crash. She’s been cited for numerous violations.

    Linda S. Griffin was driving on Ky. 86 when her Kia Sportage left the right side of the road, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. Griffin overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, police said. The vehicle struck a drainage tile, causing the car to go airborne and overturn several times down an embankment