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  • Carnival rides highlight Autumn Daze

    Autumn Daze won’t include fireworks Saturday, but it will feature carnival rides for the first time.

    After seeing carnival rides at events in Radcliff, Vine Grove City Council members thought the simple change would be a great addition to the annual event, which runs from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Optimist Park, said city events coordinator Donna Broadway.

    It wasn’t simple and was going to cost thousands of dollars.

  • Reunited after 40 years

    It has been 40 years, but former students of Western Elementary School remember when Magistrate Lisa Williams of Elizabethtown sat on a cake as part of a school play.

    They remember trying to tape stars to a wall to no avail, but seeing a star a child spit on and slapped to the wall stayed in place the whole year.

    They remember having fall festivals, girls conducting séances in a coat closet while boys tried to scare them and recesses outside from which they still have scars.

  • Brushy Fork Debate features strong lineup

    Only three of the political hopefuls invited to the Brushy Fork Debate on Saturday have said they won’t appear.
    Incumbent Democrats Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway and Adam Edelen, Democratic candidate for auditor of public accounts, declined invitations.

    The debate begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with gubernatorial candidates Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith scheduled to appear.

  • All that jazz: Army specialist returns home for trio of performances

    U.S. Army Spec. Jake Stith returned to his hometown this week with a guitar in hand and some jazz swagger.

    Stith, a Rineyville native, kicked off a trio of performances in Hardin County on Thursday at Rineyville Elementary School, where his mother teaches preschool and he once roamed the halls as a student.

  • Holt House will be center of activities Saturday

    With heightened interest thanks to the Civil War sesquicentennial and a recent Robert Redford motion picture, organizers of the Holt House Community Days expect increased attendance this weekend.

    The third annual event is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT Saturday on the grounds of the historic home of Judge Joseph Holt, the most famous native of Breckinridge County.

  • Delabar earns win with Mariners

    Former Central Hardin High School baseball standout Stevie Delabar has enjoyed quite a week with the Seattle Mariners.

    The 6-foot-5 right-hander made his first appearance as a major league player on Sunday and then earned his first career win Wednesday night in a 2-1, 12-inning victory over the New York Yankees.

    Delabar worked the top of the 12th inning and retired the side in order. In two innings of work with the Mariners, he has not allowed a hit, walk none and recorded two strikeouts.

  • Town hall meeting scheduled tonight in Radcliff

    Radcliff residents have an opportunity to bounce ideas off of one of their city leaders tonight.

    Councilman Edward Palmer hosts a town hall meeting tonight at 6:30 at Sign of the Dove Church at 1189 Sunset Drive.

    Palmer said he is hosting the meeting to hear concerns and needs of the community and interact with those he represents.

  • Murder, incest cases lead August indictments

    The cases of Lonnie Daugherty, charged with murder, and Aubra Green III, charged with multiple counts of incest, rape and sodomy, lead the August grand jury indictments.

    Daugherty, 37, was indicted on one count of murder and one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    The Indiana man is accused of strangling his wife, Michelle Daugherty, and their cat June 25 in a Holiday Inn Express room in Elizabethtown.

  • Area tops in economic growth

    The area has topped another list for financial growth, primarily because of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area was first on a list of 366 statistical areas for percentage growth in gross domestic product, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    That measures the market value of goods and services produced by a community.

    The 14.4 percent increase for 2010 represents a 13.5 percent jump compared to 2009’s increase.

  • Police seek help identifying suspects in school break-in

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a burglary at North Hardin Christian School in Radcliff earlier this month.

    According to a news release, the unknown suspects "were able to circumvent security measures" at 12:38 p.m. last Wednesday. While inside, they took credit cards from a purse in an unoccupied classroom.

    After leaving the school, the suspects took the credit cards to stores in Elizabethtown and used them to purchase several items, including an iPad 2 and gift cards, according to KSP.