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  • Locations of polling places

    Today's local option election to consider expanded alcohol sales is being conducted in the corporate limits of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove. Only city residents are eligible to vote.

    The polls are open until 6 p.m. today.

    Here's a list of polling places and their locations as supplied by the county clerk's office.

  • Water main break closes Mantle at Dixie

    A water main break near the intersection of West Dixie Avenue and Mantle Street in Elizabethtown is clogging northbound traffic this morning.

    A representative from Elizabethtown's Public Works Department said workers began repairing the break around 3 a.m. Tuesday and the work was almost complete as of 9 a.m..

    While the break is under repair, entrance to Mantle Street is temporarily closed.

  • Mayors: Cities ready either way

    As voters head to the polls today in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, city leaders say their governments are ready for change should it come.

    Local mayors in the three cities said Monday their cities have researched the issues and are equipped to modify local alcohol laws and bulk up enforcement if needed.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said he has been surprised by the quiet nature of the issue. While “yes” and “no” signs adorn front lawns and a few businesses, Walker said he expected a louder battle.

  • Water District No. 1, Louisville Water Co. acquire Fort Knox water contract

    After more than three years and three proposals, Hardin County Water District No. 1 and Louisville Water Co. secured a contract to assume ownership and manage Fort Knox’s water system.

  • White Mills area residents invited to talk about postal service

    Customers with an opinion regarding whether the U.S. Post Office in White Mills should be closed can have the floor to speak and ask questions about the post office to officials from the U.S. Postal Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.

    A town meeting is scheduled to take place at the White Mills Civic League Building to allow customers to show support for keeping the post office open.

    Postal Service representatives will be there to speak to customers about the post office and possible options to continue or change services there.

  • Police chase ends along Dixie

    A Somerset man led area police departments on a 15-mile chase during the noon hour Monday down busy U.S. 31W, striking a police car along the way.

    The chase ended when 33-year-old Dale C. Brown was subdued with a Taser, police said. He is charged with wanton endangerment, driving under the influence and receiving stolen property. The pursuit started in Muldraugh and ended at the Ring Road-Dixie Avenue intersection in Elizabethtown.

    Brown was driving a Ford pickup truck bearing an Orkin logo. Police say the truck had been reported stolen.

  • City council meeting canceled

    ELIZABETHTOWN

    Elizabethtown City Council’s regular voting meeting was canceled Monday because the council did not have a quorum, which is required by law.
    City Clerk Mary Chaudoin, who confirmed the cancelation, said a special meeting may be called next week.

  • Up the flag pole
  • Tabb: Voter turnout hard to gauge

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said every wet-dry election he has overseen has drawn at least 50 percent voter turnout, but Tuesday’s three special option elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove may kick the trend.

    Tabb thinks the prevalence of alcohol in Elizabethtown and Radcliff restaurants may lead to a reduction in voter interest, though he said it will be impossible to tell until the polls close Tuesday night.

    “You don’t know for sure,” he said.

  • Parents, families cope with loss at infant remembrance service

    With the soft sounds of an acoustic guitar in the background, the Armstrong family stood in front of a crowd Sunday at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Holding a candle, Pam Armstrong explained through tears that her son, Wesley Armstrong, would have turned 12 Sunday.

    “How tall would you be?” she asked. “What interests would you have?”