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  • Country artist J.D. Shelburne to perform at Saturday's AGstravaganza

    Country artist J.D. Shelburne said he’s a farm boy at heart.

    He learned the meaning of hard work as he grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville. The work ethic he learned from his father and grandfather “molded him” into the man he is today.

    Playing sports – something he excelled at – was easy compared to housing tobacco.

    “It’s the hardest work there is,” he said.

  • Fort Knox hosting blues fest

    Following the success of May’s BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival in downtown Elizabethtown, Fort Knox is dipping its hands into blues and barbecue.

    The post is hosting the Fort Knox Blues Fest starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Eastman Park, according to the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office. It is free and open to the public. Live music is set to begin at 3 p.m.

  • Magnolia man dies of motorcycle crash injuries

    A Magnolia man involved in a Sunday morning motorcycle crash on Ky. 470 died Wednesday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was eastbound on a 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle when it left the roadway, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    Barnes, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said.

    Barnes worked at Akebono.

  • 'Tied up in Knotts!' at Nelson County High School on Saturday


    Landmark News Service

    Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, will perform her one-woman-show, “Tied up in Knotts!,” Saturday at Nelson County High School.

    The show is a tribute to her father, best known for his role as Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show,” who won five Emmy Awards before he died in February 2006.

    “Tied up in Knotts!” is a fundraiser for Nelson County High School’s Band of Pride. 

  • Hotbed for hotel beds

    Tourism officials said Elizabethtown needs more hotels, but hotel representatives on the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission said the city needs to attract more complementary businesses to justify investors taking the plunge.

    The commission engaged in a spirited discussion Wednesday morning about how to improve availability of lodging in the wake of the Athletx Baseball Youth Nationals, which was staged over two weeks and attracted nearly 180 youth baseball teams from around the country.

  • Murder trial postponed a year

    Abdullah R. White, 37, of Radcliff is charged with 12 felonies, including murder, in Allen’s slaying. Samantha J. Kolley, 21, of Elizabethtown is accused of assisting White in concealing the body and fleeing the home in Allen’s car, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Vine Grove to consider water, sewer rate increase

    Vine Grove officials plan to discuss at their next meeting the possibility of increasing water and sewer rates.

    Andy Lange, assistant director of Bowling Green-based Kentucky Rural Water Association, proposed increases Monday to Vine Grove City Council during the council’s monthly meeting.

    The proposed changes would increase the rate for the first 1,000 gallons of water used from $13.40 to $14 and from $7.76 to $10 for sewer.

  • Cecilia Days features 'Duck Dynasty' homage

    Phil, Si, Willie and several other members of the Robertson clan are booked for this year’s Cecilia Days. Sort of.

    The annual festival’s Almost Talent Show’s theme this year is based on the popular A&E reality television show “Duck Dynasty.” The show follows members of a family who found success in establishing a business making products for duck hunters.

  • Civil War drama is Saturday in E’town

    The Civil War Ghosts and Legends Drama is making a move toward lack of movement on the part of attendees.

    The drama is Saturday and features a new format for performances. Instead of taking in history on a walking tour, the audience will be seated throughout the event.

    There are two performances — at 6 and 7:30 p.m. — in the Cunningham Garden at Brown-Pusey House. Tickets are available at 5 p.m. and are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, and free for children up to age 6.

  • Army: Soldier killed Monday served 19th Engineer Battalion

    The soldier killed Monday in a wreck on Joe Prather Highway served as a specialist in the 19th Engineer Battalion and was deployed twice during his eight-year career in the U.S. Army, according to Fort Knox officials

    Spc. Jarred Carriere, 27, entered the Army in 2005 and has been stationed at Fort Knox since 2007, said Kyle Hodges, post media relations officer.

    Carriere, a Louisiana native, was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, Hodges said.