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  • Parrett to pursue re-election for second Senate term

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett said he wants to apply his common-sense approach to Frankfort for a second term.

    Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, filed for re-election Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State as he vies to keep his seat in the 10th District, which includes all of Hardin County and a small portion of Jefferson County.

    He captured the seat in 2010 after ousting incumbent Elizabeth Tori, a Radcliff Republican who had served 16 years.

  • Local club hosting Shop with a Shriner

    Helping children in need is in the DNA of the Riasok Shrine Club, which assists Kosair Children’s Hospital in its mission, Club President Chet Knight Jr. said.

    “They’re geared toward helping children, period,” he said.

  • Taste of Radcliff is Monday

    The Radcliff Women’s Club hosts its annual Taste of Radcliff from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Community Center.

    At least 20 vendors will be on hand to serve food representing Radcliff residents’ culture, said Becky Brecht, club president. She also said as many as 50 door prizes will be given away.

    The event is sold out, Brecht said. 

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  • Summer concert artist could be named by March

    After thousands of rollicking country fans flocked to Freeman Lake Park this past August to watch Tracy Lawrence perform, Elizabethtown hopes to recapture that level of excitement next year.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the concert once again will coincide with the Heartland Festival in 2014 and the city will pursue another nationally recognized artist.

    Vaughn said she hopes to announce the next artist in March once she returns from maternity leave.

  • Police: Woman tried twice to sell baby

    An Elizabethtown woman was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center early Wednesday morning on charges that she twice attempted to sell her newborn child.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.

    According to an arrest citation, Brown promised to sell her newborn daughter to two different individuals.

  • Hardin County fending off flu virus

    Hardin County has so far remained unscathed this flu season, despite Kentucky as a whole having a wider spread of flu activity than most others across the nation.

    However, the peak of flu season still is a month or more away, and next week’s National Influenza Vaccination Week is a reminder there still is time to be inoculated against the virus.

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  • Christmas in the Country set for two Saturdays this month

    Glendale’s quaint take on Christmas cheer is returning to Main Street this weekend.

    Historic Glendale’s Christmas in the Country kicks off at noon Saturday with a parade that will include an appearance by Santa Claus in a horse-drawn carriage, said Robin Brooks with the Glendale Merchants Association, which sponsors the event.

    “It’s a really nice day in Glendale,” she said of the event.

  • Families displaced in duplex fire

    Elizabethtown Fire Department is investigating a duplex fire at 211 Terry Court that left two mothers and nine children without their homes just a few weeks before Christmas.

    Fire investigator Jeremy Goodman said Tuesday afternoon he had narrowed the origin of the fire to a handful of causes. The fire was unusual, he said, because of the time frame in which the blaze escalated.