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  • Photo: Driver charged with DUI, wanton endangerment in Tuesday crash
  • Mayberry Days begins Friday in Vine Grove

    Vine Grove residents are preparing for a weekend of fun and giving.

    The second Mayberry Days festival is Friday and Saturday at Optimist Park, encouraging residents to dress up as characters from “The Andy Griffith Show,” watch episodes of the show on a giant screen, compete in a checkers contest and indulge in other related entertainment.

    The event began after Mayor Blake Proffitt said he often hears people comment on how similar Vine Grove is to the town of Mayberry.

  • Police: Teen shot stepfather during 'domestic violence dispute'

    A Breckinridge County teen is charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his stepfather.

    Kentucky State Police have identified the victim as Hugo Martinez, 37, of Harned. Police have not released the name of the 17-year-old stepson.

    Troopers responded at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Ky. 259 in Harned in reference to a shooting, according to a news release from KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    The preliminary investigation indicated the teen shot Martinez during a “domestic violence dispute,” according to police.

  • Secretary of State holds Civic Health Initiative at ECTC today

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is continuing the inaugural Civic Health Initiative, a statewide series of roundtable discussions at Kentucky’s universities and colleges to improve the state’s overall civic health. The event is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center.

  • Man gets 10 years for pot trafficking

    Nine months after investigators uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana in his Sparrow Court home, an Elizabethtown man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

    Alphonso L. Cleaver, 38, was indicted in October on charges of trafficking in marijuana — more than 5 pounds, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Planting seeds of science: Mobile activity center visits G.C. Burkhead

    Lessons in farming and science came to G.C. Burkhead Elementary School on Tuesday when the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activity Center visited the school.

    The center is a 42-foot-long trailer used to help students conduct experiments that teach them about agriculture and the environment.

    It is scheduled to be used at G.C. Burkhead through Thursday and Heartland Elementary School on Friday.

  • E'town reviews first year of events program

    City officials this week said the first year of Elizabethtown’s events program has proven to be a trial-and-error experience.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city assisted on projects in the past but ventured into unmapped territory when it assumed management of Heartland Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce while simultaneously launching its own programs.

    “It’s been a learning curve,” Walker said.

  • Day of donations to help local charities

    Local charities can benefit today from a statewide effort to encourage giving to nonprofit organizations.

    Today is Kentucky Gives Day.

    The push is organized as a collaboration of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network in collaboration with participating nonprofits and corporate, foundation and media partners to raise as much money as possible for Kentucky charities in 24 hours.

    USA Cares, Warm Blessings and Big Brothers, Big Sisters are among area organizations donors can support.

  • E'town man indicted for burglary at Ring Road gas station

    An Elizabethtown man was indicted Thursday on charges relating to an alleged burglary at a Ring Road gas station where police say he took more than $3,000 cash.

  • Photo: Making a morning run