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  • $4.5 million renovation planned for Radcliff shopping center

    One Radcliff shopping area is about to receive an intensive facelift.
    Joe Markham, a Kentucky native and real estate developer based in Utah, is planning to invest $4.5 million into renovating Radcliff Shopping Center, a 150,000-square-foot complex at the intersection of Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards.

  • Vine Grove to combine film and foliage

    Area residents can see the stars come out together when they gather for a free outdoor movie Aug. 12 at Optimist Park in Vine Grove.
    The movie being shown hasn’t been announced and may end up being a surprise.
    City officials say it’s the purpose behind the event that matters more.
    The event Mayor Blake Proffitt’s idea to foster a sense of community in Vine Grove and provide residents another way to have a good time and socialize.

  • Brandenburg strip mall fire ruled arson

    Officials investigating the fire that consumed a Brandenburg shopping center have determined it was started by arson.
    Larry Naser, chief of the Meade County Fire Department, said officials ruled out electrical and mechanical causes as well as spontaneous combustion.
    "Someone started a fire," he said.
    Although some evidence still is  being processed in the lab, Naser said he is certain it will support what investigators theorize.

  • Mission group returns to tornado-damaged Alabama

    After delivering supplies last month to a tornado-stricken Alabama community, a local mission group has returned with even more help.
    New Horizon Baptist Church is sponsoring the trip and has enlisted help from several members of other area churches to help build two homes in Southside, Ala. The group, which left Sunday afternoon, took two trucks, one van and trailer plus a tractor trailer loaded with supplies to build the houses and provide relief.

  • E'town nearing decision on new police chief

    The search for a new police chief in Elizabethtown continues.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a recommendation should be made to Elizabethtown City Council within the next week as the candidate pool was narrowed to two.

    The council met for roughly an hour Monday in a closed-door executive session, but adjourned without taking action on any items discussed. Likewise, Walker made no recommendation on a replacement for retiring Chief Ruben Gardner and he did not disclose any details of the discussion.

    “We hope to make a decision soon,” he said.

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  • Camp TESSA gives autistic children unique camp experience

    A local camp gives autistic children a chance to learn and play for one week during the summer.

    Camp TESSA took place for the ninth year this past week. The camp for children with autism was held at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

  • Where's Godzilla when you need him?

    Sometimes the scariest part of a horror movie is before anything bad even happens – you know, when people are relaxing around a campfire or gleefully splashing in the ocean.
    Cue the creepy music.
    Monsters of a sort lurk outside the borders of Kentucky and Hardin County. And they seem poised for invasion.
    Take wild boar, for instance. (Remember Hogzilla from a few years ago – the 800-pound wild-domestic cross that brandished a tusk of more than a foot long?) They’re rooting their way closer and closer to Hardin County.

  • Senior Life: Decisions and transitions of moving

    Independence and capability; no matter what stage of life we are in, we desire the feelings of being independent and capable of being on our own. We want that independence to take place in our own space, in our own homes.

    Our homes are the safest and most comfortable place for many of us. Living in our own home signifies our abilities and does not show our shortfalls.

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