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  • E'town considering timing restriction on fireworks use

    Elizabethtown City Council this week discussed potential new restrictions on residential fireworks use.

    Council members said they were open to stipulating hours in which fireworks could be fired because currently there are no timing restrictions.

  • Glendale Spring Fest: 'a fun, family-oriented event'

    The third Saturday of May in Glendale means celebration of its annual spring festival.

    The Glendale Spring Festival, headed by the Glendale Merchants Association, hosts arts and crafts vendors, food booths, kid-friendly activities and a slew of other events from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on the town’s main road.

    “This event is for the whole family and is to promote what we have available to people in Glendale,” said Mike Cummins, owner of the Whistle Stop and president of the Glendale Merchants Association.

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  • Technology plays big role in sex crimes, investigations

    New technology like social networking sites and smart phones have infiltrated our lives, making it easier to communicate with one another at any hour and across any distance.

    However, local law enforcement officials say this technology also has created an avenue of criminal activity that occurs online or via cellphones.

    “Almost every crime that we work now has some facet where technology is somehow involved in it,” said Detective Terry Whittaker with Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Summer a challenging time for meeting blood donation needs

    With upcoming summer vacations, holidays and activities, giving blood may be one of the last tasks to cross people’s minds.

    But the need for blood donors during these months is higher than most others.

    “Summer presents a challenging time for blood collection because blood donors tend to get busy, and donating blood may not be the first thing on their to-do list,’’ said Katy Maloy, program manager for the Mid-America Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross.

  • Refreshing the view
  • Senior Celebration to recognize older members of community


    9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome with Ken Schultz and Rep. Jimmie Lee; AARP presentation

    9:30-10:30 a.m.: Miss Kentucky, Ann Blair Thornton; Alzheimer's Awareness and Research

    10-11 a.m.: Exercise Activities: Zumba, Karen Elliott, Curves with Zumba (low-impact); Tai Chi, Diane Buckles, E'town Swim & Fitness; Silver Sneakers, Sara Knight, Energy Sports & Fitness

    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Exhibit booths and health screenings

    11 a.m.-noon: Allegro dancers

  • E'town chosen for student exchange program

    For more info:

    If you would like to learn more about the program or apply to be a host family, contact Whisper Teel at (270) 505-2494 or whisper.teel@yahoo.com.

     E’town selected for student exchange program




    Elizabethtown is welcoming Japanese students this summer from the regions afflicted by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • A man of honor

    One year after he was commissioned out of Eastern Kentucky University, a 23-year-old soldier from Rineyville is working his way back to jump status after losing his left foot to an improvised explosive device last month in Afghanistan.

    Last May, Josh Pitcher, a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • E'town council wants meeting with Fiscal Court

    Elizabethtown Councilman Larry Ashlock on Monday said he wanted to launch a debate about the city’s inclusion in a unification review commission following what he called a “unilateral” decision to move county offices out of downtown.

    Ashlock criticized a proposal by Judge-Executive Harry Berry to allocate $500,000 from the county’s general reserves for design of a new county government center, describing it as a poor step toward a united government.