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  • Man dies from injuries in shooting

    A Tennessee man shot during an altercation last month at a convenience store in Elizabethtown died Monday morning in Louisville.

    Su Hong Springer, 53, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died at 4:52 a.m. Monday, according to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby.

    Springer had been at University Hospital since the shooting.

    Police say road rage on Interstate 65 spurred the April 17 shooting.

  • Man shot in road rage incident dies

    A man shot outside a Five Star Food Mart last month has died.

    Su Hong Springer, 53, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died at 4:52 a.m. Monday, according to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby.
    Police say road rage along Interstate 65 spurred the shooting April 17.

    Witnesses said Springer's Dodge Caravan was tailgating another vehicle in the northbound lane of I-65 near Glendale. Both vehicles pulled off the interstate to buy gasoline when the shooting happened at the food mart at 824 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

  • Radcliff council meets with Nashville marketing firm

    Radcliff City Council got some pointers Monday on how to harness the power of branding.
    Councilman Stan Holmes arranged a visit from North Star Destination Strategies, a Nashville-based marketing firm that has created promotional campaigns for small- to medium-sized cities all over the U.S.

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  • Girl Scouts collecting e-waste Saturday

    E-commerce, e-readers and countless other electronic devices have given rise to e-waste.

    Girl Scouts are responding on Saturday with their annual Forever Green e-waste recycling day.

    The organization will collect electronic devices, such as laptop computers and printers from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the organization’s Elizabethtown office at 200 Sycamore St. in the Houchens E'town Plaza.

  • Relay's Luminaria Ceremony honors fight against cancer

    Supporters behind Elizabethtown’s Relay for Life never knew Kathleen Smith’s father.

    But when his name, Gilbert Amaral, is called during the Luminaria Ceremony, everyone at Relay honors the former Rhode Island resident who died of lung cancer three years ago.

    Smith, chairwoman of the ceremony, said she had been involved with Relay for a long time, but losing her father to cancer has caused the ceremony to affect her emotionally more than it ever had before.

    “When his name is called, he is not forgotten,” she said.

  • Berry’s budget proposal survives first reading

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s $29 million budget proposal survived a first reading Monday without change, but it hit a few bumps along the way.

    After several minutes of debate, Hardin Fiscal Court voted to retain — with some conditions — $22,000 for community support programs in its budget after some magistrates said the aid for local charities should be cut.

    Magistrate Dwight Morgan originally made a motion to wipe the funding from the budget, saying he felt taxpayer money should not be used to pick and choose charities.

  • Snakes in the grass: E'town teen finds rare fossils

    After his lawnmower blade struck a rock, Austin Kramer decided to check the yard for more hazards.

    He turned up: two halves of a toy Starship Enterprise, a snake and at least two interesting fossils.

    Coincidentally, the fossils — probably ammonites — look like coiled snakes.

  • Spring Fling Poker Run revving up

    The streets will be hot Saturday as cold steel takes the open highway for a good cause.

    The ninth annual Spring Fling Poker Run will launch May 14 from VFW Post 10281 on Briggs Lane in Vine Grove, looking to raise money for Interlink Counseling Services, a Louisville nonprofit organization that offers counseling and recovery services for homeless veterans.