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  • West Point man awarded for long-time service to fire department

    A West Point man who has volunteered as a firefighter for more than 60 years and watched his son and grandson join the department was awarded Thursday for his years of service.

    Ralph Wright, 87, began serving the West Point Fire Department in January 1947 and helped found the Dixie Firefighters Association in 1963.

    On Thursday, the Dixie Firefighters Association celebrated its 50th anniversary during its annual meeting in Elizabethtown.

  • ECTC hosts trial of Frankenstein's creature

    Fans of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” have an opportunity to debate the role of the creature in an upcoming community event.

    Audience members serve as the jury in the trial of Frankenstein’s creature at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Science Auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The trial is the fifth in a series of events hosted by the Arts and Humanities division at the college. The division has hosted Halloween-themed events in the past, including a funeral for Edgar Allan Poe last year.

  • Road closure related to movie shoot is postponed

    The movie company's permit for closure of Ky. 333 at the Ky. 2199 intersection in Meade County has been postponed.

  • UK students present downtown designs

    Students from the University of Kentucky envision downtown Elizabethtown as a place to shop, eat and spend time in the outdoors, according to the ideas they presented to interested parties this week.

    The ideas for downtown created by the UK students who took part in a charrette earlier this month were presented at an Elizabethtown downtown revitalization meeting Thursday night at the Historic State Theater. The meeting was the last part of the charrette process, which is where designers and others develop and plan ideas to serve as solutions to problems.

  • Snapped wire shuts down power in north Radcliff

    Electricity and phone service to residences near Redmar Boulevard in north Radcliff are down and utility workers estimate the outage will continue for six hours.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said it appears a semi truck hit a wire on Redmar, causing it to snap from a utility pole on the other side of the street. The truck fled the scene without notifying officials, he said.

  • Footage leads authorities to Hardin County in bourbon theft case

    Investigators are searching for a person of interest in Hardin and Nelson counties whom they believe has information in the theft of more than 60 cases of a high-priced, rare bourbon.

    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said nearly 200 bottles of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve bourbon was reported stolen at 4:11 p.m. Oct. 14 from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. He described the bourbon as “very, very rare and really hard to get.”

  • Former Lowe’s employee overwhelmed by support

    Just more than two weeks have passed since long-time employee Karen Sizemore was fired from Lowe’s after pursuing a shoplifting suspect.

    During that time, she hasn’t found a new job, but the Elizabethtown grandmother has seen her story played out on television, online and in this newspaper.

    A Louisville roofing company offered to cover her housing payment for a month, she said, which she declined. Once while at Home Depot, Sizemore said a few customers recognized her as “the woman who chased a shoplifter.”

  • Vine Grove holds tax rates steady

    Vine Grove's city property tax bills will go out next week and rates will be unchanged.

    In a special meeting Thursday, Vine Grove City Council approved its tax ordinance. Real estate, private vehicles and watercraft will be taxed at 17.1 cents per $100. The personal property rate is 44.1 cents per $100.

    Councilman Garry McCoy, who spoke in favor of accepting a lower compensating rate, which would produce the same revenue as last year's billings, cast the sole no vote.

  • Bands to take the field at semifinals Saturday

    The road to the state championship for high school marching bands ends this weekend.

    Four local bands compete Saturday in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band semifinals. Sixteen bands compete in the semifinals of each class in the morning and afternoon, and the top four in each class advance to the finals that evening. The finals begin at 6 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at the University of Louisville.