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  • Group leading charge to provide Radcliff with flags

    A group of residents is leading the charge to provide Radcliff with 100 American flags for various city events.

    After about three weeks of work, the group has collected 33, said Bob Moore, who spent nearly 27 years in the U.S. Army.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall indicated during a March council meeting that he would like to see the city line the streets with 100 flags during events such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and Veterans Day. So Moore, his wife, Dottye, among others, have spearheaded the effort to make it happen by June 14, Flag Day.

  • Cancer survivors push through relapses, difficulties

    Barb Underwood of Elizabethtown has one main piece of advice after beating four different types of cancer since 1964.

    Get tested.

    Underwood and Bob Hack of Elizabethtown will join their 115 combined years of surviving seven different cancers as ambassadors at this year’s Elizabethtown Relay for Life, which is next weekend.

    Underwood had herself tested when she had a knot on her leg. Seeing her father die of pancreatic cancer and then her mother die of breast cancer only two months earlier had made her wary.

  • Man arrested after shots fired

    An Elizabethtown man was taken into custody after he turned a gun on another man early Wednesday morning.

    Frankie L. Wheatley, 24, was arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon after firing slugs into a 1999 Dodge Durango driven by Travis R. Price, 22, also of Elizabethtown, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Photos: Prayer on the Square
  • Getting crafty: Every Woman event encourages creativity

    Crafty women will put their skills on display Saturday.

    The third annual Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The event is free and open to the public.

    It will include fine art, photography, note cards, jewelry, handmade soaps and candles, glass, baskets, pottery, pet and children’s items, confections, face painting and crafts demonstrations.

  • Photos: Early morning views
  • Cecillian Bank donates $25K to Veterans Tribute
  • Banquet aimed at strengthening mother-daughter connection

    As a mother, Gail Phoenix thinks it’s important for mothers and daughters to communicate and spend time together.

    “The mother and daughter bond is so unique but so fragile at the same time that we try to give them an opportunity during Mother’s Day to bond,” she said.

    GMP Services in Vine Grove is trying to encourage that bond by hosting its third annual mother

    daughter banquet for mothers, daughters and grandmothers from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

    The event is open to the public.

  • Having an entrant in Derby a ‘dream come true’ for Howevalley couple

    Martin Morrow saw his first Kentucky Derby in 1963, aboard the shoulders of his father as a 3-year-old, and his love for horses and racing took off.

    His wife, Beth, grew up up on a Nelson County farm and spent hours as a child riding her Appaloosa Arabian horse, Scout.

    Saturday, the Howevalley couple travels to Churchill Downs hoping for something that seemed impossible just months ago: to become owners of a Kentucky Derby champion.

  • Vine Grove water tower nearing completion

    Vine Grove residents soon will see a completed water tower.

    The company working on the water tower off Ky. 1500, Caldwell Tank of Louisville reported that its work is nearing completion, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    “They swear they’ll be done by May 13. I don’t know if they’ve seen the weather report yet,” he said, laughing.

    Proffitt thinks work will be done by the end of the month.

    So far the interior coating and hydrant installation are finished.